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Deep cuts to ACU humanities to stem growth of $30m deficit

Significant staff cuts to the humanities at the Australian Catholic University have been roundly criticised by academics, who have raised questions over the university’s...

Kevin Donnelly: Looking backwards leads us forwards

One of the tropes used by the cultural-left when denigrating conservatism is to attack it as backward looking, ossified and irrelevant. At the same time,...

Q and A with Fr Flader: Who were the Samaritans?

Dear Father, In a number of passages of the New Testament it is clear that Jews and Samaritans were not on good terms. Who...

Different issues for a different age in 1937

The fourth Plenary Council of Australia was held in 1937, mostly at the initiative of the Apostolic Nuncio Archbishop Giovanni Panico. Its main aim...

Dumping Western civilisation: the difference Christianity makes

When distinguishing between one’s contemporary culture and those that are foreign and in the past the English scholar and Catholic historian Christopher Dawson argues...

Anthony Cleary: The cost of historical amnesia

Learn from the past to stop anti-semitism and hate As a teacher of history, I often reminded my students of the adage, “those who forget...

Dr Kevin Donnelly: Teach students history in all its richness

The recent release of the revised Australian national history and civics syllabuses, once again, has ignited the debate surrounding the place of Western civilisation...

St Therese Mascot: Celebrating 80 years

NEW HISTORY PICTURE BOOK DISCOVERING OUR PAST TELLS THE STORY OF ST THERESE CATHOLIC PRIMARY SCHOOL MASCOT IN ITS 80TH YEAR. Historical records show the blessing of the infants’...

Andrew West: Leave Humanities to the pseuds … count the cost

I present a modest little program on ABC Radio National about faith in public life. We do something rather unique, covering the places where politics...

Vatican history and art all now online

As museums and historical sites in Italy slowly begin opening their doors after several months of lockdown due to the coronavirus pandemic, technology may...

Bringing the past to life

What started out as a history lesson has resulted in a group of Year 10 students restoring the dignity and memory of some of...

Global help for the Holy Land

The Catholic Church has two religious orders of knighthood – the Order of Malta and the Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulchre of Jerusalem. The...
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