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The Holy See has granted diplomatic asylum to a 34 year old former student and political dissident who is wanted by the Venezuelan government on charges of attempted murder and lascivious acts against a female police officer. Associated Press

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Church Resources Executive Director Fr Michael Kelly has been appointed as director of the Bangkok based Asian Catholic news agency, UCAN. Province Express reports Fr Kelly will be sharing his time between Australia and Bangkok next year, as he

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A group of ex-students from Melbourne's Parade College have written to another old boy Victorian MP, Wade Noonan, to say that he will not be welcomed at a college function after the parliamentarian voted in favour of the Abortion Law Reform Bill. The Age

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Vatican Cardinal Dario Castrillon Hoyos has accused some traditionalists of "insatiable" and "incredible" demands in relation to the celebration of the Tridentine Mass. Rather than being grateful, some people have reacted to Pope Benedict's wider

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A Polish theologian and ecumenist is facing a "collision" with the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith after refusing to publish an "approved retraction" of an article criticising the Vatican's attitude to other denominations.

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Once a reliable Democratic voting bloc, Catholics have emerged as a pivotal swing vote in recent presidential races. Catholics make up about a quarter of the national electorate and about a third in the pivotal battleground states of Michigan,

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At least the title gets one's attention. Angus is a cat. A catty girl wears thongs. And, perfect snogging is a 14 year old girl's idea of a dream kiss. It should also be said that it is a "nice" kind of comedy with an air of innocence, where

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The aim of the Sexual Revolution was to open up the way for people to be sexually active without consequence, without future responsibility and without the need for the lifetime commitment of marriage. Contraception and abortion played a key role in

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National Church Life Survey is so much more than the occasional survey that takes place at our place of worship. This website proves it with a range of practical resources to help churches and their leaders connect with their communities. NCLS provides

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Tannock knighted

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Retired University of Notre Dame Australia vice-chancellor, Dr Peter Tannock, has been awarded a papal knighthood in recognition of his lifelong work for Catholic education and the Catholic Church. Dr Peter Tannock, who was appointed a Knight of the Order

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Caritas Australia today says farewell to its longest ever member of staff, Ms Therese Ruhl who is ending her 32 year reign as receptionist and more recently office manager. Described as a "true unsung hero" in a Caritas media statement, Ms

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An Australian priest has testified that execution by shooting is torture in a case brought before Indonesia's Constitutional Court by the convicted Bali bombers. ABC News reports that Fr Charlie Burrows gave a detailed description of the executions of

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A Rome interfaith symposium organised by US Catholics and Jews has backed the record of Pope Pius XII with documents showing the World War II pope intervened publicly and privately to save Jews. European Jewish News reports the symposium, organised by

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Prejudices are either born or broken in the family home, Pope Benedict yesterday told the new Bosnia-Herzegovina ambassador to the Holy See. Parents, as well as teachers and the media, have the duty to teach children respect for the human dignity of

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Australian Human Rights Centre’s Annual Public Lecture 2008 will address the topic Human Rights and Reconciliation: Bridging the gap in times of transition. It will be given by Professor Stephan Parmentier from the Faculty of Law at the Catholic

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The decision to leave the issue of maternity leave up to labour market developments has put Australia once more with the USA into the same negative category: they are the only two developed countries without a national paid maternity leave scheme. It is

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Muslims and Christians who live at the centre of the Western world can take steps to change their way of thinking about themselves and begin to understand their situation as an opportunity to take on the responsibility of expressing and living out the

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Corpus Christi College is the training seminary for priests of the diocese of Victoria and Tasmania. While now situated in Carlton in inner city Melbourne, it has enjoyed an interesting and divergent geographical history which is well documented on the

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Federal Ageing Minister Justine Elliott has told a national conference of Catholic ageing service providers that demographic changes will have a significant impact on the number of older Australians who require care in the future. Speaking at the

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A broken hearted Italian man has mounted a vigil outside a convent at Montecassino Abbey after his ex-girlfriend joined the Franciscan nuns. The UK Telegraph reports that Daniel Briatore, 21, has erected a banner on the Franciscan convent walls at Italy's

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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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