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Seek the Truth - The Example of Edith Stein

Last edited 9th August 2011

August 9th is the feast of a Jewish woman who had a doctorate in Philosophy, and converted to Catholicism during her quest for truth. Born Edith Stein, she became a Carmelite Sister and is now known as St. Teresa Benedicta of the Cross. Watch this video to reflect on the way she sought the truth, which led her to Christ.

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Sex, Catholic Morals, the Hook-Up Culture and Natural Law

Last edited 8th August 2011

The Catholic Church's position on love, sex and marriage, is widely criticised in our secular world. What many people don't realise, is that these teachings are deeply philosophical and can be logically understood by studying philosophy. In this video, Fr. Robert Barron unpacks the mystery behind the Church's moral teachings, based on John Paul II's theology of the body, and assesses the current 'hook up' culture in the light of natural law.

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Why Ethics Are Not Subjective

Last edited 4th August 2011

We often here the claim that there is no concrete good or evil - e.g. 'this might not be ok for you, but it is ok for me'. Fr. Robert Barron talks about the error of this subjective view of ethics, emphasising the importance of truth.

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Love and Healing

Last edited 1st August 2011

How is it possible for love, which is essentially spiritual, to have a transforming effect on the human body, which is corporeal and the natural object of scientific intervention?

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Does Religion Rot Teenagers’ Brains?

Last edited 27th July 2011

Recently, a serious science journal, Intelligence, stated that belief in God correlates worldwide with lower IQ. However, as Denyse O'Leary states, some religion researchers are amazingly ignorant of religion!

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Who Are the Real Fundamentalists?

Last edited 19th July 2011

Critics of religion often warn against the danger of fundamentalism. However many of the secular groups that love to throw the “fundamentalism” label, are themselves much more extremist than any of the religious groups they are targeting with such critique. In this article, Gudrun Kugler exposes the real fundamentalists!

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Does Religion Rot Your Intelligence?

Last edited 19th July 2011

We've been hearing a lot of from “new atheists” lately about the negative things religion does to the mind. Recently, some journals have produced scientific evidence. Or have they? Denyse O'Leary, co-author of 'The Spiritual Brain', unpacks this atheist misconception in this article.

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The Eclipse of Reason

Last edited 8th June 2011

'Early on as a religion teacher I realized that it wasn't so much a lack of faith I was dealing with in my students, it was a lack of reason.' This article was written by DENNIS BUONAFEDE.

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Life Week 2011 at Macquarie University

Last edited 1st June 2011

Life Week 2011 at Macquarie University addressed all the hot topics of the 21st century! So get the truth about pornography, same-sex marriage, human dignity and euthanasia in this podcast!

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Catholic Intellectual Life and the Universities - Address by Cardinal George Pell

Last edited 6th April 2011

As part of a series of talks held at Notre Dame University in Sydney, called 'Bishops Speaking Out', Cardinal George Pell delivered an address on 'Catholic Intellectual Life and the Universities'. In this speech Cardinal Pell addresses the view that our society is 'secular and rational', and critics the myth that Catholic teachings are opposed to rational thought. Listen to his full speech here on Xt3!

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