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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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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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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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