Feature

Holiday reading

Looking for a book for the holidays? Two on-line publications have named their choices; The Good Oil invited some prominent readers to nominate a book, and George Weigel at The Catholic Difference also weighed in.

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Backgrounder

Backgrounder

Path ahead

The Final Report of the Apostolic Visitation of Women Religious in the United States was positive, realistic, and hopeful, giving Sisters and the whole Church reason to hope, writes Mary Johnson in America magazine.

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Living Catholic

Living Catholic

Mike Duggan

Mike Duggan is 67 years old and was born with cerebral palsy. He's a passionate advocate for the rights of people with disability and Brisbane co-ordinator of Luke 14, an initiative to create disability-inclusive Christian communities.

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Video

Video

Christmas begins with...

18 Dec 2014
A Christmas advertorial

A giggling baby Jesus has taken on Britain's retail giants in a video which subtly pits God against mammon in an advertising battle for the soul of Christmas, reports The Telegraph of London. 

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Reflection

Sr Berneice

Pope Francis has designated 2015 as the Year of Consecrated life. Here, Sr Berneice Loch, the president of Catholic Religious Australia, reflects on the meaning of this embrace of the faith, holiness, and hope of our religious.

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Gospel of the Week

Annunciation

Luke 1: 26-38 In this passage from Luke's Gospel, we are told of the Angel Gabriel announcing to Mary that she will conceive and give birth to a son.

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Obituary

Queen Fabiola

The Spanish-born former Queen Consort Fabiola of Belgium, widow of Baudouin, King of the Belgians, has died at the age of 86. A devout Catholic, her influence reputedly contributed to a constitutional crisis over abortion laws.

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Book Review

Francis with Adolfo Nicolas SJ

Despite its title, this book isn't about how the Church has changed so much as about how the Church might change with a Jesuit at the helm, writes Diane Scharper in the National Catholic Reporter.

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International

Christmas greetings from Adelaide

Christmas card from Adelaide Archdiocese, China dialogue, papal peace breaks out in Philippines, Australian nun arrested, Americans believe in Christmas, papal call for new development model, Mid-East, Baltic fears Russia.

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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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