There's not much retiring military chaplain Deacon Graeme Ramsden (pictured) hasn't seen. The senior police chaplain, grandfather and former tradesman veteran of the Vietnam War was so moved by his chaplaincy experiences in East Timor he's made them

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Today is St Andrew's Day. Although he is the patron saint of Scotland, he is not Scottish. Wikipedia has an extensive entry on his life and significance to the

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Sister Joan Chittister, right, speaks with protestors in Cairo's Tahrir Square. --- By the time we got to downtown Cairo on November 18, Tahrir Square was already an undulating school of people. The crowds swayed back and forth across the roads, stepping

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This adventure, fantasy film begins in Greece in the year 1228 BC, and starts by showing up-front the explicit death by burning of an aged temple priest at the hands of King Hyperion (Mickey Rourke), the Titan God of light. Hyperion declares war on humanity

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Screenshot from The Australian --- Traditional Anglican Communion primate Archbishop John Hepworth has lodged a complaint with police alleging he was raped by a Catholic priest 40 years ago, reports the Australian. Archbishop Hepworth filed the complaint

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Screenshot from the Inner West Courier --- Catholic HealthCare has won approval for a $38 million development of aged care apartments for the Western Suburbs Hospital site in the Sydey suburb of Croydon. The decision has angered local

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An image from www.caritas.org.au --- Caritas Australia CEO, Jack de Groot, said the figures collected over the year for its 2010-11 annual report demonstrated the generosity of the Catholic community and the rest of the country, according to a media

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Image from the website for the National Board for Safeguarding Children in the Catholic Church --- Six separate reports on child protection measures in Catholic dioceses in Ireland are to be published on today, reports Kerryman.ie. Counselling services

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SSPX Bishop Bernard Fellay --- A "doctrinal preamble" presented by the Vatican to the Society of St Pius X needs changes before it can be accepted as the basis for the group's reconciliation, said the group's leader, according to a Catholic News Service

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A monk wanted by police in the UK over child abuse allegations at a leading West London Catholic school secretly visited Rome to empty his Vatican bank account while on the run, said a report by the Daily Mail. Father Laurence Soper, a former teacher at St

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Sister Sarah Heger with students in class --- Sister Sarah Heger cut through a tray of raw chicken with a knife and let her fifth-grade class of girls in St Louis squirm for only a second, reports Stltoday.com. A science exam loomed, and the petite

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The Irish embassy to the Holy See --- Last year, veteran Italian journalist Massimo Franco published a book about what he sees as the Vatican’s declining international relevance, writes John Allen in NCR Online. Its opening chapter was titled The

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Giovanni Veronese’s romantic comedy Ages of Love is a portmanteau film comprising three stories about the power of love, as experienced by three men of different ages. In Youth, Roberto (Riccardo Scamarcio) is a confident young lawyerwho is sent by his

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A 2008 image of the back wall of St. Joseph's church, on Flickr --- The burnt-out St Joseph's Church in Collingwood will remain after Yarra Council rejected an application to replace it with a playground, reports the Melbourne Times Weekly. The planning

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'Blessing the wedding bands', on Flickr --- The same-sex union bill introduced to Queensland Parliament during the week is "a softener" on ALP delegates opposed to the idea, reports the Catholic Weekly. Brisbane archdiocese's John Paul II

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The Federal Government's extra funding of $28 million for Com­monwealth Supported Places for the University of Notre Dame will relieve financial pressure on students, reports the Catholic Weekly. "One of the most important implications is that it

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Cardinal Sean Brady, Archbishop of Armagh and Primate of All Ireland --- The head of the Catholic Church in Ireland has agreed to a legal settlement over his role in administering an oath of secrecy to a teenage victim of clerical sexual abuse in 1975,

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Image representing a foetus, on Flickr --- A total of 12 nurses are suing University Hospital in Newark, New Jersey, over a new policy requiring them to care for patients before and after abortions, even if they have religious or moral objections to

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An Indian religious sister has been arrested on charges of human trafficking after a raid on a children's home in Sri Lanka run by the Missionary of Charity (MC) sisters, ucanews.com reports. Sister Mary Elisha, an Indian religious, was freed on bail

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St Thomas Aquinas would disagree with the definition that has been developed that God is a supreme being, and that all religious language is symbolic and analogical, not literal, said author Karen Armstrong (pictured) in a lecture at the University of St

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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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