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Loneliness can crowd us in

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This is a syndicated column by Bernard Toutounji.  Listen to the audio podcast below, or read the blog post taken from Foolish Wisdom. Click here to listen to the podcast EACH year, as so many of us wrap gifts, baste the Christmas turkey and look forward to the holiday fun, there is a growing proportion who will neither receive a ... Read More »

The pandemic of porn

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By Paul Ninnes  THERE is a pandemic that is decimating communities the world over. Nobody is immune and more and more people are becoming exposed daily. Once it gets hold it often leads to death and destruction. The Church is not immune. In fact, I’d suggest that this disease is almost as prevalent in our own pews, despite the fact ... Read More »

The Classical World


This is a talk presented by DR RYAN MESSMORE at the Faith and Freedom Conference at St Augustine’s Classical Christian College, Perth.   WHEN I was in graduate school studying theology and ethics, I learned a lot about the intersection of two worlds: the classical world and the early Christian world. I took ancient languages like Latin and Hellenistic Greek, ... Read More »

Advent: the Church recalls her faith in the Comings of Christ


By Fr Joel Wallace   In the commercially saturated environment that ushers in the season of Christmas in the popular experience of most Australians today, the significance of Christ’s coming among us not infrequently seems lost to memory. For a great many Christian Australians, however, Christmas Eve or Christmas Day contains a poignant memory of the Christ-child born at Bethlehem, ... Read More »

Taking a seat in the gaze of Christ

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By MICHAELA HILLAM THE hormone oxytocin is released during sex, childbirth and breastfeeding. It is a bonding agent. So, during these instances, not only are you bonded physically and spiritually, but chemically too. It makes sense, right? A small amount of this hormone is also released every time you make eye contact with someone. It is for this reason you ... Read More »

Why you need a wish list or two

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This is a syndicated column by Bernard Toutounji.  Listen to the audio podcast below, or read the blog post taken from Foolish Wisdom. Click to listen to the podcast THIS year Jane and I will celebrate our first Christmas as husband and wife and so we have been busy arranging our “wish lists” for distribution to each other and our ... Read More »

Pope calling us off the sidelines and into game

Pope Francis greets a crowd

Vocations Talk – Michael Whitney POPE Francis has given us a few things that we must remember about the new evangelisation. In his first apostolic exhortation Evangelii Gaudium (The Joy of the Gospel), he states “Let us try a little harder to take the first step to become involved … an evangelising community gets involved by word and deed in ... Read More »

Liturgy – the summit and fount

Pope John XXIII leads the opening session of the Second Vatican Council in St Peter’s Basilica

The Australian Catholic Bishops Conference Bishops’ Commission for Liturgy has released this document on the Second Vatican Council’s Constitution on the Sacred Liturgy Sacrosanctum Concilium “Zeal for the promotion and restoration of the liturgy is rightly held to be a sign of the providential dispositions of God in our time, a movement of the Holy Spirit in his Church.” (SC ... Read More »

TV news headlines point to a contradiction of life

Dom Meese

I GOT home from work the other day for the last five overs of the cricket. While trying to nurse my little man to sleep, National 9 News followed. Within the first seven minutes was a story on the first day of The Ashes. Newsworthy, but could have waited for the sports section and a story about some hippo that ... Read More »

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