Jesus preaching

Matthew 5:38-48 For if you love those who love you, what reward do you have?

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Paul Chatenoud

At his graveside, Paul Chatenoud was described as 'a poet, a creator, a farmer, a conformist, an anticonformist, an anarchist, a Catholic, a free man, a son, a brother, a husband, a father, a grandfather, and an artist whose masterpiece was his life '.

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The confessional

The Sacrament of Reconciliation is the target of stark and challenging examination in John Cornwell's critique of this most Catholic of rituals.

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The Magdala Stone

Mary Magdalene's hometown hid its treasures for nearly 2000 years. Among them are a synagogue in which Jesus almost certainly preached, an adjacent ritual bath complex, and a rare first century stone carved to depict the Second Temple.

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Pedro Arupe SJ

Listen to a special meditation on the life of the great Jesuit leader Pedro Arupe, to mark the 200th anniversary of the 'Restoration' of the Jesuits.

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Who makes chocolate?

Power of prayers for Sudanese refugees, caring for Thai orphans, Rockhampton's Br Mick, Dr John Lyons, Wilston centenary, Perth farewell, TAS Josephite jubilees, slavery-free chocolate campaign

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Sr Monica Cavanagh

In March, Sr Monica Cavanagh will take up the post of congregational leader of St Mary MacKillop's Josephite Sisters. Like the good Saint Mary herself, Sr Monica found her vocation in the Australian bush.

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Fr Augustus Tolton

Fr Augustus Tolton was the first African-American priest. Born a slave, denied entry to US seminaries, he travelled to Rome to be enter the priesthood. Overcoming racism, he became a respected pastor. Now he is on the path to sainthood.

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The Beatles

It's fifty years since The Beatles took America by storm. The world has never seen anything like it before or since. Or has it? In this piece from America magazine, religion writer and musician, Bill McGarvey, asks how, in a saturated communications market, a 77-year-old Argentine Pontiff has managed to bump rock stars off the covers of pop-culture magazines, and capture the imagination of the world. Has the Catholic Church found its mojo for engaging in the post-1960s cultural landscape?

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Luke Wilson is tackled

Greatest movie ever told, Catholicism is 'mix of spirit and matter,' UK Cardinal-designate v Cameron Govt, Vatican Bank, abducted nuns, India, Italy, USA, Irish xenophobia

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Love is the answer

06-Feb-2014
Fr Ron Rolheiser

In our normal, daily lives, we are invariably so self-preoccupied that we find it difficult to be able to accord others the same reality and value we give to ourselves, says Fr Ron Rolheiser.

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Lord of the Rings

Ever since The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings books first came out, there has been discussion of whether author JRR Tolkien intended to reveal his own very devout Catholic faith in the works, or not. Here, New Zealand Anglican Archbishop emeritus, Sir David Moxon, goes in search of the theology of Tolkien's theology.

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Pope Francis

Decentralisation and collegiality will be the ‘radical’ hallmarks of the Francis pontificate, writes Paul Vallely, author of 'Pope Francis - Untying the Knots.'

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The two popes

Franciscan University Presents: 'Lumen Fidei and the Life of Faith'

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Notre Dame University

Here are 30 stunning examples of of American church architecture on university campuses.

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Lights of the world

Matthew 5:13-16: 'You are the salt of the earth'

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Cardinal Bartolucci

Cardinal Domenico Bartolucci was a prolific composer of liturgical music and outspoken critic of ‘pop-inspired songs’ in worship. He was director of the Sistine Chapel Choir under six popes.

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Willa Cather

Joseph Epstein calls Pulitzer Prize winning author, Willa Cather, the 'best novelist of the 20th century.' Here he reviews a new collection of her selected letters.

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South Sudan crisis

Temple below Milan Cathedral, JPII blood crime arrest, Phillipines, S. Sudan, New York mayor, Madrid anti-abortion march,  Montenegro fresco roasts communists and Catholics, more...

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175th anniversary

Australia's longest serving congregation of women religious is about to celebrate its 175th anniversary. Their mission began in working with female convicts. Sr Annette Cunliffe, provides this reflection on a remarkable legacy of service.

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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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