Feature

Pope on the flight

Returning from Korea, the Pope covered many subjects with his travelling press corps - including 'licit' counter measures to unjust aggression, and where he would like to travel next. America Online has the full transcript.

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Backgrounder

Backgrounder

Ulf Ekman

It caused an uproar in Sweden when Ulf Ekman left his Protestant ministry and became a Catholic. As he told The Catholic Herald: "We need what the Lord has given to the Catholic Church to live fully as Christians."

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Arts

Arts

The 5th century mosaic

The Old Testament contains many tales of wonder, but on the existence of elephants it is quite silent. So the discovery of an elephant in a mosaic on the wall of an ancient synagogue in Galilee is creating quite a stir.

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Video

Video

Caritas begins at home

20 Aug 2014
Tjanpi Desert weavers

As Caritas Australia celebrates its fiftieth anniversary, watch the story of its aid and development work in solidarity with indigenous Australians.

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Gospel of the Week

'Who do you say that I am?'

19 Aug 2014
Jesus and Peter

Matthew 16:13-20: Now when Jesus came into the district of Caesarea Philippi, he asked his disciples, "Who do people say that the Son of Man is?"

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Reflection

Saint Alberto Hurtado SJ

"To be an apostle does not mean to carry a torch, to possess the light, but to be the light". Listen to a special meditation on the life of the Jesuit Alberto Hurtado, to mark the 200th anniversary of the Restoration of the Jesuits.

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Obituary

Peter Sculthorpe

Australia's leading comtemporary composer, whose most substantial work is considered by many to be his 2004 Requiem, has died in Sydney. The Guardian's David Matthews wrote this obituary.

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Book Review

alana harris

Vatican II made some great changes in the Church, but one of the casualties according to some observers was a neglect of ordinary forms of piety. This review in The Tablet looks at the arc of that aspect of Catholic devotion.

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Digest Local

Child asylum seekers

George Brandis on religious liberty, 102-year-old refugee safe in Sydney, TAS concert against human trafficking, AMA compromise for $7 co-payment, analysis as Abbott Government announces freedom for some child asylum seekers.

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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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