Catholic Health Australia chief executive Martin Laverty was due to present a submission to a federal government inquiry on Tuesday but a boycott of the meeting by Opposition parliamentarians delayed the hearing for lack of a quorum. The economics

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A British Catholic mother is taking legal action after the Brighton and Hove Council fostered her son to a middle aged male gay couple despite her request the boy be fostered with a Catholic couple. In the latest row over gay adoption and fostering,

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Eyewitnesses claim to have seen police dump bodies from helicopters into a river in Peru and Amazon Indians are taking refuge in Catholic parishes following indigenous clashes with police that left around 40 people dead. An international advocacy

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Toohey resigns

08-Jun-2009

Pope Benedict has accepted the resignation of Wilcannia-Forbes Bishop Christopher Toohey under Canon 401 §2 which concerns bishops who have "become less able to fulfill his office because of ill health or some other grave cause." Bishop

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This is a bitter-sweet movie about a family surviving as best it can under enormous financial and psychological pressures. It depicts an odd family, which battles against almost insurmountable problems. Because of its dark content, this is not a film

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There are two essential kinds of prayer: Something we call liturgical prayer, the public prayer of the Church, and something we call private or devotional prayer. Unfortunately we often confuse the two. For example, five hundred people might be

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St Carthage's in the inner northern suburb of Parkville in Melbourne is the parish of the University of Melbourne and its extended community. It is also well known among the many religious congregations who have community houses or offices close by. Fr

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At the National Public Education Forum organised by pro-government school educational groups and associations, several speakers argued that State and Federal governments should reduce funding to Catholic and independent schools. Instead of welcoming

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With its Village Space program focused on climate change and its effects on people in the developing world, Catholic Mission has given its backing to this week's National Climate Emergency Rally. Climate change affects people all around the world and

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A 90 year old man on his way home from St Patrick's Church, Fremantle, has been bashed and robbed. The man was walking home from church when he was punched in the stomach by two men, who then stole his wallet while he was lying on the ground.

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Peru's Episcopal Commission on the Family has formally written to Canada's Catholic bishops conference requesting that Canadian Caritas organisation Development and Peace stop funding pro-abortion groups in Peru. "It is very disturbing to have

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On a visit to CERN, the world's biggest nuclear physics laboratory, Vatican City governor Cardinal Giovanni Lajolo said true faith has no problems with science. Cardinal Lajolo toured the CERN facility and its 17 mile proton accelerator last week. It

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Close to 1,000 people packed out Infant Jesus Church in Morley to see Perth Archbishop Barry Hickey ordain four more priests for the Archdiocese of Perth on Friday night. Ordained were: Andrew Lotton, Jean-Noel Antoine Marie, Jeronimo De Jesus

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To coincide with the lead up to the Feast of the Body and Blood of Christ on Sunday, the Dominican friars from St Dominic's, Camberwell in suburban Melbourne is holding a Eucharistic Festival based on the theme, The Eucharist Makes All Things New,

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Please be assured that the problem lies not with ordinary Australians but disaffected immigrant/refugee youth of Sudanese and Middle-Eastern origin.These immigrants/refugees have been warmly welcomed and embraced in Australia but they repay us with

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The Sisters of St Joseph in Tasmania have recently launched this new website which in many ways is consistent with the congregation's mission of reaching out and building communities. The site also features news on the Tasmanian congregation's moves

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Paradoxes torment the ruthlessly logical. But they lie at the heart of religious faith, indeed perhaps of any insight. They appear to be absurd, yet they point to a truth that cannot be expressed straightforwardly. The scriptures of both Islam and

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Australian order, the Sisters of the Good Samaritan, are celebrating after Sr Ameria Etuare made her final profession, the first Kiribati woman to do so. Sr Ameria Etuare made her perpetual profession at the Sacred Heart Cathedral on South Tarawa,

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A congregation of 1,800 farewelled charismatic surgeon and reality television personality, Professor Chris O'Brien, in a state funeral at St Mary's Cathedral, Sydney yesterday. Sydney Cardinal George Pell presided at the ceremony. In one of

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Broome Bishop Christopher Saunders says that a new Federal Government restructuring policy known as "normalisation" is causing a wave of Aboriginal "refugees" to be driven into regional centres. The policy aims to outsource housing and

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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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