Evangelii Gaudium

Bishop Pat Power called it the most enriching and life-giving papal document since Vatican II. Evangelii Gaudium is the first major document authored by Francis. Analysis from Pat Power, Frank Brennan, George Weigel, and others within.

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Sr Anne Cunliffe

Sr Anne Cunliffe, head of Catholic Religious Australia, speaks to ABC Radio's Noel Debien, on hopes held by Catholic women. More, including comments by Archbishops Hart and Coleridge inside.

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Pope Francis at Lampedusa

From the moment he greeted the vast crowd after his election in St Peter’s Square with a casual ‘Buona sera’, the new Pope sent a strong message to the world’s media - here was a Pope who would be different.

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Alan Jones

Sydney broadcaster Alan Jones spoke with Cardinal George Pell in Rome on the day of the inauguration of the newly elected Pope Francis. Is Pope Francis conservative or liberal?

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Press conference

Pope Francis surprised many and set the tone for his Papacy with this now famous press conference conducted on the return from World Youth Day in Brazil. He wants a pastoral Church of mercy.

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Cardinal Ratzinger

As we mark a year since his resignation, we return to an enlightening TV interview - still the only extended English language TV interview undertaken with the man who would become Pope Benedict XVI.

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St Teresa of Avila

Rogue trader repents, Cardinal Turkson criticises anti-gay laws, changes at Lourdes, Buddhists to the rescue in Phillipines, Legion of Christ, Nigeria, NZ, UK, US, Pope invited to St Teresa's 500th anniversary in Spain.

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100314.Bolt from the blue 2

This interview with Pope Francis from August 2013, in Rome, is with Antonio Spadaro SJ, editor in chief of La Civiltà Cattolica, the Italian Jesuit journal. It covered topics from his papal apartment to Fellini films. Excerpts and analysis within.

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Benedict the Meek

01-Mar-2014
Pope Benedict

There’s no question that Francis is shaking up the Church in new and profound ways. But for those who thank God for the Francis Revolution, it’s now time too to thank its soft-spoken founder: Benedict the Meek, writes TIME magazine.

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Diamond Creek celebrations

Asylum seekers, Diamond Creek Centenary, Knights of Southern Cross, Dominican Sisters' Homebush vigil, prayers for Egypt, Glenorchy TAS, news from around Australia.

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Consider the birds

Can any of you by worrying add a single hour to your span of life? A reflection from John W Martens of the University of St Thomas.

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Three faiths

It all too often seems forgotten that Mary and her son, Jesus, were observant Jews. Islam too shares roots with Judaism. Edward Kessler studies the encounters between all these spiritual children of Abraham, and tracks recent changes.

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Sr Janet Mead

Sr Janet Mead's rendition of The Lord's Prayer was an international smash-hit in 1973, selling millions and pipped only by Elvis at the Grammy Awards. Sr Janet wasn't alone as a chart-topping nun of the era of vinyl. Listen in as the ABC tells the story.

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Cardinal Pell  with the Pope

Cardinal George Pell is about to become one of the highest ranking Catholics in the world. He will soon depart for Rome to take up a position as head of the Vatican's new Secretariat for the Economy, supported by a team of qualified lay people. Full coverage and analysis within.

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Lily field

Matthew 6:24-34 Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these.

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Maria von Trapp

Maria von Trapp, who has died aged 99, was the last of the original Trapp Family Singers, whose story was the inspiration for the Broadway show and hugely successful 1965 film, The Sound of Music

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Pope Pius XI

Pius XI was Pope for the inter-war period and faced the rise of Mussolini, Stalin and Hitler. He freed the Popes from their 'imprisonment' in the Vatican by signing a pact with Italy, but faced a world hurtling towards war and Holocaust. 

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Fr Timothy Radcliffe

UN & Caritas battle AIDS, Quebec Charter, British diocese publishes survey, UK poverty row, Libyan deaths, Archbishop Chaput, Milan Expo, Ivory Coast, Nigeria, Cardinal Dolan, Timothy Radcliffe controversy, Baby Pope.

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Bishop Comensoli

Emmanuel Community, Knights of Southern Cross, liturgical music, Presentation Sisters at Murgon, Dominicans,  Artful Dodgers Studios Collingwood, TAS BBQs, Lent in SA, Bishop Comensoli Apostolic Administrator for Sydney.

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Br Peter Bray FSC

What's the first thing that comes to you mind when you hear the word 'Palestinians'? If you didn't answer 'ordinary people', then you may need to watch this presentation by Bethlehem University's Br Peter Bray.

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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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