The provisions in the bill limiting the prerogatives of conscience indicate a disturbing mindset, one that finds it offensive that there are contrary views to that which under law will prevail, and which, in practice if not in avowed intent, seeks to

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Go out and buy a ticket now! Millions of people every week do just that. But of those millions only a few ever win. Yet people keep on week after week buying tickets because there is the hope that maybe this will be the ticket to riches, maybe this will be

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The rich treasures of Chinese culture together with the ever alluring concept of immortality offer an opportunity for the Mummy franchise to leave its Egyptian roots and head East. The ideas and the basic story elements are all powerful and dramatic,

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MacKillop Family Services provides a wide range of specialist support services to some of Victoria's most vulnerable and disadvantaged children, young people and their families. It was formed in July 1997 as a refounding of seven child welfare

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Vietnam's Redemptorist province has accused the Government of orchestrating a media assault on its Hanoi community in a dispute over land. VietCatholic reports the province sent an open letter to all Vietnamese Catholic priests released Sunday, asking

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New South Wales will be vulnerable to attempts to weaken laws protecting unborn children and women if the Abortion Bill now before Victoria's parliament passes, Sydney archdiocese policy officer, Dr Brigid McKenna says. "Abortion law in NSW is very

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The order of the cosmos or "creation" convinces him of the existence of God, Prime Minister Kevin Rudd says. "As you know I'm a believer and I've never pretended not to be and I respect those who have no religious belief, it's a free

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Adelaide priest and Campion College President, Fr John Fleming, has denied wrongdoing and said that he is sickened by allegations against him. ABC News reports Fr Fleming, who is the subject of sexual misconduct allegations, has released a public

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A Costa Rican Catholic priest who has been convicted of fraud is fighting to continue broadcasting his radio show from jail. Inside Costa Rica reports that Fr Minor Calvo went on the air last week broadcasting his Radio Centro show from the San

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Albs at St Mary's

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A St Mary's South Brisbane priest wore an alb and stole at Mass yesterday for the first time in many years, a report says. ABC News reports there was a show of compromise in the parish that has been threatened with closure for being out of communion

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Although migration has existed since the dawn of humanity, it has now become "an emergency", Pope Benedict said yesterday. In his Angelus address on Sunday, Pope Benedict also encouraged politicians to tackle the problem of illegal immigration

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An American Catholic university is launching a theology major designed to provide skills for careers in business and law as well as Church related work. The International Herald Tribune reports Benedictine University based in Lisle, Illinois, is

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Australia is a wealthier country than it was 20 years ago, or even 10 years ago, and in the process the top private schools have become not merely elite schools but wealthy schools. With wealth comes the danger of hubris, especially among the young, many

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Palin appears to be part of that rapidly expanding galaxy of “post-denominational” Christianity, where elements of Evangelical and Pentecostal styles of faith and worship fuse into a myriad of unique local combinations, and where old

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Mexican director, Guillermo del Toro, must love the Hellboy comics. Not only did he write and direct the very successful and imaginative Hellboy in 2004, he has written and directed this sequel and as with all his films, especially the Oscar winning Pan's

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The Life Office is an agency within the Archdiocese of Sydney and is established to extend the research, policy and educational activities the Church undertakes in life and related issues. These include pro-life issues generally, but with particular

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Four Catholic churches in central Tasmania are to be sold as part of a plan to "rationalise pastoral care". The Mercury reports the churches which belong to the parish of Central Tasmania, which spans 16,500 sq km, will be closed and sold

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Freed former hostage Ingrid Betancourt hugged Pope Benedict during an emotional meeting at Castelgandolfo yesterday. Swissinfo reports that Betancourt told the Pope she was overcome with emotion when she heard him appeal for her freedom on a radio

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A US company has launched what it claims to be the world's first exclusively internet TV station. IBL News reports that Amigot Corp New York has designed and engineered for a group of businessmen of Indiana, Real Catholic TV.com, said to be the first

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Where do we get our idea of belonging from? What is true belonging? It would seem that the origin of belonging is rooted in place. For Aboriginal people, each child awakens on the earth in a particular place. This place was, and remains, full of presence

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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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