One cannot understand the world without religions. The reason is that religions are capable of the best as well as of the worst: they can serve holiness or alienation. They can preach peace or war. Yet it is always necessary to explain that it is not the

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Joni and Friends, a new television program hosted by Joni Eareckson Tada, highlights a refreshingly honest approach to people's toughest questions about the goodness of God in a world shattered by pain and suffering. In this unique program, we meet

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The Australian Province of the Missionaries of the Sacred Heart have about 190 members and they are active in parishes, education, hospitals and other specialised ministries. This is a simple, yet descriptive and easy to follow website giving the

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Former Vatican exorcist Bishop Andrea Gemma has denounced alleged visions of Our Lady in the Bosnian town of Medjugorje as the "work of the devil" and a "diabolical deceit". The UK Daily Mail reports that the Vatican has rejected

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Vinnies staff are concerned over a decision to move meals for the homeless away from their usual distribution venues during World Youth Day. Ninemsn reports that hundreds of homeless people could go hungry during World Youth Day because organisers

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Chris Newsome and Kim Tierney who met on reality TV show Farmer Wants a Wife married at the weekend in Tamworth, while a New Zealand Catholic matchmaking service has announced its service is opening in Australia. The Northern Leader reports that a

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Maitland-Newcastle diocese has stood down a second priest over a professional misconduct investigation, the diocese has announced. The Sydney Morning Herald reports that Fr David O'Hearn, of St Michael's parish, Nelson Bay, was stood aside last

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Cardinal Danneels, though he is open-minded and respectful, is distressed that there are not brighter men in the Church hierarchy. This point comes up as we speak about the Synod of Bishops. He has attended every assembly since 1980. "They are

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This is a light mixture of sports story and screwball romantic comedy. The setting is 1925. The sport is professional American football. The romance is one of those sparring then falling in love situations between George Clooney and Renee

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If the so called scientific consensus on man-made climate change lacks substance, as is increasingly evident, then punitive measures to cut the carbon 'footprints', involving huge increases in fuel and power costs, with all their flow-on effects, will be

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One of the most respected Catholic publishers in the world, US-based Paulist Press, have for over 140 years prided themselves on presenting a Catholic perspective on important contemporary questions. The giant publisher's website is heavily focused on

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Pope Benedict will complete his third encyclical tentatively titled Love in the Truth over the European summer, Vatican Secretary of State, Cardinal Tarcisio Bertone says. Cutting Edge reports Cardinal Bertone made the disclosure in an interview

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With rice prices soaring, Mindanao Philippines Bishop Dinualdo Gutierrez has threatened to withhold communion from rice traders who hoard rice accusing them of "satanic" practices. ABS-CBN News reports that in a Radio Veritas interview

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Christians are a small minority in Israel but they visit the country in large numbers and they've also been influential in deciding its fate.  One Christian who came 30 years ago and stayed is the Reverend Dr Petra Heldt, who co-founded The Ecumenical

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People can make all kinds of mistakes in following their personal consciences. Are we really justified in upholding the principle that one must follow one's conscience, when so many people, by following their conscience, seem to make so many

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Jubilee Catholic Community is a parish in the inner northern and western suburbs of Brisbane. It has only been a parish for the past two years after it was born out of the amalgamation of six former parishes in a sweeping rationalisation of resources and

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Australian Catholic University has named Jesuit Professor Frank Brennan to a new Canberra based public policy think tank to be launched later this year. The Canberra Times quotes new ACU vice chancellor, Professor Greg Craven, as saying the ACU Watson

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Sisters of St Joseph at Lochinvar near Maitland NSW have developed five eco-friendly units including paths made from recycled tyres as well as large water tanks. Aurora reports that "15 Denison Street" is a group of five self-contained, one

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The New South Wales government has budgeted $60.7 million for World Youth Day expenses next financial year bringing total confirmed public funding for the event to $139 million. The Sydney Morning Herald reports the NSW Government figures show the

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Indian church officials moved quickly to insist that girls under the age of eighteen cannot take vows after the Kerala State Women's Commission asked Parliament to bring in laws banning the practice. However, Fr Paul Thelekkat, the spokesperson of

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

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Live streamed from Our Lady of the Rosary Cathedral, Waitara

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Daily Prayer

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

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