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Preparations Begin for Christmas Manger in St. Peter's Square

Last edited 22nd November 2017

In a tradition introduced by John Paul II during his papacy 35 years ago, St. Peter's Square will showcase a large Christmas manger beginning on December 7.

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Bollywood Epic Postponed after Female Star Death Threats

Last edited 21st November 2017

BOLLYWOOD is in chaos after death threats to a female star forced producers to postpone a much-anticipated movie.Right-wing Hindu groups have become incensed by the film which its rumoured depiction of a romantic dream sequence involving a mythical Hindu queen and an invading Muslim sultan.

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Statement from Most Rev Peter A Comensoli Bishops’ Delegate for Matters of Life

Last edited 21st November 2017

Statement from Most Rev Peter A ComensoliBishops’ Delegate for Matters of Life Voluntary Assisted Dying Bill defeated in NSW Parliament

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Sex in the News: How Can we Change the Headlines?

Last edited 20th November 2017

I am so bothered by the news right now. Full disclosure: I don’t watch a lot of news. I get most of my news on Twitter, like any normal person aged 35 and under with a smartphone.

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Bishops Battle it out at Sneak Preview of ACYF Video Game

Last edited 12th November 2017

The Archdiocese of Sydney has showcased Australia’s very first Catholic video game, with two of its bishops facing off in a down-to-the-wire battle royale. The Adventures of Saint John Paul the Great will get its official launch at the Australian Catholic Youth Festival next month, but was last week previewed for youth leaders and media.

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Wonder Woman | Fr Mike Schmitz

Last edited 19th October 2017

Father Mike discusses Wonder Woman and heroism. What is it that makes a hero? In this video, Fr. Mike Schmitz offers a definition we can all live up to. Using the Wonder Woman movie as an example, he explains how a hero, or heroine, is characterized more by his or her praiseworthy human qualities than by any super-human ones.

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Boy Scouts Move to Accept Girls Prompts Backlash

Last edited 11th October 2017

The Boy Scouts of America have announced plans to admit girls into the century-old youth club, allowing them to achieve the same high rank as boys.

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Jesus founded a Church, Not a Club: Mark Shea

Last edited 28th September 2017

So last week, Lady Gaga posted a picture of herself praying the Rosary and accompanied it with an explanation of why her health troubles had forced her to cancel her tour. Unlike, say, Madonna’s use of sacred imagery to shock and subvert the point of sacred imagery, this was simply an image of her at prayer as an ordinary supplicant, expressing her suffering and need to God:

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The Business of Addiction: How the Video Gaming Industry Has Learned From Casinos

Last edited 21st September 2017

The video gaming industry has transitioned from a group of backyard innovators to an industry of multi-billion dollar companies, hiring psychologists, neuroscientists and marketing experts to turn customers into addicts. The latest trend is the creation of “whales,” people so addicted to games that they spend their entire life savings to keep playing. But the video gaming industry, today one of the fastest growing industries in the US, has more humble origins.

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I Grew up in the Westboro Baptist Church. Here's Why I Left.

Last edited 29th August 2017

What's it like to grow up within a group of people who exult in demonizing ... everyone else? Megan Phelps-Roper shares details of life inside America's most controversial church and describes how conversations on Twitter were key to her decision to leave it. In this extraordinary talk, she shares her personal experience of extreme polarisation, along with some sharp ways we can learn to successfully engage across ideological lines.

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