Almost 40 per cent are what Michael Perusco, Sacred Heart Mission chief executive, terms the "chronically homeless": people trapped in a cycle of living on the streets, couch surfing with friends or moving from one rooming house to another when

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The Church of England has blocked the sale of a disused church, St George's Church in Gorton, east Manchester, to the Society of St Pius X (SSPX). The Diocese of Manchester said it had received 100 letters of objection to the sale from MPs, peers,

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The Brisbane based Pregnancy Crisis organisation, at risk of closing down due to insufficient funds, said it has successfully raised money to operate for another year from a recent fundraising dinner. PCI president Patti Camp called the dinner

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Hungry? Go to the fridge or the cupboard and it is likely that if you live in Australia, you will soon have your needs sated. Tonight though, around the world, 1 billion people will go to bed hungry. It is a devastating fact. In Australia we are

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Baby Boomers invented "the lifestyle choice" but now they're choosing a death style, the natural way of death. Zenith Virago (pictured), co-author of The Intimacy of Death and Dying, has established the Natural Death Centre in Byron Bay based on

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The Catholic Diocese of Broome serves the vibrant and diverse community of the Kimberley in remote north west Australia. The Diocese covers an area of over 770,000 square kilometers and the region has a population of approximately 33,500. Its website

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Catholic, Anglican and Uniting Church leaders have issued a joint statement underscoring their solidarity with farmers against mining in southern Queensland's Darling Downs. The churches' representatives acknowledge the contribution of mining and the

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Cardinal John Henry Newman will be beatified in Birmingham, England on May 2, 2010, reports say. The date and venue have been proposed by the Vatican Congregation for Saints' Causes and are expected to be accepted soon by the Bishops' Conference of

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Catholic villagers in Vietnam's Thua Thien-Hue province say their government's two child policy, imposed with the threat of a fine burdensome to the poor, force the use of artificial birth controls. Families with more than two children have to pay

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A Victorian inquiry into exemptions available in the Victorian Equal Opportunity Act could harm religious freedom, and threaten services the Church provides, the state's Catholic bishops said. The exemptions cover matters that are important to the

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There are several things you learn about Sister Carmel Wauchope in the new Australian documentary, A Nun's New Habit. She joined the Benedictine order, The Sisters of the Good Samaritans, just shy of her 19th birthday, chose "career" over family

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One of the ironies of life is that it is much easier to give love than to receive it. We can be very generous in helping others and extremely ungracious when they offer to help us. Why are we so reluctant to accept another's love? To some extent it

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A state funeral attended by Prime Minister Kevin Rudd, Opposition Leader Malcolm Turnbull, Premier John Brumby and a host of military brass was held for Edward Kenna VC, Australia's last World War II recipient of the medal. A "magnificent act of

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This film is the sixth movie in the Potter series, with another to come. It has to be the longest running series in movie history and the temptation to continue with what has gone before must be enormous. Produced as a film designed to be a movie which

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The New Zealand Transport Agency is moving Auckland's Christ the King Primary School 50 metres south to keep down noise pollution from a nearby highway, a report said. The NZ$15 million move transfers the school to a site where the Christ the King

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What Every Catholic Should Know is not a Catholic website. The site is sponsored by the anti-Catholic Berean Beacon Ministries, whose president and founder is a former Catholic priest. The purpose of the site appears to be to disparage the Catholic

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Three volunteers expelled from the Irish Church's pregnancy counselling body CURA over protests about abortion information on a pamphlet, have been reinstated with an unreserved apology. The apology from the agency draws a protracted tussle to a

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Cardinal George Cottier, 87, former theologian of the papal household under Pope John Paul II and Vatican adviser, has praised US President Barack Obama's "humble realism" and measured approach to abortion. Cardinal Cottier compared the

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Australian Catholic University has appointed Professor Anne Hunt as Faculty Dean of Theology and Philosophy. She will be the first woman to head a Theology faculty at a Catholic university in Australia. Hunt has been Rector of ACU National's Ballarat

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A Vatican cardinal says the Church has to learn lessons from the case of Galileo Galilei and the Inquisition and that scientists shouldn't presume to teach the Church about faith, but the Church must approach scientific discoveries with humility 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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