Feature

Conversion shocked opponents

Until 2012, Leah Libresco was a well-known atheist blogger in the US who brought a sophisticated presence to the atheist "team." But when she announced her decision to become a Catholic, even her longtime Catholic opponents were astonished. Robert Hiini caught up with her in Sydney last month.

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Reflection

Reflection

Collective loss

If you look at life in a purely calculating way, executions might have a point. Do the crime, cop the punishment. But there is more to human beings and society than can be caught in calculation, writes Fr Andrew Hamilton SJ.

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Backgrounder

Backgrounder

Dignity in death

Cardinal Stanislaw Dziwisz was at the deathbed of Pope John Paul II  and recalls the Pope's last words to him before he died. “I kissed his hands and he told me 'Thank you' and gave me his blessing,” he recounted.

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Video

Video

A family in song

30 Apr 2015
The singing Leahys

For years, members of the Leahy family in Canada have been entertaining audiences with their unique sound, style of music, way of life, and intense emotion.

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Living Catholic

Relief in Vanuatu

Steph Lalor’s faith was not shredded by her exposure to the devastation and trauma caused by Tropical Cyclone Pam in Vanuatu last month. Quite the opposite, the Caritas Pacific program manager said.

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Gospel of the Week

The true vine

30 Apr 2015
The true vine

John 15:1-8 I am the true vine, and my Father is the gardener. He cuts off every branch in me that bears no fruit, while every branch that does bear fruit he prunes so that it will be even more fruitful.

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Book Review

Gripping read

The scandal that Hubert Wolf discovered in a secret Vatican archive, in 1999, would have left a true-crime writer fascinated, writes Damaris Colhoun. It actually adds up to a revealing glimpse of the Vatican in the mid-1800s.

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Obituary

Robert Blair Kaiser

Journalist Robert Blair Kaiser was a critic of those he felt were trying to impede or stop Vatican II's reform agenda, most notably Popes John Paul II and Benedict XVI and the bishops they were appointing, writes the National Catholic Reporter.  

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CN on YouTube

Gallipoli moment

Some treasure here - Gallipoli from the point of view of the Vatican Archives,  a dash of Matisse, the early Renaissance rooms at the Uffizi reopen, and faith on the road with a circus.

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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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