Wolf Creek 2

07-Mar-2014
Too much violence

A notable increase in budget cannot help this sequel live up to its predecessor. We are reintroduced to outback dwelling, pig shooting serial-killer Mick Taylor (John Jarratt) as he murders two crooked policemen.

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Pope normal, not Superman

'The Pope is a man who laughs, cries, sleeps peacefully, and has friends like everyone else. 'A normal person', Francis said in an interview with Italy’s leading daily, Corriere della Sera, reports Vatican Insider.

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Appeal ruling delayed

Hundreds of Muslims have demonstrated outside Malaysia's highest court as it postponed a decision on whether to hear the Church's bid to be allowed to call God 'Allah,' reports AAP/SBS.

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Bishop Ackermann

The responses to the Vatican questionnaire on the family are a clear signal that certain changes concerning the Church’s teaching on sexual morality are imperative, according to Bishop Stephan Ackermann of Trier, Germany, reports NCR Online.

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NAPLAN results caution

The National Catholic Education Commission (NCEC) says the 2013 NAPLAN results released on the My School website yesterday need to be considered in context.

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Annabel and Michael with students

Annabel Pike and Michael Mangan will be the official ambassadors for Catholic Education Week 2014 in Queensland, reports The Catholic Leader.

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The Wind Rises

06-Mar-2014
Japanese animation

The Wind Rises received award nominations, including for the Golden Globe for Best foreign Language film. It is the final film of celebrated animator, Hauao Miyazaki, noted to such films as Howl’s Moving Castle and Ponette by the Sea.

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Broad interview

Pope Francis has suggested the Church could tolerate some types of non-marital civil unions as a practical measure to guarantee property rights and health care. He also said the Church would not change its teaching against artificial birth control but should take care to apply it with 'much mercy, he said in a wide-ranging interview published yesterday in the Italian daily Corriere della Sera.

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Coming to terms with change

It now seems certain that before too many years elapse, the US Supreme Court will be forced to acknowledge the logic of its own jurisprudence on same-sex marriage and redefine marriage to include gay couples in all 50 states, writes Ross Douthat.

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GB Shaw, Chesterton and Hilaire Belloc

The priest investigating whether G K Chesterton’s Cause should be opened has hailed the writer as 'potentially a huge model' for the Church who 'breaks the mould of conventional holiness,' reports The Catholic Herald.

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Silence important

Pope Francis says retreats should renew the faith of participants, transforming their ministry and their relationships with others, reports the Catholic News Service.

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Notre Dame University

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All about Lent

06-Mar-2014
FAQs about Lent

Everything you ever wanted to know about Lent but were afraid to ask.

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Anger and fear

Bishop Peter Stastiuk from Melbourne’s Ukranian Catholic Church was among those who took to the stage yesterday as hundreds of protesters rallied in Melbourne’s CBD to voice their rejection of Russian military intervention in Ukraine, reports the Herald-Sun.

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Xt3

Xt3 is an interactive Catholic online network with videos, podcasts, articles and more.

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Ancient pilgrimage celebrated

Author and scholar George Weigel says his newly-released book offers readers the opportunity experience a centuries-old Lenten practice from Rome in their households across the globe, reports the Catholic News Agency.

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Francis with media in jet

One way to characterise what Pope Francis is doing regarding attitudes to homosexuality is that he is prodding us to think about what the Church's position should be, rather than what it has been, writes John Langan SJ.

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Philomena Lee

Several Catholic High School alummni in Illinois are seeking 'to help a mum know her son' and the mother they are reaching out to is the woman upon whom the Oscar-nominated movie Philomena is based.

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Tracks

05-Mar-2014
Compelling viewing

This Australian drama is an adaptation of Robyn Davidson's 1980 novel of the same name that depicts her trek across the Western desert of Australia from Alice Springs to the Indian Ocean in 1977.

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Combined effort

Pupils at Christ the King Primary School in Sydney's west will juggle technology and new friendships as they complete a public mural project, reports The Hills News.

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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

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Live streamed from Our Lady of the Rosary Cathedral, Waitara

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Daily Prayer

Daily Prayer

All your daily readings, reflections and prayers can be found here... 

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