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Catholic Social Teaching: Marriage and the Family

Saturday, May 31, 2014
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Betrothal of St. Joseph and Our Lady

St Augustine of Canterbury - 27 May

Tuesday, May 27, 2014
Apostle to the English Read more

Invitation to the Pentecost Vigil 2014

Sunday, May 25, 2014

"Go to Oxford"

Saturday, May 24, 2014

May 2014: Walsingham, Nightfever, New Acolytes

Thursday, May 22, 2014
We would like to share some pictures and news from events so far this May: Walsingham, Nightfever, and the institution of new Acolytes. Read more

Catholic Social Teaching: Right to Life

Monday, May 19, 2014
Christians are not the only ones who can claim ownership over the values that form the basis of the right to life. After all, it is enshrined in the 1948 Universal Declaration of Human Rights (Art 3), “everyone has the right to life, liberty and security of person”. Such a declaration was written after the atrocities of the Second World War, where it was revealed Nazi Germany ran death camps for the routine and industrialised murder of millions who were opposed to the Nazi ideology, or happened to be Jewish or Roma gypsy. This is not to mention the millions who were killed for ideological reasons in Soviet nations in the 20th century, who were either worked to death, murdered, or ‘disappeared’. There was a clear need to enshrine human rights into law. Through human history it is pretty obvious that we have an original sin as human beings. We always seem to have a tendency to descend into a state of barbarism. Destroying everything that has been built up often seems to be an easy option for humanity. Events in the 20th century show us the atrocities that we are capable of, the denial of a fundamental right to life. Evil seems to spread where there is a lack of the good, no hope for the future, and where extreme poverty and food insecurity prevail. 
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Quodlibet 37: Why Eternity?

Sunday, May 18, 2014
One Godzdogz reader recently sent in an email including many fascinating questions on the topic of Eternity, especially in terms of what the afterlife will be like. The questions ranged from heaven, perfection, theosis, and the beatific vision, to hell, annihilation, and our inability to run or hide from God. I'm happy to replicate my response here under the general question: Read more

Catholic Social Teaching: Stewardship of Creation and the Enviroment

Thursday, May 15, 2014

Vocations Sunday: Testimony from Br Nicholas Crowe OP

Sunday, May 11, 2014
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Catholic Social Teaching: Education

Friday, May 09, 2014
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