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Pope Benedict has sent a message to Catholic social networking site, Xt3, to mark 50 days since his World Youth Day Mass at Randwick. Times Online reports Pope Benedict XVI made an unlikely addition to the ranks of social network user with his first

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Pope Benedict has appointed three Australian bishops who will participate as full members in next month's Word of God Synod in Rome while six women experts and 19 women observers will also attend the event. The Australian bishops are Sydney Cardinal

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Months after turning down a proposal for a Muslim school, residents of Camden in Sydney's west have welcomed plans for a Catholic school in the historic town. The Sydney Morning Herald reports the Camden/Macarthur Residents' Group that fought a Muslim

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Was Alfred Hitchcock a sexual monster? Or was he, as the French film makers Rohmer and Chabrol once claimed, a moralist whose films are steeped in Roman Catholic themes? Born into a devoutly Roman Catholic family in the East End of London in 1899,

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Waltz With Bashir is about the trauma of recovered memories. But it is also about the nature of war, and its impact upon us, especially when we have been raised to believe in the value of human life, yet are expected to suppress these values and beliefs

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The regional Queensland city of Bundaberg now has just one main Catholic parish but its website clearly shows a parish alive and busy with activity. The parish's youth group, Ablaze provides the most stimulating aspect of the site with several good

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From the moment of conception, a human being's rights as a person must be respected. The existence of each person, their capacity to enjoy life and all other rights, the viability of community and the common good depend profoundly on the right to life.

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Senator Joseph Biden displays "flawed moral reasoning" on abortion, Denver Archbishop Charles Chaput says, responding to a weekend statement by the vice-presidential candidate. In the second statement in two weeks responding to comments made by

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Former Victorian World Youth Day Minister James Merlino has warned that if a controversial Abortion Law Reform Bill passes, it will lead to "open slather" for terminations up to six months. Cabinet minister and Sports Minister Merlino

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Churchgoers are losing touch with the Bible and Catholics are doing worse than most, statistics show. Figures from the 2006 National Church Life Survey showing that of those Australians who go to church, 21 percent read their Bible daily, 14 percent

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In a letter marking the 30th anniversary of the death of Pope Paul VI, Pope Benedict has praised the late pontiff saying that his contribution in an age of challenges and problems is becoming increasingly evident. Catholic News Agency reports that in a

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As Catholic protests continue in Thai Ha parish, Hanoi archdiocese has accused state television of falsely presenting  two unordained men as priests. AsiaNews reports that "priests" appearing on Vietnamese state TV in interviews by

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Pope Benedict has named Sydney Cardinal George Pell as one of three delegate presidents for the forthcoming Synod of Bishops on the Word of God. The Vatican announced yesterday Cardinal Pell would serve in place of Cardinal Oswald Gracias of Mumbai,

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The central hope of the Obama campaign is to find common ground, not by "favouring" that which can never be acceptable, the taking of innocent unborn life, but by dealing with the legal reality in a way that at least reduces the likelihood of

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Love isn't easy, except in our daydreams. We do not even need to look at the superficiality of the cheaper romantic novels to see the truth of that. It suffices to go to church regularly. I go to Mass every day and I go there with good people, who are

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This website of a publishing house is, as a tribute to St Paul in this Pauline Year, hosting an interactive trivia game about the life and work of the great saint. The game, In the footsteps of St Paul, is the brainchild of a Franciscan Friar and is

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This week's edition of The Rhythm Divine features Catholic rocker, Mike Mangione. It also plays host to Texan born, Beth Nielsen Chapman and her Human Family Songbook, better known as her new album Prism, a collection of devotional music from the

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Born in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Caritas Australia worker Lulu Mitshabu says her native country is now in an immeasurably worse condition than when she fled. The Age reports Ms Mitshabu grew up angry in dictator Joseph Mobutu's Zaire which

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In the wake of allegations against former teachers and priests at Bathurst's St Stanislaus College, a group of ex-students has called on the Vincentian order to withdraw from the college. The Sydney Morning Herald reports old boys from St Stanislaus'

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Pope to France

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Pope Benedict leaves for France tomorrow on a visit to commemorate the 150th anniversary of St Bernadette's Lourdes visions of Our Lady. Pope Benedict said on Wednesday he would be going to France this week as "a messenger of peace and

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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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