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Do you remember the story of the Labyrinth? The Labyrinth was a maze-like prison commissioned to hold a terrifying beast of a monster: half man, half bull called the Minotaur. The Minotaur had a terrible appetite for… human flesh, writes Olivia

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Modern Italy has few war heroes: Marshal Badoglio, King Victor Emmanuel, Mussolini – their names do not appear on public buildings. The attentive tourist will only see blank spaces where stonemasons have done their best to erase the past, writes Fr

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John 6:24-35 So when the crowd saw that neither Jesus nor his disciples were there, they themselves got into the boats and went to Capernaum looking for Jesus. 25When they found him on the other side of the sea, they said to him, ‘Rabbi, when did you

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The enthusiastic and vibrant young religious of India are preparing themselves to meet the modern challenges. They were part of the first national convention for the young religious which ended with the formation of a “parliament” to revolutionise

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Just about any way you look at it, it's five days that could shape the course of some six decades of history. Nearly four months after a harsh Vatican critique, the leaders of the organisation that represents 80 percent of US women religious are due to gather

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Father Denis Foley with students from Mary Immaculate Primary School --- ACT Catholic schools are promised broadband access, an Australian cross from war-torn Vietnam is brought to Australia, former rugby league footballer Col Purcell is laid to

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A woman has been chosen to run a Catholic university in Lisbon, winners of the Ratzinger Prize have been announced, an anti-gay marriage petition is circulated in New Zealand and Danny Boyle (pictured), director of the Olympics opening ceremony,

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Cardinal Eugenio de Araujo Sales Born November 8, 1920, died July 9, 2012 Cardinal Eugenio de Araujo Sales was born on November 8 1920 into an upper-class Brazilian family. Ordained as a priest in 1943, he was elevated to Cardinal by Pope Paul VI in 1969.

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The Dream of the Celt: A Novel by Mario Vargas Llosa. (Farrar, Straus & Giroux) - Reviewed by  Luis Alberto Urrea This is a perilous time for the Latin American literary boom, that explosion that shook the Spanish-speaking world in the

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Nursing the faith

03-Aug-2012
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John Di Nunzio has been a registered nurse for 11 years, including stints in a burns unit and emergency departments at leading Melbourne hospitals. The 32-year-old from Oakleigh shared some of his thoughts on nursing and a life of faith with Kairos Catholic

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Ten days in Australia isn't nearly enough, except to find that the church is alive and kicking. Mostly kicking, writes Phyllis Zagano in NCR Online. My first-time-ever trip to Melbourne and Sydney in mid-May was as guest of Garratt Publishing, which

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John 6:1-15 After this Jesus went to the other side of the Sea of Galilee, also called the Sea of Tiberias. 2A large crowd kept following him, because they saw the signs that he was doing for the sick. 3Jesus went up the mountain and sat down there with

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This video features an interview with Ros Bradley who is editor of a book of prayers from all the major traditions, and excerpts from the launch of the book which took place recently in Sydney. This includes a moving segment from Gail O'Brien, wife

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It could have been a cause for celebration for the Vatican and the Chinese state. The ordination of Thaddeus Ma Daqin (pictured) as an auxiliary bishop in Shanghai was approved by both Rome and the Beijing ­government-controlled Catholic Patriotic

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A confronting text message is read out in a Melbourne court, a former Catholic school is vandalised in Port Macquarie in NSW, Catholic charities help young Timorese get operations for their injured hands, and Bishop David Walker (pictured)

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The Pope has advice for married couples, a Peruvian university is stripped of its Catholic status, UK priests call for reform at a meeting, Glasgow gets a new archbishop and Google is criticised over its push for gay advocacy. Pope has advice for

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The Rev John Brooks SJ July 13, 1923 – July 2, 2012 On April 4, 1968, the day Dr Martin Luther King was murdered, fewer than a dozen of the 2,200 students at Holy Cross were African-Americans, most of them on athletic scholarships. That month,

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Muse of genius

27-Jul-2012
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Bernini’s Beloved: A Portrait of Costanza Piccolomini By Sarah McPhee (Yale University Press) - Reviewed by Maxwell Carter Costanza was born around 1614 into the Piccolomini clan, whose prominent forebears included Pope Pius II. While her

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Early this year, the Daughters of the Divine Zeal commemorated their 125th foundational anniversary. For the Sisters in Australia, this month also marked a double celebration, writes Sr Floriana Lapolla fdz in Catholic Religious Australia. “On the 1st

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If only I knew how to read himOr how to travel to his dwelling (Job 23:3) Our pilgrim journey into spirituality takes many paths. We have God’s revelation, spiritual writers, retreats, with their specific spiritual emphasis. However, there are many

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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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