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Ashley Madison and an Examination of Conscience
Last edited 27th August 2015

You might have seen that the subscriber data taken from the Ashley Madison website when it was hacked last month has been leaked, as the hackers had promised. Just to recap, a vigilante group calling itself the Impact Team had hacked in to the site, posting a message that they would release customer records including names, addresses and email addresses, photographs and more unless the site was taken down permanently.

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Biblical Teaching on the Use of Colorful and Harsh Language
Last edited 24th August 2015

In the Sermon on the Mount, the Lord warns of using uncivil and/or hateful words such as “Raqa” and “fool.” And yet the same Lord Jesus often used very strong language toward some of His opponents, sometimes calling them names such as vipers and hypocrites.

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FRANKLY: A Game-Changer in Catholic Parish Life
Last edited 21st August 2015

Bursting onto the Catholic scene in parishes this Christmas, FRANKLY is a fresh new publication that will be a power house in evangelisation and a counter-balance to secular negativity about the Church.

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Meeting of the Minds on Social Issues Launches Groundbreaking Forum in Sydney
Last edited 20th August 2015

Booked out more than a week ahead, last night's inaugural QndA forum at the University of Notre Dame, Sydney was a resounding success with important issues such as racism, euthanasia, the impact of social media, same sex marriage and the persecution of Christians discussed in depth, without rancour or rudeness.

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Australia's Catholics Restore Hope in Iraq Through Education
Last edited 23rd July 2015

Catholics in Iraq are 'challenging' the Islamic State not with weapons or violence but through education and teaching, thanks to the contribution and support of Australian Catholic University. This October courses will begin at the Catholic University of Erbil, which was desired by the Chaldean Church in Iraq as a concrete way to aid the Christian youth in the Middle East.

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Jordan Bank of River where Jesus Baptised Seclared UNESCO Heritage Site
Last edited 19th July 2015

UNESCO declared Bethany Beyond the Jordan, on the eastern side of the Jordan River, as a World Heritage site and the location of Jesus' baptism.

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Pope Francis Apparently Not Amused by 'Communist Crucifix'
Last edited 9th July 2015

When leftist Bolivian president Evo Morales on Thursday presented Pope Francis with a “communist crucifix” – a carving of Christ crucified on the hammer of a hammer and sickle – the Pope appeared to say, “This is not ok,” while shaking his head.

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NAIDOC Week - 5 to 12 July 2015
Last edited 10th July 2015

NAIDOC Week celebrations are held across Australia each July to celebrate the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. NAIDOC is celebrated not only in Indigenous communities, but by Australians from all walks of life. The week is a great opportunity to participate in a range of activities and to support your local Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community.

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These Nuns are Making the Pope's Vestments for Ecuador
Last edited 2nd July 2015

Within the walls of the convent in Santo Domingo de los Tsáchilas, Ecuador, the Carmelite nuns are busy making liturgical cloths and the vestments for Pope Francis’ July 6-7 visit to the country.

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Archbishop Welcomes Pilgrims to Rome for Pallium Reception
Last edited 24th June 2015

Archbishop Anthony Fisher today welcomed family, friends and clergy at Domus Australia for the start of a pilgrimage to mark the reception of the Pallium. As ninth metropolitan Archbishop of Sydney, Archbishop Fisher will be presented with the Pallium by His Holiness, Pope Francis at a Mass on celebrated on the Feast of Saints Peter and Paul on 29 June at St Peter's Basilica.

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