Flying with Faith

01-Mar-2013

Why does the Catholic Church have a vested interest in chaplaincy at airports? Simply put, providing pastoral care for people on the move is a special concern for the Catholic Church. It is summarised in the two greatest commandments, that being "love of

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The Catholic Education Office in Sydney is cautious of the government's new reading blitz, praise for prayer power in Brisbane and the Jesuit Refugee Service laments that detained asylum seeker children are 'out of sight,out of mind'. CEO cautious of

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An Indonesian cardinal is unable to attend the conclave due to failing eyesight, the Vatican to issue special stamps for the sede, Philippines bishops under fire for election posters, Zanzibar bishop says his priests are terrified and the next

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Sister Camille Poidevin meets the then-Governor-General, Sir Michael Jeffery --- Sr Camille Poidevin 1925-2012 By Simon Poidevin Camille Poidevin joined the Sisters of St John of God order in 1950 at Subiaco, Perth, when she was training as a nurse. She

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I believe in God! These words we pray in the Creed at Mass are simple but they open to us the mysteries of our faith and our relationship with the Lord. So in professing our faith, we need to understand that believing in God means that we align ourselves

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Good Samaritan Sister, Carmel Posa, is rejoicing that a cochlear implant is restoring her hearing which was damaged by Meniere’s Disease – a development which is of no small significance to a woman who has devoted her life to deep listening,

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One of the most popular attractions of the Vatican Museums, Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel, will be closed to the public over the next few weeks, as cardinals gather there to elect the successor of Pope Benedict XVI. But visitors will be able to find

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The Roman Curia has always had a distinctly Italian composition. But under the pontificate of Benedict XVI, several non-Italians have assumed key posts in the central government of the Roman Catholic Church. One of those people is Canadian Cardinal Marc

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The Transfiguration  -  Luke 9:28-36  Now about eight days after these sayings Jesus took with him Peter and John and James, and went up on the mountain to pray.29And while he was praying, the appearance of his face changed, and his clothes

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The head of Catholic Social Services Australia is appointed to a government advisory board on not-for-profits, a Brisbane seminary is full to capacity and the Bishop of Toowoomba, Robert McGuckin (pictured) says he is not surprised by the Pope's

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An American priest says it is ok to eat alligator on Lenten Friday, a Catholic priest is killed in Zanzibar, a Spanish laywoman could be made saint, China says the new pope should break with Taiwan and Vatican officials arrive in Jordan as the

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A church burnt down in 2010, in Jos, Nigeria --- Christianophobia: a faith under attack  By Rupert Shortt (Rider) Reviewed by Catherine Pepinster It was just a few weeks ago that the bishops of Nigeria warned that their people are living in fear.

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Recognised by both the Vatican and the Chinese government China’s oldest Catholic bishop, Bishop John Baptist Liu Jingshan of Yinchuan (Ningxia), has died at the age of 100. He passed away early February at the cathedral in Yinchuan city, capital of

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Veteran photographer John Casamento was 12 years old when he first picked up a camera. His father had bought the ‘box-Brownie-type’ for a trip back home to Italy to see his relatives. When his father returned, John began borrowing the camera. His

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Just before the September 11 terrorists murdered my nephew (a passenger on the first plane to strike the World Trade Centre) and almost 3,000 other people, I read Catholic writer Antoinette Bosco's book,Choosing Mercy: A Mother of Murder Victims Pleads to End

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A radical transformation of the culture is unlikely. “We’re talking about people who have given their life to this institution, but at the same time the institution has become their life,” said one senior Vatican official. “Unlike

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On a first level of analysis, Benedict’s shocking announcement would seem to contradict the image of the papacy as left by his predecessor. John Paul II kept heading the global Catholic Church despite old age and the major illnesses that characterised

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John Paul II used to be known as the pope of surprises, forever doing things Roman pontiffs simply hadn't done before. With the election of Benedict XVI, many believed the era of papal novelties had drawn to a close, since Benedict has always been a man of

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Just days after Pope Benedict XVI returned from a 2010 trip to Britain where he met the queen and mended fences with the Anglicans, prosecutors in Rome impounded $30 million from the Vatican Bank in an investigation linked to money laundering, reports The New

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A new digitisation project aims to preserve the manuscripts contained in the Vatican Library - more than 80,000 in number - and make it available online for wider study, says this video by

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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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