The parents of two girls raped repeatedly by a now deceased Melbourne priest are flying from the UK to confront Sydney Cardinal and former Melbourne Archbishop George Pell. The Sydney Morning Herald reports Anthony Foster, whose daughters were

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Traditionalist Scottish monks close to the Society of St Pius X have rejoined Rome after canonical suspensions on their priests were lifted. Catholic Online reports the group of monks asked for and received canonical good standing and communion with

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With participants walking and using transport to get to most venues, World Youth Day will be the lowest polluting major event per capita ever hosted in Sydney, WYD coordinator Bishop Anthony Fisher says. Zenit quotes Bishop Fisher of Sydney as saying

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From the creator of www.womeninthebible.com and www.bible-topten.com this website is a sub-site of the latter created specifically for World Youh Day. It's about young people in Bible stories, such as Jesus in the Temple, Jairus' 12 year old

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Premier Christian Radio terrestrially broadcasts to London and southeastern England and is part of the Premier Christian Media group which involves a TV station, magazines and related websites. It can also be heard via the internet. It contains a mix

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The Federal Court's decision to overturn the anti-annoyance regulation might seem to be a clear victory for the activists. This is an incorrect reading of the case. The court did not strike down the law because it infringed basic rights. It fell over on a

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True ethics, based on the moral practice of Jesus, have little to do with pragmatism, policy assessments or social engineering. They have to do with fidelity and consistency, love and peace. True ethics understand that we cannot have both morality and

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WYD Coordinator Bishop Anthony Fisher has stirred up a hornet's nest with comments criticising people concerned with clerical abuse for "dwelling crankily on old wounds". The Age reports Bishop Fisher, made the remarks in response to

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Catholic Social Services and other agencies have welcomed a commitment by the Federal Government to ensure that poor people are not adversely impacted by carbon pollution reduction strategies. The average household will spend more than $260 extra each

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When she meets Pope Benedict, North Sydney's Sr Anne Derwin will "quietly whisper" in his ear that Australia is waiting for Blessed Mary MacKillop to be canonised. Aware that pressure is mounting on the Vatican to announce when Australia's

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Pope Benedict has backed a "right to water" in a call for national and international solidarity on water related issues. Profit should not be the only reason to protect water, the Pope wrote in a message to the international exposition on

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As Pope Benedict prepares for his official arrival in Sydney tonight, WYD organisers will today host a major interfaith summit. The summit will bring together 30 representatives, most in their 20's and 30's, of the Islamic, Jewish, Hindu and Buddhist

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A year after it was released, Pope Benedict's letter to Chinese Catholics has achieved some positive results but more remains to be done, commentators say. Pope Benedict's June 30 2007 letter acknowledged the difficulties Chinese Catholics have

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To spell out the difference between Protestant and Catholic Christians people make jokes, write books, create aphorisms. Most of them are pretty unhelpful. But one of the more thought provoking is the insight that Protestantism is a religion of the ear,

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Our appetite for novelty is being constantly stimulated and we embrace the latest information technology with unbounded enthusiasm. Instant information can help to give us a global perspective and open us up to a greater appreciation of our world and its

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The Stations of the Cross is a prayerful re-enactment of the last days of Jesus' life, and will take place in Sydney on Friday July 18. This is one of the highlights of WYD08, a live theatrical and devotional event which will be held in the afternoon. The

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The Catholic Adult Education Centre is an agency of the Catholic Archdiocese of Sydney. Its aim is to help adult Catholics grow in the understanding of their faith so as to integrate faith and life and be more effective in evangelisation. It runs

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On a visit to Mary MacKillop's tomb yesterday, Pope Benedict said she will be canonised but one more confirmed miracle is still needed. The Age reports the St Sisters of Joseph took new hope from a meeting with the Pope today that Australia will soon

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On arrival at Barangaroo, Sydney for World Youth Day, Pope Benedict praised Australia for its recent "courageous" apology to aborigines and challenged young people to take responsibility for modern challenges including the environment and the

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A survey for Catholic superannuation provider CSRF shows that younger people still share the aspirations of their parents and grandparents for a secure financial future. The recent survey conducted for the Catholic Superannuation and Retirement Fund

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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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