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How Could a Christian PM Call the Bible Pro-Slavery?
Last edited 4th September 2013

On Monday 2 September, on a serious Australian current affairs program, Q&A, our current serving Prime Minister Kevin Rudd, a self-professed Christian, grossly caricatured the Bible. A pastor questioned the PM's change of mind on same-sex marriage, pointing out that Jesus says, "A man shall leave his father and mother and be married" - summarising Matthew 19:4-6 - and asked why someone calling himself a Christian does not believe the words of Jesus in the Bible.


Fr. Barron Comments on the Sacrament of the Eucharist as Meal
Last edited 8th August 2013

The Eucharist is the great Sacrament of the Catholic Church! In this video, Fr. Robert Barron unpacks this significance of this sacrament by looking at the biblical history, the mystery of Christ's sacrifice, and the concept of living in communion with one other.

Catholics Celebrate the Release of the Youth Catechism in Chinese
Last edited 4th August 2013

Many young Catholics welcomed the online announcement that the Youth Catechism of the Catholic Church, Youcat for short, was now available in Chinese after being published in many other languages. Until recently, Chinese-speaking Catholics had to rely on the English version. Now the Kuangchi Cultural Group in Taipei translated and published it in traditional Chinese.

Lumen Fidei: A Commentary by Fr. Barron
Last edited 19th July 2013

In new atheist and secular circles today, faith is regularly ridiculed. So it is very timely that Pope Francis' first encyclical addresses this exact topic! His encyclical, called "Lumen Fidei", was in fact started by Benedict XVI. Watch this video for a commentary on the new encyclical by Fr. Robert Barron.

Former US President on the Ordination of Women
Last edited 26th June 2013

According to former US President Jimmy Carter, the Catholic Church teaching that only men can be ordained to the priesthood, is an abuse of human rights. Carter’s comments appeared in a recent interview published by Time on Sunday 23 June 2013, in the lead up to upcoming Carter Center ‘Mobilizing Faith for Women’ conference.


More Friends Than You Can Count: Why Catholics Pray With the Saints
Last edited 20th June 2013

The saints in Heaven are alive and are perpetually in prayer. They are absolutely living in Heaven, just as you and I live, but to an even fuller extent, because they are back home with God. He is “the God of the living, not of the dead” (Mark 12:26-27).


Pope Modifies Mass: 'St. Joseph' Added to Eucharistic Prayers
Last edited 19th June 2013

The Pope has approved a new addition to the Latin Rite Mass. The name of St. Joseph, will be included after the usual prayer to the Virgin Mary. The change in the text was also approved by the Congregation for Divine Worship. The modification itself was in the works under the Pontificate of Benedict XVI. Now, Pope Francis confirmed the decision.


What are the Four Marian Dogmas?
Last edited 27th May 2013

Did you know that there are four dogmas of the Catholic Church, stating Mary's personal relationship with God and her role in human salvation. They are:


1 and 1 and 1 are One – A Mediation on the Feast of the Holy Trinity
Last edited 27th May 2013

On the Feast of the Most Holy Trinity (Sunday 26 May 2013), we do well to remember that we are pondering a mystery that cannot fit in our minds. A mystery though, is not something wholly unknown. In the Christian tradition the word “mystery,” among other things, refers to something partially revealed, much more of which lies hid. Thus, as we ponder the teaching on the Trinity, there are some things we can know by revelation, but much more is beyond our reach or understanding.


A Digital Body of Christ? By Dr. Matthew Tan - (An excerpt from the eBook "Word Made Flesh and “Shared” Among Us)
Last edited 9th May 2013

Matthew Tan is a Lecturer in Theology and Philosophy at Campion College Australia. He completed a PhD in Political Theology at the Australian Catholic University, and his Licentiate in Sacred Theology at the Pontifical University of St. Thomas Aquinas in Rome. He is the editor of The Divine Wedgie. His upcoming book, Justice, Unity and the Hidden Christ: the Theopolitics of the Social Justice Approach to Ecumenism in Vatican II, will bereleased by Pickwick in 2014.


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