Lewis used letter writing to explore deeper and more serious connections between people than they would usually establish across the table. The letters reveal a bruised and open heart that was thoroughly and painfully explored by the God Lewis came,

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CatholicMom.com is a US based website labelling itself as a proud celebration of Catholic motherhood. It promotes itself as a forum for sharing and learning about parenting and faith issues. It contains a blog, podcast and daily reflections and

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Religious responses to environmental catastrophe should not be confined to encouraging individuals among us to minimise their carbon footprints, however important this might be. We have to engage with consumerism seriously and recognise the psychological

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Korean Professor Thomas Han has told the Bible Synod that Church leaders need to examine their lifestyles and possessions while Hong Kong lay leader Agnes Kam proposed a multi-lingual blog for the Pope. Business Professor Thomas Hong-Soon Han who is

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The Christian Brothers have announced that its New South Wales based Edmund Rice Community Services (ERCS) will come under the banner of MacKillop Family Services from July next year. The brothers also announced the appointment of Ms Jude

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The Religion Report host Stephen Crittenden pre-empted an announcement by ABC Radio National that the program is to be axed as part of major changes to the national broadcaster's schedule for 2009. The Sydney Morning Herald reports when staff at Radio

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Catholic schools in Sydney area dioceses will cut fees to assist thousands of families hard hit by the economic crisis, Sydney Catholic Education Office Br Kelvin Canavan has announced. The Daily Telegraph reports families in financial strife

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Kerala Bishop John Thattumkal of Kochi is in trouble with his priests after he adopted a 26 year old woman for "spiritual reformation". A statement by six vicars termed the bishop's action as violative of the rules of the Church and demanded

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The head of China's Communist Party central leadership school has said the country will have a form of democracy by 2020 with an increased role for civil society including religious groups and other NGOs. The Age reports Zhou Tianyong, 50, deputy head

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The late Pope John Paul II was wounded by a crazed knife wielding priest in 1982, the year after he was shot, but the injury was kept secret his former secretary, now Cardinal Stanislaw Dziwisz, has revealed in a new documentary. Reuters

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New research into Biblical women shows that most receive positive or matter-of-fact coverage with words such as "blessed", "righteous" and "beautiful" referring to 60 of the Bible's 175 female characters. "Some people have the impression the Bible is

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Padre Ian Johnson had a way of approaching the new guys. He sidled up beside them, offering his right hand for shaking, maybe with his left hand on the Digger's shoulder. "All the best mate," he'd say. "G'day Padre," said the

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Mission is like a kaleidoscope of activities and outlooks. God does take us on quantum leaps of understanding that destroy our mindsets. We are in a quantum leap now at this historical moment in the life of the Church. The Church is always trying to

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St John of God Sister Patricia Rhatigan will give the Walter Silvester Memorial Lecture on her reflections on pastoral work in the Kimberley. Her oration is titled "Faith and hope in the Kimberley:personal reflections from pastoral

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This website focuses on Marriage and Relationship Education in the Archdiocese of Melbourne. It is an image rich site hosting material from the Archdiocese's Council for Marriage and the Family and the Centacare Melbourne agency. The Council component

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The Church is not a human association born from common interests, but an assembly gathered together by God, Pope Benedict told Rome pilgrims on Wednesday. Continuing his catechesis on St Paul, Pope Benedict explained that "this word 'Church' has

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Seventy years after the death of Deniliquin priest, Fr Michael Treacy, a New South Wales Supreme Court judge has made orders regarding the final distribution of his estate. The gap between the death of Michael Joseph Treacy and the distribution of his

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Bible Synod relator general Cardinal Marc Oullet yesterday presented a summary of the points made by the 260 bishops, delegates and auditors who have so far spoken at the event. A total of 229 Synod Fathers, nine fraternal delegates and 22 auditors

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Both climate change and the turbulence on the stock exchange demonstrate that we are all in this together. These things impact on us all, whether we had any part in their causes or not, whether we take up our responsibility to address these issues, or not.

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What makes Brideshead Revisited of great interest to audiences who think about society, class differences, aristocratic snobbery and presumptions, is the religious dimension from Waugh, the convert to Catholicism. Literary adaptations are always a

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From St Mary’s, North Sydney. The first Mass of the day on YouTube

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Live streamed from Our Lady of the Rosary Cathedral, Waitara

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