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28th Sunday in ordinary time: The grace of detachment

Today’s readings: Wisdom 7, 7-11; Hebrews 4, 12-13; Mark 10, 17-30. The expression that...

Vatican II is the real target

The attacks on Pope Francis have recently increased in number and callousness. Right-wing Cardinal Raymond Burke...

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Quotes and news - October 14, 2018

More accountability

Archbishop Emeritus leads annual pilgrimage to Lourdes

Archbishop Emeritus Paul Cremona led the annual pilgrimage in Lourdes, organised by the Lourdes Voluntary...

Archbishop with the elderly

Archbishop Charles Scicluna celebrated Mass during the feast of St Vincent de Paul in the main square of St...

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27th Sunday in ordinary time: Wholeness of being

Today’s readings: Genesis 2, 18-24; Hebrews 2, 9-11; Mark 10, 2-16. In the long historical...

Called to be a missionary Church

During October there is particular focus on the missionary activity of the Church. The month is marked by the...

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Quotes and news - October 7, 2018

Pray the Rosary – Pope

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26th Sunday in ordinary time: Spiritual resistance

Today’s readings: Numbers 11, 25-29; James 5, 1-6; Mark 9, 38-43.45.47-48. Henri de Lubac...

A Church purified of its sin

For months I have followed the never-ending drama of child sex abuse by members of the clergy in the Catholic...

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Quotes and news - September 30, 2018

No to tourism of solidarity

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25th Sunday in ordinary time: Counterculture

Wisdom 2, 12.17-20; James 3, 16 - 4,3; Mk 9, 30-37 Patriotism and national security have often...

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The great and ultimate criterion

“I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me drink, I was a stranger and you welcomed...

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Quotes and news - September 23, 2018

Abuse and clericalism

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24th Sunday in ordinary time: Quantum leap needed

Today’s readings: Isaiah 5, 5-9; James 2, 14-18; Mark 8, 27-35. In any evolutionary...

A thirst for spiritual conversation

A life without God is empty, and the more we experience the emptiness within the more we struggle to give meaning...

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Quotes and news - September 16, 2018

Pope’s interview with Il Sole 24 Ore

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23rd Sunday in ordinary time: Listening to the world’s pain

Today’s readings: Isaiah 35, 4-7; James 2, 1-5; Mark 7, 31-37. If there is one...

Servant leadership

These are not easy times to give examples of moral leaders in today’s political and business world. It is...

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Quotes and news - September 9, 2018

Australian bishops defend seal of confession