Greetings from the Holy City of the Resurrection, City of Hope where life conquered death. The all important event for all in Palestine and Israel has been the Palestinian Authority’s request to the United Nations to vote on the recognition of

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Out of the tragedy of the Twin Towers came a new friendship and trust between the leaders of Birmingham's faith communities. I am very pleased to have the opportunity of addressing this meeting on the subject of the future for inter-faith relations, says

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Matthew 20:1-16 ‘For the kingdom of heaven is like a landowner who went out early in the morning to hire labourers for his vineyard. 2After agreeing with the labourers for the usual daily wage, he sent them into his vineyard. 3When he went out about

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Anyone who has been cut off from light or, like those miners, trapped in a dark place, will know the deep hunger that rises within for this most taken-for-granted gift, writes Sr Redempta Twomey in the St Columbans Mission Society journal. The amazing rescue

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Sr Nuala Kenny is a medical doctor, ethicist, professor, as well as a co-author of the Winter Report and a contributor to the groundbreaking "From Pain to Hope" guidelines addressing clergy sexual abuse. In this special Witness interview on Salt and

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Mythology is not only loads of fun, but often highly profitable. For proof, look no further than this: Dan Brown has written a book about the Vatican, which was pure fantasy; I’ve also written a book about the Vatican, which, if I do say so myself, has

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A priest in Victoria questioned the Afghan war, another recalled his desperate flight from Ethiopia. Noel Pearson criticised the impact of social inclusion policy on Aborigines, while young indigenous mentors are having a positive effect at schools

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UK judges accused of bias against Christians, Indonesian Muslim students visit the Vatican, a priest in Gaza says conditions are unbearable, and the Russian patriarch urges Rome to end their disupute. Lack of clergy at Sept 11 memorial prompts

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With the death of the eminent art historian Bernard Smith, a chapter closes in Australian intellectual life. He was a rigorous historian of Australia's cultural development and an astute critic of art and society, and was recognised as the father of

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Monica Weis SSJ, The Environmental Vision of Thomas Merton (University Press of Kentucky), $79.95 Click here for a 20% discount on these and other books from Church Resources and John Garrett Publishing Trappist monk Thomas Merton wrote in his journal:

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This is the period in the liturgical year in which the second reading at the Office of Readings comes from St Augustine’s Sermon on the Shepherds (sometimes called the Sermon on Pastors, otherwise known as sermon 46). St Augustine was a brilliant writer

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Father George Rutler remembers the immediate aftermath of the September 11 attack as surreal. “The whole scene looked liked a black and white movie, with all the colour drained out – that made it even harder to grasp that the shocking events were

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Matthew 18:21-35 Then Peter came and said to Jesus, ‘Lord, if another member of the church sins against me, how often should I forgive? As many as seven times?’ 22Jesus said to him, ‘Not seven times, but, I tell you, seventy-seven times.

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Several years ago, before I joined the Jesuits, I was on holiday visiting my brother and sister who live in the United States, writes Roger Dawson SJ in Thinking Faith. When I was coming back I checked in at the airport a few hours before my flight departed

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On September 11, 2001, I was working at my desk at America in New York City. That morning my mother called from Philadelphia to tell me that a plane had crashed into the World Trade Centre. She was worried about me. This video is a spiritual pilgrimage back

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Launching two new books earlier this year, Sister Wendy Beckett (pictured) said that, after 30 years of studying religious art, she has written "as a Catholic" for the first time, previously "never using religious language so as not to put off the atheists

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 A statue of St John was beheaded in Qld, charities claim the disabled are set up to fail, Peter Cosgrove talks about leadership at ACU, and teachers visit Timor (pictured) to donate laptops. Toowoomba statue of John the Apostle beheaded (The

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A Colombian priest was murdered, a Chinese nun and priest were beaten, Indian bishops want mercy for the assassins of Rajiv Gandhi (pictured) and the Church condemned assaults on Cuban dissidents. Colombian priest shot dead (ICN)  Indian church

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He used to joke about being wheelchair-bound. “I am like the Colosseum, I’m a ruin, but very popular,” said the Polish cardinal Andrej Maria Deskur, friend of John Paul II, who he met for lunch once a week. The Cardinal died last week

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William J. O’Malley SJ, The Wow Factor: Bringing the Catholic Faith to Life Orbis Books Click here for a 20% discount on these and other books from Church Resources and John Garrett Publishing  The Jesuit priest and educator William

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

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