Feature

Rich literary heritage

Catholic classics by Augustine, Benedict, Aquinas, Julian of Norwich and Dante head a list of the top 100 Christian books compiled by Britain's Church Times, an Anglican newspaper. Paul Handley reveals the list.

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Backgrounder

Backgrounder

The Synod

Vatican watcher John Allen writes that, however dramatic the events surrounding the the 2014 Extraordinary Synod of Bishops on the Family may seem, these events are "only the beginning."

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Arts

Arts

Adam and Eve Tapestry

A new exhibition at New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art features the mesmerising biblical tapestries of Renaissance master Pieter Coecke van Aelst and hopes to shine a spotlight on a forgotten artform, writes Met Director Thomas Campbell.

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Video

Video

Burma Realities

Isolated, impoverished, and under fire for decades - still the Church in Burma survives. In fact, it is thriving. James Cronin of Missio and Liam Allmark takes us inside this mysterious Asian nation, in this mini-doco.

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Gospel of the Week

The greatest commandments

23 Oct 2014
Jesus on the law

Matthew 22:34-40 In this Gospel from Matthew, a Pharisee puts one of life's great questions to Jesus - and Jesus gives an immortal reply, summing up our mission as Christians.

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Reflection

Fr Grimm

"The law of Christ is simple. Love. Love God by loving your neighbour. And your neighbour is anyone close enough to be loved, anyone in the world," Fr William Grimm MM reminds us in this Gospel reflection for Sunday.

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TV Review

How Christian is Doctor Who?

23 Oct 2014
Peter Capaldi as The Doctor

Historian of Hollywood politics Dr Tim Stanley has previously railed against the "anti-Christian" slant of Doctor Who. But a recent shift, not least an episode which gave the abortion argument an airing on the BBC, has caused him to think again.

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Obituary

Legend sustained by faith

23 Oct 2014
Style

Fashion designer to a glittering galaxy of stars, Oscar de la Renta made the world a more glamourous place, but it was in his Catholic faith that he found solace through his battle with cancer, writes The Christian Post.

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Digest International

Pope St John Paul II

Justin Bieber runs amok at Vatican? German Church warns against euthanasia, Russia's spiritual renaissance, US Catholics more 'liberal' than Protestants, UK Catholics steady as Anglicans fall, who are the Mediterranean 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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