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'Did I do it?': Pope launches app to help faithful pray with him

'Did I do it?': Pope launches app to help faithful pray with him

Pope Francis has swiped a tablet to launch a new app that tells the world what's in his prayers.

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Of birdsong and baroque music

Of birdsong and baroque music

When I listen to the first movement of CPE Bach’s Concerto pour flute en ré mineur, I’ve got the spirit of something in me.

  • by Elizabeth Quinn
Game, set, match to Jesus
Australian Open

Game, set, match to Jesus

With the Australian Open underway, those of who know tennis know that a tennis ball was one of the gifts brought to the baby Jesus in Bethlehem.

  • by Ian Warden
How identity and culture paved the way for WA's only Jewish school's success
High school

How identity and culture paved the way for WA's only Jewish school's success

Carmel became WA's top private school for 2018. Students and teachers believe the reason it's doing well comes down to its celebration of a collective Jewish identity.

  • by Dakshayani Shankar
'Poisoned the airwaves': Scientology blames TV show for Chatswood death
Religion

'Poisoned the airwaves': Scientology blames TV show for Chatswood death

Defectors claim the Church of Scientology's bizarre response to a fatal stabbing at Chatswood shows the true side of the organisation.

  • by Ben Weir
Kumbh Mela begins under veil of dust, despite Modi's sanitation push
Religion

Kumbh Mela begins under veil of dust, despite Modi's sanitation push

The skies over the confluence of sacred rivers in northern India where millions of Hindu priests and pilgrims will wash away their sins at the Kumbh Mela festival hold proof that government officials are struggling to grapple with the country's worsening air pollution.

  • by Emily Schmall & Rishabh R. Jain
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'McJesus' sculpture sparks outrage for Christians in Israel
Israel

'McJesus' sculpture sparks outrage for Christians in Israel

An art exhibit in Israel featuring a crucified Ronald McDonald has sparked protests by the country's Arab Christian minority.

Faith: The struggle to be worthy
Faith

Faith: The struggle to be worthy

Perhaps all we can do is learn from our mistakes, accept, try, forgive and say sorry.

  • by Bill Pugh
'Australian recruits have dwindled to virtually zero': Scientology struggles in NSW
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'Australian recruits have dwindled to virtually zero': Scientology struggles in NSW

Defectors claim that the Church of Scientology's number of followers in NSW are dwindling and they are reliant on overseas recruits.

  • by Ben Weir
Jesus and jellyfish grace our shores

Jesus and jellyfish grace our shores

When Jesus was last in Australia, in 1906, it was estimated that four in every five Australians flocked to be in His presence.

  • by Ian Warden
Sydney Cambodians rise from elections and fornicating monk
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Sydney Cambodians rise from elections and fornicating monk

The serenity of Wat Khemarangsaram was shattered when a distressed woman came looking for the monk who was her lover.

  • by Harriet Alexander