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Over 12,000 World Youth Day people responded to a survey by ACU and Monash University researchers seeking to understand the spirituality of pilgrims. The "Pilgrims’ Progress 2008" is a research project being conducted at Australian

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"There is war on the roadways of the entire world," Archbishop Agostino Marchetto of the Pontifical Council for the Pastoral Care of Migrants and Itinerant People has warned in a call to reduce the number of road victims. Archbishop

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The Holy See has distanced itself from a warning in a Catholic magazine Famiglia Cristiana that Italy is in danger of returning to fascism. The Times Online reports the Vatican distanced itself from a series of blistering attacks on the

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Logically and theologically, the Assumption is a deduction from the Immaculate Conception and, of course, from the Incarnation itself when the Blessed Virgin, according to the will of the First Person of the Trinity, bore in her body the Second Person of

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On 15 August 1808, Edmund Rice and eight companions proclaimed their Vows as Brothers of the Society of the Presentation. It was the culmination of much reflection, prayer and experience of life for Edmund, leading him to formalise his living as a Brother

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Whether you have been married for a short time or a longer period, all married couples are invited to take up an opportunity to further explore their love and union. The Difference to Eternity program aims to create safe havens in relationships were

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Tyburn Convent is a monastery situated in the heart of London. The convent was originally established in 1910 on the site of Tyburn Tower, where many of the Catholic martyrs were slaughtered during the English Reformation. It was rebuilt in 1963, but still

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Hoping to benefit from a post-WYD increased interest in vocations, Australia's De La Salle Brothers are offering young men the opportunity to "test drive" their vocation in remote Western Australia and Papua New Guinea. Young Australian men

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The St John of God brothers say they will supervise for the rest of his life a former brother, Rodger William Moloney, to be deported from New Zealand after serving his sentence on sex abuse charges. News.com.au reports that Moloney, now 73 and in

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A Palestinian refugee, Akram al Masri, who was deported from Australia in 2002 has been killed in his homeland less than six months after Australian authorities refused him a visitor's visa. The Sydney Morning Herald reports that Mr al Masri who was

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Toledo Cardinal Antonio Canizares has denounced a "social revolution" in Spain and the West that he says aims "to impose nihilist thought and eliminate everything Catholic from public life." Addressing a summer course on

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In a case that has divided India, Mumbai Bishop Agnelo Gracias has appealed to a fifteen year old pregnant girl not to abort her pregnancy. Times Now reports that Niketa Mehta has been waging a battle seeking permission to abort her 25 week foetus

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Vatican recognised Bishop Peter Fang Jianping represented the Catholic Church in the Olympic torch relay last week while Pope Benedict has sent a message to Chinese games organisers and athletes calling on them to do their best in the "Olympic

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Nigerian born Monsignor Jude Okolo from the Apostolic Nunciature in Canberra has been appointed as the Nuncio for Chad and the Central African Republic, the Holy see has announced. Australian Catholic Bishops Conference President, Archbishop Philip

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Templars sue Pope

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Spanish Templars are suing Pope Benedict seeking restoration of the medieval Knights Templar Order. Russia Today reports the Templars, who consider themselves to be the inheritors of the knight order destroyed in the 14th century, want the

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The changes to Australia's asylum policy announced last week by the immigration minister, Chris Evans, were as inevitable as they were sensible. They are also incremental: they remove some of the worst aspects of a cruel system but leave intact much of the

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It is a credit to the thousands of pilgrims, that as the week went on, what happened was so amazing and so authentic, that Sydney and those reporting on it, began to realise that negativity could not crush the momentum of good will, in the knowledge of

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It is Open Day season for universities across the country and ACU National is no different. Indeed with its multiple campuses, the challenges of holding an interesting and informative "open house" in an increasingly competitive market for

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A potent mixture of heartbreak and crushing irony, The Boys of Baraka documents the lives of several 12 year old African-American boys who were transported from the harsh streets of Baltimore in the US to an experimental boarding school in rural

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Polish WYD pilgrims visited the Penola birthplace of the Sisters of St Joseph this week as the community prepared for the feast of founder Mary MacKillop. Led by Polish born Canberra priest, Fr Mietek Markowicz, the pilgrims visited wineries as well

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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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