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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.
Gospel – John 10:1-10 'I came that they might have life and have it abundantly'.
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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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'.
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?
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.
Cardinal Emmanuel III Delly, Patriarch emeritus of Babylon of the Chaldeans died in a hospital in San Diego, California. He was 87 years old.
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.
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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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.
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...'
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.
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.
Follow these links for some beautiful photos of the celebration of the canonisation of the two popes.
American Jesuit James Martin SJ responds to common critiques of the canonisation process and explains the meanings of sainthood.
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.