In a bid to prevent "posthumous rebaptism" by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, the Vatican Congregation for the Clergy has directed bishops' conferences to stop allowing Mormon genealogists access to parish baptism

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As the confirmed death toll from a cyclone and associated tidal wave in Burma passes 22,000, Catholic and other aid agencies are scrambling to deliver immediate relief to tens of thousands of isolated victims. A further 41,000 people are still missing

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Dismissing reports half of Sydney's iconic Hyde Park will need to close for 3 months after World Youth Day, Deputy Lord Mayor Tony Pooley said the city could not be a global city "unless we occasionally invite the bloody globe here." Cr

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A Brazilian rancher has been acquitted of the murder of Brazilian environmental activist Sr Dorothy Stang following a retrial. BBC News reports Vitalmiro Vastos de Moura was acquitted of ordering the death of Sr Stang but the court confirmed the

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Catholic teachers are "morally obligated" to join teachers from public schools at a rally in favour of higher salaries, an independent teachers' union official said yesterday. The Independent Education Union in SA yesterday notified members

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Addressing his first plenary meeting of Australia's bishops new Apostolic Nuncio, Archbishop Guiseppe Lazzarotto, has exhorted bishops to "discerning reflection" and "pastoral sensitivity" in exercising their ministry. Archbishop

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ACBC Secretary Fr Brian Lucas and Casino priest Fr Peter Slack have combined with Sydney lawyer William d'Alpice to publish a guide to church administration. Archbishop Philip Wilson, President of the Australian Catholic Bishops conference, officially

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A Brookings Insitution analyst has linked older white Catholics to a surge in support for Senator Hillary Clinton ahead of crucial primary battles against rival Senator Barack Obama. White Catholics have become a key base for Senator Clinton in her

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More than a dozen parishes in Sydney's south are now using security firms to pickup Sunday collections after a spate of thefts at suburban churches. Brighton-Le-Sands parish priest Fr Peter Lynch is also considering security patrols at his church after

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This week's Encounter program explores themes of faith, depression and the interaction between the two. Is there a possibility that religious faith could help people who are depressed, or does religion only make people more depressed? Are you allowed

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The idea that your spouse is your soul mate is a very individual-focused way of looking at marriage. Thinking of your marriage as a vocation within the Catholic community may offer the community support that a long term relationship needs. For

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Indian Cardinal Telesphore Toppo says that proclaiming Mary as "spiritual mother of all humanity" and "co-redemptrix with Jesus the redeemer" would aid not hinder inter-religious dialogue. According to Cardinal Toppo, such a

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Launching only this week, Soulfoodcinema is a Catholic website that has the aim of educating and evangelising through the medium of the movies. It differs from other faith and film websites, in that the focus is on providing education and insights for

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We spent over 40 years dismantling our historically rooted notion of Church, only to replace it with modernist examples of generic art and architecture that reflected the generic chaos of the contemporised period and neglected to appreciate the transcendent

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We judge books partly by their content but even more by their voice. Writers of another age speak oddly. They stop to reflect on what we slip lightly past, acquiesce in what we find outrageous. Of early Christian writers St Augustine has suffered most

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St Columban's Mission Society might not be as much in the public eye as Vegemite but a product of its missionary activities shares a couple of things in common with Australia's food icon. For Australian and New Zealand Catholics and some in other

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Join thousands of other Catholics on the Walk with Christ procession through the streets of Sydney in celebration of the Feast of Corpus Christi on Sunday May 25. The Bishops of Sydney will lead the procession holding aloft the Blessed Sacrament. The

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Operating 26 health care facilities throughout four Australian states and two territories, Little Company of Mary Health Care is a Catholic organisation with a reputation for values based care and support for those who are sick, dying and in

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Melbourne's iconic Skipping Girl Vinegar neon sign in Richmond was inspired by a five year old girl who later became a nun. ABC News reports heritage groups are hoping to raise $60,000 to restore the landmark, which has been turned off for the past

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Maitland-Newcastle Bishop Michael Malone and retired Sydney Bishop Geoff Robinson have backed a call for Pope Benedict to make an apology during his WYD trip to Australia for abuse by clergy. THE Sydney bishop who helped write the Catholic Church'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

All your daily readings, reflections and prayers can be found here... 

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