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The Catholic Herald profiles 10 Catholics around the world who showed extraordinary courage, skill and determination during 2011.
Now after John was arrested, Jesus came to Galilee, proclaiming the good news of God, 15and saying, ‘The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God has come near; repent, and believe in the good news.’ 16
I tend to look around the room at a party for a sad face, with the belief that sadness is a sign of depth, of substance, of weightiness. Occasionally I have been right and a face carrying sadness did, indeed, issue forth from a deep interiority, but I have also often been wrong, writes Ron Rolheiser.
Sister Helen Prejean, CSJ, has been instrumental in sparking international dialogue on the death penalty and helping to shape the Catholic Church's newly vigorous opposition to state executions.
If there is a thread running through the diverse people who convert to Catholicism, it may be that they have found what Blessed John Paul II called the "symphony of truth," writes George Weigel in Ethics and Public Policy Centre.
A Sydney seminary is to receive world-class religious icons (pictured), four new principals prepare for life in Toowoomba and a Vinnies volunteer receives a papal blessing.
A bishop goes missing in Shanghai, two are kidnapped in South Sudan,South Korean dioceses sets up an anti-nuclear group, the Pope is given a crocodile and an Indian tea shop owner (pictured) looks forward to meeting him.
Mary Raftery was a journalist by profession, but by vocation, she is remembered by many as a deeply honest and compassionate woman who made the world a safer place for children in Ireland.
After becoming a Franciscan in 1284, Bernard Délicieux fought the excesses of the papal Inquisition in its campaign against the Cathars, a dissident movement in southern France.
For Good Samaritan Sister, Anne Dixon (pictured second from left), attending an international prison chaplains’ conference in Cameroon proved to be a confronting and heartening experience, reports The Good Oil.
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Gospel Verse for 20 May 2013