The 2010 Christ Week mission was titled “God? What has He done for me lately?” The yearly mission at the University of Sydney involves daily talks and evangelisation in order to spread the good news to all students. The 2010 mission was a huge success. Listen to the talks below on xt3.com.
Cardinal Pell came to the University of Sydney on August 24 for an open Q&A forum. Students asked questions on topics as varied as same sex marriage, aids in Africa, liturgy, contraception and the Church’s finances. Listen to the talk on xt3.
Miss Lia Santilli explores the concept of happiness in the world today. What is it and where can it be found? Listen to the talk on xt3 here.
Mr Chris Gordon looks at Aquinas’ 5 proofs for the existence of God. Listen to the talk on xt3 here.
Mr Daniel Hill explains some of the misconceptions of the so called ‘dark ages’. Listen to this talk on xt3 here.
Is cohabitation a viable option? Once you live together for a while it’s the same as a marriage right? Listen to a talk given by Joanne Lucas here to find out more on the topic.
Lawyer, teacher, apologist, Convenor Emeritus of the University Chaplaincies and present director of the Sydney Archdiocesan Confraternity of Christian Doctrine, Mr Robert Haddad jumps straight into the question of “sainthood” raised by the imminent canonisation of Bl Mary of the Cross. More popularly known by her family name “MacKillop”, the announcement of Bl Mary’s second miracle late last year continues to generate significant discussion in the Australian popular press about the Catholic understanding of saints and the process of canonisation.
Mr Haddad begins with a brief history of sainthood and canonisation, drawing from the testimony of St Polycarp of Smyrna and the scriptural references to saints, especially in the writings of St Paul. Moving through the various objections raised both by journalists and their commenters he then considers the meaning and execution of “canonisation”, the authority required to declare someone “saint”, and the proper Christian understanding of what a saint actually is.
This one is well worth a listen at XT3! Come again next week for Fr Robert Steward speaking on “Poverty: Real Freedom”.