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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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War between Christians is a scandal; Ukrainians need peace, pope says
5 February, 2015

The only word worthy of being heard in the throes of war is “peace”, and there is nothing more scandalous than a nation made up of Christians engaged in conflict, Pope Francis said.  

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Jordan’s Christian churches condemn pilot’s murder, offer prayers
5 February, 2015

Christian churches in Jordan condemned the Islamic State militants’ killing of First Lt Muath al-Kasasbeh, a Jordanian pilot who had been held in captivity by the jihadist group.  

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NATIONAL NEWS
Fr Bill sees an old school dream become a reality

A dream that began with the closure of a Maroubra Catholic school in 1987 was realised today with the opening and blessing of St Brigid’s Green, the final jewel in the crown of the revamped parish precinct.

The Archbishop of Sydney, Archbishop Anthony Fisher OP, blessed the aged care facility after it was opened by Governor-General Sir Peter Cosgrove on Friday.

The facility, on the site of the former Brigidine High School, now stands alongside the refurbished presbytery of the Church of the Holy Family, Maroubra, and St Aiden’s primary school.

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New nuncio for Australia

Australia has a new apostolic nuncio with Pope Francis’ 16 February appointment of the Philippines-born Archbishop Adolfo Tito Yllana to the post.  

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