In the Roman Catholic church, liberation theology has highlighted the injustices of structural sin, such as poverty, and encouraged Catholics to act for social change. Its influence can be found in movements such as Make Poverty History and the Jubilee Debt

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Sister of Mercy Claudette Cusack could only stand by in shock and watch as the Bakhtiari family, Australia’s highest profile asylum seekers, were whisked away in the middle of the night and deported to Pakistan in 2005. “It was dreadful,”

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In response to the proposed decriminalisation of abortion legislation due for debate in the Victorian parliament next week, St Anthony's Shrine at Hawthorn in Melbourne will host seven Masses and 40 hours of prayer and adoration to stop the proposed

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It was only a few short months ago that we featured this new website for the De La Salle Brothers. However, the site is now even more updated with information and video about the Brothers and the life of a Brother. The site is heavily focused on not

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Singer Sir Cliff Richard has revealed his close friendship with a former Catholic priest whom he describes as his "companion" and who shares his home. In his book, My Life, My Way, the 67 year old former pop idol describes John McElynn as his

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Two incognito European princes were among the pilgrims at World Youth Day, it has been revealed, while Australian Bureau of Statistics figures show the event attracted a record number of July tourists. Prince Guillaume de Nassau and his younger brother

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Popular All Saints TV actor, Mark Priestley, was farewelled at a Catholic funeral in Perth yesterday following the actor's suicide in Sydney last week. Priestley, who played nurse Dan Goldman in the long running Seven Network drama, took his own life

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The Australian Catholic Students Association has condemned legislation currently before the Victorian Parliament which will decriminalise abortion up to 24 weeks as well as forcing medical professionals to perform an abortion if the mother's life is at risk.

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Pope Benedict is a card carrying organ donor, the Italian Association of Organ Donors says. The disclosure that the pontiff is prepared to donate organs for transplants after his death follows a front page article in the Vatican newspaper,

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Vincentian Congregation leader, Fr Greg Cooney, yesterday apologised for "any harm that comes to anyone while they have been under our care." "I am deeply sorry for any harm that comes to anyone while they have been under our

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The benchmark for parish websites has now been set. Our Lady Star of the Sea parish is in the Auckland suburb of Howick. One of New Zealand's oldest Catholic parishes, its website is perhaps the country's, and Australasia's finest parish site. While

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It is worth thinking for a moment of all the people who bring fun into our lives. They give us life, and we should thank God for them. What we laugh at we can rise above. Humour and hope are inseparable companions. Some who profess to be Christians

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The Vatican has ordered an outspoken Bloc Québécois MP to quit his seat in the House of Commons and return to his job as a Roman Catholic priest. Father Raymond Gravel said the decision was due to a backlash in English Canada over his

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Every year millions of refugees escape civil war and human rights violations in search of a new homeland. Roughly 13,000 are accepted into Australia. But what happens once they arrive? This SBS TV Cutting Edge documentary provides some answers. This

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Tony Blair's sister in law and an 81 year old Catholic nun joined two peace ships organised by a Melbourne man, Michael Shaik, which broke through Israel's blockade of Gaza to deliver relief supplies. The Age reports the ships, the SS Free Gaza and

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An 81 year old retired Wollongong priest, Fr Kelvin Gerald Sharkey, has been charged with a series of sex offences dating back to the 1960's. Fr Sharkey, who now lives in Victoria, has been charged with 10 counts of indecent assault and two counts of

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A Parramatta diocese primary school has introduced "team teaching" with more than 90 students in a one class "learning space" described as the "future of learning". The Sydney Morning Herald reports John XXIII Catholic

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ACBC media delegate, Bishop Peter Ingham, has appealed to Catholic media organisations and personnel to take part in the first ever Catholic media census. "Many of us are aware of the important role played by diocesan publications, or the

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In a three page letter delivered to St Mary's parish South Brisbane over the weekend, Archbishop John Bathersby wrote that the parish is operating outside practices and policies acceptable to the Catholic Church. The Courier-Mail reports matters at

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An Italian priest who says Sophia Loren is his ideal woman is launching a beauty contest for nuns to prove that there are pretty nuns. The Times Online reports Fr Antonio Rungi, from Mondragone in the province of Caserta, near Naples, said he expected

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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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