Nazis on the Run: How Hitler's Henchmen Fled Justice, By Gerald Steinacher, Oxford University Press, 416pp. $A49.95The story of fugitive "Nazis on the run" is not really a new one, but it has been subject to numerous elisions and distortions ever since it

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Veteran Catholic author and activist, and now blogger for America magazine, Sidney Callahan, has an answer for New York's Archbishop Timothy Dolan and other prominent churchmen who worry that legalising same sex marriage will lead to accepting polygamy in the

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With a mini-pilgrimage walk done, one formation day left and a Commissioning Mass at St Stephen's Cathedral in Brisbane this weekend, World Youth Day fever continues to grow around the nation, reports the Catholic Leader. Pilgrimage co-ordinator and

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Matthew 13:1-23 That same day Jesus went out of the house and sat beside the sea. 2Such great crowds gathered around him that he got into a boat and sat there, while the whole crowd stood on the beach. 3 And he told them many things in parables, saying:

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Fr Thomas Rosica interviews His Beatitude Michel Sabbah, Latin Patriarch emeritus of Jerusalem, who retired in 2008, about the challenges that Christians face each day as they live their lives in the Holy Lands, and the meaning of authentic justice and peace

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A new set of banners, proclaiming “Intellect and Virtue: The Idea of a Catholic University,” appeared across the campus of the Catholic University of America last January alongside traditional banners with the school’s motto, Deus lux mea

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A week of landmarks and icons: Susan Pascoe (pictured), the former head of the Victorian Catholic Education Commission, was appointed to head a NFP taskforce, Sydney's longest serving priest retired after 63 years, the Jesus-Islam billboards have arrived in

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A geographical smorgasbord: in Europe the Vatican returned to profit, Prince Albert faces a paternity test, British MPs called for an inquiry into the BBC over euthanasia coverage and a Holocaust denier bishop blamed TV interviewers for his comments. In

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  Otto von Habsburg, the one-time heir to the imperial throne of Austria-Hungary, who during a long career in European politics was a strong proponent of unifying the divided continent, died on Monday at his home in Pöcking, Germany, reports the

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Robert Hughes Rome Weidenfeld And Nicolson $A39.95“Reader, be warned,” says Mary Beard in her review of Robert Hughes' Rome in The Guardian. “Skip the first 200 pages and start this book at chapter six, 'The Renaissance'. By the time Hughes

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James Martin SJ, in America magazine, blogs about a newly surfaced account of a brief conversation that Dorothy Day had with a Catholic Worker colleague  about her abortion. Day, the co-founder of the Catholic Worker movement and longtime

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How those Athenians in the first century would have relished the communication explosion we experience today, writes Sr Redempta Twomey in the St Columbans Mission Society magazine. The ancient Greeks Paul met, who ‘used their time for nothing

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The golden bust of the man with the curly beard and wide-open eyes is the first thing visitors notice when they enter the new exhibition, titled Treasures of Heaven, at the British Museum. The golden man doesn’t so much welcome arrivals as buttonhole

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Matthew 11:25-30 At that time Jesus said, ‘I thank you, Father, Lord of heaven and earth, because you have hidden these things from the wise and the intelligent and have revealed them to infants; 26 "Yes, Father, for such was your gracious will. 27All

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The Franciscans in Preston, England, organised a Eucharistic flash mob in the centre of Preston on Ascension Thursday, in the spirit of "New Evangelization".

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The industry term for the appeal of a Web site is “sticky.” Visitors (or “eyeballs”) stick to a site if it is interesting, lively, useful, provocative and generally appealing. Conversely, the “bounce rate” refers to how

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A mixed menu: schools get tough on web bullies and young pilgrims prepare for WYD. Mt Isa has a new Catholic social services centre, and in Canberra the Chief Justice of the High Court (pictured) spoke on ethics and the law. Sister Anne's move to Lithgow

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A week marked by dispute and also adoration: Californian bishops spoke out on children's vaccinations, a poll found Austrians don't trust the church, the head of the US John Jay college criticised media coverage of its abuse

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Leading the men of the 8th Battalion of the Royal Australian Regiment combined honour, duty and responsibility for Colonel Keith O'Neill, not just during its tour of operations in Vietnam in 1969-70 but until his final days. Despite the torrential rain in

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Mark Mossa SJ, Already There: Letting God Find You (St Anthony Messenger Press) $A22.95Mark E. Thibodeaux SJ, God's Voice Within: The Ignatian Way to Discover God's Will (Loyola Press) $A23.95 St Ignatius Loyola, the founder of the Society of Jesus, meant

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

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