Feature

Charles Darwin by John Collier

The conclusions of Charles Darwin are often portrayed as incompatible with Christianity - but Catholic theologians and scientists beg to differ, seeing Evolution as evidence of God's creative dynamism, writes Fr Daniel O'Leary. 

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Backgrounder

Backgrounder

The martyr James Foley?

27 Aug 2014
James Foley

Sometimes it seems the word 'martyr' has been hijacked. Terror groups desecrate the name by applying it to those who die killing others. But what does the Church say makes a martyr and what of journalist James Foley? Was he a martyr?

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Living Catholic

Living Catholic

Pauline's lifelong mission

27 Aug 2014
Sr Pauline Randall

Growing up in Kurri Kurri in the NSW Hunter region, Pauline Randall wanted to work with Aborigines as a missionary. She has been ‘on mission’ for the past 45 years – but not where she imagined. Aurora carried her first-hand story.

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Video

Video

Pope Benedict in the garden

The gardens at the Pontifical Villas at Castel Gandolfo are open to the public. This video from the Catholic News Service takes us on a tour of this idyllic papal retreat, and explains something of its history and how it came to be open to the public.

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Reflection

Shall we dance?

27 Aug 2014
Christopher.Gleeson

"One cannot dance well unless one is completely in time with the music," Ann Morrow Lindbergh once wrote, and in this reflection by Fr Chris Gleeson SJ, we are all invited to find the intimate rhythm of the Lord.

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Gospel of the Week

Christ by El Greco

Matthew 16:21-28 In this passage, Jesus appears angry because although his disciples have acknowledged that he is the Messiah, they have not worked out what kind of Messiah he is to be.

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Obituary

John Major and Albert Reynolds

The Pope sent condolences for the death of former Irish Prime Minister Albert Reynolds and "gratitude for his efforts in promoting peace and reconciliation in Ireland". His requiem Mass was held at the Sacred Heart Church in Dublin.

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Book Review

Giving Napoleon the Elba

27 Aug 2014
Napoleon takes the crown

Among the enlightening elements of this new study of Napoleon Bonaparte is an examination of the plucky Corsican's unsuccessful attempts to co-opt the Church to his imperial cause, writes Jonathan Wright in The Tablet.

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Digest International

Paul VI with Martin Luther King

US bishops marks civil rights anniversary, Benedict celebrates special liturgy, Dawkins shocker, South Sudan famine, King of Bahrain offers aid to Christians, cold water poured on ice bucket challenge, Pope Francis says don't be a gossip.

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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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