Backgrounder

Backgrounder

African moment gathers steam

It’s already clear that one of the Catholic megatrends of our time is the coming of age of the Church in Africa, which gives three recent storylines special importance, writes John Allen in Crux.

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Living Catholic

Living Catholic

100 not out

Ask Bill Thornton about his time as a political warrior in the days when Catholics among others were fighting the Communist Party for the control of unions and his 100 years melt away, writes The Catholic Leader.

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Video

Video

Charlotte Novak

In this Salt + Light interview, Charlette Novak, Chaplain of the Stony Mountain Institution in Winnipeg, Canada, describes her vocation and mission as a prison chaplain ministering to all faiths: Catholics, Protestants, Muslims and Jews.

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Reflection

Unlikely source of mercy

When a young woman working in an abortion clinic went to Confession, the words of her Confessor changed her life. Her account of her salvation frames the whole debate about mercy that Pope Francis has focussed on, writes Francis Phillips.

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Gospel of the Week

The anointing of Christ

26 Mar 2015
Jesus anointed

Mark 14-15:47  Jesus is anointed at Bethany in the home of Simon the Leper and then celebrates Passover.

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Book Review

John Cottingham

Religious belief is not just about abstract intellectual argument; it also impinges on all aspects of human life. John Cottingham's new treatise opens up fresh perspectives on the philosophy of religion, as theory meets real, human experience.

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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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