Journalist John Allen has compiled a detailed catalogue of current persecutions of Christians - and asks why is so little being done about it?
Matthew 4: 12-23 (NRSV version): 'As he walked by the Sea of Galilee, he saw two brothers...'
Fr Alec Reid, the unassuming Redemptorist priest who played a crucial behind-the-scenes role in setting up Northern Ireland's Good Friday Peace Agreement, has died. He was 82.
Peter Seamus O'Toole was born to an Irish Catholic family in 1932 and shot to fame as Lawrence of Arabia in 1962. His fame endured to the end.
New church for Hunter, Cardinal Pell at Reconciliation Church, Burleigh Waters church, ACU, Christmas...
Charles defends Mid-East Christians, Paul VI miracle, Belgian euthanasia, Indian PM apology, Muslim diaologue, US Archbishop steps down, Guantanamo nativities out, service in Soweto...
Henri Matisse was an atheist... or so everybody thought. In his old age he employed a beautiful nurse. When she decided to become a nun, Matisse was moved to design a chapel. It was to be 'the crowning achievement' of his career.
Pope Francis has captured the attention of the secular media as few other Catholic figures have. This week, The New Yorker featured Francis on its cover as a playful snow angel, and offered a profile of 'a radical Pope’s first year.'
Art opens doors that argument, logic, preaching and speculation cannot: Sr Wendy Beckett, an art critic who lives the life of a hermit, has three new books on Christian art out for Christmas.
The key to understanding Pope Francis, writes Dr Christopher Bellitto, is to first consider not Saint Ignatius and his Jesuits - but to step back to Saint Francis and his Franciscans.
An interview with Newcastle parishioner Clare Howlett about raising a modern family in the Catholic faith.
Gospel: Mt 1:18-24. This is how Jesus Christ came to be born. His mother Mary was betrothed to Joseph.
Bethlehem: 'The hopes and fears of all the years are met in thee.' Bishop Pat Power offers this Christmas reflection.
A Sydney digital creative and father of three, Galvin Scott Davis, has taken the idea that the anonymity of technology encourages bullying and turned it on its head. Galvin Scott Davis's eight-year-old son, Carter, came to him for help after being bullied.
BY PATRICIA FEENAN I learned that the Prime Minister had announced a Royal Commission into child sex abuse on the radio, while I was driving. An interview on the topic of sexual abuse was interrupted to say that the Royal Commission would happen. I put my
Last Thursday was the Feast of St Nicholas, Bishop of Myra and progenitor of Santa Claus. Santa’s red suit is a product of an iconic Coca-Cola advertising campaign. I’m not sure how he was moved from Turkey to the North Pole. As for the
BY MICHAEL McGIRR There are patron saints for everything from hats (St Barbara, who was beheaded) to shoes (St Crispin, who was also beheaded). What about the unofficial patrons? St Ambrose (340–397) is unofficial patron of those who won’t be
Sydney Archdiocese’s online youth community xt3 has an Advent Calendar for 2012 at www.xt3.com/advent. Every day they are releasing a new reflection or resource as they prepare to celebrate the birth of Jesus. FULL ARTICLE: What is Advent?
BY JOHN MULDERIG Rise of the Guardians, stars Alec Baldwin, Chris Pine , Dakota Goyo, Hugh Jackman, Isla Fisher, Jude Law. Director: Peter Ramsey. Running time 97 minutes. Rated PG. Opens Thurs 13 Dec. What better way to spend a few hours over the
Gospel for Sunday 9 December – Gospel Luke 3:10-18 The crowds, who were gathering to be baptised by John, asked him, “What should we do?” In reply John said to them, “Whoever has two coats must share with anyone who has none; and