Australian Catholic social networking site Faithtrip is going global with the launch of a seven language user interface. Since its launch, March 31, FaithTrip.net has received over 50,000 unique visitors and a steady stream of new members from all over

more

more view

Most Australians do not believe that government international aid should be used to fund abortions, Caritas Australia CEO Jack de Groot says. The Sydney Morning Herald reports Mr de Groot said that if the Government was reviewing aid guidelines it

more

more view

According to human rights groups, the United States holds more than 20,000 people, some say as many as 27,000 people, in detention centers around the world. All are held without charge or with no trial scheduled or planned. How many have been tortured we do

more

more view

Some people will complain that incense makes them cough, but people with medical expertise assure me that incense smoke is less harmful than the exhaust fumes in the church carpark! Incense is used to emphasise the sacredness of a person or object. It

more

more view

Join Hobart Knights of the Southern Cross and Tasmanians 4 Tanzania for a film evening on Sunday June 15 to raise funds for the building of a water pipeline in the country. The film is Gone with the Wind and is to be shown at Village Cinemas in Hobart

more

more view

Yesterday's remaining primaries in the United States confirmed Senator Barack Obama as the presumptive Democratic Party nominee for President of the United States. This section of the Obama'08 website focuses on a seminal speech he gave just under two years

more

more view

The United Nations has elected Maryknoll priest and former Nicaraguan foreign minister Fr Miguel D'Escoto as the next president of its General Assembly. Ireland.com reports that within hours of his election, Miguel D'Escoto Brockmann, who served as

more

more view

The great and the good of the world's fashion industry crammed the Paris church of St Roch yesterday for the funeral of designer Yves St Laurent. The UK Daily Telegraph reports French president Nicolas Sarkozy and his First Lady, Carla Bruni, attended

more

more view

The Holy see is working on a new set of pastoral guidelines for interreligious dialogue, according to Vatican Cardinal Jean-Louis Tauran. Catholic News Service reports the Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue began pulling together elements

more

more view

Adelaide archdiocese has started to cancel Masses owing to a shortage of priests, reports say. ABC News report the archdiocese has already cancelled one Sunday Mass at its church at St Peter's and is considering reducing services at St Mary's church

more

more view

Describing animal rights campaigner group PETA as "occult", Bombala priest Fr Mick McAndrew has given his blessing to the act of sheep mulesing. The Bombala Times reports Fr McAndrew is on a one man "mission" to protect

more

more view

The latest snapshot of church life in Australia shows that Mass attenders are on average older, better educated and more likely to be female, married and born overseas than Catholics in general. This is the picture from the 2006 National Church Life

more

more view

This Is The Mass is a new book which explains with lucid text and beautiful photographic images the Eucharist. It takes the reader step by step through the sacred liturgy from the introductory rites to the dismissal and recessional.  The 160 page

more

more view

Pope Benedict will land at the Richmond airforce base on his arrival in Australia for World Youth Day while his security chief has given the thumbs up to preparations for the papal visit. St Monica's Richmond parish priest Fr Walter Fogarty said the

more

more view

We live in a culture increasingly obsessed with acquisition and instant gratification. When these goods are denied or when their realisation requires the longer view, there is a marked tendency to lash out verbally and often physically. Reflecting

more

more view

Depending on which way a certain Anglican group may lean, they could be described as Catholic Lite or Protestants with prayer books. Until the mid-20th century, however, most of them stayed in the middle of the road together. Anglicanism, in terms of a

more

more view
0526-china-l

A Chinese wedding photographer captured the deadly earthquake of May 12 during a photo shoot using the Church of the Annunciation outside Pengzhou as a backdrop. The church built under the direction of French priests a century ago was a popular spot

more

more view
0526-mozart-l

Three 18th century musical scores discovered in a collection at Poland's Jasna Gora monastery may be the work of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, experts say. The musical scores identified as 18th century manuscript copies "correspond to the style"

more

more view
0526-ticket-l

American pilgrims are complaining of exorbitant airfares from the US of up to $5,000 to attend this year's World Youth Day in Sydney. Catholic News Service reports airline tickets are ranging from $2,000 to $5,000. Tickets also have been hard to

more

more view
0527-neocats-l

After five years work, the Holy See has finally approved the canonical statutes of the Neocatechumenal Way. Catholic Online reports the decree of approval, dated the Feast of Saints Peter and Paul, was solemnly consigned to the initiators of the way,

more

more view

Mass on Demand

home-video-thumbnail

From St Mary’s, North Sydney. The first Mass of the day on YouTube

Mass Online

home-video-thumbnail-nobttn

Live streamed from Our Lady of the Rosary Cathedral, Waitara

more

Daily Prayer

Daily Prayer

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

view