We often claim that we are living at a point of history where old approved solutions do not seem to work anymore. It is true. We are living at a time when the old certainties have been eroded and the new solutions are not yet convincing enough. Many find

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There are strangers who know me the moment I open my mouth. They are my father's students, a small army of them, and I am my father's son; at least, I have his speaking voice. I don't have his memory. He astounded generations of law students at the

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Pope Benedict on Wednesday reaffirmed his "full and unquestionable solidarity" with Jews while SSPX Archbishop Bernard Fellay has silenced Holocaust minimising Bishop Richard Williamson over his remarks. Speaking at his Wednesday audience, the

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Pope Benedict has welcomed the election of Metropolitan Kyrill of Smolensk and Kaliningrad as the new Russian Orthodox Patriarch of Moscow. Pope Benedict XVI said on Wednesday he "received with gladness" the news of Metropolitan Kirill's

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As the 2009 World Social Forum opened in Belem, Brazil, co-founder and Catholic activist, Chico Whitaker, told a forum on liberation and theology that the global economic crisis was also an opportunity "to build another world". "At this

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Wellington priest Fr Gerard Burns who smeared paint and blood on a memorial to the late Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin during a protest is to be charged by New Zealand police. Stuff.co.nz reports that Wellington Regional Jewish Council chairman

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Johannesburg Archbishop Buti Joseph Tlhagale has attacked proposed legislation that will allow the harvesting of eggs from African women for investigation purposes in other countries as "biological colonialism". Archbishop Thagale underlined

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As Sri Lankan government forces close in on rebel positions in the country's north, Jaffna's Catholic Commission for Justice and Peace has launched an appeal for assistance to trapped civilians. "We are deeply grieved of the silence of the

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History may be in the making. It appears Rome is on the brink of welcoming close to half a million members of the Traditional Anglican Communion into membership of the Roman Catholic Church, Such a move would be the most historic development in

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Brisbane Catholic Education has long had an extensive website serving the needs of its wider community. It currently highlights the newest school in the Archdiocese, Star of the Sea, Cleveland which commenced this week. Another interesting feature of

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The inspiring conversion story of Saul the sinner to Paul the saint, is being staged as a contemporary exciting musical by Melbourne's well regarded, Kew Renaissance Theatre. This is a timely recounting of this epic story in the Pauline Year. Please

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Why are private religious schools allowing themselves to become toxic to social justice, particularly when it comes to the future opportunities of our poorest and most disadvantaged students? Before supporters of private schools trot out heartwarming

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Twenty Australians attended the World Meeting of Families dubbed "World Youth Day for families", in Mexico City in a pilgrimage led by Sydney couple Ron and Mavis Pirola and Darwin Bishop Eugene Hurley. World Meetings of Families have been

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Adelaide based Traditional Anglican Communion Archbishop John Hepworth says that he is "quietly and optimistically waiting for an answer" after news broke that Rome may establish a personal prelature for the group. The Age says the reunion would

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Four new Catholic primary schools are opening in Melbourne as tens of thousands of students return from holidays for the start of the 2009 school year. The new schools are: Mother Teresa Primary School, Craigieburn; St Joseph Primary School, Mernda;

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Indian police have charged ten men with the gang rape of Catholic Sister Meena during weeks of anti-Christian violence in the state of Orissa last year. The violence between Hindus and Christians in Orissa state followed the killing of a Hindu religious

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Pope Benedict XVI is a great believer in the fait accompli. His lifting of the excommunications of the four bishops of the Society of St Pius X is effectively irrevocable. Catholics and non-Catholics who disapprove of the Pope's decision may protest as

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Revolutionary Road can candidly be described as a "downer." There really is no trace of redemption and this will probably mean that many viewers leave the cinema with a mild case of depression. They are continually in search of happiness and

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That the Brisbane Archdiocese's website for its 2009 Lenten Program is primarily about focusing on sales of its resources should not daunt people from visiting this site and appreciating its stylish "grace". The Brisbane Lenten program is

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Preeminent Sydney educator, author and Catholic media contributor, Barry Dwyer has died. Barry, who had just turned 70, on December 18, was a teacher, lecturer, administrator, author and commentator for over 50 years and was still working as a Research

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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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