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Film review: Rules don't apply

Monday 1 May 2017

Peter W. Sheehan, Australian Catholic Office for Film and Broadcasting
This American romantic drama is set in the Hollywood era of the late 1950s, and tells the story of the relationship between a young aspiring actress, and a young man who drives her and her mother around Hollywood in 1959. After 15 years, Warren Beatty returns to direct the film, which he has also written and co-produced. Starring in it as well, it is very much Warren Beatty's movie. 

‘I only want to be healed so that I can become a priest.’

Friday 28 April 2017

Eva-Maria Kolmann, Aid to the Church in Need

Day after day, little Jean-Thierry made ice from twenty litres of lemon juice to sell on the street. He never even took a tiny taste of it himself, no matter how dry his throat became from the heat and the dust. He was doing this to help his parents earn their livelihood, because the family was poor. But in his heart the little boy carried a big dream: he wanted to be like Jesus! And in order to achieve this, he wanted to become a priest. 

Pope Francis begins his ‘brief but dicey’ trip to Egypt today

Friday 28 April 2017

John L. Allen Jr., Crux.

Though Pope Francis will only be in Egypt this weekend for a little over 24 hours, his brief trip to the world’s sixth largest Muslim nation, and the biggest in the Middle East, is among the riskiest outings of his papacy. On multiple fronts, from security and politics to Christian/Muslim relations and ecumenism, Francis faces hard choices on the trip that amount to striking the right balance between equally undesirable outcomes.





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