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A Sydney man has accused Cardinal George Pell of failing to disclose details of a past sexual abuse by a priest to a victim while Perth Archbishop Barry Hickey has denied receiving earlier knowledge of other sexual abuse allegations dating from 2000.

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Railway workers are threatening a strike on the day Pope Benedict arrives in Sydney for WYD. The Sydney Morning Herald reports the strike threatens to clog Sydney roads, prevent many of the 200,000 pilgrims from seeing the pope and force hundreds of

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I love surprises and would happily be led up the garden path with Will Smith, but there's a fatal flaw to Hancock, with alien sized plot holes and worse still, characters behaving out of context. As a result, this big budget Will Smith action movie is

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I once woke up in a field outside Rome, cold, tired and bewildered. I hadn't slept very well or for very long. As I crawled out from my sleeping bag and stood up, I saw a sight which changed my outlook on the Church and the world forever. The world is

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Witness is a permanent characteristic of the Christian person. We do not decide that on Tuesdays we will be a witness. We are witnesses 24/7, as the saying goes. Do not be afraid - let the power of the Holy Spirit shine out in you. That is my deepest hope

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National Catholic Superannuation Fund was established 21 years ago and is administered by Catholic Church Insurances Limited, a company owned by the Catholic dioceses and religious institutes. Perhaps not as well known as some of the other

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Blessed Mary MacKillop will be the first person featured on a new series of Inspirational Australians coins. Superannuation and Corporate Law Minister Nick Sherry said that as Australia's saint in waiting, Mother Mary MacKillop was a fitting choice to

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A vote by the Church of England's General Synod in favour of women bishops will be an "obstacle" to reconciliation with the Catholic Church, the Vatican says. BBC News reports the Church of England's General Synod voted in favour of

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Writing to a man complaining about abuse by a priest, Cardinal George Pell responded that "in the end, it is your word against his." The Sydney Morning Herald quotes an ABC report of a second letter from Cardinal Pell to Anthony Jones who

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Life with God is "so much more fulfilling", according to an American Dominican sister who has arrived for World Youth Day. As a university student earlier this decade, Sr Marie Noelle lived the normal student life. But something was missing,

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Newly released figures show that 27.56 percent of Australians are Catholics making it still the largest denomination in the country. The Age reports the Central Statistical Office of the Church has released statistics showing that while the

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A Chinese priest whose church was destroyed in the May earthquake has been sleeping in a car while he launches a rebuilding plan. "If you simply have Our Lord in your heart, you will never be afraid of anything! But I felt like my heart was

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Religious symbols, especially the great sacramental mysteries, are the gateways to powerful experiences of God. They are like bridges we cross to enter another world of consciousness, in which we can know even realities which transcend the familiar world of

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I do not believe that young people are the future of the Church. I know it's easy to think and tempting to say, but it's a harmful idea. I can't think of another organisation that would tell young people that their contribution lies in the future when they

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Bondi Beach has been chosen as the venue for The Franciscan Youth Festival which is being held as part of the World Youth Day events. The day will be a magnificent celebration of Christian and interreligious unity with guest speakers and music

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This is the Australian branch of a Maltese society of lay catechists founded by Fr George Preca, the European island's first native born saint. Established in Melbourne in 1956, the Australian society was the first successful mission outside of Malta.

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Sydney Cardinal George Pell has signalled that he is ready to re-open an investigation into abuse claims after the priest involved was reported to have admitted that the complained of activity was not consensual. Cardinal Pell made the concessions after

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The Bethel Community have decided to close following allegations against their leader and Perth Archbishop Barry Hickey has apologised for not doing more earlier. The West Australian reports the controversial Catholic community will close down in the

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WYD pilgrims have started to pour into Sydney with the airport busy with arriving groups. The Sydney Morning Herald reports 24 pilgrims from Poland, another 24 American Catholics living on the Kadena US military base in Okinawa, Japan, 15 including a

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St Louis archdiocesan investigators videoed the ordination ceremony of a US woman to use as evidence against a Catholic nun who attended the service. National Catholic Reporter says the archdiocese of St Louis authorised the video recording of a

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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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