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Pope with Francis

The mid-term report from the Synod has caused a global stir and divided commentators. Among the discussion topics raised by the Synod Fathers was the principle of Gradualness. But what is meant by the term and how can it help us find God?

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Backgrounder

Backgrounder

Pope Paul VI

The Synod on the Family will conclude with the beatification of Pope Paul VI on Sunday. His biographer called him the first modern pope. Here, Thomas Williams writes that he was a thoroughly modern saint

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Living Catholic

Living Catholic

Sr Rebecca

As a sign of commitment to dialogue as a way of life among the Muslims, we decided to pitch our tent amongst them and move to Pakistan, writes Irish Columban Sister Rebecca Conlon. That was 25 years ago.

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Video

Video

Archbishop Hart at the Synod

On day nine of the Family Synod, Salt and Light TV recorded this special report, which includes news of the role Archbishop Denis Hart of Melbourne will play in drafting the final Synod document.

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Reflection

Ron Rolheiser

When we are faced with criticism, a primal instinct kicks in: we feel threatened, instantly freeze and begin to shut all the doors opening to warmth, gentleness and empathy inside us. But there is another way, writes Ron Rolheiser.

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Book Review

Augustus emperor

In 44 BC, when Julius Caesar was killed, Augustus was just a teenager in his household. On the 2000th anniversary of Augustus' death, this new history looks at the teenager's path to becoming one the most powerful men in Rome.

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Digest International

Democracy protesters in Hong Kong

Hong Kong protesters praised by Velvet Revolution bishop, Cardinal Pell on "climate of liberty," polygamy and communion, Francis hails two Canadian saints, new Jewish-Christian co-operation, Cardinals reflect.

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Digest Local

Vinnies help the poor

Sesquicentenary of Christian Brothers education, one in seven Australians living in poverty, national curriculum progress, asylum seeker baby denied refugee status, TAS heritage treasures, Dominicans lobby for human rights and environment.

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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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