Much anticipated

The Pope's upcoming encyclical on the environment is anticipated with excitement by climate change campaigners and dread by some conservatives. But beyond the immediate political impact, a more enduring implication could lie in the theological shift it might represent, writes Clive Hamilton in ABC Online.


Living Catholic

Living Catholic

Inauguration last week

Nobody but God could have mustered the miraculous support Gold Coast priest Fr Tim Harris received when he promised a new church for Broadbeach Catholics on the Gold Coast, reports The Catholic Leader.



Hiding behind fear

It is easy to mistake piety for the genuine response that God wants of us, that is, to enter into a relationship of intimacy with Him and then try to help others have that same experience, writes Ron Rolheiser.


Gospel of the Week

Jesus in the Temple

John 2:13-25When it was almost time for the Jewish Passover, Jesus went up to Jerusalem. In the temple courts he found people selling cattle, sheep and doves, and others sitting at tables exchanging money. 


Book Review

Jesus: Ancient and Modern

05 Mar 2015
Christ by Rembrandt

James Carroll confronts millennia of undisguised anti-Semitism, scriptural fabrications,  and tactical misreadings of history which have prevented an informed understanding of Jesus of Nazareth, posits The Washington Post.



Fr Dante Orsi

Australia's first Scalabrinian Missionary, Fr Dante Orsi, consecrated his life to serving God and his people until his death in January, reports Emily Ng for The Catholic Leader.


Mass on Demand


From St Mary’s, North Sydney. The first Mass of the day on YouTube

Mass Online


Live streamed from Our Lady of the Rosary Cathedral, Waitara


Daily Prayer

Daily Prayer

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