Click here for a 20% discount on this and other books from Church Resources and John Garrett Publishing James Curtis, Spencer Tracy: A Biography (Knopf) The 26-year love affair and nine-film collaboration of Spencer Tracy and Katharine Hepburn is probably

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Not really, says James Martin SJ, who has written a blog based on his recent commentary in the Wall Street Journal.  His ministry on earth — to announce the Kingdom of God — was more important than being a stand-up comic. But the prevailing

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A compelling and confronting new book, Big Porn Inc, was recently  launched in both Melbourne and Perth. The publishers, editors, some of the Australian contributors and those endorsing the book spoke of the launch of this book as a “landmark

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In the midst of a grey, damp winter, at the end of a healthy and normal pregnancy, our second child, a daughter, dies at birth. Despite 20 minutes of attempted resuscitation in the delivery room, she never draws breath outside my body, reports the Catholic

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Matthew 22:34-46  When the Pharisees heard that Jesus had silenced the Sadducees, they gathered together, 35and one of them, a lawyer, asked him a question to test him. 36’Teacher, which commandment in the law is the greatest?’ 37 He said

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Our world thinks it understands sex. It doesn't.  Moreover, it is beginning to ignore and even disdain how Christianity views sexuality, writes Ron Rolheiser. And we are paying a price for this, mostly without consciously realizing it: Sex, outside of

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Salt + Light interviews the outspoken Archbishop of Boston, Cardinal Sean O'Malley.

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Catholics of my generation - the generation that came of age during the pontificate of Pope John Paul II - find it almost impossible to imagine the way the world was on October 11, 1962, the day the Second Vatican Council opened, writes Stephen White in

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A mixed week: the Centre for Trafficking against Humans moved offices in Melbourne, thieves ransacked a church in Bendigo, a priest said farewell to his flock in NSW and in Queensland a choir featuring lots of brothers (pictured) hit the high

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There was a mixed reaction to the proposed British monarchy reform, Chinese nuns finished running a marathon, the Church in Myanmar doubted the motive for a prisoner amnesty, and in Washington doubts were raised over the absence of God in quotes on the new

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The veteran Australian journalist Bernie Keenan first fell in love with the notion of news and news gathering as a youngster watching the Saturday morning movie newsreels. By age 16 his passion for news and his interest in photography led him to apply for

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Izzeldin Abuelaish, I Shall not Hate: A Gaza Doctor’s Journey on the Road to Peace and Human Dignity, Walker & Company Click here for a 20% discount on this and other books from Church Resources and John Garrett Publishing How do we take

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Home to three million Catholics in a country where four-fifths of nearly 90 million residents belong to the fold, one would have a hard time finding a larger or more influential Asian diocese than that of Manila. Yet with the Filipino church currently

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By the time director-writer Emilio Estevez’s new film The Way opens in the United States next week, he and his lead star, dad Martin Sheen, will have crisscrossed the United States and part of Canada on a bus tour with exclusive screenings in about 30

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Matthew 22:15-21  Then the Pharisees went and plotted to entrap him in what he said.16 So they sent their disciples to him, along with the Herodians, saying, ‘Teacher, we know that you are sincere, and teach the way of God in accordance with

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Reading The Sydney Morning Herald last week, I was struck by an article by John Dickson, a senior research fellow of the Department of Ancient History at Macquarie University, and author of Humilitas: Lost Key to Life, Love and Leadership, writes Clare

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Though he lived at the dawn of the 17th century, Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio is considered by many to be the first modern painter. Host Jenna Murphy takes a closer look at this complicated revolutionary who inspired admiration and imitation

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On the Third Sunday of Easter, Pope Benedict XVI proclaimed John Paul II a blessed, a milestone in the late pope’s journey to sainthood. The speed at which Karol Wojtyla’s cause for canonization has progressed is singular, writes Mo Guernon in

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A former MacKillop orhpanage in Melbourne (pictured) has been revamped, a Catholic homeless program won a SA government grant, Newcastle held a healing service for children lost in childbirth, and in Sydney a worshipper is suing a Greek Melkite

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 The Church in India urges people to have more children, a Christ relic was stolen in a raid in Ireland, a bishop condemned Saudi executions, and in Honduras a bishop (pictured) is running for political office. US bishop predicts state attempts to

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

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Live streamed from Our Lady of the Rosary Cathedral, Waitara

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