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Apocalypse Now: An Introduction to the Book of Revelation
Last edited 23rd June 2014

The last book of the Bible is one of the most mysterious. Unfortunately, many of the ways in which the book known as ‘The Apocalypse of St John’ or ‘The Book of Revelation’ has been treated by commentators and preachers have only served to make it more mysterious. Far from being about the distant past or future, it is a message of hope in Christ for us here and now.

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The Definition of a Gentleman, By Blessed John Henry Newman
Last edited 19th June 2014

"He is mainly occupied in merely removing the obstacles which hinder the free and unembarrassed action of those about him; and he concurs with their movements rather than takes the initiative himself... The true gentleman in like manner carefully avoids whatever may cause a jar or a jolt in the minds of those with whom he is cast."

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World Cup 2014: Pray for Soccer Players, Mexican Cardinal Urges
Last edited 18th June 2014

The Archbishop of Mexico has joined Pope Francis in calling on the World Cup to be played in an atmosphere of cordiality, and is encouraging fans to pray for the men playing in the tournament.

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A World (Cup) of Difference: The poorest World Cup nations
Last edited 18th June 2014

Cameroon is set to play Croatia in tonight’s World Cup fixture. But whilst these two teams stack up pretty evenly on the pitch, it’s an entirely different story off the pitch. In fact, a mother is more than 75 times more likely to die during childbirth in Cameroon compared to Croatia. Whilst the World Cup is and should be a celebration of the beautiful unity found in the ‘world game’, it is still not a time to forget the radical and vast inequalities experienced between nations.


How to be Happy? Give Away Your Money
Last edited 17th June 2014

If I wanted to get more happiness into my life, I wouldn’t do it by trying to earn more money. I’d concentrate on spending more time with family and friends and getting more satisfaction from work itself rather than the money it brings in.

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The Fault in Our Stars
Last edited 12th June 2014

If you see blotchy-faced teenagers on the street this week they will have emerged from an early screening of the young adult movie of the year, The Fault in Our Stars. Based on the novel of the same name by John Green, #TFIOS is a recent take on the star-crossed lovers theme involving two young cancer sufferers who refuse to let illness define their lives. It has been a New York Times best-seller for 124 consecutive weeks, and the trailer for the movie has been viewed over 20 million times.


"Rebuild My Church” Capuchin Franciscan Youth Fest, 26-29 June 2014
Last edited 12th June 2014

The Lord said to St Francis as he prayed before the crucifix of San Damiano, “Go and Rebuild My Church!”

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Sport is a "Missionary Tool", Says Pope on World Cup Eve
Last edited 11th June 2014

Over the weekend Pope Francis spoke about the positive impact that sport can have in a community, encouraging athletes to use sport to get to know Jesus.

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World Cup: Caritas Australia Draws Attention to Brazil’s Forgotten
Last edited 11th June 2014

With the kick-off for 2014 World Cup only one day away, the Catholic Church’s international aid and development agency, Caritas Australia, and its supporters are urging Australians to call on FIFA and the IOC to ensure their events are just and sustainable.

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Queen's Birthday Awards Honour Some Outstanding Catholics
Last edited 10th June 2014

The Director of Nursing at St Vincent's Private Hospital, Darlinghurst, a CatholicCare foster mother for the past 20-plus years, a ground breaking ophthalmologist, an internationally acclaimed artist and the co-founder of Sydney's Maronite Catholic Society were among some of the outstanding Catholics from across NSW who received gongs in Monday's Queen's Birthday Honours.


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