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Bishop Robert Barron Reflects on “Bridge of Spies”
Last edited 10th January 2016

In this video, Bishop Robert Barron used philosophical insights from Aristotle, Plato and Aquinas to reflect on the themes from the new Spielberg film "Bridge of Spies," specifically in regards to the film's approach to the topic of justice.

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Bishop Barron on Atheism and Assisted Suicide
Last edited 6th November 2015

Two recent news items - the passing of assisted suicide in California and the prevalence of atheists among Harvard freshmen - seem to be disconnected, but they ultimately flow from the same rejection of God. Watch this video with Bishop Robert Barron for more!

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QndA Panel at Notre Dame - 19 August
Last edited 28th August 2015

QndA draws pollies, priests and professors - of different faiths and traditions - to the University of Notre Dame in Sydney to thrash out the hot issues of the day. It's about faith and reason in action. QndA’s inaugural event launched on Wednesday evening, August 19, with an all-star cast:

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Fr. Barron on Love, Tolerance, and Making Distinctions
Last edited 9th July 2015

The ethical conversation has become, in the last fifty years, extraordinarily roiled. The problem is the incapacity to make the right distinctions between concepts such as love and hate, tolerance and intolerance - particularly when it comes to talking about topics such as same-sex marriage. Fr. Robert Barron reflects on love, tolerance, and making distinctions in this excellent video - a must see!

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Fr. Robert Barron on Christianity and Ethics
Last edited 18th February 2015

Is religion really just about being a nice person? Is the goal of Christianity to simply become more kind, compassionate, and just? Fr. Robert Barron answers this popular but misguided religious view in this video.

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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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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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