A Brookings Insitution analyst has linked older white Catholics to a surge in support for Senator Hillary Clinton ahead of crucial primary battles against rival Senator Barack Obama. White Catholics have become a key base for Senator Clinton in her

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More than a dozen parishes in Sydney's south are now using security firms to pickup Sunday collections after a spate of thefts at suburban churches. Brighton-Le-Sands parish priest Fr Peter Lynch is also considering security patrols at his church after

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This week's Encounter program explores themes of faith, depression and the interaction between the two. Is there a possibility that religious faith could help people who are depressed, or does religion only make people more depressed? Are you allowed

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The idea that your spouse is your soul mate is a very individual-focused way of looking at marriage. Thinking of your marriage as a vocation within the Catholic community may offer the community support that a long term relationship needs. For

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Indian Cardinal Telesphore Toppo says that proclaiming Mary as "spiritual mother of all humanity" and "co-redemptrix with Jesus the redeemer" would aid not hinder inter-religious dialogue. According to Cardinal Toppo, such a

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Launching only this week, Soulfoodcinema is a Catholic website that has the aim of educating and evangelising through the medium of the movies. It differs from other faith and film websites, in that the focus is on providing education and insights for

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We spent over 40 years dismantling our historically rooted notion of Church, only to replace it with modernist examples of generic art and architecture that reflected the generic chaos of the contemporised period and neglected to appreciate the transcendent

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We judge books partly by their content but even more by their voice. Writers of another age speak oddly. They stop to reflect on what we slip lightly past, acquiesce in what we find outrageous. Of early Christian writers St Augustine has suffered most

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St Columban's Mission Society might not be as much in the public eye as Vegemite but a product of its missionary activities shares a couple of things in common with Australia's food icon. For Australian and New Zealand Catholics and some in other

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Join thousands of other Catholics on the Walk with Christ procession through the streets of Sydney in celebration of the Feast of Corpus Christi on Sunday May 25. The Bishops of Sydney will lead the procession holding aloft the Blessed Sacrament. The

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Operating 26 health care facilities throughout four Australian states and two territories, Little Company of Mary Health Care is a Catholic organisation with a reputation for values based care and support for those who are sick, dying and in

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Melbourne's iconic Skipping Girl Vinegar neon sign in Richmond was inspired by a five year old girl who later became a nun. ABC News reports heritage groups are hoping to raise $60,000 to restore the landmark, which has been turned off for the past

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Maitland-Newcastle Bishop Michael Malone and retired Sydney Bishop Geoff Robinson have backed a call for Pope Benedict to make an apology during his WYD trip to Australia for abuse by clergy. THE Sydney bishop who helped write the Catholic Church's

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Pope Benedict will text messages to participants at this year's World Youth Day event in Sydney, organisers have announced. Reuters reports the pope will text daily messages of inspiration and hope during the six day Sydney event while digital

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The late Pope John Paul II could be beatified in October this year to coincide with the 30th anniversary of his election to the papacy, a Polish newspaper predicts. Catholic World News says the Vatican has not commented on the report that appeared in

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Muslims must defend religious freedom if dialogue between Christianity and Islam is to progress, a German Jesuit expert on Islam has said. Fr Christian W. Troll, was addressing a conference at Rome's Pontifical Gregorian University this week on a

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We do not primarily come to the Eucharist in order to derive pleasure out of it for ourselves. We come to give ourselves to God no matter what it costs. We are not seeking our own pleasure but, like Jesus, both in worship and outside of worship, we always

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We live in a linked-up world! We might not think about the links very much but they are there. There are the physical links likes pipes, wires, roads and railway lines. There are radio and televisions links and the World Wide Web. There are other

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Another week passes and another Catholic social networking site pops up on the web. CathCommunity.org is an initiative of the England and Wales Catholic Bishops' Conference and was launched only two days ago. It is designed as a forum where people can

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The title of this film plays with the common and contemporary throwaway line, "What happens on tour stays on tour." The idea that we can become a different moral person away from home without any effect on our daily lives is as naive as it is

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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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