Eric Bogle believes his powerful song on the horrors of war And the Band Played Waltzing Matilda will be relevant as long as mankind keeps on fighting. But for many years, the Anzac establishment was unsure about the song’s intentions, some people

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Some theologians today are of the opinion that Christians should give up all attempts to missionise the Jews. Some go even further and think that there is no need to offer the Jews entry into the new covenant in Jesus Christ as God's covenant with the

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"Aggressive secularism" is gaining ground leaving Judaeo-Christian values as the only thing left binding British society together, Westminster Cardinal Cormac Murphy-O'Connor has warned. The Guardian reports that Cardinal Murphy-O'Connor was

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A draft lobbying code released by Special Minister of State, Senator John Faulkner, will not require churches or other tax-deductible charities to disclose details of their activities. The Sydney Morning Herald reports that unions, industry

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The way moral perspectives on sexuality have dominated theology for centuries has belied the richness and power of sexual loving to feed the soul. An oversimplified "right or wrong" stance regarding complex human experiences does no justice to

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The Sydney archdiocese has denied speculation of a rift between Cardinal George Pell and the former director of the archdiocese's Liturgy office, Fr Timothy Deeter, who resigned his position recently. The Sydney Morning Herald reports Fr Deeter

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Students arriving up to 30 minutes early for school are being required to sit in "quiet time" before classes commence as a result of insurance fears over injury in Catholic school playgrounds. The Gold Coast Bulletin reports that the 'no

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A taxi which attempted to get close to pick up a disabled passenger finished by becoming trapped at the top of a staircase at Brisbane's St Stephen's Cathedral. The Catholic Leader reports the apparently miraculous suspension of a Black and White cab

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The Vinnies' run Frederic Ozanam Housing Association will become the preferred housing provider for the archdiocese of Adelaide under a preliminary agreement that could see parish properties leased or sold to provide affordable housing. The Southern

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A public forum hosted by the Columban Mission Institute in conjunction with the City of Sydney, it will involve Christian and Muslim speakers sharing common convictions about peace and non-violence. The aim of the forum is to promote peace and mutual

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Some people say it is not easy to have dialogue with Moslems. It is true. In practice, dialogue has never been easy and simple. However, it is not entirely impossible. An open and sincere heart and a willingness to listen will nourish the seeds of dialogue

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Bordering three states in the far western regions of New South Wales, the Wilcannia-Forbes Catholic diocese ministers to over 30,000 Catholics across 20 parishes. The diocese is under the protection of Our Lady of Perpetual Help. The diocese

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A Pontifical Council for the Family assembly in Rome this weekend is highlighting the role of grandparents in keeping families together and in helping care for the grandchildren. Zenit reports that this year's plenary assembly of the Pontifical

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Recreating a journey up the Hawkesbury River taken by Australia's founding fathers, twenty five young people will draft a "new Australian constitution" this weekend. The group of young people organised by the Edmund Rice Centre and the

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Over 1,000 people gathered in Newcastle's Christ Church Anglican cathedral on Wednesday to welcome the signing of a historic covenant on ecumenical cooperation between the Anglican diocese of Newcastle and the Catholic dioceses of Maitland-Newcastle and

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As peace protesters gathered outside the Westminster Cathedral venue, former British Prime Minister Tony Blair, in his first major speech since leaving Parliament, touted the capacity of faith organisations to have a global impact for good. Mr Blair,

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A Wollongong Catholic high school principal has backed a researcher's findings that later school start times could help overcome sleep deprivation among adolescent students. Swinburne University's Dr Greg Murray says schools should start at 10am to

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Those who would put up a watertight barrier between science and religion miss a very important point. Science and religion do intersect without doubt in at least one point - in the human being who is the scientist, in the human being whose ultimate

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American Sr Claude Feldner, who took her first vows in 1912, has died in a Wisconsin nursing home at the age of 109. WBAY TV reports that Sr Feldner still played piano in the evenings at her Fond du Lac nursing home up until days before her death this

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We are in the unenviable position of being one of the few Australians to have a family member with the death penalty. It is sickening physically and debilitating mentally.  When we look into our son’s eyes we can see the scared, frightened boy.

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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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