Heritage

At the official website of the Vatican Museums, you can keep up to date with exhibitions or just browse through the news and information on the rich heritage of our Church.

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Biblical epic

This is a spectacular epic, based on the book of Exodus, interpreting the character of Moses as a Prince of Egypt, his discovery of his Hebrew origins and his return to lead his people out of Egypt.

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Sr Lisa giving instructions

Sister Lisa Maurer is a Benedictine nun in Duluth Minnesota, who works at a health centre next to her monastery. She also happens to coach a men’s football team, reports the Catholic News Service in Crux.

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Edith Sitwell

British writers Edith Sitwell and Muriel Spark were both converts to Catholicism. Although Spark's was predictable, Sitwell's path to commitment was less obvious. So I asked her biographer for his opinion, writes Francis Phillips in The Catholic Herald.

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Appeal against contraception law

The Little Sisters of the Poor in Denver, Colorado, have asked a US appeals court to shield them from the federal contraception mandate, saying that it threatens their 175 years of service to the poor and dying, reports the Catholic News Agency.

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Jeanne Emilie De Villeneuve

Pope Francis has recognised the miracles needed for the canonisation of two Palestinian nuns and of a French woman who founded a religious order, reports the Catholic News Service.

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Notre Dame University

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Crisis proportions

A public forum on the crisis facing Christianity in the Middle-East will be held this Friday at Macquarie University in Sydney.

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Change not warranted

The Catholic Education Office is one of several religious groups campaigning against a Victorian Labor proposal to make it harder for faith-based organisations to discriminate against employees because of their faith or sexuality, reports The Age.

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The website

The Sisters of the Resurrection live an active-contemplative life, striking a balance between service, prayer and leisure. In Australia, they operate in ministry in Adelaide and Melbourne.

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Donor and recipient

Two years ago, US pastor Fr Michael Whyte announced at Mass that he was on the waiting list for a kidney. Several parishioners offered to be tested to see if they could be a donor but Margaret Domashinski knew she would be the one, reports NCR.

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Australian Tracey Rowland

Pope Francis said he was pleased that five of the 30 members of the International Theological Commission are women, but added that the Church in general needs more women theologians, reports the Catholic News Service.

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Notre Dame University

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Latinos turn evangelical

Nearly one in four Latinos in the United States are ex-Catholics. The growth of Protestantism in Latin America is having a profound effect on religious observance in the US, where Christian voters can still swing the result of an election, writes Damian Thompson.

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Resistance is welcome

Francis says he has been blessed with a lack of awareness, allowing him to carry out reforms untroubled by what others might think of him. “God is good to me, he has bestowed on me a healthy amount of unawareness. I just do what I have to do.”

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Local pleads for help

Caritas Philippines said locals have a deep sense of helping others in the wake of the latest typhoon which left three people dead and over a million evacuated after Typhoon Hagupit tore into The Philippines over the weekend, reports The Guardian.

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Winner Mark Gronow

A mathematics specialist who wants more students to study the subject at higher levels and become maths teachers has won the inaugural Brother John Taylor Fellowship.

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Two sides of Mary

If the saints can sometimes seem hard to relate to, the life of Mary can seem even more distant. But a new exhibition of European artwork portraying Mary in the 14th-17th centuries reminds us that she was indeed human, reports CNS.

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Archbishop Porteous

A group of Australian bishops will deliver humanitarian aid to refugees during a tour of the Middle-East next week, reports The Canberra Times.

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Joe Mantegna

American actor Joe Mantegna is to star as St Padre Pio in a new film about the saint, reports The Catholic Herald.

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Mass on Demand

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

Mass Online

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Live streamed from Our Lady of the Rosary Cathedral, Waitara

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Daily Prayer

Daily Prayer

All your daily readings, reflections and prayers can be found here... 

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