They are sitting on the sofa opposite me; they appear close, friendly, at ease. Our conversation should be upbeat - a celebration of a father and son who have just been collaborating professionally. But as the tape recorder is switched on, we all

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As chief of Access Ministries, Victoria's largest provider of religion classes in government schools, I have been grilled about the special religious instruction program (SRI), writes Evonne Paddison in The Age. At issue is the question of religious

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NCR Online has a two-part interview with Sr Elizabeth Johnson, distinguished professor of theology at Fordham University, about her book, Quest for the Living God, which has been recently criticised by US Bishops' Conference. The interview is

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A nursing home in Victoria run by former Labor aged care minister Peter Staples has been criticised by the industrial tribunal for its ''unsound, indefensible and unfounded'' sacking of its Catholic priest last year, reports The Age. The Sunday Age reported

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Bishop of Lismore, Geoffrey Jarrett --- Exorcism is built into many of Christianity's seemingly simplest rituals, said the Bishop of Lismore, Geoffrey Jarrett, who is also the diocese's exorcist, reports the Northern Star. Responding to questions about

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Image from the dailymail.co.uk report --- A new History Channel documentary features rare glimpses of the Pope relaxing at home, sipping his "favourite treat" Fanta Orange, watching TV and playing the piano, reports the dailymail.co.uk. The Holy Father

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'Child Soldier in the Ivory Coast', on Wikimedia Commons --- The director of Caritas in Abidjan, Father Richard Kissi, has been released unharmed in the Ivory Coast after being kidnapped by an armed group two days earlier, said a statement on the Caritas

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Individuals carrying more than 10,000 euros ($13,700) into or out of Vatican City must declare it, under a new law to meet international norms against money-laundering and financing terrorism, the Catholic News Service reports. The new measures to

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Screenshot from Amazon.com --- The US Bishops' Committee on Doctrine has concluded that a book written by Fordham University theology professor Sister Elizabeth A. Johnson "contains misrepresentations, ambiguities and errors" related to the Catholic

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Bishop Michael Malone --- The Vatican has announced Father William Wright as the eighth bishop of Newcastle, with Pope Benedict accepting the resignation of Bishop Michael Malone, reports the Newcastle Herald. The Vatican said in a statement that the

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David Maher, newly-appointed Catholic Healthcare Managing Director and CEO --- David Maher has been appointed Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of Catholic Healthcare, upon the retirement of the body's first and founding Managing Director,

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Image by David Elkington on BBC News --- British archaeologists are seeking to authenticate a potentially landmark discovery in the documentation of early Christianity: a trove of 70 ancient lead codices that may include key clues to the last days of

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Julia Gillard --- Prime Minister Julia Gillard has reassured leaders of Australia's 20 major Christian churches of her support for traditional values and freedom of religion, and is listening to their concerns on legalising same-sex marriage and

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Artists and Christians have become the latest targets in China's biggest crackdown on the Communist Party's critics in decades, with a leading Beijing "underground" church being left homeless, reports the Australian. Beijing's Shougang Church has about 1000

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Screenshot of the Sydney Morning Herald report, image of killed policeman Ronan Kerr --- Politicians on all sides in Northern Ireland said the killing of a Catholic policeman will not be allowed to derail the peace process, as the province gears up for

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At an Anglican theological college in Oxford two 25-year-olds were sitting by a computer. They had the Vatican website up and were clicking “refresh”. They had an inkling that a document was being published that day, reports the Catholic

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When people talk about work-life balance it's easy to get the idea that work is a necessary evil — something we do to make money so we can spend the rest of our time doing the things that really matter, writes Frank Quinlan in Eureka Street. But

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Winner of the Audience Award for best documentary at the 2010 Sundance Film Festival, this movie takes on the public education system in the USA by focusing on its failures. It does this through the eyes of five children (Anthony, Daisy, Francesco, Bianca,

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The Sisters of St Joseph, the order founded by Saint Mary MacKillop, are celebrating 30 years of  helping the poor in Peru. Some of the mission's leaders are visiting Australia to mark the occasion. The website also carries news of the full

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Melbourne Vicar-General Bishop Les Tomlinson has confirmed that two priests Melbourne priests guilty of sexual abuse have been removed from the priesthood, reports the Age. One priest, Paul Pavlou, formerly of Healesville, was defrocked by the Vatican, while

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From St Mary’s, North Sydney. The first Mass of the day on YouTube

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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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