The Double

12-Jun-2014
The Double

This British film is a dark drama that is based loosely on the 1846 novella, The Double, by the Russian author, Fyodor Dostoyevsky, writes Peter W. Sheehan.

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Pope Francis

After two days off sick, Pope Francis was back on the job for the Wednesday General Audience, the Vatican Information Service reports.

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Vengeance

In the movies, a persecuted protagonist can exact revenge on the evil antagonist and the theater audience cheers! Moral considerations melt away.

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Gospel

Matthew 5:17-37: 'You have heard that it was said in ancient times'

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Pope Benedict XVI

A year ago, Pope Benedict announced he would retire. In doing so, he may have transformed the papacy from monarchy to presidency. In this rare interview, Benedict's closest aid - Archbishop Georg Ganswein -  reveals how the Pope Emeritus now feels about that revolutionary decision, as well as criticisms of his papacy, as he lives out a retirement 'far from the world, but present in the Church.'

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Imelda Marcos cameo

An investigator is sent  to the Phillipines to examine the life of a Catholic priest murdered by Communist insurgents during the Marcos era. Was he a saint? A portrait emerges of a priest struggling with questions of faith in a corrupt world.

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Fresh take on Valentine

Senate to keep Lord's Prayer, singer Luke Dolahenty, Abbott govt may call gay-marriage vote, Vinnies welfare concerns, Bishop of Wagga supports abortion protest, TAS Churches Emergencies Ministry, Perth Cathedral  

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BBC HARDtalk

HARDtalk speaks to Cardinal Peter Turkson of Ghana who, last year, was tipped to become the first African Pope since ancient times. He is calling for financial reforms and action against poverty and inequality.

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Wells Family

Bruce Dawe's much admired poem 'Life-cycle' parodied the near religiosity of Australian obsession with sport - but for elite AFL sportsman Daniel Wells, God and family take precedence, in his personal life-cycle.

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The Thinker by Rodin

Is atheism irrational? Gary Gutting interviews Alvin Plantinga, an emeritus professor of philosophy at America's University of Notre Dame, and former president of both the Society of Christian Philosophers and the American Philosophical Association.

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Iranian President

Iran looks to Francis for a peace alliance, gay vice-principal marries, new pastoral tone for Vatican diplomats, Ukraine Church leaders, Homs suffering, Jesuits 400 years in Vietnam, new priests' body for Ireland

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New Dominican leaders

School busses, Wollongong fire, gathering of liturgists, Pope Francis meets Brisbane seminarians, community housing for TAS, WA schools, Aust. Day honours, Dominican Sisters change leaders

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Fr Fletcher

Fr Frank Fletcher worked with Mum Shirl of Redfern and co-founded the Aboriginal Catholic Ministry. He preached 'heart spirituality' and leaves a rich legacy.

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Esme Gray

Esme Gray, the organist for Wynnum’s Guardian Angels Church for almost 60 years, still remembers the advice of Mercy Sister Mary Estelle who ran the choir for many years, writes Paul Dobbyn.

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Justice

Christ said 'render unto Caesar that which is Caesar's.' Ever since, theologians have pondered the perfect formula and purpose of divine and civil law. So what can these centuries of thought offer to a modern world of many Caesars?

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Jesus at the Temple

Luke 2:22-40 - 'They brought him up to Jerusalem to present him to the Lord.'

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Terry Jones

The Terry Jones' documentary on the 'hidden history' of ancient Rome has been made available in full on YouTube.

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Year of the Horse

As much of Asia celebrates Lunar New Year, a reflection from Archbishop Goh of Singapore, on the importance of family and of extending fraternal love to those on the fringes of society.

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The Queen and Gen Cosgrove

On a visit to Rome earlier this month, Australia's Governor-General designate was interviewed by America's National Catholic Register - about his Catholic faith, his soldiering, and his work as Chancellor of the Australian Catholic University. {split

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Francis a pop icon

The times sure are a-changin': Pope Francis has featured on the cover of Rolling Stone magazine. The iconic catalogue of pop culture set out to go 'inside the Pope's gentle revolution,' finding that Francis is the very model of a modern Roman Pontiff, with a style 'perfectly suited to our times.'

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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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