Feature

The Pope forged by crisis

30 Oct 2014
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His time in the teeming slums of Argentina helped transform Pope Francis from a cautious young conservative into an elder statesman for transformation, writes Paul Vallely in this comprehensive Newsweek profile.

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Backgrounder

Backgrounder

The 'Just Money' theory

30 Oct 2014
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A new paper from London's Theos religious think tank outlines a "Just Money" theory drawn from Catholic social thought. The Economist considers what lessons this body of thought might have for addressing the financial crisis.

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Living Catholic

Living Catholic

Sr Peggy Dolan

In 1932, Sr Peggy Dolan arrived as a young novice in Australia from Ireland. Recently, the sprightly Presentation Sister celebrated her hundredth birthday at Nudgee’s Emmaus Retirement Village, reports The Catholic Leader.

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Video

Video

How Halloween got its name

30 Oct 2014
The dearly departed

This short history of Halloween from the National Geographic Channel goes back to the pre-Christian origins of Halloween and explains how a pagan feast was transformed by the Church, and carried by migrants around the world.

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Reflection

Into the Great Beyond

30 Oct 2014
The Ladder of Divine Ascent

As we head to the Feasts of All Saints and All Souls over the weekend, theologian John Martens tracks the evolution of our understanding of the greatest mystery of all: What happens when we die?

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Gospel of the Week

Practice what you preach

30 Oct 2014
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Matthew 23:1-12 In this passage from the Gospel, Jesus warns His disciples against taking on the airs and hypocrisies of the religious leaders of His day.

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Book Review

Joan of Arc redux

30 Oct 2014
The heretic saint

Everyone knows the story of Joan of Arc, the teenage girl who heard voices that took her to the court of a king, to military victories, trial as a heretic, and later to veneration as a saint. A new book by Helen Castor places Joan in context.

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Obituary

Jack Dominian MBE

Jack Dominian believed that his understanding of psychology and psychiatry were crucial to his philosophy of love, sex and relationships. Though he challenged orthodoxy, he remained a faithful Catholic.

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Digest Local

Brisbane Archdiocese supports Blue Knot Day

Bishop Fisher on love, Fr John Therry remembered, Sisters of Mercy share Perth heritage, Benedictine inspires in Sydney, Launceston Carmelites, Notre Dame Professor nominated for Australian of the Year.

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Digest International

President Martin Schultz

Environment a "pro-life" concern, Asia Bibi asks for Pope's prayers, Filipino bishops oppose death penalty, why Francis wants you inside the Church, President of Uganda, bishops object to same-sex benefits at Jesuit university.

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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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