Backgrounder

Backgrounder

The Reverend and the Pope

Following the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity, in which different denominations prayed with Pope Francis, Rev Tara Curlewis, former General Secretary of the National Council of Churches in Australia, talks about the ecumenical movement.

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Living Catholic

Living Catholic

Fr Joshua

This young Hip Hop fan from the USA didn't even like church as a youth. Today he's Father Joshua Johnson, the youngest priest in the Diocese of Baton Rouge. But he wants to be known as more than just "the Rapping Priest."

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Video

Video

John Paul II visited in 1986

In 1986, Pope John Paul II became the first Pope to visit a synagogue since the time of St Peter. Pope Francis has now been asked to visit that same synagogue of Rome. Rome Reports takes us inside this historic temple.

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Reflection

Challenging times

As we enter this Year of Consecrated Life, Port Pirie Bishop Greg O'Kelly SJ shares some insights as a member of a Religious Order who became the Bishop of a Diocese which may be facing a future "bereft of Religious."

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Gospel of the Week

Jesus reads in synagogue

Mark 1:21-28 : The presence of Jesus in the synagogue is recognised by an unclean spirit which possessed one of those who was gathered there.

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Book Review

Survival

On August 5, 2010, the San José copper and gold mine outside Copiapó, Chile, collapsed. For 69 days, the world held its breath while 33 trapped miners stared death in the face, and prayed to God for help. A new book tells the gripping tale.

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Obituary

Fr McBrien

Fr Richard McBrien, a theologian and professor at Notre Dame University in the USA, challenged orthodoxy in the Church for five decades and explained and popularised the reforms of Vatican II, writes The New York Times.

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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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