A Kerala nun who hanged herself on Monday "was mentally and physically tortured" at her convent, her father claims. Pappachan, a cook who works at the Bishop's house at Kollam, alleged that his daughter Anupa Mary, a nun at the St Mary's

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Sydney Cardinal George Pell has apologised and offered to meet abuse victim, Anthony Jones, over a "poorly drafted" letter but Jones has repudiated the apology as "not genuine". The Australian reports Cardinal Pell apologised only

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All Generations Shall Call Me Blessed is the program name for this edition of The Rhythm Divine marking Friday's Feast of the Assumption of Our Lady. Mary has been a source of musical inspiration for centuries and the program's music takes its

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Fresh from its official sponsorship of WYD, Catholic Church Insurances Limited is continuing to advertise and market itself to the wider Catholic community. Established in 1911, CCI is a wholly owned Church business and the primary provider of

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Much of the world has forgotten August 1945. Buried beneath our collective consciousness in the shallowest of graves, lies the uncomprehending knowledge that humanity now shares the planet with 26,000 nuclear weapons, most of them vastly more powerful than

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Unfortunately, serious theological discussion in Catholicism these days faces the wrath of Catholic Conservatives. Asserting the Church is theologically "perfect," they claim Catholicism must not change anything pragmatically. This closed

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Pope Benedict has thanked Australia for its welcome during World Youth Day. "I hasten to express to you once more my deep gratitude for the affectionate reception which I received from you and all your fellow citizens," the Pope has written

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Lismore diocese and a local parish will foot the $700,000 bill for a technical college at Port Macquarie after the Federal government withdrew funding. The Camden Courier reports the diocese is seeking to secure the future of the Australian

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Citing Catholic tradition and Jewish sensitivities with respect to the pronunciation of God's name, a Holy See directive has requested that liturgical texts including hymns no longer make reference to Yahweh. Bishop Arthur J. Serratelli of Paterson,

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Italian activists have petitioned Pope Benedict to stop wearing his ermine-trimmed hat and cape but a former Vatican official says there are more important issues to address. EarthTimes reports that in a newspaper interview published Wednesday a

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Four Western Australian men have come forward alleging abuse by Bunbury diocese priests during the 1960's and 1970's. The ABC's PM program reports the men say they have spent most of their lives feeling isolated by their childhood trauma. Even now

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When governments have adopted quick and simple solutions to complex educational problems, they have usually got it wrong and seem determined to continue doing so. It would be so much easier if schools were factories, created to produce easily measured,

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The Bonneville of the title is a 1966 automobile, one of those massive V8 convertibles that defined American cars in the days when petrol was a pittance. It is driven by three women on an odyssey from Pocatello Idaho to California to deliver an urn of ashes

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Melbourne's Catholic Theological College was established in 1972 and as part of the Melbourne College of Divinity it offers undergraduate and postgraduate degrees in theology and ministry. For the past decade it has occupied the historic site of the

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We need to believe that the Trinity is saving the world despite appearances. Our role is to play our part along with every man and woman of good will. Taking too much responsibility is unconvincing and reveals a lack of faith. If anything, we should give

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Days after Maitland-Newcastle Bishop Michael Malone apologised for clergy abuse in the diocese, a local priest has been charged with 30 counts of abusing boys. News.com.au reports NSW police expect to lay more charges against Fr John Sidney Denham,

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In a fresh blow to a drought stricken community, the historic Christian Brothers Agricultural College at Tardun in Western Australia's wheatbelt is to close after 80 years. The West Australian reports the college is to close its Year 8 to 12 schooling

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Forty eight percent of Australia's preachers are over the age of 50, census figures show, according to demographer Bernard Salt, but there are also 16 Australians under 20 who described themselves as ministers of religion. New figures extracted from

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Over 12,000 World Youth Day people responded to a survey by ACU and Monash University researchers seeking to understand the spirituality of pilgrims. The "Pilgrims’ Progress 2008" is a research project being conducted at Australian

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"There is war on the roadways of the entire world," Archbishop Agostino Marchetto of the Pontifical Council for the Pastoral Care of Migrants and Itinerant People has warned in a call to reduce the number of road victims. Archbishop

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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

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

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