Screenshot from ucanews.com, of Sr Valsa's home --- Police have detained seven people in a village in the remote Indian state of Jharkhand for interrogation in the Sister Valsa John murder case, reports the Times of India. Four more people, including a

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Coptic Christians, carrying a symbolic coffin with photos of people killed in clashes, marched from the Coptic Cathedral in the Abbasiya section of Cairo earlier this month --- The images streaming from Cairo’s streets last month were not as

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This documentary tells the story about the life of an extraordinary individual, Bill Cunningham, who also stars in the film. He is a fashion photographer whose shots have chronicled society for the New York Times for decades. For years, he has photographed

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Giving churches the choice not to conduct same-sex wedding ceremonies could be the best compromise in the heated debate on gay marriage, independent MP Andrew Wilkie says, according to the Courier-Mail and ninemsn. Mr Wilkie has introduced a notice of motion

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Screenshot from The Border Mail --- Police are yet to confirm the identity of a dead man found in a burnt-out shed behind a Catholic church in Albury, NSW, reports the Border Mail. The fire broke out behind Sacred Heart Church on Mate Street, North

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Sisters of Mercy in PNG --- Australian Mercy congregations and their sisters from Papua New Guinea will form a new Institute of Sisters of Mercy of Australia and Papua New Guinea, on the 180th anniversary of the founding of the order next month,

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An image of texting, from Flickr --- The word "Jesus" is to be added to a list of 1,600 forbidden words in text messages sent in Pakistan, reports the Vatican Insider from Fides. Mobile phone companies have been ordered to block text messages that

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Screenshot from the Vatican Insider --- The Vatican has set up a team to stop garage-style churches, boldly-shaped structures that risk denaturing modern places for Catholic worship, said a report on Vatican Insider. It will also be in charge of music and

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The Federation of Asian Bishops' Conferences last week concluded a meeting to address growing concerns in Asia over sexual abuse within the Church, reports ucanews.com. Conference organisers barred access and refused comment to journalists attempting to

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Henry Lesokoyu, chief of the Samburu community of Kipsing, Kenya, shows off the successful community farm made possible by the improvement of a sand dam --- Near the southwestern edge of the vast stretch of East Africa where drought has led to famine and

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Online misogyny is currently hitting the headlines, with prominent women columnists testifying to an unrelenting tide of sexually motivated aggression. It’s a narrative with which I have an enormous amount of sympathy, for as a female blogger I find

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The Australian Catholic Historical Society is a cultural organisation, interested in all aspects of Australian Catholic Church history. It was founded in 1940 by a group of Catholic students of Australian history. They came together to establish a society

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Premiering at the Adelaide Film Festival in March this year, this documentary film is based on the book, The Tall Man by Chloe Hooper, which has won more than four major literary awards. It explores what happened when Cameron Doomadgee, a 36-yr-old

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Fr Gary Walker --- Fr Gary Walker has been elected as Regional Director of St Columban's Mission Society for Australiaand New Zealand, beginning today for a term of three years, said a media statement from the order. Fr Gary comes from Brisbane and was

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A new study by the Christian Research Association has found that attendance at traditional Uniting churches across Australia has declined by 30 per cent over the past ten years, while numbers at Catholic churches have dropped by 19 per cent, reports the

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Screenshot from the Vatican Insider --- The Grotto of the Annunciation in Nazareth is deteriorating, according to the Superior of the Basilica of the Annunciation, a Franciscan missionary serving the Holy Land, reports the Vatican Insider. In a statement

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'stacks of books', on Flickr --- The Catholic Conference of Religious Educators in State Schools (CCRESS) has welcomed the Government's plans to strengthen the teaching of Special Religious Education (SRE) in NSW Government schools, reports the Catholic

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Image of a microscope, on Flickr --- The British weekly magazine, New Scientist, is asking whether research on embryonic stem cells is comming to an end, after the sector's largest international company suspended a program experimenting on a cure for

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Pope Benedict, on Flickr --- Between 1963 and 1966, a priest who worked for the the Stasi "monitored" the promising theologian Joseph Ratzinger's movements, said a report in the Vatican Insider. The revelation is contained in the German weekly, Der

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More than 300 theologians and pastoral workers met in Mexico City last month in anticipation of the anniversaries of two events that have shaped contemporary Latin America: the 50th anniversary of the opening of the Second Vatican Council and the 40th

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Mass on Demand

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From St Mary’s, North Sydney. The first Mass of the day on YouTube

Mass Online

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Live streamed from Our Lady of the Rosary Cathedral, Waitara

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Daily Prayer

Daily Prayer

All your daily readings, reflections and prayers can be found here... 

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