For Catholics, the sticky point about 9/11 is that their leader at the time, Cardinal Edward Egan (pictured), is often remembered for not being in New York City after the event, writes dotCommonweal. Within 90 minutes of the first attack, Egan would be

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Paschal Uche greets the Pope in England --- 1. Paschal Uche Paschal Uche is the personable young man who welcomed Pope Benedict outside Westminster Cathedral during the papal visit to Britain last September. Paschal, 22, is a pharmacy student from

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Matthew 18:15-20  If another member of the church sins against you, go and point out the fault when the two of you are alone. If the member listens to you, you have regained that one. 16 But if you are not listened to, take one or two others along with

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See the wise and wicked ones, who feed upon life's sacred fire. That's a lyric from a song by Gordon Lightfoot that tries to interpret the struggle going on in the heart of Miguel de Cervantes' mythical hero, Don Quixote. Goodness separates him from the

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It's probably the second-most powerful Vatican office - prefect of the Congregation of the Doctrine of the Faith, the head of the Vatican department historically known as the Office of the Holy Inquisition, reports the Trumpet. It’s the job that

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Queensland teachers were honoured for bravery, Lismore diocese is in court over a development application, and a Sydney college (pictured) helped build a library in PNG. On a sad note, Fr Roderick Bray passed away.  Excitement at ACU

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A slow week after WYD. The Church in England responded to the TV documentary on the Rosminians, the Turkish PM returned property to non-Muslims, Vietnamese Catholic activists were held on charges of subversion. American Archbishop Edwin O'Brien (pictured) was

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Sir Paul Reeves, who has died of cancer aged 78, touched hearts in New Zealand as have few public figures. As Primate and archbishop of New Zealand from 1980, he was a national figure at a time when the churches still counted for rather more than they do

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Why God Won’t Go Away, Alister McGrath, SPCK/Willow Connection, $18.50Mere Theology, Alister McGrath, SPCK/Willow Connection, $25.50 Click here for a 20% discount on these and other books from Church Resources and John Garrett Publishing Alister

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Great leaders are able to harness the energies of a group of people, tap into their motivation to achieve something worthwhile, and focus that motivation upon a task that is worth their commitment. These abilities are the hallmark of all good leaders. Think

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Formed in response to John Paul II's call to evangelise the world of sports, Catholic Athletes for Christ aims to share the Gospel in and through athletics. Join Fr Thomas Rosica as he perfects his baseball vocabulary and speaks with Ray McKenna, founder of

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A Zen master once wrote “No seed ever sees the flower.” We are all meant to begin things that will only come to fullness of fruit after us, writes Joan Chittister on NCR Online. With those insights in mind, we have to ask how it is that two

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Holy Father, this is the 26th World Youth Day, and the 12th celebrated with a big international meeting.  What is the significance of these events in the pastoral "strategy" of the Universal Church in the third millennium? Dear friends, greetings! I'm

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Matthew 16:21-27 From that time on, Jesus began to show his disciples that he must go to Jerusalem and undergo great suffering at the hands of the elders and chief priests and scribes, and be killed, and on the third day be raised. 22And Peter took him aside

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Marc Purcell, Executive Director Australian Council for International Development, speaks at a Social Policy connections forum earlier this month, on  whether Australia is doing enough in terms of international aid.

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A few weeks after the September 11 terrorist attacks, Pope John Paul II invited Muslim leaders to an interfaith prayer summit in Assisi, Italy, the site of a dramatic interreligious peace gathering he had hosted 15 years earlier, reports the Catholic News

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The Pope declares he love Australia (pictured), Victorians talk of their fundraising and pilgrimage experiences, a Sydney bishop celebrates 40 years of priesthood and a risque art exhibition opens in Melbourne.   Ballarat youth set up cardboard

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The bishop of Cloyne was criticised over his silence, Franciscans have translated the Bible into Japanese, a Nicaraguan priest was killed and Real Madrid football club gave the Pope his own jersey (pictured). Former Bishop of Cloyne slammed by Irish minister

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In 1946, when computers were few enormous machines, oddly slow by today's standards, and the Internet wasn't even an idea, a young Italian Jesuit priest planned to use machines and language elaboration for a titanic enterprise: organising the immense work of

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 Michael J. Lacey and Francis Oakley, The Crisis of Authority in Catholic Modernity, Oxford University Press $41.95 Click here for a 20% discount on these and other books from Church Resources and John Garrett Publishing According to some commentators,

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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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