Canberra's St Joseph's church which was badly damaged by suspected arson in 2007 has celebrated its first service since the fire after a long restoration process. Fr Bill Kennedy has been St Joseph's parish priest for 14 years and says he was woken in the

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Archbishop Philip Wilson has announced papal honours for former SA Catholic Education head, Allan Dooley, obstetrician Graham Anderson and Dominican Sr Gemma Nicholas. Mr Dooley was the state's catholic education director for 15 years until retiring two

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Former St Mary's South Brisbane administrator, Fr Peter Kennedy, is seeking a Supreme Court injunction against his removal but parish spokesperson, Karyn Walsh, says that mediation with Brisbane Archdiocese will continue withouthis participation. Legal

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Pope Benedict has told Muslim leaders that true religion rejects violence, and he held up peaceful coexistence between Christianity and Islam in Cameroon as "a beacon to other African nations." In a morning meeting with representatives of

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This assessment would sound hollow and artificial in the kind of biography that we have become so accustomed to reading, where the same knowns and unknowns are repeatedly examined only to frustrate the reader with the paucity of the evidence. Bate ably

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Nine AFL captains voted in favour of football on Good Friday while seven were against the concept according to an informal poll yesterday. Nine club leaders admitted to being in favour of Good Friday football, which has been fiercely debated over the past

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My first glimpse of Cardinal Pell is rather surreal. His unmistakable, craggily handsome head emerges about 20 feet above me, framed by a grey Oxford sky. He is leaning out of the window of his rooms at Merton College and is preparing to throw down the key

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One of the insights you get as a parent is the incomprehensible, illogical nature of human love. You feel as though you would do almost anything to keep the love of your children; you will put up with just about anything, turn a blind eye to so much. And if

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A meeting of Australia's Eastern Rite bishops has complained to Latin Church bishops and to the National Catholic Education Commission over the religious education and treatment of Eastern Rite Catholic children in Australian Catholic schools.

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Announcing the engagement of prominent Western Australian artist Dr Robert Juniper to design the windows of the new Cathedral, Bunbury Bisop Gerard Holohan said the quality of the artwork will "make or break" the building.  A Bunbury

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On a visit to the Oratory Church where the Venerable John Henry Newman is buried, Sydney Cardinal George Pell said the English cardinal's memory is needed to inspire the "romance of orthodoxy" among today's writers. The Times Online reports

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Catholic Health CEO Martin Laverty has called on Federal Attorney-General Robert McClelland to use international human rights obligations to overturn Victorian legislation requiring conscientiously objecting doctors to provide abortion referrals. The

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Mediation on the changeover of administrators at St Mary's parish South Brisbane will begin this week, the Brisbane archdiocese says, while parish representatives are mooting the possibility of a priestless parish. The mediation proceedings follow an

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Irish Bishop John Magee of Cloyne, who was private secretary to three successive popes, has asked Pope Benedict to appoint an apostolic administrator for the diocese after a series of disputes over the handling of clergy abuse scandals. Bishop Magee

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Cancer stricken British Big Brother star Jade Goody was baptised along with her two children on Saturday in what her publicist called her "final goodbye". Goody, 27, was "very pale and fragile" during the ceremony at the Royal

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It is the so-called mainstream Muslims, grouped in the Organisation of the Islamic Conference, who are now demanding through the UN that Islam be officially shielded from any criticism. Although written tongue-in-cheek in the language of human rights

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The people of Zimbabwe are hungry. In fact, they are starving. The country is in a state of emergency with a cholera outbreak, a massive food shortage and a deteriorating security situation. It has been reported that there may not be any more

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Grace Before Meals is centred on the concept that creating and sharing a meal can strengthen all kinds of relationships. Founded by Fr Leo Patalinghug in 2003, Grace Before Meals has grown from a simple idea to a worldwide movement. The website

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This is a film that is highly entertaining. It fluctuates insightfully between comedy and pain, and stresses the importance and value of human contact between two people, who want to find happiness once again after having been disappointed many times in the

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The washing machine has had a greater liberating role for women than the contraceptive pill, according to a L'Osservatore Romano commentary on International Women's Day last Sunday. "The washing machine and the emancipation of women: put in

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

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