Archbishop Coleridge begins his farewell Masses in Canberra, Bishop Bill Wright (pictured) returns to his old church at Stanmore in Sydney, Brisbane mourns the death of Fr Jim Hynes and a new Sunday Missal is launched. Nile Party could block Boxing Day

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The British military chaplaincy launches a prayer card, a letter reveals that Joseph Ratzinger, as a younger man, wanted an Italian pope, and Cecil Chaudry, Pakistani pilot and teacher of murdered politician Shahbaz Bhatti (pictured) dies. Irish priests

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Lionel Bowen, AC Born December 28, 1922, died April 1, 2012 Nothing said at his vast state funeral suggested Lionel Bowen cared much for occasions of this kind. But the cardinal and a squad of bishops were on hand to see him off at St Mary's Cathedral. And

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Witnessing Jesus

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Witnessing Jesus Simply Jesus: Who he was, what he did, why it matters by Tom Wright (Harper Collins) Reviewed by A N Wilson Tom Wright, retired Anglican Bishop of Durham, now a professor of New Testament studies at St Andrews University, has written

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Helene O’Neill is a woman who wears many hats, all but simultaneously! She is known to some through her involvement in sport on all levels, to others because of her work with fellow cancer survivors, to Novocastrians as a former City Councillor and to

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The Incredulity of St Thomas, by Rembrandt (1634)  John 20:19-31 When it was evening on that day, the first day of the week, and the doors of the house where the disciples had met were locked for fear of the Jews, Jesus came and stood among them and

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My friend uttered the word twice. We were having a meal just a few hours before I began my annual retreat. The context in which she used the word eludes me, but not the impact. The word became the focus of my reflection and prayer for the next week and

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The second instalment of James Martin's pilgrimage to the Holy Land.   

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People will often assume that theologians are scientifically illiterate. Undoubtedly some are, just as some scientists are philosophically illiterate. One cannot be a master of all disciplines, writes Neil Ormerod in ABC Online. However, I have attempted to

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The ACU beefs up its research with a new appointment, a former prominent stockbroker becomes a developer of Catholic property, plans for a new school in Cairns and Tony Abbott (pictured) explains why having a gay sister will not affect his policy on

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Doubts over whether a New York Times story about an abortionist was invented, Hugo Chavez begs Jesus to save his life, Japanese bishops remain neutral on nuclear power, and a graphic novel (pictured) addresses Christian beliefs and stories. Philly

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Fr Gerry Iverson, 1937-2012 Gerald Patrick Iverson was born in Albury on January 23, 1937, to Claude Iverson and his wife, Kathleen (nee Curtis).He was educated by the Sisters of Mercy and the Christian Brothers, then studied for the priesthood at

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The First Crusade: The Call from the East by Peter Frankopan (The Bodley Head) Reviewed by Review by Jonathan Riley-Smith A feature of the last few years has been an avalanche of books about the Crusades – particularly the First – each

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In 1962, I moved from the Brigidine Convent at Indooroopilly in Brisbane to St Joseph's College, Nudgee Junior, under the care of the Christian Brothers. I was an impressionable eight-year-old and was in grade three, writes Fr Frank Brennan SJ in Eureka

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Commemorations of the sinking of the Titanic 100 years ago will put the spotlight on a young Irish priest whose photographs are some of the only surviving images of life onboard the liner on its first and last voyage, reports the Catholic News

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The Sheen-Estevez family has had its gloss knocked off by a prodigal son but they’re still standing tall, reports The Sydney Morning Herald. Martin Sheen and his eldest son, Emilio Estevez, bonded as never before on The Way, a movie set along El Camino

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  John 20:1-9 Early on the first day of the week, while it was still dark, Mary Magdalene came to the tomb and saw that the stone had been removed from the tomb. 2So she ran and went to Simon Peter and the other disciple, the one whom Jesus loved, and

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When Jesus and His disciples walked through the city of Jerusalem to the place where they were going to celebrate the Last Supper, they walked through rubbish and refuse. Everybody did because that’s what it was like living in those cities in those

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James Martin, SJ, reflects on his visit to Capernaum and the Sea of Galilee.

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This Lent I was struck by the number of articles and conversations I have engaged with on the subject of giving things up, especially in the food line. Some writers remark on how people they know who have given up all other practices of religion continue to

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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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