Mercy Health and Aged Care is a Central Queensland icon and one of the largest employers in the region. It operates five private hospitals in Rockhampton, Mackay, Gladstone, Bundaberg and Yeppoon in addition to aged care and retirement villas in

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While all must take the Church's social teaching very seriously, the Church asks Catholics to make personal, prudential judgments about the detail of such matters. But this opportunity for judgment does not stretch to the choice of whether to buy Fairtrade

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The readings for Ash Wednesday remind us that "for everything there is a season", a ‘kairos'. Lent is the ‘kairos' for repentance. It is a time when we, like the Emperor Theodosius, must heed the Church's call to conversion and to

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The restoration of Perth's St Mary's Cathedral presbytery has uncovered a goldmine of artefacts, including a ticket to its opening in 1865, archaeologist Fr Robert Cross says. The oldest parts of the Perth presbytery were built in 1855 and Fr Robert Cross

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In a new parish kit released by the ACBC Office for the Participation of Women for this year's International Women's Day, Bishop Michael Malone says that "deep injustice" against women is still continuing in the Church. In his homily notes in the kit,

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British teacher Keith Park was struggling to get his pupils interested in the Bible stories so he translated them into Cockney rhyming slang with amazing results. Park translated stories about Adam and Eve, the Nativity and Cain and when he read them out

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Oscar winning Slumdog Millionaire director Danny Boyle "seriously contemplated" becoming a priest when he was younger, it has been revealed. Boyle's "Slumdog Millionaire" swept the field at last night's Oscars, bringing home eight awards, including

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Timothy Radcliffe is perhaps the best known British priest on the international stage and a renowned conciliator. While some conservatives hazard that he has displayed a characteristic Dominican flair for subverting Left-Right theological distinctions, if

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A Mass will be held in Rome tonight to commemorate victims of the Victorian bushfires. Rome's Australian community is invited to attend the Mass, to be held in English at 6.30pm on Tuesday 24 February at the Oratory of Saint Francis Xavier del

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That night, I knew in the deepest recesses of my heart that our God is a God of love who is always faithful and who leads us in ways we least expect. Throughout the night, passages of Scripture and vivid images passed through my mind and, as the sun began

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Faith Doing Justice is a web project of the Australian Jesuits aiming to provide the public with easy access to the growing resources in the field of social justice and to provide users with plain explanations of Catholic social teaching. Resources on

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Most Polish priests favour an end to celibacy and twelve percent say they are already in a relationship with a woman, a survey has found. The research has dealt a blow to the country's reputation as a champion of traditional Catholic values, the UK

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A member of the Refugee Review Tribunal has told a Senate estimates hearing that 90 appeal cases on the tribunal's books were related to World Youth Day. World Youth Day has contributed to a rise in appeals to the Refugee Review Tribunal, a

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Sacked St Mary's administrator Fr Peter Kennedy says that a move by Brisbane Archbishop John Bathersby to retain retired High Court Justice Ian Callinan to mediate is "bullying" not mediation. The Age reports an attempt

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Gladstone father Peter Firth is concerned at the risk for children at a local Catholic school after receiving treatment for scratch wounds inflicted by flying foxes. Mr Firth was running along the bike path near the Boyne River about 8pm when

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Queensland Bible Society members are aiming to promote "true love" and to hand out 5,000 copies of the originally titled "Jesus Loves Porn Stars" Bible at this year's Sexpo event. But Bible Society director Steve Davies said

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Parramatta Bishop Kevin Manning has joined members of the Filipino community and the CFMEU at the unveiling of a plaque commemorating the lives of five Filipino guest workers killed in Australia. The plaque was unveiled at the offices of the

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Caritas Australia's Project Compassion, the largest fundraising event for aid and development in the country, is underway for 2009 focusing on the theme "an environment to grow in". With that theme, this year's Project Compassion focuses on

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However well meaning his focus on social justice, peace and love, Father Peter Kennedy, like all Catholic priests, is required to follow Church teachings and rules in celebrating Mass in a Catholic Church. The Church can insist that priests and Masses

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If we compare the Church with a family, and it is more akin to a family than a business or a corporation, the most bitter and intractable divisions occur within families between spouses, among siblings, between parents and children. In religious

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

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