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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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On Saturday, August 6, at the end of the 6pm Mass, Fr Christopher Sheehy paused to advise the congregation that he had clipped Cardinal Pell's most recent article from The Catholic Weekly and posted it on the church noticeboard.  ''I cannot understand

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Charles E. Curran, The Social Mission of the U.S. Catholic Church: A Theological Perspective Georgetown Univ. Press.   Click here for a 20% discount on this and other books from Church Resources and John Garrett Publishing Charles E. Curran is one of

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While participating in the "Occupy Wall Street" protests in lower Manhattan, I have begun to wonder what would happen if Catholics took this model and applied it to their passion for and grievances with their own church. Imagine a group of Catholics whose

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Midnight contraction pains signaled to Melanie Pritchard that labor was beginning. If all went well, her baby would have a birth date on July 28th, 2010. Melanie phoned her mother to say that her husband Doug was taking her to the hospital. Melanie Pritchard

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Matthew 22:1-14 Once more Jesus spoke to them in parables, saying: 2’The kingdom of heaven may be compared to a king who gave a wedding banquet for his son. 3He sent his slaves to call those who had been invited to the wedding banquet, but

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I can say that, unwittingly, I was following Cardijn's principles in my desire to set up a Young Catholic Students Group in my first years of teaching at Sacred Heart School in New Town. I was inspired to set this group in motion in our school because of a

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Ever since the pope officially announced that World Youth Day 2013 would be in Rio de Janeiro, preparations have been in full swing. Now organizers have launched a competition to find the best logo, says Rome Reports.

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George Weigel's recent syndicated article ("The Enduring Importance of Centesimus Annus," June 22, 2011) attempts to reconcile Catholic Social Teaching with his free-market opinions by praising Centesimus Annus as a departure from the social patrimony of the

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Melbourne Bishop Tim Costelloe has ordained three new priests for the Divine Word misionaries while Newcastle Bishop Bill Wright says he is appalled by political rhetoric on asylum seekers and an Australian missionary in India plans to walk from Melbourne to

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Argentina has refused to extradite to France a former army captain convicted of killing two French nuns during the 1970s while the US bishops have reissued their statement on 'Faithful Citizenship' and three Canadian Catholic churches are going for the

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Charles Kingsley Barrett, who has died aged 94, stood alongside CH Dodd as the greatest British New Testament scholar of the 20th century.  Barrett regarded commentary on the texts as the primary task of the biblical scholar, and his meticulous

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Yves Congar, trans. Paul Philibert, True and False Reform in the Church, Liturgical Press Click here for a 20% discount on this and other books from Church Resources and John Garrett Publishing The first edition of Yves Congar’s irrepressible Vraie et

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America magazine has launched a campaign  to “Save The Altar Girls.” It seems that the practice has barely been in place for five minutes yet already there is a backlash against it, with a number of American dioceses ruling it

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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

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

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