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A Funny Thing Happened in that Joke with the Pope Contest …

Last edited 11th October 2015

Launched by the Pontifical Mission Societies in the United States ahead of Pope Francis’ U.S. visit last month, the contest netted 4,000 submissions from people, including actress and comedian Ellie Kemper, weather forecaster Al Roker and late-night TV host Conan O’Brien. Comedian Bill Murray was the honorary adviser. But the organizers named Rabbi Bob Alper the winner Monday (Oct. 5) on their website.

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Which of the Four Personalities are You? Part 1

Last edited 21st September 2015

Author, speaker and producer Rose Sweet discusses the spiritual aspects of the four temperaments. When seen in proper light, these classic personality traits can help us understand how we are all made in the image and likeness of God.


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Aussie Diggers receive headstones on their graves after 100 years

Last edited 20th September 2015

THREE Australian soldiers killed in action during World War I now have names on their headstones thanks to a volunteer research group called Fallen Diggers.

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An Incredible Reunion: Meeting Lalu And Sarita Six Years On

Last edited 15th September 2015

6 years later… It’s incredible the journey life takes you on. Today my wife and I have been living and working in Nepal for more than two years as aid and development workers. The day I stepped foot back in Nepal, I knew I had to try and track down Lalu and Sarita to see if they were ok. But would they still be there? Did they survive the ‘hungry season’?

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Singing Priest is Australia's Favourite

Last edited 13th September 2015

Robert Galea is a Christian, a priest and a musician, in that order, but this winter he is also set to be an X Factor Australia favourite.


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Queen Elizabeth II's Remarkable Reign

Last edited 9th September 2015

She has met the Beatles and several Popes. She speaks fluent French. She has survived 12 U.S. Presidents and she even has a Facebook page. She served in WWII, driving a truck for the Women's Auxiliary Territorial Service where she was known to change a flat tire or two.


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Bart Cummings - Giant of the Turf, Family Man & Man of Faith

Last edited 2nd September 2015

Brother Dan Stafford CSsR met legendary trainer, Bart Cummings at Queensland's Doomben 10000 famous winter racing carnival in 1988, the year the Cummings-trained Group 1 horse, Campaign King romped home a winner. The friendship between the two men began that day and continued until early Sunday morning, when 87-year-old Bart died peacefully in his sleep at Princes Farm, his long time home and training stables at North Richmond.


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Even Hurricane Katrina Couldn't Keep this Nun Out of New Orleans

Last edited 27th August 2015

For Sister Greta Jupiter, SSF, it was an odd sensation driving through New Orleans East in the months after Hurricane Katrina. Her neighborhood was quiet. The power, out. Gone was the familiar white noise of birds chirping. There was no traffic, save for military and first responders.


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Dear Australia - Hindsight and Vegemite - Katy Faust

Last edited 24th August 2015

In this blog Katy Faust (a traditional marriage defender) reflects on her visit to Australia and what she wished she would have said.

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Takashi Nagai, Atomic Bomb Survivor on the Path to Sainthood

Last edited 10th August 2015

Takashi Nagai was a soldier, doctor, university lecturer, husband, father, and a Nagasaki atomic bomb survivor who may become a saint in the Catholic Church. Although almost unknown outside Japan, he was a major figure in post-War Japan. His only biography in English, A Song for Nagasaki, was written in 1988 by an Australian priest who worked for many years in Japan. It is an extraordinary story of a man of immense spiritual and intellectual depth.


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