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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St Peter

Hollande meets Francis, mosaics unearthed, peace doves attacked, ecology encyclical may come, Ukraine violence, S. African bishops oppose anti-gay laws, more...

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Artist Zara Jankovic

Trainee priest dies on road, govt funding for private shools growing fastest, Fr Redmond, New Norcia bicentenary, Holy Cross Bundaberg, religious murals.

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John Mac Acuek

Sydney father John Mac Acuek was one of the first Sudanese refugees to reach Australia, and the first to graduate from an Australian university. On a recent mission of mercy back in his homeland, he made the ultimate sacrifice.

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Sr Helen Prejean

Sister Helen Prejean inspired the Hollywood film Dead Man Walking. Here, she gives a progress report on the anti-death penalty campaign in the United States, and the role Catholics play in the cause.

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Donella Johnston

How might Pope Francis' 'Church for the Poor' have meaning for the place of women in the world and in our Church?

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Cartoon from The Spectator

Have trendy commentators fallen in love a pope of their own invention? Luke Coppen, editor of The Catholic Herald, believes so - but suggests that the real Francis will be far more interesting to watch than the fantasy Francis.

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Call to forgive Cardinal O'Brien, Pope's plea for Christian and Muslim refugees, KGB smeared bishop, Irish Embassy for Vatican, missionary jailed in North Korea.

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Fr Bob

Govt to give money for marriage counseling, Catholic schools to cost in SA, out with Fr Bob, vale winemaker, ACT Calvary Hospital, Pell on culture of violence, nun in horrific crash

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St Pauls choir boys

St Paul's Choir School, Cambridge, Massachusetts,  is the only boys' choir school in America. The boys live and breath heavenly music, and the effects on the spirit can be magical.

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Fr Isaac

St Joseph's Abbey, near Boston, Massachusetts has long sold jams and jellies. Now it has become the first monastery outside of Europe to join the elite club of brewing authentic Trappist beer.

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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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