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How to Liturgisploit Your Kids All Year Long

As it says in the Good Book, "The Sabbath was made for man, not man for the Sabbath." Likewise, the liturgical year was clearly...

Archbishop’s Christmas message: Shh! Our God is cooing

What sound most moves us? A natural one such as a thunder-clap, rain on a tin roof, or a kookaburra’s laugh? Or a more...

Francis launches ‘12-step program’ in surgical strike against conversion-resistant bureaucracy

The reform of the Roman Curia is not a mere face-lift to rejuvenate an aging body but a process of deep, personal conversion, Pope...

George Weigel: God bless Cardinal Thomas Collins of Toronto for kicking back against euthanasia

The archbishop of Toronto is given to deprecating himself as “just a simple country cardinal.” In my experience, though, Cardinal Thomas Collins is one...

Simcha Fisher: can we celebrate Christmas as Syria burns?

One mother doesn't want to give her kids Christmas presents this year, because she's so upset over what a mess the world is.The essayist...

No place to lay His head? Must have lived in Sydney

I love our home at this time of year, with our Christmas tree up, fridge stocked with beer and cake, and lights strung out...

‘Begat, begat, begat’: the boring bit of the Bible and why it shattered the...

Since we are nearing Christmas, it's good to take a look at the way the gospels tell the story of Jesus' birth. So I...

Stuck for grace? Archbishop Anthony has you covered

Archbishop Anthony Fisher OP has continued his annual tradition of writing a prayer for grace that people might use at Christmas dinner or lunch....

Australian artists present Faces of Mercy in Sydney and Rome

The Faces of Mercy is a ninety-minute work of art documenting the ‘narrative’ of Mercy, following the story of the individual soul and of...

Wish Pope Francis a ‘Happy Birthday’, in Latin if you so desire

Even though Pope Francis was planning a "normal" workday for his birthday, well-wishers can help brighten it up with special tweets and emails.Turning 80...
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