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Purity of Heart

Last edited 25th February 2016

Our sight is an incredible gift from God. The Gospel invites us to practice custody of the eyes, which simply means having the self-control to decide what we allow ourselves to look at. In our hypersexual culture we are constantly being visually harassed by sexual images.


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Australia Day, Invasion Day, Survival Day: What's in a name?

Last edited 26th January 2016

To many, Australia Day is a day of celebration of the values, freedoms and pastimes of our country. To some, it represents new beginnings and gaining citizenship in a country of relative peace and freedom.


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Catholic Movie Reviews: The Revenant

Last edited 19th January 2016

The 2016 Golden Globe Award for Best Picture was “The Revenant”–from a novel based on a true incident–starring Leonardo DiCaprio as a hunter-trapper who, mauled by a bear, is left to die by his companions.


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Aboriginal People and Politics in 2015 - A Year of Euphoric Highs and Fraught Lows

Last edited 7th January 2016

From the historic first of Ken Wyatt's entry into federal cabinet to the hugely controversial 'lifestyle choices' comment by Tony Abbott, 2015 was a politically charged year for Indigenous Australia.


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On the Demise of the True Love of Friends in an Age of Lost Innocence

Last edited 4th January 2016

One of the casualties of the sexual revolution has been the love that is friendship. The Greek language has several different words for love. The love between friends is phileo, and is different from eros (physical, sensual love), storge (family love), and agape (selfless, sacrificial, unconditional love of God or another).


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Catholic Movie Reviews: Star Wars: The Force Awakens

Last edited 3rd January 2016

It is absolutely the Good vs. Evil story which we’ve grown to expect from Star Wars. There are some great additional messages, though. For example, Finn is a Stormtrooper. He is programmed to be one thing: a mindless killer. It’s when he decides to exercise his free will and think for himself that he becomes a whole person and his real journey begins. This is a wonderful example of how one’s upbringing, familial expectations, or current situation need not define his entire life. Moreover, the Force and the teachings of the Jedi have always been an unapologetic allusion to spirituality and God. There’s a great moment where Han is talking to Ren and Finn and tells them “The Force, the Jedi, it’s all true.”

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New Star Wars Villains Not Evil Enough, Says Vatican Movie Critic

Last edited 21st December 2015

Star Wars: The Force Awakens broke box office records and restored a new hope in the franchise to the delight of fans worldwide with a few exceptions, including the Vatican’s newspaper.


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Central African Republic Sees Positive Effects of Papal Visit

Last edited 17th December 2015

A Catholic leader in the Central African Republic has said Christian-Muslim ties were affected positively by Pope Francis’s on November 29-30 visit and his simple message of living peacefully.


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Why We Should Love the Virgin Mary: Pope Francis Minute

Last edited 13th December 2015

A beautiful animation where Pope Francis explains why we need to take care and cultivate our relationship with the Virgen Mary. This is a production.

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Why Millions of Chinese are Becoming Official

Last edited 10th December 2015

China will give official status to all of its "unregistered" citizens, many of them children born illegally under the one-child system, in plans announced this week.


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