Kimberly Bowes, an archaeologist at the American Academy in Rome, explains how early Christian house churches inform our understanding of primitive Christianity.  http://www.ucanews.com/multimedia

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Mons Mullins with his mother and Pope John Paul II in 1982 --- At 89, Monsignor William Mullins, Process Instructor of the Archdiocese of Sydney, former official of the Congregation for Catholic Education in Rome and Prelate of Honour to his Holiness, Pope

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Queensland schools gain sister schools in China, Centacare Brisbane welcomes the NDIS levy, Notre Dame students raise $12,000 in memory of a mate and a new statue for St Joseph's College in Ferntree Gully, Victoria.  Notre Dame students raise $12,000 in

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The Papal schedule for WYD in Brazil is released, singer David Bowie takes a swipe at the Church in his new video, a Broadway play about an anti-Christian Mary closes early, the designer of Papal arms says Benedict needs a new coat of arms, and

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Liturgy: the illustrated history, by Keith F. Pecklers SJ (Paulist Press); True Reform: Liturgy and Ecclesiology in Sacrosanctum Concilium, by  Massimo Faggioli (Collegeville: Liturgical Press) - Review by Hilmar Pabel Keith Pecklers is an American

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For Maronite Sister Marlene Chedid, everything comes back to community. This profound understanding of leadership as discipleship that underpins her work was recognised recently through her nomination in the University of Western Sydney’s 2013 Women of

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Aloysius Jin Luxian SJ, Bishop Died April 27, 2013, aged 96 I first met Bishop Aloysius Jin Luxian in 1987 in Shanghai. Then 71, he had been back in his native city since 1982 after 27 years in jail or custody of one kind or another. Locked up with

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Les Murray AO is one of Australia’s finest poets. Often referred to as our bush bard, Les has written some of the most beautiful poetry in the land. A courageous survivor of all the challenges that life has thrown at him, Les has a deep understanding of

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John 14:23-29 Jesus said to his disciples: ‘If anyone loves me he will keep my word, and my Father will love him, and we shall come to him and make our home with him. Those who do not love me do not keep my words. And my word is not my own: it is the

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Working together with him, then, we appeal to you not to receive the grace of God in vain. (2 Co 6.1) May I be a little self-indulgent, and begin with a (mild) whinge? Believing Christians have become used to mainstream media giving air to obscure theories

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Here is a 15-minute interview Cardinal Bergoglio gave six months before he was elected pope. www.catholica.com.au/forum/index.php?id=130844

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For some time I've been expecting to see a particular secularist conceit expressed in a particular way - and late last month, Richard Dawkins finally came through, writes Scott Stephens on ABC Ethics and Religion Online. Without any direct provocation that I

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Two students from St Joseph’s Nudgee College in Brisbane (pictured) are arrested for supplying steroids to classmates, celebrations for Port Macquarie Catholic education, and Sydney archdiocese’s Life, Marriage and Family Centre says funding

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Colombia rejects same-sex marriage, a female Catholic priest is ordained in Kentucky, Francis takes first steps to revealing how Vatican Bank operates and the Archbishop of Glasgow meets the Prefect of the Congregation for Bishops, Cardinal Marc Ouellet

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Marcella Pattyn Died April 14, aged 92 At the heart of several cities in Belgium lies an unexpected treasure. A gate in a high brick wall creaks open, to reveal a cluster of small, whitewashed, steep-roofed houses round a church. Cobbled alleyways run

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A Very Personal Method: anthropological writings drawn from life by Mary Douglas (ed. Richard Fardon) (Sage) - Reviewed by Christopher Howse Mary Douglas, seen by many as the leading British anthropologist of the second half of the twentieth century, came to

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Joseph Masika was a practising doctor in Tanzania frustrated by his inability to make real change to public health policy. So he left for Adelaide to study and when he returned to Africa he began educating the wider community through grassroots preventative

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John 13:31-35  When Judas had gone Jesus said, ‘Now has the Son of Man been glorified, and in him God has been glorified. If God has been glorified in him, God will in turn glorify him in himself, and will glorify him very soon. "My little

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I woke today feeling sad. Usually, I can rid myself of my cares with a good long walk. Send me out onto a dirt road with a sack of sorrow for four or five hours, throw in a few hill climbs, some bracing winds from the south, and a goodly dose of solitude, and

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Associate editor of America, Kerry Weber, speaks with Dr Austen Ivereigh about Margaret Thatcher's legacy. Ivereigh is coordinator and co-founder of Catholic Voices, and a well-known Catholic author, journalist and commentator in

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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

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Live streamed from Our Lady of the Rosary Cathedral, Waitara

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