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The 21st century is unlikely to see a fundamental conflict of political ideology in the way the 20th century was dominated by it. But it might well see a clash of religious or cultural ideology, writes Tony Blair in NCR Online. The reason the study and

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Yoshi Suzukawa SGS --- Good Samaritan Sister, Yoshi Suzukawa, slowly scans the titles of the musty books. Standing in her community’s small library in Mara, Japan,, just left of the section on ecology, she picks up a small book with many dog-eared

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Matthew 25:14-30 Jesus spoke this parable to his disciples: ‘For it is as if a man, going on a journey, summoned his slaves and entrusted his property to them; 15to one he gave five talents, to another two, to another one, to each according to his

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And I was afraid..... Words, phrases and incidents from the Bible have shaped the ways we speak. To take just one type of example: When people describe someone as a ‘Judas’ or a ‘scapegoat’, a ‘prodigal son’ or a

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Vatican City is a city and sovereign nation just like any other, in some respects, but with some notable differences. Salt + Light takes a tour behind the walls to see how Vatican City protects its citizens, communicates with the world, keeps its

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For 100 years or more, most western countries have worked on the axiom that our common life together ought to be deliberately secular. Religion in a free society may be acceptable as a private activity, like knitting or going to the gym, but it has no proper

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A man is coaxed down from a church scaffold in Queensland, Jesuit priest Fr John Eddy dies, and Archbishop Hart opens the Missionaries of God's Love seminary (pictured) in Melbourne.   Being green is God's work, says Rev Costello (SMH) Man coaxed

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A priest is abducted in Nigeria, a monastery is attacked in Vietnam, an Amercian earthquake topples a turret at a Catholic uni, Japanese bishops call for an end to nuclear power, and the Archbishop of Florence (pictured) escapes a gun attack. Women's

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In October last year, Martin "Marty" Hegarty celebrated 40 years in a unique, creative ministry assisting Catholic priests transitioning out of the clerical state into lay life.  No one has kept score, but it is generally estimated that Hegarty and his

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Julian Guthrie, The Grace of Everyday Saints:  How a Band of Believers Lost Their Church and Found Their Faith Click here for a 20% discount on this and other books from Church Resources and John Garrett Publishing Bishops have struggled with the

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Sue Rivett with Father Kevin Taylor --- Adelaide woman Sue Rivett has become a canon lawyer, the first non-religious South Australian woman to get this role. The 63-year-old mother of three received the Licence in Canon Law from the Catholic

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People of the Nook

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Publishers Weekly recently reported that we are in the midst of a "Digital Bible Explosion." Apps of the Bible are now more frequently downloaded than Angry Birds, and the sacred texts of other religions aren’t far behind: there’s an iQuran,

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Matthew 25:1-13 Jesus told this parable to his disciples: ‘The kingdom of heaven will be like this. Ten bridesmaids took their lamps and went to meet the bridegroom. 2 Five of them were foolish, and five were wise. 3When the foolish took their lamps,

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After a six-hour drive, I motored into Rockhampton in Central Queensland with only 20 minutes to spare last Sunday night. At 7.30pm, there was to be a paraliturgy in St Joseph’s Cathedral celebrating the life of Michael Hayes who had been a priest

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This Youtube video features Archbishop Philip Wilson speaking about the ethos of being a Living Catholic. From this week until Lent, Perspectives will run stories about how the Catholic faith is lived every day at home and around the world, starting below

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As protesters demonstrate against corporate greed and politicians struggle with the eurozone crisis, the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace has published proposals for reforming international finance. It is a document that puts morality back into the

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Cardinal Pell responds to an article in the Australian, and there are two notable deaths within the community: Sr Eileen Heath, 106, in Eest Australia and Fr Michael Hayes in Rockhampton. On a brighter note, a new school was blessed in Newcastle, a new Bible

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SSPX leaders rejected a proposed Vatican preamble, a new book explored the morality of cell research, an association of Irish priests pushed for reform and English sister Jacinta (pictured holding the statue) said she hopes to evangelise 'pagan'

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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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Mass on Demand

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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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Daily Prayer

Daily Prayer

All your daily readings, reflections and prayers can be found here... 

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