The Vatican hosted its first blogging summit last week, with 150 invited bloggers from around the world attending a conference in the days after the beatification of John Paul II. Anna Arco, from the Catholic Herald, was one of them, and reports on

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Issues with a legal flavour led the agenda. The Labor government faces a renewed challenge over the power of territories to veto ministerial decisions on gay marriage and euthanasia, while a Victorian teenager is suing her school over bullying. On the

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Security and human rights featured prominently during the week. A church leader in Libya called for a solution beyond bombs, China rejected a UN report on religious freedoms, Catholic activists got arrested during an anti-nuclear protest in America. From

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Catholic radio station 2SM's climb to prominence in Sydney through the 1960s and 1970s was largely propelled by one man, Kevin O'Donohue, who died recently at the age of 76. The station became a broadcasting powerhouse. Apart from its news and community

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 The Abacus and the Cross: The Story of the Pope Who Brought the Light of Science to the Dark Ages, by Nancy Marie Brown. Basic Books. $A32.91 Nancy Marie Brown's work is a masterful recounting of the life and times of Gerbert of Aurillac, the French

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The announcement that Osama bin Laden is dead was seen as good news across much of the blogosphere, which has heavy representation from the US.The Huffington Post's Religion Editor, Baptist pastor Paul Brandeis, reflects that it is a "strange and conflicting

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The story begins on a bright afternoon many years ago, one I remember as though I’d seen it, writes American author Jennifer Haigh in her novel, Faith, extracted in Commonweal magazine. Imagine the trees tinged with red, a sky so clear it seems

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John 20:19-31 When it was evening on that day, the first day of the week, and the doors of the house where the disciples had met were locked for fear of the Jews, Jesus came and stood among them and said, ‘Peace be with you.’ 20 After he said

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Theologians sometimes try to simply the meaning of the resurrection by packaging its essence into one sentence: In the resurrection, God vindicated Jesus, his life, his message, and his fidelity. What does that mean? asks Ron Rolheiser. Jesus entered our

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Few people understood John Paul II as well as Archbishop Mieczyslaw Mokrzycki, who for nine years served as one of the late Pope's two personal secretaries. Fr Thomas Rosica speaks with Archbishop "Mietek", as he is widely known, who now serves in Ukraine as

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I first met Pope John Paul II in late June 1979. A friend and I had hitchhiked from Dublin to Rome, where we stayed at the Convent of San Clemente near the Colosseum for two weeks. We had both commenced studies for the priesthood the previous year, writes Fr

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A shortened week generated an eclectic range of news. Fr Chris Riley celebrated 20 years of his Youth off the Streets project, the winners of the Clancy religious art prize were on show, and a Catholic doctor was told to divorce his sick wife if he wanted to

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The beatification of John Paul II dominated the agenda, with stories on virtually every aspect of his life and this weekend's ceremony. Items range from a 3D broadcast from Rome, miracles posted on the Vatican website, a meeting with Fidel

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Shortly before the 1984 US elections, someone handed the new archbishop of New York an old letter. It was signed by the vice-presidential candidate, who was a woman. The letter reflected the views of the pro-abortion group Catholics for a Free

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Nuns Behaving Badly: Tales of music, magic, art, and arson in the convents of Italy University of Chicago Press 2010 Witchcraft. Arson. Going AWOL. Some nuns in Italy in the 16th and 17th centuries strayed far from the paradigms of monastic

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Many readers and writers find grace nebulous. This is particularly true in the case of amateur writers. There are two reasons. The first is that grace is categorised philosophically within the realm of beauty. We all agree that beauty exists, but we

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Establishing a computer lab with all the latest equipment in the desert hundreds of kilometres from anywhere is no easy task, as Australian Jesuit Chris Jenkins knows all too well, reports Province Express. Fr Jenkins is overseeing a distance learning

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The season of Lent has finished with the beginning of Holy Week, the story of which contains the entire range of human feelings – joy, celebration, suffering, doubt, betrayal, conviction, anger, despair, confusion and hope, but it is love which triumphs

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Sacred Triduum

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The Great Three Days: The Easter Triduum. Franciscan Father Tom Richstatter asks what exactly we celebrate in the liturgies during the Easter Triduum.

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In the sleepy town of Wadowice in southern Poland, officials are sprucing up the main square and renovating the house where its most famous son, the late Pope John Paul II was born 91 years ago, reports Reuters in the West Australian. Wadowice, its

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