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Fr. Robert Barron on Atheism and Philosophy

Last edited 27th January 2015

In a recent article published in the online journal “Salon,” philosophy professor John Messerly claims that religion has a "smart-people problem." Is this the case? Fr. Robert Barron responds in this video.

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Thomas Aquinas and the Argument from Motion

Last edited 30th October 2014

Atheists, Agnostics, and believers alike appeal to philosophy to support their claims on the existence or non-existence of God. However, Thomas Aquinas' "Argument from Motion" offers a proof that cannot be easily refuted, as it appeals to the the concept of an "actus purus," or the unmoved mover that we call God.

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Dr Helen Alvaré - Religious Liberty, Pope Francis and Promoting Catholic Values in Public Life

Last edited 26th August 2014

Dr Alvaré was the keynote speaker at the recent John Paul II Australian Leaders Forum in Melbourne, and during a brief visit to Sydney following the conference, she sat down with Catholic Communications and Xt3.com to discuss the importance of religious liberty, the papacy of Pope Francis, as well as her personal experiences promoting Catholic values in public life.

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Youth Specialties Idea Lab: How To Lead Well

Last edited 12th August 2014

Tic Long shares thoughts on how to lead well and what difference Christ makes in us as leaders.

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Euthanasia Yes or No? A Debate with Dr. Philip Nitschke and (Then) Bishop-Elect Anthony Fisher

Last edited 12th January 2015

Euthanasia Yes or No? A Debate with Dr. Philip Nitschke and (then) Bishop Elect Anthony Fisher. The moral question at the heart of this debate is the following: Is killing with the intention of preventing pain or other distress justifiable? This topic brought over 900 listeners in the Great Hall of the University of Sydney on 12 August 2003.

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Three Fallacies in the “Dress Code Debates”

Last edited 24th July 2014

There have been a lot of news stories recently about students in middle school, high school, and even college,protesting dress codes that they say are sexist and discriminate against women. However, as I read the articles about these incidents I noticed three common fallacies, or errors in reasoning, when it comes to modesty and the need for dress codes. Either/Or Fallacy Also called “the fallacy of the false dilemma,” it occurs when only two solutions for a problem are presented while other solutions are neglected or excluded.

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Stop the War on Boys in Classrooms

Last edited 7th July 2014

What ever happened to letting "boys be boys?" Take these two cases: In one, a seven-year-old boy was sent home for nibbling a Pop Tart into a gun. In another, a teacher was so alarmed by a picture drawn by a student (of a sword fight), that the boy's parents were summoned in for a conference.

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Why is it More Rational to Believe the Universe Created Itself than to Believe God Created the Universe?

Last edited 17th June 2014

Radical atheists love to ridicule believers. They mock our “talking snake” in Genesis but really show their own lack of sophistication in understanding the nature of allegory or symbol in human language. And why do they think is it more rational to believe the universe created itself than to believe God created the universe?

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Scholarship in the Cathedral: Videos Now Available

Last edited 3rd June 2014

Lent is a time for reflection and preparation ahead of Easter Sunday. This year, The University of Notre Dame Australia hosted a festival of faith-filled ideas at St Mary's Cathedral called "Scholarship in the Cathedral", designed to facilitate reflection on the evangelising role of the Church's intellectual and artistic traditions.

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A Discussion with Rabbi Lawrence and Bishop Fisher - "What is Right?"

Last edited 18th September 2014

What is right? How can we have the ability to identify right and wrong? A discussion with Rabbi Jeremy Lawrence Senior Rabbi at the Great Synagogue Sydney & Most Rev Anthony Fisher OP, who was at the time of this event the Bishop of Parramatta Diocese.

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