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On June 1, Bishop Kevin Dowling (pictured), an outspoken Catholic bishop in South Africa, gave a surprisingly frank talk to a group of prominent Catholics in Cape Town. The other day a friend sent me a link to his address, posted on the Independent Catholic

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Tom Cruise is back again as action hero in this comedy drama, in which he appears for the second time with Cameron Diaz, after their time together in Vanilla Sky (2001). The plot basically represents a series of happenings, loosely strung together, that allow

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A new online Catholic radio station, called Cradio, has been launched in Sydney. Cradio will feature news and current affairs, prayer and spirituality podcasts, recorded lectures and a youth show. It will also feature a question-and-answer

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A coalition of evangelical and pentecostal churches has struck a deal with the NSW Department of Education to fund construction of a classroom for scripture lessons at a public high school.The Sydney Morning Herald reports that seven churches, including

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Rioting in Northern Ireland on the biggest day of a Protestant march this week has left three police officers shot and many others injured. Missiles and petrol bombs were thrown in the early hours of Monday as Catholic gangs took to the streets

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The inaugural Australian Catholic Youth Ministry Convention will take place from October 1-3 in Melbourne.The Archdiocese of Canberra and Goulburn, in an e-newsletter, said the event is intended for youth ministers in dioceses, parishes, movements,

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Pope Benedict's busy schedule on his trip to Britain in September will prevent him meeting Prince Charles. But a spokesman for the Prince of Wales denies that he has been snubbed. The Pontiff is due to meet the Queen and Prince Philip at Hollyrood

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A leading Spanish archbishop said there was no obligation on the public to obey the country's new law on abortion because a right to "kill an innocent human being" does not exist. "Let's be clear: this law is not a law, although it is presented as

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Scandinavia might not be the first place you think of when you mention the Catholic Church. But the northern European countries have a long Catholic heritage, one that is documented in 100 years worth of publications that were recently donated to the Vatican

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Peacewise is a cross-denominational Christian mediation website which believes that biblical peacemaking is the most practical and profound approach to dealing with conflict available to people. The site is dedicated to sharing and equipping people to use

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Newspapers routinely refer to any Roman Catholic in the news as “a devout Catholic”. They would not say that of Mel Gibson at the moment, however. Mad Mel is again in hot water for racism. This time it is not the Jews; it is (allegedly) the blacks. He has

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This second episode in a series on Christianity reveals how it became the world's largest religion despite, rather than because of, Western missionary zeal. British writer and Christian Kwame Kwei Armah (pictured) begins his journey in Latin America to

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The Bishops Commission for Catholic Education is seeking commitment from the government that a re-elected ALP govermnent would maintain funding in real terms for Catholic schools, says the Australian.A review set up by Julia Gillard as education minister,

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The Melbourne Archdiocese says it will adjust future letters sent to sexual abuse victims about legal settlements after being informed that the original contained mistakes. The standard letter sent by the Church in Melbourne with legal offers of

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Carrying banners with slogans like ""We want a daddy and a mommy" and "Say yes to the real family", thousands of Argentines have marched outside the national Congress in protest against a gay marriage bill already approved by the country's lower

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Australia's first saint is being honoured with a pop song and a commemorative dessert.Gary Pinto, an Australian singer, has released a soulful ballad, Saint Mary Mackillop, that he composed and performed onto the online music store iTunes, said an AFP

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The Government's health reform plan has ignored the needs of Australia's most vulnerable, Catholic Health Australia said in releasing its 2010 Federal Election Platform. CHA CEO Martin Laverty urged all candidates in the coming federal election to

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The largest Anglo-Catholic group in the Church of England is expecting an exodus of thousands of Anglicans to Catholicism after a decision to ordain women as bishops without sufficient concessions to traditionalists. The Church of England's General Synod last

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Bishop Michael Putney --- The Bishop of Townsville, Michael Putney, has been elected to lead the National Council of Churches in Australia for the next three years. "It was a very humbling experience to be elected by the Forum of the

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Benedict XVI's encyclical Caritas in Veritate (Charity in Truth) was released in mid 2009, following his earlier Deus Caritas Est.This encyclical deals with globalisation, a topic largely absent from John Paul II's Centisiumus Annus 1991 which celebrated the

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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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