Sr Mary at the ACU

Good Samaritan Sister Mary McDonald - educator, ecologist, feminist theologian - has been described as one of the "extraordinary figures of the Australian Church," writes Stephanie Thomas.

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Lorenzo Albacete

Monsignor Lorenzo Albacete was the former aerospace researcher who became a priest, confidant of popes, articulate interpreter of Vatican goings-on and defender of faith to a secular world, writes The Globe and Mail.

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Germans scale the Wall

This touching video from the Catholic News Service replays those stunning scenes in Berlin 25 years ago when the Wall fell, and shows us Pope Francis recalling those events during his Angelus address in St Peter's Square.

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The United Nations headquarters in New York will hold an exhibition starting next week which will showcase manuscripts documenting the life of St Francis - the first time in 700 years the documents have left Italy, reports The New York Times.

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John Paul II with Yasser Arafat

UK court examines midwife rights on abortion, Cardinal Burke reaction, Franciscans help US war veterans, NZ and PNG react to Synod, Benedict in good health, Indian women die after mass sterilisation.

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The Archbishop with his mother

Anthony Fisher OP was installed as Archbishop of Sydney on Wednesday. In his homily, the 54-year-old Dominican friar and former lawyer spoke of difficult times, and pledged to "serve, not to be served," while striving for a "humbler" Church.

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John Ronald Reuel Tolkien

This brilliantly woven biography of the Catholic author John Ronald Reuel Tolkien by Raymond Edwards reveals a life of "autumn-leaf melancholy" redeemed by the flowering of his literary art, writes Christopher Howse.

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Donella Johnston

Spring is the season of renewal and an excellent time to reflect on future directions. As Donella Johnston surveys the scene, she sees a rich harvest of women's wisdom underway.

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Fr Patrick

Fr Patrick Colbourne OFM Cap speaks five languages, has worked with leading neurosurgeons, performed at the Sydney Opera House, translated documents for the Vatican and been the provincial of a religious order, writes The Southern Cross.

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Parable of the Talents

Matthew 25:14-30 A challenging parable from the Gospel according to Matthew, which brings us to deep reflection on the nature of God's plan for us.

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Archbishop Hart with the Pope

Monks of Tarrawarra Abbey celebrate jubilee, Gough Whitlam on Christianity, Frank Brennan on Wayne Goss, CatholicCare worker recognised, Archbishop Denis Hart: My experience of the Family Synod, Remembrance Day 2014.

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Hildegard von Bingen

St Hildegard of Bingen might have lived in a medieval world, but her life and faith continue to offer an example for women today, and a fasincating paradox of strength and humility, writes Tina McCormick for CNA.

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Monsignor OBrien

The Archdiocese of New York has announced the death of Msgr William O’Brien, a co-founder of Daytop Village, one of the most successful residential drug and alcohol treatment programs in the USA, writes The New York Times.

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Protestant martyr

In Nazi Germany, Pastor Dietrich Bonhoeffer emerged as a Christian voice of defiance. This biography by Charles Marsh examines a compelling life story without succumbing to hagiography, writes Michael Hollerich.

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Catholic inspiration

A new exhibition at the Art Gallery of NSW features a Last Supper themed work by pop-icon Andy Warhol. This video by Sotheby's explains the importance of Catholic ritual and spirituality in Warhol's work. 

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Pakistan PM

Pope to honour Turin Shroud, Cardinal Tagle laments Synod media coverage, Vatican says religious freedom eroding in US/Europe, Vatican ethicist on Brittany Maynard's suicide, Syria, Anglicans and Catholics co-operate on anti-trafficking.

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John 2: 13-22 This passage from John's Gospel offers the high drama of Jesus' anger in the temple at Jerusalem, and his offering a prophecy of his own death and resurrection.

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Maryann Kolkia RSM

Mercy Sister Maryanne Kolkia is living out an uplifting and life-giving vocation assisting with Mercy Works in PNG, where the Sisters of Mercy are making a difference improving the lives of people in this poor Pacific nation.

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Pope Francis on Monday

Rivalry and vainglory are two worms that weaken the Church. We should instead act in a spirit of humility and harmony, without seeking our own interests, Pope Francis told a congregation at Casa Santa Marta on Monday.

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Healthy faith

"If faith could be packaged in a pill, the stock price of drug companies would soar," writes Rob Moll, editor-at-large with Christianity Today. Here, he examines the clear health benefits of religion for Relevant Magazine.

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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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