The  popular Catholic DJ, zany entertainer and philanthropist, Sir Jimmy Saville, died last month at his home in the northern English city of Leeds, just two days before his 85th birthday. Born on October 31, 1926 in Leeds, Jimmy was the youngest of

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Carole Garibaldi Rogers, An Oral History of American Nuns (Oxford University Press) Click here for a 20% discount on this and other books from Church Resources and John Garrett Publishing Anyone who is curious about the life of women religious in recent

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Will we soon see a distinguished-looking older man in long, white robes walking among the Occupy Wall Street demonstrators in New York’s Zuccotti Park? Is Pope Benedict XVI joining the protest movement? Well, yes and no.  Yes, the Vatican’s

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Susan Tassone won’t admit it, but she is one of the experts on the souls in purgatory. Her credentials speak for her. She has written six books on the subject, reports the National Catholic Register. She has recently begun her seventh

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Matthew 23:1-12  Then Jesus said to the crowds and to his disciples, 2’The scribes and the Pharisees sit on Moses’ seat; 3therefore, do whatever they teach you and follow it; but do not do as they do, for they do not practice what they

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On this mountain, The lord of hosts will prepare for all peoples a banquet of rich food. On this mountain he will remove, the mourning veil covering all peoples, and the shroud enwrapping all nations, he will destroy death forever. Isaiah 25:6-7 In many

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Wadeye in the remote Australian outback is a community filled with faith and spirituality. During World Mission Month, Catholic Mission Australia celebrates with them.

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A week of varied news: a drunk priest was caught driving, a cathedral was damaged by storms, a retired priest passed away, Archbishop Bathersby recalled his meeting with the Pope, and a Victorian teacher (pictured) was nominated for a national award for

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A Cuban founding dissident (pictured) dies, Israel gives the Pope an ancient olive tree, China suspends a bishop, Myanmar troops attack a church, Indian police to investigate a priest's death and Pakistan launches new Bibles.  Founder of Ladies in White

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Anita Caspary died this month at the age of 95. The former congregational leader of the Sisters of the Immaculate Heart of Mary in California was described by the National Catholic Reporter as a religious visionary. She on October 5 surrounded by her family

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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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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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