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130712 Royal Commission

Brisbane parishes meet to discuss Royal Commission, Rio pilgrims pledge to be witnesses to God's love.

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130712 Michael Hodgman

One of the most colourful characters in Federal politics – staunch Australian and Catholic – has died in Tasmania. The Mercury carried this obituary.

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130712 Who is my neighbour

Gospel Luke 10: 25-37 The man was anxious to justify himself and said to Jesus, 'And who is my neighbour?'

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130712 ACU

Compass's Geraldine Doogue facilitated this discussion by the Australian Catholic University at the Brisbane Club about the first 100 days of Pope Francis.

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The Book of Revelation is released as a graphic novel, Vatican bank position is filled and a former head of the Catholic Relief Service, Ken Hackett (pictured), is the new US Ambassador to the Vatican. {split

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For the homeless of Victoria, winter without a coat is often sadly a reality. Two years ago, the Order of Malta, which is celebrating its 900th anniversary this year, began the Coats for the Homeless program.         {split

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Novelist, essayist, and English professor Curtis White defends poetry and philosophy against the culture of ‘scientism’, despite his own atheism.                   {split

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The Rev Fr Andrew Greeley, the outspoken best-selling novelist and sociologist, died recently. This obituary from The New York Times.                    {split

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Myanmar archbishop gives human rights update during his Melbourne visit, Victorian regional youth ministry hold gatherings, and the NSW CEO backs a plan to stamp out bullying.                   {split

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Luke 9:18-24 One day when Jesus was praying alone with his disciples he asked: ‘Who do the crowds say I am?’                                   {split

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Loreto Sister with a child in Haiti

In Catholic circles these days, discussions of religious life for women are often accompanied by laments.                            {split

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When you think of religious pilgrimage, the Holy Land comes to mind, or perhaps the Vatican. But Ireland has  more than 1500 years of Christian tradition.        

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Fifty years after the death of Pope John XXIII, comparisons are being invited between him and Francis. A specialist in interreligious dialogue explains what they have in common.                 {split

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World Refugee Day reminds us that people who seek asylum are not ‘illegals’, writes Clare Condon.                                   {split

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The election of a new pope was always likely to inspire a race to the printing presses. The potential readership is huge (millions of English-speaking Catholics eager to know more about their leader) and in these uncertain economic times publishers can hardly

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Luke 7:11-17 Jesus went to a town called Nain, accompanied by his disciples and a great number of people. When he was near the gate of the town it happened that a dead man was being carried out for burial, the only son of his mother, and she was a widow.

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I entered the seminary in Dublin in October 1962, just one week before the opening of the Second Vatican Council. The winter of 1962-63 was one of the bleakest in decades, and our seminary was a very cold place in more ways than one. My memory of the

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John 16:12-15 Jesus said to his disciples: 'I still have many things to say to you but they would be too much for you now. But when the Spirit of truth comes he will lead you to the complete truth, since he will not be speaking as from himself but will

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At first, I began to get impatient as Lizzie meticulously studied each wooden cross. All had been handcrafted, making them unique in appearance, and her examination process made it a time-consuming ordeal, writes Mark Reidy in The Record. Lizzie is a young

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When it comes to abortion, there is one practice that even most pro-choice supporters find indefensible: sex-selection abortion, also known as female gendercide. It's no surprise that a higher ratio of girls are aborted in certain countries where male

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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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