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Order is young in more ways than one
5 March, 2015

The young charismatic Missionaries of God’s Love have become Australia’s first contem­porary home-grown community to be formally recognised by the Vatican as a religious institute of diocesan rite.  

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ABC asks if God belongs in the classroom
5 March, 2015

The ABC is asking if God belongs in the classroom, what impact teaching religious education has on young minds, and whether teaching comparative religion would be a better option in schools.  

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The best Lent I ever spent
11 February, 2015

Three and a half decades of scribbling have taught me that I best get inside a text and plumb its meaning when I write about it, writes George Weigel.  

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Origin of life: was God really involved or was it a random process?
11 February, 2015

Dear Father, I was talking recently at work with a very intelligent colleague about how life began in the universe. He maintained that “it just happened” but somehow that didn’t satisfy me. Is there any evidence that God must have been involved?  

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When your baby is not what you expected
11 February, 2015

Waiting for my son to be born, I was expecting a specific package, a child just like the others, writes Peter Holmes.  

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NATIONAL NEWS
Sydney’s canon law coup

The Broken Bay Institute (BBI) has pulled off a major academic coup in partnering with Saint Paul University (SPU), Ottawa, to offer the first pontifical degree available in Australia in the important – and occasionally vexed – area of canon law.

Beginning in September, SPU will deliver courses in canon law largely online but supplemented with intensive on-campus experiences, thereby removing any need for Australian students to relocate overseas.

Previously, the only way for Australians to study the laws organising and governing the Church was to move to Ottawa, Washington DC, Leuven (Belgium), or Rome, at enormous cost to themselves or their sponsoring diocese or religious institute.

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Caringbah welcomes Fr Danai

The Gospel is the agenda for well-known former St Mary’s Cathedral priest Fr Danai Penollar in his new ministry as parish priest of Our Lady of Fatima, Caringbah.  

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