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Mark Shea: ‘Behold, the Virgin Shall Conceive’

Last time, in this space, we chronicled the confusion of my friend, who discovered that the prophet Isaiah did not write "Behold, the virgin...

Mike Willesee says revealing God is his greatest work

As one of Australia’s most well known journalists Mike Willesee has a reputation for toughness.During a stellar career spanning decades, he’s interviewed prime ministers,...

Gregorian chant heritage makes a comeback

When Erin Bullock steps in front of the altar at the Cathedral of St Matthew the Apostle in Washington, she is there to sing...

Simcha Fisher: When we’re mad at God because we’ve sinned

The other day, I changed my toddler's foul and ghastly diaper. It was not a good time for her or for me, but I...

When Father Joseph Ratzinger predicted the future of the Church

He didn’t pretend he could tell the future. No. He was much too wise for that. As a matter of fact, he tempered his...

The Return to Ancient Traditions After the Death of God

The “traditionalists” among conservative Christians are surprised when we show them how relatively modern and extremely limited is the form of Christianity that they...

Welcoming Stranger Things Without Baptising Them Too

In the past year, many writers in the Catholic blogosphere have commented on the theological richness of Stranger Things. One writer recently went so far...

The Good Sams celebrate nearly 1100 years of religious life

Sisters from the first religious institute founded in Australia, known affectionately as the Good Sams, recently celebrated 25, 50, 60 and 70 years of...

The Real Problem with the Vatican Nativity Scene

Far be it from me to join the Catholic prudes who are being negative about the Vatican nativity scene. People are grumbling about the...

The Last Jedi is a fun film with one MAJOR issue

Here is my take on Star Wars: The Last Jedi, beginning with non-spoilerish observations, followed by spoilers (with plenty of warning):Mark Hamill owns the...
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