Screenshot from Wikileaks.org --- The Vatican was committed to getting countries aligned with the Copenhagen Accord on climate change, according to the first Vatican cable to appear on the WikiLeaks website, reports the Catholic News Service. The

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Image from the Catholic Mission Media Release --- Catholic Mission's Pakistan Director has called for the repeal of Pakistan's anti-blasphemy laws, saying their abuse continues to threaten the life and liberty of Christians and

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A church in China --- A bishop who does not have papal approval has been elected president of the Bishops' Conference of the Catholic Church in China (BCCCC), and a Vatican-approved bishop became head of the Chinese Catholic Patriotic Association (CCPA),

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As globalization pushes the world closer together, the issue in respect of religious faith is very simple and clear: does it become a civilizing force that shapes globalization to advance human good; or does it become a countervailing force, dividing and

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Dr Stefano Girola, a Church history lecturer at the Australian Catholic University, has completed two books looking at various aspects of Italian Catholics in Australia. The first, entitled Ignem Veni Mittere or I have come to bring fire, was launched this

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Sr Christine Symonds, left, and Sr Angela Carroll, right. Photo: Bridget Spinks --- Two Josephites, Sr Angela Carroll and Sr Christine Symonds, have spoken about how the work of St Mary of the Cross MacKillop has been continuing in Peru since 1981,

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Registrations for WYD 2011 close on April 15. This is the official website for Australian and New Zealand pilgrims, designed to guide and assist prospective pilgrims in all the practical steps along the road to WYD Madrid 2011. http://www.wydtours.com.au/

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The NSW government will introduce an amendment to the Education Act today to enshrine the right of schools to offer ethics classes, to prevent the Coalition removing the classes if elected, the Sydney Morning Herald reports. The amendment will be

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Image from the Archdiocese of Canberra and Goulburn News website --- St Vincent de Paul Society volunteer, David Bresnik, has been named the 2011 ACT Young Australian of the Year, said a report on the Archdiocese of Canberra and Goulburn News

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Dissatisfied conservative Catholics in the US are questioning whether the Pope meant to make a concession on condoms through his comments on condom use to combat AIDS - or whether his words had been misinterpreted by the media, said a Guardian report in the

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A new film about a 20th-century saint is being directed by a self-described agnostic and produced by a devout Catholic, reports the Catholic News Agency. “I thought it would be a fantastic challenge to give 40 million dollars to a Hollywood director

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While one can only have deep sympathy for Christopher Hitchens as he fights cancer, the Lateline interview with him shows that Hitchens retains illogical views on religion, writes Joel Hodge, ACU lecturer in Theology and Philosophy, in ABC

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CD release - Noel

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The Priests - Father Eugene O’Hagan, his brother Martin and their old school friend David Delargy, have released their third album, a collection of carols entitled Noël. A follow-up to the 2009 release, Harmony. the

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Bishop Peter Elliot --- The first Anglican ordinariate is expected to be established in Australia by next Easter, according to Bishop Peter Elliott, the Australian Catholic Bishops' delegate for assisting lay Anglicans join the Church, reports The

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Image from the Australian Catholic University website --- The Catholic Workers Movement has protested the appointment of General Peter Cosgrove as Chancellor of the Australian Catholic University, saying that as the former head of the Defence Force, he

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The Catholic Weekly's image of one of the Stations of the Cross, which was hand-carved in Vietnam --- A new Stations of the Cross and Our Lady of the Boat People installation at St Joseph's Conference Centre at Bringelly in NSW is a token of gratitude

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The Sunday Mail in Queensland said financial statements it has obtained reveal that private schools have "a huge accumulation of wealth", receiving millions of dollars from the government's building fund and posting huge profits. Of available financial

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The Australian Curriculum Assessment and Reporting Authority has hired 11 new staff members to address concerns before the updated MySchool website goes live next month, reports The Australian. Education experts have called for the board of the government

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Image of a church in Scotland, from Wikimedia Commons --- An allegedly sectarian and offensive email sent by a senior Scottish Football Association official to other staff was simply "the tip of a disturbing iceberg of anti-Catholicism in Scottish

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Yesterday's item on the WYD 2011 pilgrimage website said registrations close on December 31. This is incorrect. Registrations close on April 15. CathNews apologises for the error.

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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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