October 19, 2018

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Huge response to Plenary 2020

Plenary Council Facilitator Lana Turvey-Collins says the listening and dialogue phase has got to a “great start”.

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Murder in the Cathedral review: an exploration of temptation

By Fr Josh Miechels A hidden gem is soon to finish in Sydney.  Artes Christi’s theatrical production of TS Eliot’s Murder in the Cathedral directed by Donald Macdonald is currently being performed in Surry Hills and it is an evening well-spent. One of the elements particular to this production is its heightened transcendentality. Set designer […]

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Why Girls Seek Dad’s Advice

  It was more than 25 years ago that John Gray penned his wildly-successful Men are from Mars, Women are from Venus, which gave popular understanding to what was happening in homes around the world. Now, Gray says nothing has changed in that time, and those same stark differences remain in how men and women […]

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The ‘9-11’ of the Catholic Church

By Archbishop Dr. Georg Gänswein, Prefect of the Papal Household Thank you very much for the invitation to this esteemed House, which I accepted gladly, to present this book by the American author Rod Dreher, of which I had already heard a lot. The great monk from Norcia, who gave the book its programmatic title, made […]

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Shocking Teen Abuse at an All-Time High

Increasingly, as I traverse the country speaking in schools, there are days when I feel I have entered a war zone. It is tempting to write this depiction off as a rhetorical flourish. But I can’t think of another way to describe the levels of trauma I am encountering, especially in girls. For more than […]

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Bonding Tips for Dads and Daughters

To win one of 10 copies of Madonna King’s Fathers and Daughters send your name, email address and contact number to [email protected] Good luck! By Madonna King When Dr Bruce Robinson, a leading cancer surgeon, tells a father his medical condition is terminal and he is facing certain death, they ask about the medical questions […]

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How to Stop Your Child From Becoming an Online Statistic

In recent years, police have reported a surge in young children live-streaming, recording explicit videos and sharing sexualised images of themselves online. Alarmingly, there are currently more than 150 million online images and videos depicting child exploitation. In some instances, the children are willingly sharing these images and videos with friends on social media. However, […]

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Why You Need to Talk About Porn – Part 2

Today’s generation of children are guinea pigs in a never-before-seen experiment on their sexual development. With the average age of first exposure to porn being just 11, kids are discovering porn before they have even had their first kiss. Their sexual templates are being shaped by violent pornographic acts which are a mere click away. […]

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World Meeting of Families opens

The World Meeting of Families opened in Dublin yesterday, a three-day event that will bring 37,000 people from 116 countries to meet together with Pope Francis. Pope Francis addressed the opening session in a video message, and will arrive in Dublin on Saturday. Cardinal of Vienna, Cardinal Christoph Schönborn, told a crowd of several hundred […]

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Philippa Martyr: Why are we turning a blind eye?

Last year I wrote that the clergy abuse crisis was more closely related to homosexuality than paedophilia, and that there was probably a much wider crisis in priestly celibacy. Afterwards, several priests contacted me privately on conditions of strict anonymity and confirmed what I was saying. But I already knew that. People have been publishing […]