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Women of the Bible Featuring Lot's Wife

Last edited 5th November 2014

Women of the Bible Featuring Lot's Wife Lot's wife lived a tough life dwelling in the sinful place that was Sodom and Gomorrah. It is interesting to put yourself in her shoes, what did she think when her husband offered her virgin daughters to a crowd full of men wanting to rape the guests that were staying with them? Why did she disobey the angels orders turning back to see the evil town being destroyed? What can we learn from her story today? Lot's Wife's legacy in scripture - Read Genesis 19:1-26.

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My Catholic Story - Ashleigh Green on Interfaith Dialogue

Last edited 18th November 2014

In recent months, the situation for Muslims living in Australia has become dire. As appalling scenes continue to play out in the Middle East, many Australian Muslims are being associated with the actions of extremist groups like the Islamic State. On the front page of a recent Australian newspaper was the story of an Australian Muslim woman – born and bred on the Central Coast of NSW – who was abused in a doctor’s surgery for wearing the burqa.


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Working Towards Christian Unity - Interview with Fr. Yousef Fanous

Last edited 2nd April 2014

Every month, the Holy Father presents a prayer intention for Catholics all over the world to join him in prayer. In January this year, the very first prayer request from Pope Francis for 2014 was a prayer for Christian unity: "That Christians of diverse denominations may walk toward the unity desired by Christ". With this in mind, Xt3 sat down with Fr Yousef Fanous from the Coptic Orthodox Church, to discuss how we as Christians can work towards unity.


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A Reflection on Religious Liberty, Feast Day of the First Christian Martyr

Last edited 6th January 2014

In the guise of anti-discrimination laws, Christians are being denied foundational human rights (i.e. requiring Catholic adoption agencies to allow adoption by same sex couples, requiring Catholic health care to conduct abortions). Why is it important for a strong democratic and pluralist society to uphold the right of freedom of religious expression? As we celebrate the feast day of St. Stephen, the first Christian martyr, let us reflect on the importance of religious liberty by listening to a talk by Rocco Mimmo!


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The Importance of Knowing the History of the Holocaust - An Interview with Anthony Cleary

Last edited 17th March 2011

Anthony Cleary is the director of Religious Education and Evangelisation for the Catholic Education Office for the Archdiocese of Sydney. He is about to travel to the Holy Land and Katrina Lee interviews him about the purpose of his trip, the importance of knowing the history of the Holocaust, opportunities and hurdles for peace in the Middle East and the modern Holocaust of abortion.  

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Hot Topics - Women Priests, Why Not?

Last edited 21st April 2010

Episode 7 of Xt3's 'Hot Topics' podcast series deals with the Catholic teachings on the ordination of women.


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In Defence of God

Last edited 11th November 2009

Australian member of Parliament, The Hon Joe Hockey, speaks at a public lecture to 'Defend God'. Joe Hockey is not a theologian, not all of his statements are perfect, and does not use scripture or doctrine to back up his claims... however this is an interesting speech, coming from a politician that is not afraid to admit and defend Religion, and his belief in God.

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Catholic & Muslim perspectives

Last edited 6th July 2009

Nuzhat Ali, a young muslim educationalist, researcher & mother of 3, interviews Liz Firth, a 30 year old Catholic from Bradford (UK), at an interfaith meeting between Catholics and Muslims. They touch upon topics such as faith schools and education, what it means to be a young Catholic  in today's secular society, and their hopes for the future of the Church.  WYDs get a mention too - WYD97 Paris & WYD08 Sydney! (30 mins long)


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Varieties of Intolerance: Religious and Secular

Last edited 29th June 2009

Cardinal George Pell gave this lecture as the Inaugural Thomas More Lecture in the series 'Religion in the Public Square' at the Divinity School, Oxford.  With thanks to the Oxford University Newman Society & the Catholic Herald for permission to record this talk.  If you'd also like to read this lecture, click here  (lecture - 35 mins, q&as - 30 mins)


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