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This is a film about psychic US military units in the Iraq war, and we are told that aspects of it may or may not be true. Bob Wilton (Ewan McGregor) plays the role of a journalist from a newspaper who goes off, after his marriage breaks up, to locate

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The Canberra Friends of Ireland Society is hosting the only inter-church celebration of St Patrick in Australia today. The society says all the Irish men and women, irrespective of denomination, have contributed to this country and so all

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I often feel hypocritical about my faith, at one moment happily explaining why I cannot not believe and the next wondering how on earth someone could hang onto their faith under horrendous circumstances. I’ll get right to the point. This musing

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The Australian-New Zealand Federation of Sisters of St Joseph was formed from a youthful community of women, who assembled around Father Julian Woods and Mary MacKillop at Penola in South Australia, and began to live according to a body of laws

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Archbishop John Hepworth --- A total of four bishops, 40 priests and thousands of parishioners from the Australian Traditional Anglican Communion will petition the Vatican by Easter to be received into the Church. Archbishop John

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Villanova College students --- Brisbane Catholic school Villanova College is using an alternative method called "restorative practice" to tackle bullying in school, empowering students and promoting discussion rather than

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Catholic Special Schools from around the country will do a walk from Old to New Parliament House in Canberra today to challenge funding cuts to disability education. The walk is being coordinated by Principal of St Lucy's School (Wahroonga), Jo

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Bishop Joseph Grech --- A more structured pastoral care for asylum seekers on Christmas Island is being planned by the Australian Catholic Bishops Conference. ACBC delegate for refugee and migrant issues, Bishop Joseph Grech,

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Pope Benedict XVI says he hopes his coming pastoral letter to the Church in Ireland will "help repentance, healing and renewal", as child sex abuse allegations spring up in several countries. Speaking at his general audience at St Peter's

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Vatican spokesman Father Federico Lombardi --- The Vatican has released a statement confirming the formation of a commission to investigate the "phenomenon" of Medjugorje. "Under the auspices of the Congregation for the

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A date for your diary: Leonardo da Vinci predicted that the world would end on November 1, 4006, according to a Vatican researcher. Sabrina Sforza Galitzia said the clues were to be found in da Vinci’s Last Supper mural. The central half-moon

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On a brief winter visit to Ireland, I paid close attention to the attitude of locals to the Murphy and Ryan reports into the abuse of children. The common thread was anger at the apparent arrogance of the Church leaders, the dodging and weaving and

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"I have often been threatened with death," Archbishop Oscar Romero told a Guatemalan reporter two weeks before his assassination, 30 years ago on March 24, 1980. "If they kill me, I shall arise in the Salvadoran people. If the threats

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Queensland Catholic Education Commission has defended its salary package offer to teachers who are planning to go on strike in Qld Catholic schools' on March 24, in the middle of exams. Members of the QIEU will go on strike over what the union

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Father Bob Maguire --- Prominent Melbourne priest Father Bob Maguire wants to bless the South Melbourne clubhouse of an outlaw motorcycle gang, the Comancheros, although he hasn't actually been invited to do so. "I saw it in the

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Ireland’s Cardinal Sean Brady has apologized for any failures related to his role in investigating clerical abuse cases and said he “will reflect on what he has heard from those who have been hurt by abuse”. In his St Patrick’s

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The ACT Government has put forward a new proposal to buy Canberra's Calvary Public Hospital, saying it will allow the Little Company of Mary Health Care to continue operating it. The Government initially wanted to buy the hospital from the Little

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Pope Benedict XVI --- The current economic situation is a moment of "opportunity" and could be a time for a "revision of development models and of a new organization in the world of finance", the Pope has told a gathering

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Britain's High Court has allowed Catholic adoption charity Catholic Care to appeal for an exemption from sexual orientation rules. The agency had argued that compelling it to consider gay couples as adoptive parents would force it to close. The country's

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Melbourne Sister of Mercy, Maureen Lohrey, is frustrated by the fear-mongering, sensationalism and negativity of some Australians about the number of asylum-seekers arriving in the country by boat, and believes these attitudes are based on ignorance.

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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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