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It was March 1936. A series of anti-clerical riots swept through Toledo. Churches were burned and priests and monks were attacked in the streets. During these disturbances several Carmelite monks, disguised in lay clothes, sought shelter in the home of the

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John 15:9-17 Jesus said to his disciples: ‘As the Father has loved me, so I have loved you; abide in my love. 10If you keep my commandments, you will abide in my love, just as I have kept my Father’s commandments and abide in his love. 11 I

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The Q & A live debate between evolutionary biologist, author and militant atheist, Professor Richard Dawkins, and Sydney’s Catholic Archbishop, Cardinal George Pell, attracted an audience of 863,000, its highest since the coverage of the

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An assembly of the entire church in Ireland took one step closer this week with an overflow meeting that saw more than 1,000 priests, religious and laypeople gather to discuss the future of the church, reports NCR Online. Organisers say they expected about

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Sr Sybil Boddington SND, 1919 – 2012 by Fiona Boddington and Clare Barfoot Sybil Boddington was born in Blackpool on 20 September 1919 to James and Violet Boddington but grew up mostly in Buxton, where they moved in 1924 and where her father became

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Indonesian officials close three churches, Catholic summer courses to be offered at Oxford, religious statues decaptitated in Peru and the Vatican welcomes a new intake of Swiss Guards (pictured). Beastie Boys singer dies (Newsday) Catholic summer courses

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Bring Up the Bodies by Hilary Mantel  (HarperCollins) - Janet Maslin Two years ago something astonishingly fair happened in the world of prestigious prizes: the Man Booker Prize and the National Book Critics Circle Award for fiction for 2009 both

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Could you forgive the killer of your child? In the new documentary One Day After Peace, Robi Damelin, a bereaved mother-turned-peace activist, looks for solutions to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict after her son is killed by a sniper. She travels to South

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The Australian personal ordinariate is to start next month, a surprise award for a NSW country teacher and hundreds gather for a Marian procession in Canberra (pictured). Australian personal ordinariate to start next month (ACBC release) Hundreds gather for

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Giving back to the community has been a motto and way of life for John Arthur and it is now something for which he has been formally recognised, reports Kairos Catholic Journal, in a story published on the Catholic Archdiocese of Melbourne

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The ancient walled town of Carcassonne --- I am driving through the Languedoc region in the southern depths of France, through a taut, spare landscape that the French know as the garrigue after its fragrant vegetation. Crumbling fortresses crown the sharp

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John 15:1-8 Jesus said to his disciples: ‘I am the true vine, and my Father is the vine grower. 2He removes every branch in me that bears no fruit. Every branch that bears fruit he prunes to make it bear more fruit. 3You have already been cleansed by

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In his autobiography Nikos Kazantzakis tells the story behind his famous book, Zorba the Greek. Zorba is partially fiction, partly history, writes Ron Rolheiser. After trying unsuccessfully to write a book on Nietzsche, Kazantzakis experienced a certain

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Not just persecution and violence but also positive projects that promote coexistence and tolerance. This is just one of the reflections of Mark von Riedemann, director of Catholic Radio and Television Network international communications co-ordinator for Aid

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The British Prime Minister is accused of ignoring the poor, calls for Desmond Tutu to be banned from a Catholic University, the church in Britain announces a vocation drive and a US Catholic funds manager asks Rupert Murdoch (pictured) to step down as

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St Pius College in Chatswood has its 75th anniversary, a principal is appointed to a new school near Goulburn, a Geelong couple celebrates 70 years of marriage and a former priest (pictured) becomes a mayor in regional Queensland.  Churches

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Lady Devlin, née Madeleine Oppenheimer  1909-2012 -  By Tim Devlin Madeleine Devlin, who died on March 22 aged 102, was a woman of boundless energy, grace and academic talent. She helped two brothers and made their lives much

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Child Sexual Abuse and the Catholic Church: gender, power, and organizational culture by Marie Keenan  (Oxford University Press) Reviewed by Brid Featherstone To explore and understand the sexual abuse of children and young people by clergy in

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Good Samaritan Sister, Catherine Norman admits she’s “not very good at being sweet and compassionate and kind, tending to individual people’s wounds”, reports The Good Oil. “I’m not bad at that, but I think I’m

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Why is religious practice found in almost every culture throughout history? Can religions continue to occupy a place in the secular, Western societies of the 21st century? Do religions need to evolve as globalization brings different cultures closer

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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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