We cannot effect "spiritual revolution" in our minds and hearts on our own. We need help. For a spiritual revolution we need the help of God's own Spirit. Without a personal encounter with Christ in which we experience the life changing power of

more

more view
0311-degroot-l

Caritas Australia CEO Jack de Groot has endorsed concerns expressed by Prime Minister Kevin Rudd over changes by Foreign Minister Stephen Smith, a Catholic, to the Australian aid program that will allow funding of abortions. "As an agency of the

more

more view
0311-stemcells-l

United States Catholic Bishops' Conference pro-life committee chairman, Cardinal Justin Rigali, has denounced President Barack Obama's executive order allowing federal funding for embryonic stem cell research. The Sydney Morning Herald reports

more

more view
0311-brennan-l

Newcastle Magistrate Sharon Holdsworth has convicted Maitland-Newcastle Vicar-General Fr Tom Brennan of making a false written statement saying that he could not remember 1970s abuse complaints at St Pius X High School. The Newcastle Herald reports

more

more view

Security forces in the Cameroon capital, Yaounde, have smashed up the street stalls, where thousands of people earn a living, to give the city a facelift ahead of next week's visit by Pope Benedict. "My 10 years of investments have been ruined.

more

more view

Brisbane's Catholic Archbishop John Bathersby and Victoria's Uniting Church Moderator Jason Kioa are facing strikingly similar challenges. They are both under pressure from within their flock to insist that orthodoxy is defended and heretics removed. Powers

more

more view

The Mamre Project is an initiative of the Sisters of Mercy in Parramatta aiming to provide jobs, training and community services to disadvantaged people, especially those with a disability, youth at risk, refugee families and people wanting to re-enter

more

more view

Archbishop John Bathersby has sacked Father Peter Kennedy as Administrator of St Mary's Catholic Community, South Brisbane. What are the theological issues for those concerned in this major event in Australian Catholic life and how has this large and

more

more view

Opus Dei priest and commentator, Fr John Flader, says there are circumstances in which it may be acceptable for Catholic parents to attend the non-religious civil wedding ceremonies of their children. Fr Flader says the prohibition should be lifted in

more

more view

The future of Africa is, in large part, the future of the Church. When Pope Benedict XVI travels to Africa March 17-23, he will be visiting the home of the world's oldest Christian communities, and its largest new field of converts. Christ himself visited

more

more view

Speaking at Oxford University, Cardinal George Pell has attacked "secularist intolerance" that seeks to drive Christianity "not only from the public square but even from the provision of education, health care, and welfare services."

more

more view

Students from Sacred Heart Primary School at Sandgate on Brisbane's northside have combined their efforts with Brisbane City Council in a bid to revitalise a landmark local lagoon. The Northside Chronicle reports the fight to save Dowse Lagoon has

more

more view

St Christopher's Holsworthy parish priest Fr Anthony Mifsud says that "heartless arsonists" took away his community's place of worship when they set fire to the altar at the church last week. Fr Mifsud said he left the church, located on the

more

more view
0312-billanes-l

Marbel Bishop Dinualdo Gutierrez has condemned the killing of an anti-mining environmentalist and human rights advocate working in partnership with his diocese to oppose the development of the giant Tampakan mine. "The diocese of Marbel does not

more

more view

Over 16,000 Palestinians made homeless after Israel's recent assault on Gaza now face further strife after high winds and heavy rains tore through the region flooding many of the tented camps. Ashraf Abed Rabo who is a father of nine lost his house in a

more

more view

In a letter to the world's bishops Pope Benedict has admited the Vatican made mistakes over the lifting of the excommunication of SSPX Bishop Richard Williamson but says he is disappointed that Catholics "who should have known better" did not show

more

more view

In Congo women were beaten. Women were raped in front of their families and husbands. There were incidents of cutting and penetration of vaginas with knives and other objects. It resulted in families becoming traumatised for the rest of their lives. Many

more

more view

This edition of Compass features a moving personal story about the sexual abuse of a 14 year old altar boy in 1960s America and the personal cost to one family and their faith. Thirty years on the boy is now a man, struggling to confront his past. He

more

more view

St Bernard's College in Melbourne's north western suburb of Essendon was founded by the Christian Brothers and is now administered by their school authority, Edmund Rice Education Australia. It caters for 1,200 boys from Year 7 to Year 12. The

more

more view

The main effect of Obama's decision to overturn restricions on human embryo research was to boost the morale of an important constituency, the scientific community. To cement his image as a flagbearer of enlightened thinking, the President also set down

more

more view

Mass on Demand

home-video-thumbnail

From St Mary’s, North Sydney. The first Mass of the day on YouTube

Mass Online

home-video-thumbnail-nobttn

Live streamed from Our Lady of the Rosary Cathedral, Waitara

more

Daily Prayer

Daily Prayer

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

view