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A short video from Pope Francis on why we go to Mass (23/02/2014)
The Brisbane Deacons and their wives are holding a retreat in June. If you are interested in joining them please register soon places are filling rapidly (14/02/2014)
VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- A church without religious sisters would be "unthinkable," Pope Francis said, honoring the contributions consecrated men and women make to the church and society. (04/02/2014)
We often steer away from pain and suffering in our lives. In this article for America magazine Fr James Martin SJ explores the issue and reframes this in a positive light. (03/02/2014)
"It is an absurd dichotomy to love Christ without the Church; to listen to Christ but not the Church; to be with Christ at the margins of the Church. One cannot do this. It is an absurd dichotomy," the Pope explained in his Jan. 30 homily. (30/01/2014)
When Cardinal Rodríguez Maradiaga was asked his views on divorce and remarriage and – no doubt humorously – accused Cardinal-designate Gerhard Müller of talking about the matter like "a German … and, above all … a German theology professor", did he intend his words to apply (as, taken literally, they do) not only to the current prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith but also to his predecessor but one, our Pope Emeritus' (30/01/2014)
Pope Francis: Women should play a greater role in society and the Church, without sacrificing their essential attention and contribution to their families, reports the Catholic News Service (29/01/2014)