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Eight years ago, the world of Adelaide parishioner Peter Rozitis’ came crashing down following the sudden death of his wife of 31 years. “We’d been to Mass that day and she’d sung in the choir,” Peter recalls of their last

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  John 6:51-58 Jesus said to the crowd: ‘I am the living bread that came down from heaven. Whoever eats of this bread will live forever; and the bread that I will give for the life of the world is my flesh.’ 52The Jews then disputed among

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Last year a French movie was released, Of Gods and Men, that was described by The New York Times as "perhaps the best movie on Christian commitment ever made," writes Ron Rolheiser.  Based on a true story it tells how, in 1996, an Islamic terrorist

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To believe Richard Dawkins, and many other atheists, you'd think there is a deep gulf between science and religion, that the two are intractably at loggerheads and have nothing useful to say to each other. But this is at odds with what many other

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To highlight the work of young women in the church, NCR Online asked contributors and readers to nominate Catholic women in the US under the age of 40 whose work has greatly impressed them. Here are 12 women that the judges selected who are making a

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Fears that changes to the ACT vilification laws may see churches end up in court more often, NSW priests celebrate their 60th anniversary wearing the collar, and a group of Year 12 students from Gilroy Catholic College in Sydney (pictured) this

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A gold nugget is found in the pope's butler's house, the church in Colombia helps negotiate the release of two hostages, Kosovo Catholics practise their faith openly, and the first Jesuit stand-up comedy show, featuring priest-in-training Jake Martin

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Hitler, photographed in 1925 by Heinrich Hoffmann, practising his oratorical gestures. Photograph: Heinrich Hoffmann/Getty Images --- The Pursuit of the Nazi Mind: Hitler, Hess and the Analysts by Daniel Pick - Reviewed by Frances Stonor

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From Ireland, where he was bitten so badly by his father’s bees that he couldn’t wear a collar for Mass, to Australia, where he had the unusual opportunity to see his own coffin, Fr Micheál O’Sullivan’s path has been an

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Dr Glen John (‘Herb’) Coorey Born September 1932, died May 2012 Dr Glen John Coorey, (known in Sydney University and medical circles as ‘Herb’) was a highly talented surgeon who, because of his education and career, became a role

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"St Ignatius of Loyola was first and foremost a man of God who in his life put God, his greatest glory and his greatest service, first … he left his followers a precious spiritual legacy that must not be lost or forgotten." These words of Pope Benedict

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John 6:41-51 Then the Jews began to complain about Jesus because he said, ‘I am the bread that came down from heaven.’ 42They were saying, ‘Is not this Jesus, the son of Joseph, whose father and mother we know? How can he now say,

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This week in Melbourne, The Age newspaper, in an article titled “Dissidents preach a new breed of Catholicism”, exhibited a new level of insensitivity by holding up to ridicule what is most sacred to Catholics - and indeed, to all Christians: the

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A prayer for Catholics disappointed by the negativity and division that seem to plague the church today, by Fr James Martin SJ, in America magazine.

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As I watch the back-and-forth between the Vatican and the Leadership Conference of Women Religious (LCWR), I’m struck by how the two sides are defining the concept of dialogue and its role in resolving Church conflict. Their starkly different views of

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A bridge in the Northern Territory is named after a priest who bridged a cultural divide, the bishop of Rockhampton, Brian Heenan, has no thoughts of retirement and former olympic sprinter Kylie Hanigan (pictured) brings the Olympic torch to her old school in

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The Vatican warns America over a threat to Catholicism, a church in Nigeria is attacked, US Archbishop Dolan is criticised for inviting the President to dinner, and France celebrates the centenary of Abbe Pierre (pictured) who founded Emaus. Vatican warns US

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Robert Studley Forrest Hughes 28 July 1938 - 6 August 2012 - By Randy Kennedy Robert Studley Forrest Hughes was born July 28, 1938, in Sydney, into a family of successful lawyers. His father, Geoffrey Forrest Hughes, was a flying ace during World

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SR Mary Carroll RGS, 75, has been a Good Shepherd Sister for more than 50 years. For the past 30 of those years she has dedicated herself to caring for women in prison, first at Pentridge and Fairlea prisons and now at maximum and minimum security prisons for

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Braiding the Voices: Essays in PoetryBy Peter SteeleJohn Leonard Press, 310pp, $32.95 Less than a fortnight before his death on June 27, Peter Steele published the book he had struggled to bring to completion, Braiding the Voices, writes Chris

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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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