Feature

Australia's pastor of pop

27 Nov 2014
The pop star priest

Rob Galea is an assistant priest in Victoria's Diocese of Sandhurst. The young Maltese-Australian is also a music sensation who plays to hundreds of thousands each year. The Sydney Morning Herald shines a light on the apparent paradox of Fr Galea.

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Backgrounder

Backgrounder

Candid assessment

Pope Francis delivered a blunt wake-up call to Europe in his address to the EU Parliament this week. Here is the full text of his message of admonishment, hope and encouragement.

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Living Catholic

Living Catholic

Courage under fire

27 Nov 2014
Serge Rosato with a fireman

Serge Rosato, the principal of a Blue Mountains Catholic primary school, was hailed as a hero for leading his pupils and staff to safety in the face of a raging bushfire and honoured by the Pope. Here he is interviewed by Richard Fidler on ABC.

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Video

Video

Jamaica dreams

This video takes us to the ghettos of Jamaica and the work of Catholic Mission in helping children grow up to achieve their dreams, in communities where the threat of a violent death is all to real.

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Gospel of the Week

You do not know the hour

27 Nov 2014
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Mark 13:33-37 In this Gospel passage, Jesus perhaps challenges his disciples to see that the process of God's judgement will happen in God's time, not ours. 

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Reflection

Advent and a marriage divine

27 Nov 2014
Striking a balance

As we enter the season of Advent, the Archbishop of Brisbane offers us this pastoral message, reflecting on the profound issues raised by the process of the Family Synod, in light of the pastoral teachings of Pope Francis.

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Obituary

The Duchess

The 18th Duchess of Alba was Spain's richest woman and known for an exuberant lifestyle. But her lineage also passed to her the right to ride a horse into Seville cathedral, and an exemption from having to kneel before the Pope.

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Book Review

Totally radical Pontiff?

27 Nov 2014
Totally radical?

This new book by Austen Ivereigh offers an affectionate examination of the making of a Gospel radical, whose electrifying pontificate has stunned the world, writes Kathryn Jean Lopez for the National Review Online.

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Digest International

Sir Bob Geldoff

Six saints for Christ the King, St Francis Xavier's body and relics on display in India, man who shot JPII wants meeting with Francis, Vatican honours former Lebanese president, Church and State in Greece, Middle East Christians.

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Digest Local

Bishop Peter Comensoli

Nativity: Cattle are lowing again outside St Mary's, Bishop Comensoli's message to Broken Bay, Bethlehem Community anniversary, Geelong fundraiser, improvements for hearing and vision impaired.

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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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