The Pope on Line
On Twitter @pontifex
The Pope has no Facebook account, and here is why.
On Instagram, the Holy Father is franciscus
L’Osservatore Romano, the Vatican paper
Papal Exhortation: The Joy of the Gospel
Papal Exhortation: Amoris Laetitia On Love in the Family
Papal Encyclical: Laudato Si’ On the Care of our Common Home 2015
Papal Encyclical: Lumen Fidei On Faith 2013
Catholic Religious Australia (CRA)
Conference of Leaders of Religious Institutes (NSW)
Catholic Religious Australia State Conferences
Unione Internazionale delle Superiore Generali (UISG)
Australian Catholic Religious against the Trafficking of Humans (ACRATH)
Leadership Conference of Women Religious
Archdioceses and Dioceses in Australia.
Downs & West Community Support
Religious Sisters of Charity (Founding Congregation)
For news and resources, services, parishes, mass times etc in your local Church.
Notre Dame Centre for Liturgy and Institute for Church Life, University of Notre Dame, Indiana.
Available for download: New Web Catechesis Series: Videos discussing the new translation of the Roman Missal. Links to publications, libraries, reference resources, publishers, texts.
The Church in the 21st Century Centre at Boston College – a catalyst for the renewal of the Catholic Church in the United States.
Four Focal issues: Roles and Relationships in the Contemporary Church; Sexuality in Catholic Teaching and the Catholic Community; Handing on the Faith to Young People; The Catholic Intellectual Tradition.
Adult enrichment for spiritual renewal and on-going formation. A variety of online learning experiences are offered in 2010. E.g. C21 2010-11 Online Series: Grace & Commitment: The Vocations of Laity, Religious and Ordained.
The Liturgical Commission of the Archdiocese of Brisbane aims to encourage the full, conscious and active participation of all people in liturgical rites that are noble in their simplicity yet powerful in their expression of the sacred mysteries. Download latest information re Ordo, etc.
The CathNews website contains archives of articles under various categories: The Vatican, World Youth Day, Ethics, The Environment, Theology, Charities, The Arts, Health, Politics and Education.
The Holy See – Access to Vatican archives, Church Documents and on-line Bible.
The Holy See’s archives of Vatican II contain documents of all the significant declarations and decisions. They are available in multiple languages on this website.
US Catholic Bishops Conference and the Roman Missal. This site from the US Bishops Conference offers a comprehensive range of tools for appreciating the new work. They range from sample texts to FAQs, videos, background articles, and a glossary.
Laudato Si’, the Papal encyclical on the care of our common home.
World Council of Churches. The website contains details of news and events, including its recent call to engage with the rights of climate refugees.
The Thomas Berry Society. Thomas Berry, Cultural Historian and Geologian. “The universe is a communion of subjects, not a collection of objects.” Biography, Books, Essays to download and/ or purchase.
Mission Statement: Blessed Earth is an educational non-profit that inspires and equips Christian communities to become better stewards of the earth. Blessed Earth preaches returning to grass roots action in the name of God. The Sleeths’ message has inspired congregations that never had creation care on their radar screen to make huge changes, quickly – switching to fair trade coffee, conducting energy audits on their buildings, creating community gardens, harvesting water with rain barrels, using ceramic dishes instead of disposables, embracing green cleaning products, and completely re-visioning building additions and renovations with a green lens.
Terra Spiritus. Australian e-magazine of articles on contemporary spirituality. Some free articles, others by subscription. Pauline Electronic Publishing
Thinking Faith is the online journal of the British Jesuits. In the best Jesuit tradition, it carries thoughtful and informed articles on current issues, including one by a Catholic priest, also a psychologist, on the sex abuse crisis and the debate about celibacy. The journal also includes book reviews, articles about faith and important historical figures.
Website of the Henri Nouwen Society. The Society seeks to gather people who have been influenced by Henri’s spirituality, to introduce others to his rich legacy, and to provide the means for them to build community together.
Read the latest weekly column. Browse all the past columns back to 1999. Ronald Rolheiser, a Roman Catholic priest and member of the Missionary Oblates of Mary Immaculate, is president of the Oblate School of Theology in San Antonio, Texas. He is a community-builder, lecturer and writer. His books are popular throughout the English-speaking world and his weekly column is carried by more than seventy newspapers worldwide.
ABC Religion and Ethics. Arts & Media; Beliefs and Theology; Conflict; Community and Society; Environment; Ethics and Morality; Human Rights; People and Places; Philosophy; Politics and Law; Religions; Ritual and Practice; Sexuality and Gender; Science and Health; Welfare.
Pray as You Go. Daily prayer for your MP3 player. Maintained by the Jesuits in Britain. Links to other sites for journals, prayer and retreat centres.
Sacred Space. Daily Prayer on-line. Site of the Jesuits in Ireland. We invite you to make a ‘Sacred Space’ in your day, and spend ten minutes, praying here and now, as you sit at your computer, with the help of on-screen guidance and scripture chosen specially every day.
Some Retreat and Spirituality Centres in Eastern Australia
New South Wales
St Benedict’s Monastery ARCADIA
St Joseph’s Centre of Spirituality – BAULKHAM HILLS
Hartzer Park – BOWRAL
Marymount Mercy Conference Centre – CASTLE HILL
St Clement’s Retreat Centre – GALONG
Augustinian Centre for Spirituality – GREYSTANES
Benedictine Abbey – JAMBEROO
St Joseph’s Spirituality and Education Centre – KINCUMBER SOUTH
Tenison Woods Education Centre – LOCHINVAR
Marist Farmhouse – MITTAGONG
Edmund Rice Retreat & Conference Centre – MULGOA
Mount Schoenstatt Retreat Centre – MULGOA
Mount Saint Benedict Centre – PENNANT HILLS
Canisius College: Ignatian Centre for Spirituality – PYMBLE
Mercy Spirituality Centre – TORONTO
ANAWIM Prayer and Retreat House – WANGI WANGI
Mount Carmel Retreat Centre – VARROVILLE
Faber Centre of Ignatian Spirituality MT COOT-THA
Marian Valley CANUNGRA
Santa Teresa Spirituality Centre – ORMISTON
James Byrne Retreat & Educational Centre – TOOWOOMBA
Retreats at Currajeen, Doreen-2017
Campion Ignatian Spirituality Centre – KEW
Edmund Rice Centre ‘Amberley’ – LOWER PLENTY
Pallotti College – MILLGROVE
The Holy Cross Centre – TEMPLESTOWE
Heart of Life Spirituality Centre – WANTIRNA SOUTH
Sancta Sophia Meditation Community – WARBURTON
Tarrawarra Abbey – YARRA GLEN
Maryknoll Retreat and Conference Centre – BLACKMANS BAY
MacKillop Hill Spirituality Centre – FORTH
Emmanuel Spirituality Centre – NEWSTEAD