The Book of Revelation is released as a graphic novel, Vatican bank position is filled and a former head of the Catholic Relief Service, Ken Hackett (pictured), is the new US Ambassador to the Vatican. {split

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For the homeless of Victoria, winter without a coat is often sadly a reality. Two years ago, the Order of Malta, which is celebrating its 900th anniversary this year, began the Coats for the Homeless program.         {split

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Novelist, essayist, and English professor Curtis White defends poetry and philosophy against the culture of ‘scientism’, despite his own atheism.                   {split

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The Rev Fr Andrew Greeley, the outspoken best-selling novelist and sociologist, died recently. This obituary from The New York Times.                    {split

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Myanmar archbishop gives human rights update during his Melbourne visit, Victorian regional youth ministry hold gatherings, and the NSW CEO backs a plan to stamp out bullying.                   {split

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Luke 9:18-24 One day when Jesus was praying alone with his disciples he asked: ‘Who do the crowds say I am?’                                   {split

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In Catholic circles these days, discussions of religious life for women are often accompanied by laments.                            {split

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When you think of religious pilgrimage, the Holy Land comes to mind, or perhaps the Vatican. But Ireland has  more than 1500 years of Christian tradition.        

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Fifty years after the death of Pope John XXIII, comparisons are being invited between him and Francis. A specialist in interreligious dialogue explains what they have in common.                 {split

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World Refugee Day reminds us that people who seek asylum are not ‘illegals’, writes Clare Condon.                                   {split

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The election of a new pope was always likely to inspire a race to the printing presses. The potential readership is huge (millions of English-speaking Catholics eager to know more about their leader) and in these uncertain economic times publishers can hardly

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Luke 7:11-17 Jesus went to a town called Nain, accompanied by his disciples and a great number of people. When he was near the gate of the town it happened that a dead man was being carried out for burial, the only son of his mother, and she was a widow.

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I entered the seminary in Dublin in October 1962, just one week before the opening of the Second Vatican Council. The winter of 1962-63 was one of the bleakest in decades, and our seminary was a very cold place in more ways than one. My memory of the

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John 16:12-15 Jesus said to his disciples: 'I still have many things to say to you but they would be too much for you now. But when the Spirit of truth comes he will lead you to the complete truth, since he will not be speaking as from himself but will

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At first, I began to get impatient as Lizzie meticulously studied each wooden cross. All had been handcrafted, making them unique in appearance, and her examination process made it a time-consuming ordeal, writes Mark Reidy in The Record. Lizzie is a young

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When it comes to abortion, there is one practice that even most pro-choice supporters find indefensible: sex-selection abortion, also known as female gendercide. It's no surprise that a higher ratio of girls are aborted in certain countries where male

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he Great Gatsby has been touted as many things: one of the contenders for the title of “The Great American Novel,” a flash game, and now, a summer blockbuster. But for all the things that The Great Gatsby has been, a good example certainly is not

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Riverview boys tough it out on the Kokoda track, local students prepare for WYD, Cardinal Pell delivers his Pentecost Catechesis, titled Why Faith Matters, and Vinnies says thanks to volunteers.  Vinnies says thanks to volunteers (Canberra

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The first report by the Vatican financial watchdog reveals suspicious transactions, the Pope calls on Catholics worldwide to pray for Chinese Catholics, and also says Christians must recognise the good that others do, and Jesuit superior Nicolas

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Fr Ian Weatherall Born January 19, 1922, died April 30, 2013 Ian Charles Weatherall was born on January 19, 1922 at Clayton-le-Moors, Lancashire, the only child of Ian Weatherall, a First World War Army officer with the 9th Bhopal Infantry, known as the Bo

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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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