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On this day…in 278

On February 14 around the year 278 A.D., Valentine, a holy priest in Rome in the days of Emperor Claudius II, was executed. Under the...

Tommy Taylor’s SRU

Saint John the Divine was a monk on Patmos around one hundred years after the death of Christ. He wrote a book about Revelations…or possibly...

A touch of Australian history

This is an Australian story, but it starts in Spain. Two young, well educated men lived in Spain six hundred years ago. Francis and Ignatius...

Tommy Taylor’s SRU (Sunday Round-Up)

Another week of spin and pollies ducking the issues they promised when elected. Both parties highlighted issues relating to education, policing and health. Crime is...

Tommy Taylor’s SRU

How did a Slipper problem become a story of misogyny and sexual innuendo? Julia Gillard and Tony Abbott had a slanging match full of accusations,...

On this day…in 461

On this day in 461 A.D., Saint Patrick, Christian missionary, bishop and apostle of Ireland, dies at Saul, Downpatrick, Ireland. Much of what is known...

The power of the church stops thieves

Two thieves trying to open a church cash box fled when a statue of St. Anthony, the patron saint of lost things, fell on...

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