Can any of you by worrying add a single hour to your span of life? A reflection from John W Martens of the University of St Thomas.
It all too often seems forgotten that Mary and her son, Jesus, were observant Jews. Islam too shares roots with Judaism. Edward Kessler studies the encounters between all these spiritual children of Abraham, and tracks recent changes.
Sr Janet Mead's rendition of The Lord's Prayer was an international smash-hit in 1973, selling millions and pipped only by Elvis at the Grammy Awards. Sr Janet wasn't alone as a chart-topping nun of the era of vinyl. Listen in as the ABC tells the story.
Cardinal George Pell is about to become one of the highest ranking Catholics in the world. He will soon depart for Rome to take up a position as head of the Vatican's new Secretariat for the Economy, supported by a team of qualified lay people. Full coverage and analysis within.
Matthew 6:24-34 Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these.
Maria von Trapp, who has died aged 99, was the last of the original Trapp Family Singers, whose story was the inspiration for the Broadway show and hugely successful 1965 film, The Sound of Music.
Pius XI was Pope for the inter-war period and faced the rise of Mussolini, Stalin and Hitler. He freed the Popes from their 'imprisonment' in the Vatican by signing a pact with Italy, but faced a world hurtling towards war and Holocaust.
UN & Caritas battle AIDS, Quebec Charter, British diocese publishes survey, UK poverty row, Libyan deaths, Archbishop Chaput, Milan Expo, Ivory Coast, Nigeria, Cardinal Dolan, Timothy Radcliffe controversy, Baby Pope.
Emmanuel Community, Knights of Southern Cross, liturgical music, Presentation Sisters at Murgon, Dominicans, Artful Dodgers Studios Collingwood, TAS BBQs, Lent in SA, Bishop Comensoli Apostolic Administrator for Sydney.
What's the first thing that comes to you mind when you hear the word 'Palestinians'? If you didn't answer 'ordinary people', then you may need to watch this presentation by Bethlehem University's Br Peter Bray.
Matthew 5:38-48 For if you love those who love you, what reward do you have?
At his graveside, Paul Chatenoud was described as 'a poet, a creator, a farmer, a conformist, an anticonformist, an anarchist, a Catholic, a free man, a son, a brother, a husband, a father, a grandfather, and an artist whose masterpiece was his life '.
The Sacrament of Reconciliation is the target of stark and challenging examination in John Cornwell's critique of this most Catholic of rituals.
Mary Magdalene's hometown hid its treasures for nearly 2000 years. Among them are a synagogue in which Jesus almost certainly preached, an adjacent ritual bath complex, and a rare first century stone carved to depict the Second Temple.
Listen to a special meditation on the life of the great Jesuit leader Pedro Arupe, to mark the 200th anniversary of the 'Restoration' of the Jesuits.
Power of prayers for Sudanese refugees, caring for Thai orphans, Rockhampton's Br Mick, Dr John Lyons, Wilston centenary, Perth farewell, TAS Josephite jubilees, slavery-free chocolate campaign
In March, Sr Monica Cavanagh will take up the post of congregational leader of St Mary MacKillop's Josephite Sisters. Like the good Saint Mary herself, Sr Monica found her vocation in the Australian bush.
Fr Augustus Tolton was the first African-American priest. Born a slave, denied entry to US seminaries, he travelled to Rome to be enter the priesthood. Overcoming racism, he became a respected pastor. Now he is on the path to sainthood.
It's fifty years since The Beatles took America by storm. The world has never seen anything like it before or since. Or has it? In this piece from America magazine, religion writer and musician, Bill McGarvey, asks how, in a saturated communications market, a 77-year-old Argentine Pontiff has managed to bump rock stars off the covers of pop-culture magazines, and capture the imagination of the world. Has the Catholic Church found its mojo for engaging in the post-1960s cultural landscape?
Greatest movie ever told, Catholicism is 'mix of spirit and matter,' UK Cardinal-designate v Cameron Govt, Vatican Bank, abducted nuns, India, Italy, USA, Irish xenophobia