An American priest who jogged naked around a city park in his parish has been convicted of indecent exposure. Michigan priest, Fr Robert Whipkey will be sentenced on August 11 in a local court and may be forced to register as a sex offender.

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Bush a Catholic?

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European newspapers are reporting that US President George Bush may follow his brother Florida Governor Jeb Bush and former British PM Tony Blair by converting to Catholicism at the end of his presidential term. The UK Telegraph reports various

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A new dispute has broken out between Sydney City Council and Word Youth Day organisers over who will pay for repairs to the city's famous Hyde Park. The Sydney Morning Herald reports Lord Mayor Clover Moore plans to kick Pope Benedict and the six day

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Concluding his US tour, retired Sydney priest Bishop Geoffrey Robinson says that he was forced to choose between loyalty to abuse victims and loyalty to the pope. The Age reports Bishop Robinson told a US audience last week that as a bishop, he took

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Adelaide Vicar-General Monsignor David Cappo has backed a call by church leaders for urgent action to address binge drinking among young people. Adelaide Now reports Msgr Cappo, who is also chairman of the State Government's Social Inclusion Unit,

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The Vatican is writing to all seminaries to request that all candidates are trained to celebrate the Mass according to the Latin Tridentine Rite. Catholic News Service reports Pope Benedict would like every Catholic parish in the world to

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There are between 800 and 1,200 people who are homeless each night in Canberra, according to the St Vincent de Paul Society, a remarkable figure for such an affluent city. The house is a melange of pensioners, the formerly homeless, unemployed people,

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At a time when we are lobbying the State Government for equity of funding with government schools for capital works and students with disabilities, it is not helpful to have uncertainty on a federal level. The current SES funding model for non-government

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This Sunday's edition of Compass is titled In our Name and looks at the moral ambiguities underlying contemporary attitudes to torture. Strictly prohibited under international law, the use of torture today is widespread and since 9/11 increasingly

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The Catholic Church in Australia will become a net energy producer within 25 years if a project to green church communities is successful. The Age reports the goal of the Greening Communities project, launched by Church Resources last week, is to

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World Youth Day organisers are constructing what they describe as a "mini-city" in the Barangaroo precinct in Sydney's East Darling Harbour. Organisers are describing the new 22-hectare Barangaroo site at East Darling Harbour as a mini-city, ABC

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Edmund Rice Centre director Phil Glendenning says the suicide of a Chinese man forcibly returned to China by  immigration authorities reveals serious errors in Australia's treatment of asylum seekers. The tragic death of the man known as Mr Zhang

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The Catholic organisation Human Life International has launched a call to priests to sign a "pledge of assent" to the teaching of Pope Paul VI's encyclical Humanae Vitae. Fr Thomas J. Euteneuer, president of Human Life International (HLI)

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At the first chapter of their newly created Oceania province this month, the Christian brothers will look to deepen their spirituality and commitment to the charism of Edmund Rice as well as studying how to engage more in interfaith relations and with

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The Rome diocese has banned filming for the Da Vinci code prequel Angels & Demons from two churches in the Eternal City. The Belfast Telegraph reports Church officials have told the producers of the Ron Howard directed film that they cannot use

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Never before did a pope descend to the Vatican gardens to greet a national leader as Benedict did for Bush, returning the unprecedented deference that the president showed in meeting the pope's plane at Andrews Air Force Base in April. More than mutual

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The wowsers are against big celebrations, take fright when they are coming, carp endlessly about the cost or inconvenience, and generally seem annoyed at the thought that so many people will have such a good time. Some have made a lot of money or mileage by

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This is an Australian movie that has been a firm audience favourite on the Festival circuit, wherever it has been shown. Filmed on location at an old homestead in Beaudesert, Queensland, the movie tells the story of a reclusive outback farmer, John Woldring

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Ozcare is a Queensland based health and community services provider which derived from the former St Vincents Community Services. It operates over 210 services from Port Douglas in the far north, across to Mt Isa in the west and down to Burleigh Heads

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Having an orgasm is like going to heaven, according to a Polish Capuchin monk, who has set up a website to assist couples in improving their lovemaking. Metro reports Fr Ksawery Knotz's lover's guide on www.szansaspotkania.net gives graphic lovemaking

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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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