Cambodian PM with Foreign Minister Bishop in February.000

McAuley Mother's Day appeal against violence to women, Cardinal Pell on saints, Good Samaritan Sisters, Marist Brothers, Aussies in St Peter's Square, Archbishop Coleridge on Aussie Saints, Brian Harradine funeral, Federal Budget.

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David.Cameron1

Inequality and hope in South Africa, Gerry Adams arrested, Pope conspiracy play is a fizzer, White House blog on canonisations, Irish church-state relations, Sth Sudan headed for famine, job angels of Italy.

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Augustin Bea SJ

Listen to a special meditation on the life of the great Jesuit Cardinal Augustin Bea, to mark the 200th anniversary of the 'Restoration' of the Jesuits. 

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Supper at Emmaus

02-May-2014
Supper at Emmaus by Carravaggio

Gospel – Luke 24:13-35: 'When he was at the table with them, he took bread, blessed and broke it, and gave it to them...'

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Sr Hilda

Sr Hilda Scott of Jamberoo Abbey may be Australia's most famous contemplative nun. Here she tells the story of how she found her vocation, and speaks of moments that stirred her heart.

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Leunig

The cartoonist-philosopher-artist Michael Leunig finds modern meaning in the Easter story in his latest book called Holy Fool - a collection of his art, writes Madonna Magazine.

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A very high Mass indeed

Follow these links for some beautiful photos of the celebration of the canonisation of the two popes.

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Father James Martin SJ

American Jesuit James Martin SJ responds to common critiques of the canonisation process and explains the meanings of sainthood.

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Pope John Paul II and Sir Gilbert Levine

A very personal account of an extraordinary friendship: Jewish conductor Sir Gilbert Levine reflects on encounters with John Paul II - a man whom he believed God put on this earth to bring Catholics and Jews together.

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Saintly statistics

28-Apr-2014
Mary MacKillop, Australian Saint

Ever wondered how many saints have been recognised by the Church? Or how many popes have been made saints? And what is the process for sainthood? Here are some saintly stats from the Religion News Service.

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Boys in costume in Manila

From Manila to Montreal, Dublin to Melbourne and everywhere in between, Catholics have come together to celebrate the canonisation of two great models of Christian virtue.

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Hand of a pilgrim

It has been dubbed 'the day of the four Popes,' an unprecedented occasion in the 2000-year history of the Church, writes Nick Squires in The New Zealand Herald.

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Papal canonisations

Many thousands were in attendance to watch the canonisation and Mass from St Peter's Square. Watch this unique ceremony  in full.

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Crowds at St Peters yesterday

News reports from Rome of this very special day of papal canonisations.

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Sainted Popes

This canonisation clearly is of intense significance for Catholics, but it is also a powerful opportunity to better our world for believers and non-believers alike, writes David Perry of Dominican University, Illinois, for CNN

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Sacred relic from the day JPII was shot

As a well travelled and thoroughly modern Saint, John Paul II has left behind a rich legacy of ordinary - and extraordinary - relics around the world, reports The Washington Post.

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Cold War

The Cold War had a profound effect on John XXIII. In April 1963, he issued the Pacem in Terris encyclical on 'establishing universal peace in truth, justice, charity and liberty.' Are we yet prepared to meet the challenges it poses? 

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Bishop Geoffrey Robinson

A student in Rome throughout John XXIII's pontificate, Bishop Geoffrey Robinson met the Pope two days after his election, when Cardinal Gilroy took Sydney students with him for his Papal visit.

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By his own hand

Pope John XXIII issued two major encyclicals, Mater et Magistra and Pacem in Terris, in which he called the faithful and people of good will to work toward the common good. Inside is a collection of links to his writings.

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By his own hand

Pope John Paul II emphasised social justice and human rights in his encyclicals Centesimus Annus and Laborem Exercens. He reached out to other religions and expressed a preference for the poor. Inside are links to his papal publications.

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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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