Just in case anybody missed the key line from his homily during Tuesday's inaugural Mass, Pope Francis later made it his third tweet since taking office: "True power is service. The Pope must serve all people, especially the poor, the weak, the

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Luke 22:14 - 23:56 When the hour came, Jesus took his place at the table, and the apostles with him.15He said to them, ‘I have eagerly desired to eat this Passover with you before I suffer;16for I tell you, I will not eat it until it is fulfilled in

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The swift election of Jorge Mario Cardinal Bergoglio as bishop of Rome is replete with good news -and not a little irony. To reverse the postmodern batting order, let's begin with the good news, writes George Weigel in Ethics and Public Policy Centre. A true

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A deacon from Brisbane has the honour of serving in Pope Francis' first Mass, a new advocacy network is launched for Edmund Rice students, a priest in Wodonga on the NSW-Victorian border joins the call to explain a community care deal and Loreto

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A Christian game developer has launched a new Facebook game based on the History Channel mini-series The Bible, a new scholarship is launched in honour of the pope, Francis calls Benedict, and Buenos Aires' Plaza de Mayo becomes a Woodstock of faith. New

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Tissa Balasuriya, theologian and activist Born August 29, 1924; died January 17, 2013 Tissa Balasuriya, who has died at the age of 89, was an outspoken Roman Catholic priest and social activist in Sri Lanka who became the only liberation theologian

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The Salvation of Atheists and Catholic Dogmatic Theology  by Stephen Bullivant (Oxford University Press) Will Many Be Saved? What Vatican II actually teaches and its implications for the New Evangelization by Ralph Martin (William B. Eerdmans

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After several months of holiday in his native city of Ballarat, Columban Father Leo Donnelly returned home to Lima, Peru where he has lived most of his 80 years since arriving there in 1958. Before leaving he shared some of his insights and stories with Fr

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Australian Father Geoffrey Scheider, SJ, who at 100 years of age is the world's oldest school teacher, looks back on a highly eventful life. http://www.ucanews.com/news/there-once-was-a-boy-named-geoffrey/67617

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John 8:1-11  Jesus went to the Mount of Olives.2Early in the morning he came again to the temple. All the people came to him and he sat down and began to teach them.3The scribes and the Pharisees brought a woman who had been caught in adultery; and

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Salt and Light TV has extended video of the election of Pope Francis, starting with the exact moment that white smoke started issuing from the Sistine Chapel chimney, and huge cheers ringing out in excitement. http://saltandlighttv.org/habemuspapam/

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The Sisters of St Joseph complete their merger, an ACU theologian receives a prestigious invitation to a conference on Vatican II, public art brings a dash of bizarre to Brisbane and new statues are installed in St Mary's Cathedral in

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A Muslim mob attack closes a Pakistani church, an African cardinal calls for renewed emphasis on Islam, former US basketball star  Denis Rodman flies to Rome in the hope of meeting the new pope, and Catholic theologian Alice von Hildebrand

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The missing king

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Richard III 2 October 1452 – 22 August 1485 No viper, toad or hedgehog; no unformed bear-whelp, or lump of foul deformity. Instead, the man dug up from the car park of Leicester Social Services in September had, for the most part, an ordinary shape.

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Rediscovering Piero - By Walter Kaiser Piero della Francesca in America An exhibition at the Frick Collection, New York City, February 12–May 19, 2013. Catalogue of the exhibition by Nathaniel Silver, with essays by James R. Banker and

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With an ageing population and an increase in the number of people living with dementia, David Maher – chief executive officer of Catholic Healthcare Limited – is well aware of the challenges that lay ahead, reports The Catholic Weekly.

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The selection of Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio of Argentina as the new pope, Francis, was largely unexpected by betting markets and Vatican experts, in part because of his advanced age. Cardinal Bergoglio, 76, is probably the ninth oldest of

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America magazine draws up a list of priorities for the new pope. DEDICATION TO DIALOGUE An eminent professor of history at Princeton University, Anthony Grafton, remarked in a short article in The New York Review of Books in 2010 that Pope Benedict XVI was

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What's it like to get a Jesuit pope?' A hard question to wake up to, but I have got used to it during the first day, writes Andrew Hamilton SJ in Eureka Street. I must say that I hadn't thought of the new Pope in Jesuit terms. I was glad we had a new Pope,

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This special feature from Salt and Light provides a comprehensive insight into all of the facets of the conclave - the role of the Sistine chapel, the cardinal electors, the ballots and voting,the stove and smoke, how long previous conclaves have taken, the

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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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