It was probably only a matter of time before an enterprising Catholic combined one of the greatest prayers, the Rosary, with physical exercise. The Rosary Workout advertises itself as a unique program to care for the body and soul together, blending Rosary

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There seems to be a sterility in part of the contemporary Jewish community. For many a primitive nationalism about Israel has replaced a religion they can no longer follow wholeheartedly. Others have immersed themselves in that old time religion. Others

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Venezuela's bishops have blamed supporters of President Hugo Chavez over a tear gas attack on the Holy See's diplomatic mission in Caracas. Associated Press reports that unidentified attackers hurled tear gas canisters at the Vatican mission, at

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Dunedin-raised Melbourne priest, Fr Nicholas Dillon, has returned to his New Zealand hometown to give an organ concert at St Joseph's Cathedral. The Otago Daily Times reports Fr Dillon was introduced to the organ when he was 14, becoming organ scholar

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After a break of nearly 40 years, a monthly Latin Mass is back on the agenda at St Mary's parish, Bundaberg in Queensland's sugar belt. The Bundaberg News Mail reports the latest craze being taken up by youths like 19 year old Jessica May is not a

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Australia's Catholic Mission is backing a centre established in one of Vietnam's poorest dioceses to look after unwanted babies most of whom would otherwise have been aborted. Sr Mary Nguyen Thi Than Mai is in charge of the Charitable Home Centre in one

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Italian Bishops Conference spokesman, Fr Domenico Pompili, has warned against the "hidden perils" and "networked individualism" fostered by Facebook and other social networking websites. "The relationship with the web has grown but the question

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English Premier League club Chelsea's beleaguered manager Luiz Felipe Scolari has survived another week after friends in his native Brazil organised a series of 24 hour vigils to Our Lady of Carravagio.  The ThaiIndia reports that devout followers of

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In a new example of Holy See cooperation with Israel, the Vatican has announced the publication of "Hebrew Manuscripts in the Vatican Library: Catalogue". Among those participating in the event will be the Vatican archivist Cardinal Raffaele

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Flagging a Holy See study on the viability of a bilateral committee to develop relations with Iran, Pope Benedict  urged the central Asian nation to play a role "as a bridge between the Middle East and subcontinental Asia." The Pope said

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Pope Benedict has sent a message to newly inaugurated US President Barack Obama urging him to seek "understanding, co-operation and peace" among countries. "I pray that you will be confirmed in your resolve to promote understanding, co-operation and peace

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We all know that megalomaniacal Adolph Hitler took his own life as Allied soldiers were closing in on his Berlin bunker in 1945, so it is no surprise that 15 attempts to assassinate him, the last of which is the subject of this film, failed. But not so

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From the valley of tears, from blood-drenched Gaza, whose one and a half million residents have been robbed of the joy they once had in their hearts, I send you these words of faith and hope. As for love, that's a word that even we Christians no longer dare

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Caritas Congo has reported that a Catholic church crowded with worshippers in eastern Congo has been torched killing an unknown number of worshippers, with the Ugandan army blaming rebels for the attack. Army spokesman Captain Ronald Kakurungo said

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To carry one's solitude at a high level is not easy to do, especially inside a culture where most everything invites us take a path of less resistance. Our society, mostly invites us in the opposite direction, to take the road more travelled. Even among

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The diocese of Sale stretches from the outer eastern suburbs of Melbourne through into the Gippsland region and its Catholic Education Office looks after 33 primary schools and seven seconday colleges across the area. The organisation's website, with

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British Liberal Democrat MP Evan Harris will present a bill to parliament in a bid to change the 308 year old Act of Settlement that prevents the monarch from marrying a Catholic. BBC News reports that Mr Harris also wants to end the discrimination

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Malaysian Home Minister Datuk Seri Syed Hamid Albar says he has asked his legal advisers "what can be done" after The Catholic Herald defied a ban on the use of the word "Allah". Datuk Syed Hamid also called for a stop to public debate on the issue

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Queensland Catholic Bioethics Centre director Ray Campbell says a new survey that reveals "bad timing" as the most common reason for women seeking abortions indicates a disturbing desensitisation towards the value of newly conceived life. The survey was

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Dutch born Sydney nativity collector, Elisabeth Van Mullekom-Cserep, has donated more than 2,300 items valued at more than $150,000, to the Marian Library at the University of Dayton in the USA. The library, home to one of the largest collections of

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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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