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John Eddy SJ, 1933-2011 Born on March 6, 1933, at Cottesloe in Western Australia, John Eddy was the son of William, a federal public servant, and his wife, Mary (née Crosse). He was educated at St Louis School in Perth, then Xavier College in

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God's Jury: The Inquisition and the Making of the Modern World by Cullen Murphy. (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt). Reviewed by Patricia Cohen for The New York Times. Click here for a 20% discount on this and other books from Church Resources and John

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Magnus Macfarlane-Barrow’s first experience of delivering aid was to drive a Land Rover crammed with food, clothing and medicine from the Highlands of Scotland down to Bosnia, reports the Catholic Herald. At the time he was a salmon farmer: he had

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Mark 1:29-39 As soon as they left the synagogue, they entered the house of Simon and Andrew, with James and John. 30Now Simon’s mother-in-law was in bed with a fever, and they told him about her at once. 31He came and took her by the hand and lifted

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I grew up with strong, conservative, Roman Catholic roots: the Baltimore Catechism, the Latin mass, daily rosary, daily mass if possible, and a rich stream of devotional practices. And that's a gift for which I'm deeply grateful, writes Ron Rolheiser. But

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Catholic Health leads the fight for non-profit groups, the tireless work of Sister Ann Halpin (pictured) in Dandenong, Victoria, is honoured with a street sign, a new school opens near Wollongong and a huge turnout farewells the former mayor of Mosman in

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Actor Liam Neeson considers converting to Islam, the Pope will meet with Raul Castro during his visit to Cuba, a prominent Catholic survivor of Auschwitz dies and Ethiopian Christians (pictured) are to be deported from Saudi Arabia. Liam Neeson considers

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Salt + Light asks Fr Kevin Doran, Secretary General of the 2012 International Eucharistic Congress in Dublin, what the Congress offers Catholics, and also looks back at the last Congress, in Quebec City, for some answers.

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The US Department of Health and Human Services’ recent refusal to expand the federal definition of religious employers who can be exempted from offering contraceptive and sterilisation coverage in their employee health insurance plans has stirred strong

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One of the first things Daughter of Our Lady of the Sacred Heart Sister Rita Grunke will do when she arrives back in South Sudan is find a village that needs a water well, reports the Catholic Leader. Sr Rita is not expecting it to be all that difficult in

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Jerzy Kluger, born April 4 1921, died December 31 2011 As Pope, John Paul II is known to have done more than any other pope in history to bring together Catholics and Jews.   The first pontiff to speak of Judaism as Christianity's "elder brother", he

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Religion for Atheists: A Non-believer's Guide to the Uses of Religion by Alain de Botton (Random House) reviewed by Boyd Tonkin Click here for a 20% discount on this and other books from Church Resources and John Garrett Publishing For English writers and

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By now, it's an All Things Catholic tradition to run down the top under-covered Vatican stories of the past year. The idea is not to flag the year's most celebrated events or personalities, because plenty of other news agencies do that. Rather, I try to

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Mark 1:21-28 They went to Capernaum; and when the Sabbath came, he entered the synagogue and taught. 22They were astounded at his teaching, for he taught them as one having authority, and not as the scribes. Just then there was in their synagogue a man with

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When grace enters, there is no choice - humans must dance. The British poet W.H. Auden wrote those words and, beautiful as they sound, I wish they were true, writes Ron Rolheiser. When grace enters a room we should begin to dance but, sadly, more often

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A highly sought after teacher and preacher, Fr Timothy Radcliffe OP is internationally renowned for his explorations of theology and contemporary society. The Dominican friar led the international order from 1992 to 2001. Now residing with the Dominican

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Pope John XXIII and Vatican II made me a Catholic. I was received in the Church of St Patrick in London’s Soho Square in 1965, the Second Vatican Council’s last year, at the age of 28, writes John Wilkins in The Tablet. My parents were

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School holiday vandalism rates in Canberra are down, a priest has been re-elected as chancellor of Sunshine coast university, a Brisbane Catholic school will host a forum on bullying and in Sydney, an inner-city priest (pictured) has declared his parish

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US Catholic leaders fight Obama on the proposed contraceptive health plan cover, a Franciscan siste writes a letter from Nigeria, the brain is found to make special decisions over sacred values, and in Britain the Archbishop of Southwark (pictured)

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Many concerns weigh on the minds of two Sisters from a tiny, endangered religious order in Iraq currently studying at Brisbane's Australian Catholic University (ACU), reports the Catholic Leader. For Daughters of Jesus' Sacred Heart Sisters Samar Mikha and

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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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