Cardinal John Oniykan of Nigeria

Paul VI miracle confirmed, 'torture: 'Vatican before UN, first gay bishop gets divorce, Mozilla controversy,  US politicians permitted to pray, Vatican museums, Sri Lanka, Brasil, South Africa elections. 

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Swearing in of the Swiss Guard on May 6

On Tuesday morning, in the San Damaso courtyard of the apostolic palace, 30 young men took a solemn oath of allegiance to the Pope amidst military pomp and ceremony. They are the newest Swiss Guards of the Vatican.

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Christ the Good Shepherd

Gospel – John 10:1-10 'I came that they might have life and have it abundantly'.

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The quiet God

09-May-2014
Fr Ron Rolheiser

One of the reasons why we struggle with faith is that God's presence is rarely dramatic, overwhelming, sensational or something impossible to ignore. God doesn't work like that, writes Fr Ron Rolheiser.

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Vinnies Appeal to help homeless

Doctor admits assisting suicide, ACBC statement on Asylum Seekers, Afghans resettled, Albury abortion protest, Sandhurst, Ballarat, Prayer vigil at Foreign Minister's office ends in court, 'anti-Catholicism' at The Age?

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Catholic church in Nunavut, Canada.

It is said that the Catholic Church 'thinks in centuries, not in years.' This scale of thinking is precisely what is needed as Pontifical science academies host a conference entitled 'Sustainable Humanity, Sustainable Nature: Our Responsibility'.

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St Mary MacKillop and Julian Woods

The historic fusion of the Perthville 'Black' Josephites, and the original 'Brown' Josephite Sisters was marked in Bathurst last weekend. So how did the brown and the black come to be separate in the first place?

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Charles Darwin

In Ask the Beasts: Darwin and the God of Love, feminist theologian Sr Elizabeth Johnson CSJ sets out to show how Christian theology can speak productively with Darwin's theory of evolution.

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Cardinal Emmanuel III Delly

Cardinal Emmanuel III Delly, Patriarch emeritus of Babylon of the Chaldeans died in a hospital in San Diego, California. He was 87 years old. 

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Rodin in Rome

02-May-2014
The Hand of God, by Rodin

Auguste Rodin's sculptures are on exhibit at Terme di Diocleziano in Rome. Organized in partnership with the Musée Rodin of Paris, 'Rodin. Marble, Life' is the most complete retrospective ever dedicated to the great French sculptor.

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Nicholas of Cusa

A cardinal, diplomat, philosopher, theologian and mathematician, he was one of the first to realise the earth is not at the centre of the cosmos. This forgotten genius developed a theory that we can only attain knowledge by admitting our ignorance.

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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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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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