The World Trace Centre memorial fountains are a place for personal reflection --- On an unseasonably hot and humid summer day, on June 12, 2012, my New York cousins and I went to the World Trade Centre Tribute Centre to take a guided tour of Memorial
Kerry Weber, Associate Editor of America magazine, explains why, in this age of over-sharing, many Americans are keeping their religious identities to themselves.
From left, Hadil Issa and Nada and Marwa Alsaif at the University of Dayton, a Roman Catholic university. --- Arriving from Kuwait to attend college here, Mai Alhamad wondered how Americans would receive a Muslim, especially one whose head scarf
Sir John Carrick gets a kiss from Janette Howard at the launch of a biography about him --- A former church in Collingwood has been sold, Greens leader Christine Milne discusses her views about her faith and a biography of former Liberal politician, John
An Argentine Cardinal champions signle mothers, Masrie Stopes makes a legal challenge in England and in Asia, Sr Mary Pilar Verzosa (pictured), the founder of Pro-Life Philippines, is mourned after her sudden death. American bishop convicted over
Fr Hugh Thwaites SJ Died August 21, 2012, aged 95 A Jesuit priest who inspired Catholics across the country has died at the age of 95. Fr Hugh Thwaites converted from Anglicanism to Catholicism following his experience as a prisoner of the Japanese during
Caligula: A biography by Aloys Winterling. Translated by Deborah Lucas Schneider (University of California Press). - Reviewed by Emily Gowers "Disgusted and unspeakably depressed, I walked out of the film after two hours of its 170-minute length."
When Mary Ringstad’s name comes up in conversation, it’s usually followed by someone relating an instance of her support during an experience of loss or grief. “She was amazing,” they’ll say. “I don’t know how I would
Mark 8:27-38 Jesus went on with his disciples to the villages of Caesarea Philippi; and on the way he asked his disciples, “Who do people say that I am?” 28And they answered him, “John the Baptist; and others, Elijah; and still others,
When Damien Freeman graduated from the University of Sydney Law School in 2000, he worked as a clerk for a Supreme Court judge, yet frequently found himself occupied by the larger-than-life inhabitant of the notorious room next door, Justice Roddy Meagher,
Mark 7:24-37 Then Jesus returned from the region of Tyre, and went by way of Sidon towards the Sea of Galilee, in the region of the Decapolis. 32They brought to him a deaf man who had an impediment in his speech; and they begged him to lay his hand on him.
Several years ago, I was at church meeting where we were discussing liturgical rubrics. There was heated discussion over a number of issues: Should the congregation be standing or kneeling during the Eucharistic prayer? What is the most reverent way to
Fr James Martin visits Corpus Christi Church and 35 Perry Street - two New York City sites that played a key role in the spiritual journey of Thomas Merton, in America magazine.
Cardinal Martini’s last unplanned interview caused a real stir. The whole world heard about the news because of the cardinal’s description of the Catholic Church as being “200 years out of date” and his comments about the need for
Two primary schools celebrate their 150th anniversaries - one in Melbourne (pictured) and another in Sydney, new life for a young Timorese girl, the Knights of Malta donate 2000 coats to the needy, and three cousins share an educational award. Primary
A film's shock mix of sex and faith causes a stir at the Venice film festival, in England a Pax Christi trio are arrested over graffiti, the Pope asks African Catholics to defend the faith, and an Italian media report alleges 20 others - in addition to the
Sr Anne Montgomery, left, pictured with Sr Megan Rice in a 2010 photo Sr Anne Montgomery rscj November 30, 1926 - August 27, 2012 Nuclear weapons posed such a grave danger to all life on earth in the eyes of Sacred Heart Sr Anne Montgomery
The War on Heresy: Faith and power in medieval Europe by R. I. Moore (Profile) - Reviewed by Diarmaid MacCulloch There are those who still take a generally benevolent view of medieval Crusades, even if only for the sake of the various fringe benefits
Vera and Lloyd have been married for 43 years, and while they haven’t always lived on their rural property, it was a wonderful day when “Gravelly” became theirs. For Lloyd, growing up in Blackalls Park in the Hunter Valley in NSW, Vera was
In an interview with John Allen of the National Catholic Reporter, Cardinal William Levada, the former Prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, expresses the opinion that the Doctrinal Assessment of the Leadership Conference of Women