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Beyond struggles with prayer

Ronald Rolheiser book

PRAYER: OUR DEEPEST LONGING By Ronald Rolheiser, Franciscan Media, $13.95 Reviewed by Br Brian Grenier CFC RONALD Rolheiser, an internationally renowned speaker and spiritual writer, is a Catholic priest with the Missionary Oblates of Mary Immaculate. His weekly column, In Exile, is syndicated in more than 70 newspapers and may be accessed online. The slim volume under review is a ... Read More »

Family life sheds light on Newman

Family life sheds light on Newman

 NEWMAN AND HIS FAMILY By Edward Short; Bloomsbury; RRP $45. Reviewed by Br Brian Grenier CFC   ACCORDING to Edward Short, “Few eminent Victorians can be understood without reference to their families. … Similarly, no one can understand Newman’s warm, affectionate, playful, gregarious, generous nature unless he knows something of the love he received from and gave back to his ... Read More »

Graces of Holy Spirit key to evangelisation

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ALIVE IN THE SPIRIT  By Father Ken Barker, MGL; Modotti Press, Ballan, Victoria. 2013. Reviewed by Barbara Flynn.  IN 1967, a recognisable outpouring of the Holy Spirit occurred within a small group of Catholics in America thus heralding in an era of new Pentecost generating renewal with a twofold effect. First, in many countries hundreds of individual lives have undergone ... Read More »

Cameron brings new perspective on servant leadership

Cameron brings new perspective on servant leadership

Leadership as a call to service: The Lives and Works of Teresa of Avila, Catherine of Siena and Therese of Lisieux. Christine Cameron. Ballan, Vic: Connor Court Press, 2012. Reviewed by Dr Richard Rymarz SERVICE leadership is a concept that is well used in discourse on leadership in Catholic schools. Christine Cameron in this book presents a new perspective by ... Read More »

Powerful message in great spirit

Powerful message in great spirit

STANDING ON MY OWN TWO FEET By Clare Sultmann; Halstead Press; $24.95 Reviewed by Br Tim Scott CFC   I HAVE just finished reading this incredible book with a powerful message. Author Clare Sultmann is the daughter of Bill, who many of us know as director of mission with the Christian Brothers Oceania Province and former executive director of Catholic Education ... Read More »

Dramatic tale full of meaning

LES MISERABLES: Starring Hugh Jackman, Russell Crowe, Anne Hathaway, Amanda Seyfried, Eddie Redmayne, Helena Bonham Carter, Sacha Baron Cohen. Directed by Tom Hooper. Rated M (mature themes, violence and sexual references). 158 mins,

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Hope springs from lover’s search

HOPE SPRINGS: Starring Meryl Streep, Tommy Lee Jones and Steve Carell. Directed by David Frankel. 100 mins. Rated M (Sexual references and mature themes).
Reviewed by Fr Peter Malone MSC

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Full of verve and talent

THE SAPPHIRES: Starring Chris O'Dowd, Deborah Mailman, Jessica Mauboy and Miranda Tapsell. Directed by Wayne Blair. 100 mins. Rated PG (Mild violence, themes, coarse language and sexual references).

Reviewed by Fr Peter Malone MSC

 

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Following the pilgrim’s way

THE WAY: Starring Martin Sheen, Emilio Estevez, Yorick van Wageningen, Deborah Kara Unger, James Nesbitt. Written and directed by Emilio Estevez. 123 minutes. Rated PG (Mild themes, drug use and coarse language)
Reviewed by Fr Richard Leonard SJ

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