An immensely important theme runs through this compelling book. Dowden argues that decades of colonial rule inflicted a "wound that parted Africa from its soul" by destroying or denigrating every indigenous culture and institution. But this scar

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Caring for a family member with an anxiety disorder can be extremely demanding and stressful for the family or carer, frequently affecting the health and well being of the carer. It is crucial for carers to have time out and to engage in social and

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Eros is a divine gift and will always be present in a loving relationship in some degree. Initially it is a natural desire for one’s own pleasure. This is a gift from God but it has to be developed and this is achieved when our desire to love and be

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Students can embark on a virtual tour of some of Australia's greatest reefs with Catholic Earthcare's latest interactive resource, director Jacqui Remond says. The new environmental education resource is based on the International Year of the Reef

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The ACBC Office for the Participation of Women is inviting women from around Australia to phone in today as part of its new Teleforum initiative. Director of the OPW, Kimberly Davis said in a statement the Teleforums were a new way of carrying out the

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Missionary of the Sacred Heart Fr Claude Mostowik has blessed a consignment of export live cattle being loaded onto a ship in Fremantle, Western Australia. Farm Weekly reports animal rights group, Animal Liberation, is claiming the blessing has

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Sydney Cardinal Pell has called for the development of an Institute for Bible Translation while an Ethiopian bishop has touted a solar powered "bible proclaimer" device at the Synod of Bishops on the Bible. "Bishops are called to clear

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Australian Catholic University theology student Kathleen Worrall has been charged with the knife murder of her sister Susan. Kathleen and Susan Worrall were "normal sisters" who fought every now and then but loved and supported each

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I believe that Jesus was a more profoundly weak man than Socrates, more liable to physical pain and weariness, more sensitive to human rejection and contempt, more affected by love and hate. Sensitive people suffer more than others because their

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A fascinating film about a fascinating celebrity. While it is a documentary, it has some reconstructed sequences and plays as interestingly as a fiction feature. Philippe Petit was a 23 year old Frenchman who walked on wires between the two towers of

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This Sunday October 19 is World Mission Day. This year the theme is One World, One Family, One Mission of Love. The day will also mark the beatification of the parents of St Therese of Lisieux, Zélie and Louis Martin. St Therese is the patron saint

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From a distance, the Synod of Bishops on the Bible, currently meeting in the Vatican, may seem an oddly esoteric distraction from the unfolding global drama. After all, the world's economy is in meltdown, and America is facing a crucial election in just a

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Vatican bank president, Angelo Caloia, has offered assurances that deposits are safe. The International Herald Tribune quotes Angelo Caloia in an interview, days ahead of publication in Famiglia Cristiana magazine, that the bank only makes safe

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Local authorities in Vietnam's Hue archdiocese have ordered Catholics in An Bang parish to remove a cross and altar from their church as the government plans to bulldoze the church to reclaim the land. Fr Peter Nguyen Huu Giai, the parish's pastor

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Thousands of dollars worth of copper piping has been stolen from under a Catholic presbytery in Maitland, New South Wales. The Newcastle Herald reports the copper theft phenomenon has hit the Catholic Church with several thousand dollars worth of

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In a rare step, Pope Benedict took the floor at the Bible Synod yesterday to recommend that the bishops adopt a proposition on how exegetes and theologians can better inform each other's work. National Catholic Reporter's, John L. Allen Jr

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The Congregation for Divine Worship has written to the South African Bishops Conference calling for an end to the practice of anointing people with the "oil of gladness". Catholic Culture reports that in a sharply worded message to SACBC

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Noting that there are 4,500 languages in which Scripture is not yet available, Catholic Biblical Federation President Bishop Vincenzo Paglia announced an agreement with the United Bible Societies to cooperate in translating the Bible. Vatican

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Iraq's government says it will send officials to the country's north to tackle violence against Christians that has caused thousands to flee their homes. "The cabinet stressed the need to move quickly to support the security effort with

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Three times a day the French hilltop village of Taize in Burgundy comes to a standstill. The church bells call everyone to stop what they are doing and come to prayer. Thousands of young people from around the world, pilgrims to Taize, do just that because

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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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