Film review - Howl

14-Mar-2011

Written and directed by Rob Epstein and Jeffrey Friedman (The Celluloid Closet), Howl is a dramatised documentary of the life and times of Alan Ginsberg, a central figure of the San Francisco-based Beat generation of the late 1950s and early 1960s. The Beats

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Our family didn’t do the traditional First Friday Devotion when I was a kid. Instead we had First Wednesdays, writes Heidi Schlumpf in NCR Online. On the first Wednesday of every month, we loaded our car with donated hot dishes, salads and cakes, and

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Caritas Japan said the response it has received over the earthquake and tsunami disaster was "filled with words of compassion and prayer", reports the Catholic News Service. Religious and humanitarian aid organisations have stepped up efforts to provide

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Sister Julianne Murphy of the Sisters of St Joseph will be channelling the spirit of Saint Mary MacKillop when she embarks on a national road trip this week, said an AAP report on 9News. Sister Julianne says she will be following the example set by her

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Image from The Courier report of ACU Ballarat students Ryan Fede and Georgia Cain --- Australian Catholic University students in Ballarat got a taste of Spain yesterday to celebrate upcoming World Youth Day, reports The Courier. Viva Day was held at the

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Archbishop Mark Coleridge --- The Catholic Archdiocese of Canberra and Goulburn is poor but not insolvent, said its Archbishop, Mark Coleridge, according to the Canberra Times. Appealing for financial support in his Lenten letter, he said normally the

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Screenshot from the video, Fr. Frank Pavone with Baby Joseph in St Louis Hospital, on YouTube. The video shows the baby responding to touch. --- The parents of a terminally-ill Canadian boy have transferred him to a US Catholic hospital after a court

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Cardinal Keith O'Brien --- Britain has defended its foreign policy this week after the leader of the Roman Catholic Church in Scotland accused the government of pursuing an "anti-Christian" agenda by increasing aid to Pakistan without demanding a pledge

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Though danger is never far from Fr Silas Bogati in his ministry in Nepal, he's a laid-back if intensely focused man, reports the Catholic Leader. Unflinchingly, he describes a narrow escape from a bomb blast which killed three parishioners and injured 14

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The Sydney Star Observer reported last month that the NSW Greens "have called for the closing of loopholes in the NSW Anti-Discrimination Act that allow businesses owned by religious groups to discriminate against students, employees and clients if

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In the wake of the Libyan refugee crisis, the catastrophic earthquake and tsunami in Japan, Caritas is working on two fronts at once. The website carries extensive coverage of its efforts, and information about how to help, plus details of its Easter

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Four women who chose to follow St Mary MacKillop's calling, 50 years ago, embarked on a life of adventure, professional training and community work that would not otherwise have been easily available to them. Foregoing the traditional route of marriage and

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About 900 prospective members of the new ordinariate, including 61 former Anglican clergy, prepared for their reception into the Catholic Church in England and Wales over the weekend, said a report by the Catholic News Agency. They were among the more than

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Screenshot from the book 'Jali Boy' on www.lagunabaypublishing.com --- Ricky Macourt had never read a book when he arrived for boarding school in Sydney as a 12-year-old about eight years ago. Now, he is about to graduate with a law degree and is a

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Image from the Herald Sun report --- One complaint over an illuminated cross atop a water tower in Warrnambool in Victoria has resulted in a decision to remove the annual display, which began in 1967, reports the Herald Sun. Graham Keith, a resident in

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Frank Quinlan, Catholic Social Services Australia executive director --- If we want to give extremely disadvantaged people a better opportunity to live a decent life, we need to do more than threaten them with destitution, Cath­olic Social Services

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Screenshot of the Catholic News Service report --- A recent grand jury report alleging past sexual abuse by clergy and other church personnel in the Philadelphia Archdiocese in the US "puts a cloud over everything" the church is doing to prevent abuse,

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Image related to nuclear power use, on Flickr --- The Catholic Bishops Conference of the Philippines said its opposition to nuclear power has been vindicated in the light of the nuclear disaster Japan is facing, reports the Independent Catholic News. The

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Image of the The ACSS symbol (Copyright. Janice Brown (ACSS), from Aboriginal Catholic Social Services on the Catholic Diocese of Parramatta website --- Aboriginal Catholic Social Services, which provides support and assistance to the indigenous, is to

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Image from The West Australian report --- The new St Patrick's Catholic Cathedral has been consecrated in Bunbury in Western Australia, six years after the old cathedral was destroyed by a tornado, reports The West Australian. Relics of Australia's first

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Mass on Demand

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From St Mary’s, North Sydney. The first Mass of the day on YouTube

Mass Online

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Live streamed from Our Lady of the Rosary Cathedral, Waitara

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