Feature

Unleash peace

Last week, Israel's Shimon Peres was received by the Pope and voiced a radical idea: It's time for a United Religions body headed by Francis to take on the task of securing world peace. Could this bold idea work, asks The Jerusalem Post.

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Backgrounder

Backgrounder

Queen Elizabeth II

Next week, Scotland goes to a referendum on whether to break away from the United Kingdom. An independent Scotland could have wide - and little realised - implications for the European Union, writes The Economist.

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Arts

Arts

Anh Do stands with his portrait

The Archibald Prize never fails to draw out fascinating stories. This year, Catholic comedian Anh Do has shown his contemplative side with a portrait of his father, the troubled man who brought him to Australia as a boy refugee, writes The SMH.

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Video

Video

Fr Baawobr

Have you ever seen a Catholic priest with traditional Islamic clothing? Look no further than these missionaries in Africa, referred to as the "White Fathers" because of the colour of their habits.

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Reflection

Cardinal de Lubac

"The first language God uses to communicate to me is Creation. Being created by The Word, everything which comes from Him is a word and speaks of Him. It is for me to listen and to answer..." said Cardinal Henri de Lubac.

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Book Review

Banished from Eden

The notion of original sin has engaged the best minds for centuries. But it is no mere theological abstraction. Pondering whether it's possible to be "born bad" is central to the Western experience of being human, writes James Boyce.

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Obituary

Sylvia Hassenfeld

Sylvia Hassenfeld was the matriarch of the founding family of the Hasbro toy company, who became a path-making philanthropist and one of the first women to head a major international Jewish aid organisation.

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Digest International

Laurence Olivier as Richard III

Francis on Mother Teresa, Iraq crisis, new Primate for Ireland, Cardinal Turkson on ethical trade, Pope's condolences for slain journalist, papal visit to Philippines, Chinese police break-up prayers for MH370, Dalai Lama last of the line? 

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Digest Local

ALP Senator Penny Wong

Church reaches out as Riverina mourns murdered family, 25 years of Notre Dame University, battling depression, suicide prevention day,  40 years for Archbishop Julian, on the road with Archbishop Prowse, Sr Joan Healy honoured.

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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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