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Welcome to Melbourne, Australia, where three Catholics, Lindsay, Gerry, and Caroline, discuss Catholic news, faith, science, music, apps and more from an Australian perspective.

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    • Religion & Spirituality
    • 5.0 • 7 Ratings

Welcome to Melbourne, Australia, where three Catholics, Lindsay, Gerry, and Caroline, discuss Catholic news, faith, science, music, apps and more from an Australian perspective.

    Reconciliation and Renewal

    Reconciliation and Renewal

    COZ057: Back in lockdown, but the show goes on! Lindsay, Caroline, and Lino discuss a Catholic perspective on Indigenous Reconciliation Week, a new pastoral letter on the future of the Archdiocese of Melbourne, new treatments for COVID, and re-watching X-Files.

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    * Reconciliation, more than… | The Catholic Archdiocese of Melbourne

    * Juukan Gorge explosion: How did Rio Tinto get away with blowing up ancient Indigenous artefacts?

    * Dreamtime ceremony fires up the ‘G – AFL – YouTube

    * Likes and prayers: Facebook tests new ‘prayer post’ feature

    * Queensland scientists develop peptide-based drugs that could reduce severity of COVID-19 – ABC News

    * QLD scientists develop world-first antiviral treatment in COVID breakthrough

    * Super blood moon: Check out these photos of the lunar eclipse lighting up skies in Australia and Asia – ABC News

    * Japan will send a transforming robot ball to the moon to test lunar rover tech | Space





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    • 1 hr 27 min
    Mum Appreciation

    Mum Appreciation

    COZ056: With Mother’s Day just past, Lindsay, Caroline, and Lino update their recent discussion about Leila Abdullah, a mum who tragically lost children last year and is now promoting forgiveness; explore the science topic of cats in boxes; and discuss Elon Musk on SNL.

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    * Mother of the Year Leila Abdallah says mum’s the most important title

    * Cats love boxes so much they’ll even sit in fake ones | Live Science

    * Illusory contours – Wikipedia

    * Twitter thread on cats in fakes boxes





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    • 1 hr 12 min
    Wells and Warps

    Wells and Warps

    COZ055: Religious art can be a great entry point for a deeper encounter with God, which Lindsay, Lino, and Caroline illustrate with an icon of the women at the well. Plus Caroline fascinates the team with the science of warp drive and then they’re entertained by The Hobbit read by Andy Serkis

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    * Christ with the Samaritan Icon

    * Christ and the Samaritan Woman by Stefano Erardi

    * Sculptures by TPS | Woman At The Well

    * Sculptures by TPS | The Last Supper

    * Last Supper by Sieger Koder

    * New warp drive research dashes faster than light travel dreams – but reveals stranger possibilities

    * Engineers Have Proposed The First Model For a Physically Possible Warp Drive

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    • 1 hr 28 min
    You Have Come to God

    You Have Come to God

    COZ054: In this socially distanced episode, Lindsay and Caroline discuss confirmation preparation and the YouCat; talk about the combination of faith and science in stained glass windows; explain how 5,200 tons of cosmic dust falls to Earth each year; and express their love for The Chosen.

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    * YOUCAT Confirmation Book | Preparation for confirmation

    * Creation Windows – Catholic Diocese of Cairns

    * 5,200 tons of extraterrestrial dust fall on Earth each year | Live Science

    * ‎The Chosen: Jesus TV-Show on the App Store





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    • 1 hr 7 min
    Happy Easter!

    Happy Easter!

    COZ053: Happy Easter! Lindsay, Caroline, and Lino reflect on events during the Holy Week, including Caroline’s involvement in the Baptism and Reconciliations of her son and his friends. They discuss some insights gained from the Easter Triduum Masses and then have a fun science chat about Mars and spaceships.

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    * NASA Perseverance Mars rover investigates ‘odd’ rock, zaps it with a laser – CNET

    * New photos from Mars: NASA’s Ingenuity helicopter stretches its legs, while the Curiosity rover stars in a selfie | Business Insider

    * NASA’s InSight Detects Two Sizable Quakes on Mars | NASA

    * Starship SN11 lands in bits as SpaceX refine forward plan – NASASpaceFlight.com

    * The Fearsome Australian Drop Bear! (Killer Koalas?)





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    • 1 hr 4 min
    Finding a New Future

    Finding a New Future

    COZ052: Melbourne Archbishop Peter Comensoli gave his 2021 Patrick Oration, Lindsay was invited, and now he and Lino have a deep discussion about the speech and what it means to be a disciple in Melbourne and the wider Church. They also discuss the latest film and TV shows they’ve been watching including the Christopher Nolan film, Interstellar.

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    * Patrick Oration 2021 | The Catholic Archdiocese of Melbourne





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    Photo: Courtesy of the Melbourne Catholic. Used with permission.

    • 1 hr 12 min

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7 Ratings

7 Ratings

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Great podcast

Very good podcast. Looking forward to new episodes. Greetings from the US

In Christ
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