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Film Review: Wonder

Monday 11 December 2017

Peter Malone MSC, Australian Catholic Office for Film and Broadcasting

Wonder is an appealing example of the feel-good film. Yes, it is highly emotional and often wears its heart on its sleeve. However, it is a film which believes in the basic goodness of human nature.

SOS to Australia from Chretiens d’Orient (Christians in the Middle East)

Thursday 7 December 2017

Media and Communications Office

As Shirley Valentine once remarked, cynically, ‘marriage is like the Middle East. There’s no solution.’

But that doesn’t stop committed Catholics from trying to find one, at least for the Middle East. On two evenings in Melbourne parishes this week (Tuesday night in Dandenong North and Wednesday night in Thornbury), Benjamin Blanchard unfolded some of the recent history of both Iraq and Syria, along with a fervent plea for help and for action by Australians in particular, and the Western world in general.

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