Cardinal Tagle

Cardinal Luis Tagle of Manila is a moderate leader open to compromise. He rejects ostentation and believes in a hierarchy that listens. Is the new confidence of Catholics like Cardinal Tagle the true measure of the 'Francis Effect'?

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Our Lady of the Aborigines

In the 1950s, exiled Czech artist Karel Kupka, arrived in Arnhem Land. His Catholic faith was subtly remade as he studied the art of indigenous Australia. He brought together these ancient traditions in a striking painting of the Madonna.

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Samaritan woman at the well

John 4:5-41 - 'Come and see a man who told me everything I have ever done! He cannot be the Messiah, can he?'

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Ukraine

For the first time since the end of the Second World War, one European country is attempting to wrest control of the territory of another, using force of arms. What now for the Catholics of the Ukraine? Full coverage of crisis inside.

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Augustinian Fr Dave Austin

Royal Commission, Archbishop Hart starts Tridentine parish, Dominican pilgrimage, Bathurst Cathedral, Bishop Wright, Zoe's Law, Melbourne Eparchy, Missionaries of God's Love, 'Twiggy' Forrest to the rescue.

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Landfill, Lopburi in Thailand

Flight MH370, Orthodox ecumenism, anti-war priest imprisoned, Pope meets Argentine President, Nigeria, South Sudan, Philippines typhoon, Thai scavengers, UK welfare stoush, no sour faces please - we're Catholic! 

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William Shakespeare

Shakespeare was an enigmatic writer. But was he secretly keeping the Catholic faith in Elizabethan England? Author David Kastan provides a review of the evidence that should be the first port of call for anyone interested in the subject.

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Habemus Papem!

Catholics discuss how the papacy of Francis has impacted the world and the Church. Also, Cardinal Pell interview on Francis the 'game changer' and more.

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Kyrie eleison

Amid the noise and haste of modern existence, it can be easy to lose track of what really sustains us and gives our lives direction, writes Br Michael Green FMS, Director of Marist Schools Australia.

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Transfiguration of Christ

Matthew 17:1-9 'His face shone like the sun, and his clothes became dazzling white. Suddenly there appeared to them Moses and Elijah, talking with him.'

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Cardinal Walter Kasper

'I told the Pope from the very beginning that I have my opinions and he encouraged me to speak about my opinions, he wanted an open discussion about an urgent problem,' explains Cardinal Kasper, who has addressed cardinals.

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Free Derry mural

In the places where war seems everlasting and insoluble, those who seek peace should find inspiration in a tough little Northern Irish town with two names and one big heart, writes Tony Thomson.

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Fresh air!

Like Pope John XXIII, who opened the windows of the Vatican to the fresh air of the Second Vatican Council, so too Francis has reopened those same windows to the winds of the Holy Spirit, with results that continue to surprise and inspire, writes NCR.

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Sr Xavier

More than half the participants in her retreats were illiterate tribal people from other religions. She spent the first four days teaching basic catechism. With the aid of charts, she taught them about Jesus, Mary, and Joseph, and the Sacraments.

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Timothy Radcliffe OP

Timothy Radcliffe OP is a former master of the Dominican Order. He believes that this Papacy could mark the most fundamental change in the governance of the Church in centuries, from monarchy to collegiality.

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Recollections

'In the years of collaboration with him, it became ever more clear to me that John Paul II was a saint,' the Pope Emeritus has told Polish journalist Wlodzimierz Redzioch in a written interview.

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Offensive?

International Women's Day, gun-toting David infuriates Italy, Pope's Holy Land visit to proceed, Castel Gandolfo, Korean Augustinians, Patriarch Emeritus of Lisbon, Caritas, South Sudan.

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Michelle Goh (centre)

New Sister of Mercy, new priests, new Josephite leaders, Syro-Malabar Catholic eparchy, Yarrawonga, Hobart, Brisbane, Perth, Project Compassion, Lent

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President Putin with Pope

Pope Francis took the job at a time of immense challenges for the Church, from the scourge of sex abuse to financial troubles at the Vatican, while world crises emerged from Syria to Ukraine. How is he responding to such challenges?

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Inauguration of Pope

March 19, 2013: Pope Francis presides over the solemn inaugural Mass of his Pontificate on the Feast of St Joseph. Watch also other highlights of the Pope's year, including his first address and Rio WYD.

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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

Daily Prayer

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

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