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Professor Celia Hammond has been inaugurated as the third vice-chancellor of the University of Notre Dame Australia. The inauguration toook place at a special Mass concelebrated by Perth’s Catholic Archbishop Barry Hickey and His Eminence,

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In a newly published book, American scholar Joseph Pearce concludes that William Shakespeare was a Catholic. Projo.com reports that academics have increasingly noted links between Shakespeare and the persecuted Catholics of his times. A new book

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Students at a Brisbane Catholic college are learning about risk and return by placing imaginary bets on Doomben horse races. The Australian reports the girls from Mt St Michael's College in Brisbane were each given an imaginary $50 to spend over

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A new "Indianised" Bible will include ancient Hindu texts and references to Mahatma Gandhi as well as pictures of Mary in a sari and Joseph in a turban. The EarthTimes reports the new bible is soon to be published by the Catholic Church in

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We are all made in the image and likeness of God, and in the heart of God there is a unity that deepens and goes beyond how we have divided ourselves. It doesn’t matter whether we are black or white or brown or olive. It doesn’t matter if we are

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Sport and spirituality is the focus of this edition of Encounter. The question is asked what religion has got to do with sport? In addition the program explores where sport and religion have common ground and where they clash. For the sport fanatics a

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GetReligion.org was established in 2004 as a blog site by veteran religion journalists Douglas LeBlanc and Terry Mattingly frustrated by the lack of coverage matters of faith get in the mainstream media. As the site says "the press...just

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It’s possible to argue that the greatest advance in civilisation is the change from fighting with weapons to fighting with words, and the most important of those word battles is in formulating our collective values, our "shared ethics".

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Speaking to 400 priests during his vacation break, Pope Benedict said that he used to be "more strict" about the administration of sacraments, adding that the Church had not always emphasised respect for the environment enough. The pope said

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Holy See spokesman Fr Federico Lombardi has responded to a petition calling on Pope Benedict to change Church teaching on contraception describing the letter as "paid propaganda" with no reference to love. The letter was "paid

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Hong Kong Coadjutor Bishop John Tong Hon has mixed feelings about attending today's Olympic opening ceremony because of the absence of other Catholic leaders including Cardinal Joseph Zen Ze-kun who was not invited. Bishop Tong said he had mixed

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More is a colossus of his age and vast quantities of ink have been expended in trying to describe and understand him, which makes it all the more remarkable that John Guy has in A Daughter's Love given us a wholly new insight into the man. Here is More not

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The Games give China's 12 million strong Catholic population a crucial opportunity to show their patriotism. Many Chinese suspect Catholics of being more loyal to the Pope than to their nation. By joining in the Olympic celebrations Catholics can

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FaithTrip was one of several social networking sites in the technical, if not philosophical tradition, of other global sites FaceBook and MySpace, which sprang up before World Youth Day in a bid to take advantage of the excitement and faith-filled

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Far from retreating from the pain and troubles of the world, Merton engaged with people of different cultures and beliefs and worked tirelessly for peace and justice in society. He shared the fruits of his silent prayer life and in an inimitable way

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Few British Catholics follow the Church's ban on the use of artificial contraceptives, a survey by The Tablet has found. The Tablet, a weekly Catholic magazine, surveyed 1,500 Catholics from parishes across England and Wales and found that nearly half

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Finalists in this year's Eureka Prize for research on ethics have been cited for their work on the moral demands of affluence, in the area of neuroethics and the theory of punishment. Finalists for the Eureka Prize for research in ethics were announced

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ACBC President Archbishop Philip Wilson says the Australian bishops and religious leaders are firmly committed to providing appropriate clinical services to priests, religious and church personnel in need of psychological treatment. In a media

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Leaders and ex-leaders from a range of lay apostolate movements faithful to the Cardijn tradition launched a national network following a conference on community building that concluded over the weekend. Former and current leaders and chaplains from

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An Australian government inquiry will consider the taxation of the non-profit sector and its recommendations may affect Church run business enterprises. The Australian reports charities and other non-government organisations could lose billions of

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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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