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St Benedict is a "shining star" who can lead Europe out of the current "dark night of history", Pope Benedict said in his talk on Wednesday. Catholic Online reports that the pope dedicated his General Audience catechesis this week

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A stand-off is continuing between Vietnamese police and Catholic demonstrators at Hanoi's Redemptorist seminary over protests concerning the recovery of Church land while state media has called for "drastic action" against protestors.

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Sometimes film reviewers become more expert in areas that they don’t necessarily aspire to.  It is just that they see so many films.  How She Move is a case in point. We know something about "Stepping", a kind of stomping,

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Mazenod College celebrated its 40th anniversary last year and is a Catholic secondary college for boys in the middle south-eastern suburbs of Melbourne. An archdiocesan college, it is under the care of the Oblates of Mary Immaculate. It caters for over

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The first World Congress on Divine Mercy, organised principally by Vienna Cardinal Christoph Schonborn, opens in Rome tomorrow. Pope Benedict XVI will open the event with Mass in St Peter's Square coinciding with the third anniversary of the death of

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For the first time in history, Muslims now outnumber Catholics and are now the world's biggest single religious denomination, figures published by L'Osservatore Romana reveal. Times Online reports that in an interview with the paper Monsignor Vittorio

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ACBC President Archbishop Philip Wilson and three Catholic priests, including former federal parliamentarian Michael Tate, are on the list of participants announced for Prime Minister Kevin Rudd's 2020 Summit but it appears no female religious will

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Bishop Ramon Villena has called on Philippines President Macapagal-Arroyo to suspend the operations of Australian miner, OceanaGold, as local officials near the Didipio mine site express fears of rice shortages in the wake of the company's land clearing

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Pope Benedict is a big fan of mozzarella cheese made from buffalo milk and eats it often, Italian newspapers report. AKI reports that Pope Benedict XVI often receives buffalo mozzarella cheese as a gift from bishops from the Campania region in

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A traditionalist monastery of Spanish nuns has already been "regularised" and other groups are in process following Pope Benedict's liberalisation of the use of the Tridentine Mass, Vatican Cardinal Dario Castrillon Hoyos says. "Not a few

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WYD finds Jesus

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Young Sydney videographer, Alfio Stuto, will play the role of Jesus during the World Youth Day Stations of the Cross and veteran broadcaster Ray Martin will provide the TV commentary, WYD organisers have announced. "It's such an honour to me, to

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The New South Wales Health Department will add a special link highlighting abstinence as a means of combating sexually transmitted diseases (STD's) for the duration of World Youth Day while NSW Minister Kristina Keneally touted the event as the ideal

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Perhaps the hoarders point to a deeply ingrained, and anything but funny, pathology that is developing in our society, in which each of us is starting to value things more than people. It is becoming a given that having is more important than simply

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When asked, most people admit to having a spiritual side to their nature. The challenge, and the real secret of happiness, is to turn that spiritual side of our nature into the central core of our lives. Too often, especially given our hectic and

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The Year Of Two Popes is an outstanding documentary which chronicles the last months of Pope John Paul II’s life from Vatican's insiders who witnessed those extraordinary days first hand. It highlights the events three years ago from the

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The Australian province of the Divine Word Missionaries has a rich and interesting history which parrellels Australia's federation and our relationship with Papua New Guinea, an earlier missionary base for the order in the region. The Society of the

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Victorian police are investigating a blaze last week at St Paul's Church Coburg which caused $2 million damage only a year after another fire destroyed the parish's community centre. The Moreland Leader reports the Victoria Police forensic unit and MFB

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Spirituality is a major contributor to a child's happiness, even more than for adults, a Canadian study has found. USA Today reports that the new study by researchers at the University of British Columbia (UBC) tested 315 children aged 9 to 12,

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Plymouth priest, Fr Gerard Wilberforce says that if his famous anti-slavery ancestor, William Wilberforce, were alive today he would certainly be fighting human trafficking and drugs but the issue of abortion would be at the top of his list. Total

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A new ecclesial lay community for consecrated women, the Mary Star of the Sea community, was inaugurated last night at a service with Broken Bay Bishop David Walker. The community which will assist Bishop Walker in pastoral care, will be recognised as

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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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