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REVIEW: The Avengers: Age of Ultron

FILM REVIEW FROM AUSTRALIAN CATHOLIC OFFICE FOR FILM AND BROADCASTING :: This recent release is an entertaining, worthy successor to the Marvel Avenger movies that have preceded it

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Following your nose

PAULA NOLAN :: In the past the world was full of 'people smells', but many of them were replaced by the scents of the cosmetic/pharmaceutical industry. All the old smells are far from gone, however. We are still surrounded by poverty.

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Why aren’t we afraid of nuclear war?

TOM CASEY SJ :: As foreign ministers from major world powers hammer out a deal with Iran at a nuclear negotiating table in Lausanne, the troubling question of the annihilation of nations remains.

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Review: Cinderella

FILM REVIEW FROM AUSTRALIAN CATHOLIC OFFICE FOR FILM AND BROADCASTING :: This version of Cinderella is one of great charm, a pleasure to watch, entertaining and often funny, with some witty and wry lines – a film for girls of every age, young girls and old girls, but not one for boys of any age!

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A change to child benefits?

PAUL ANDREWS SJ :: When a girl becomes pregnant, whether or not she is happy with the fact, she is vulnerable and in need of help. So too is her unborn child. How can society attend to these new needs?

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Don’t shoot the messenger

PAULA NOLAN :: It may be true that the 'Out-of-control' drink awareness campaign is a marketing ploy of the drink industry giant, Diageo, but, according to Paula Nolan, that doesn't mean it can't do some good.

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Review: The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel

FILM REVIEW FROM AUSTRALIAN CATHOLIC OFFICE FOR FILM AND BROADCASTING :: This sequel to the very successful 'Best Exotic Marigold Hotel' (2011) is just as charming as the original. It is showing in Irish cinemas now.

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Divine mercy two years on

TOM CASEY SJ :: As we mark the 2nd anniversary of the election of Pope Francis, Tom Casey argues that theologians could learn a lot from the Pope's message of mercy.

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Two years of Pope Francis

MICHAEL PAUL GALLAGHER SJ :: After two years of his pontificate, it is easy to identify how Pope Francis is different from recent popes. He clearly offers a somewhat different reading of faith, church, history, spirituality and of the pastoral needs of today.

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Raising consciousness about alcohol

PAUL ANDREWS SJ :: The Pioneer Association was established by the Jesuits in 1898 in response to a chronic alcohol problem in this country. Things are by no means better today. How can we raise consciousness on this issue?

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