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Dorothy Day’s life shows evangelising power of charity, witness, love: Pope

Dorothy Day was “a great witness to faith, hope and charity in the 20th century”, a woman who loved the Church despite the flaws of its members and who knew that serving God meant serving the poor and working for justice, Pope Francis has written. Source: NCR Online.

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School changing the face of Tanzania gets booked 

After working at a school for underprivileged children in Tanzania for almost six years, Madeleine Kelly has returned to Adelaide, grateful for the life-changing experience and armed with her first published book. Source: The Southern Cross.


Street poet says prayer the lynchpin of his creative life 

Sydney street poet David Marsh has launched his seventh book, a memoir titled Redemption at Work: My life story, at St Canice’s Church in Elizabeth Bay. Source: The Catholic Weekly.

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Story of orphan ‘tells us nothing is impossible with God’

After losing both her mother and father at the age of six, Irene Kedgley found a home with the Presentation Sisters in Sydney, living on the grounds of Domremy College Five Dock for 18 years. Source: The Catholic Weekly.


Celebrating 125 years of Madonna magazine

Wings for the Soul is a collection of pieces by long-time Madonna editor Fr Chris Gleeson SJ, released to mark the 125th anniversary of the Jesuit publication. Source: Jesuit Communications. 

Books History

How Catholic saints and sinners helped shape Australia

The Catholic community in Australia has had its share of sinners and shameful moments, but these don’t detract from its heroes and heroines who helped to shape the country as we know it today, says James Franklin. Source: The Catholic Weekly.


Letters reveal another side to religious art historian

The friendship between British art historian Sr Wendy Beckett and American publisher Robert Ellsberg is documented in a new book to be launched today. Source: The Catholic Weekly.