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WIN – Shaun The Sheep Movie

The winner of The Catholic Leader movie competition is M & O Gatley of Helensvale, QLD. The winner will receive a Shaun The Sheep Movie prize pack, thanks to STUDIOCANAL. The prize pack includes a family (four tickets) in-season pass to see Shaun The Sheep Movie in cinemas, a stationery pack, drink bottle and drawstring bag. From the creators of Wallace ... Read More »

Life about exploring God’s landscape

DUNTROON TO DILI: MAYHEM AND MIRACLES TRAUMATIC STRESS AND TRUST IN GODGary Stone with Bob Breen; Echo Books, West Geelong Victoria; 2014. Reviewed by Barbara Flynn AMONG the many inspirations received by Deacon Gary Stone during quiet Christian prayer between 2004 and 2014 are these words: “God doesn’t give us a detailed plan for life – He gives us a ... Read More »

It’s all ‘lost in the ether’

JUPITER ASCENDING: Starring Mila Kunis, Channing Tatum, Eddie Redmayne. Directed by Andy and Lana Wachowski. Rated M (Violence and science fiction themes). 127 minutes. By Joseph McAleer HEAVENLY bodies – human and alien – collide in spectacular fashion in “Jupiter Ascending”, a 3D science-fiction romp through the cosmos. Written and directed by Lana and Andy Wachowski, creators of The Matrix ... Read More »


The winner’s of The Catholic Leader DVD competition are:   M Daley of Norman Gardens, QLD G Hicks of Nana Glen, NSW C Pokorski of Algester, QLD R Shan of Corinda, QLD T Hanson of Enoggera, QLD The winners will receive a copy of Unlimited on DVD, thanks to Heritage Films. Full of adventure and suspense, the film follows the ... Read More »

Timely gift for the Church

THE BREATH OF THE SPIRIT IN THE CHURCH: THE SENSUS FIDELIUM AND CANON LAWBy Anthony Ekpo; St Paul Publications; 2014; $24.95  Reviewed by Bishop James Foley of Cairns AT first a disclaimer: I am not a trained canon lawyer but I have been a diocesan bishop for almost 23 years. So I found the Rev Dr Anthony Ekpo’s study The ... Read More »

Looks like ‘milder cousin’ of Game of Thrones

SEVENTH SON: Starring Ben Barnes, Julianne Moore, Jeff Bridges, Alicias Vikander. Directed by Sergei Bodrov. Rated M (Fantasy themes, violence and infrequent coarse language). 102 minutes By John McCarthy A THROWBACK to Saturday matinee serials and mid-20th-century action-adventure films, “Seventh Son” aims to captivate moviegoers with an accessible tale leavened by fantasy and anchored by imperfect heroes who battle the ... Read More »

Inspired to peace prayer

AMERICAN SNIPER: Starring Bradley Cooper, Sienna Miller, Kyle Gallner, Ben Reed, Luke Grimes, Elise Robertson. Directed by Clint Eastwood. Rated MA15+ (Strong themes and violence). 132 minutes By Pat Cannard RECENTLY I viewed the film American Sniper and promptly went out and bought the book written by Chris Kyle, a United States Navy SEAL (Sea, Air, Land teams) from 1999-2009 ... Read More »

James Bond’s rank as top agent under no threat

KINGSMAN: THE SECRET SERVICE: Starring Colin Firth, Michael Caine, Samuel L. Jackson, Jack Davenport, Mark Hamill. Directed by Matthew Vaughn. Rated MA15+ (Strong violence and coarse language). 129 minutes By Joseph McAleer ICONIC spy James Bond gets younger, hipper competition via “Kingsman: The Secret Service”. This suave but excessively violent adaptation of Mark Millar and Dave Gibbons’ 2012 comic book ... Read More »

WIN – Ida

The winners of The Catholic Leader’s movie competition are: A Harman of Boronia Heights, QLD T Niinimaki of Kallangur, QLD P Cuthbert of Scarborough, QLD F Lindenbuss of Westcourt, QLD The winners will receive a copy of Ida on DVD, thanks to Curious Film. Ida tells the story of an orphaned novice nun in 1960s Poland, who uncovers a shocking family ... Read More »

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