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A nine year Melbourne boy suffering from cancer has been blessed by Pope Benedict during an intimate ceremony in New York. The Herald Sun reports Dylan Hartung who has a rare form of cancer called neuroblastoma, was one of 50 children chosen for the

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Famed convert to Catholicism, Cardinal John Henry Newman is set to be beatified later this year according to a report in the Times Online. The report states the Vatican will announce the beatification of Cardinal Newman after accepting that he was

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Evidence suggests a blooming of youth Catholic orthodoxy. These young, devout Catholics share an appreciation for orthodox theology, self-sacrifice and fidelity to church teaching. Many young adults, Catholics included, have been reared "with a

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One of the deeper issues underlying the tension between liberals and conservatives in the Church is the tension between the Christ who empties himself to become a slave and the Christ who rises in triumph over death and rules the world. There are

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May 1 is the feast of St Joseph the Worker and this program reflects on the early life of an Australian woman who found the foster-father of Jesus such an inspiring figure that she named her congregation, the Sisters of St Joseph. MacKillop's

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Opus Dei is a personal prelature of the Catholic Church with over 500 recognised members in Australia. Founded by St Josemaría Escrivá, its mission is to help people turn their work and daily activities into occasions for growing closer to

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The Victorian Government is looking at aligning Catholic schools in the state with the public system in what could be the one of the biggest shake-ups in schooling for generations. In an interview with The Age, Education Minister Bronwyn Pike said she

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The President of the Australian Catholic Bishops Conference, Archbishop Philip Wilson, has said he was privileged to attend Prime Minister Kevin Rudd's 2020 Summit that took place in Canberra over the weekend. "It was a humbling experience, and

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A well-known Sri Lankan human rights defender and Catholic priest, Fr MX Karunaratnam, has been killed by a bomb allegedly detonated by government soldiers who in turn blame Tamil rebel forces. Relief Web reports that Caritas Australia is calling on

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The greatest challenge facing the Church today is to find a way to express Christian faith within the context of the gospel's power to transform culture. This requires a broad and deep analysis of the culture in order to distinguish authentic developments

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St John of the Cross Church at Grafton on the NSW North Coast has been gutted by fire after vandals torched and trashed the historic local building. The Grafton Daily Examiner reports two Clarence Valley boys aged 10 and 13 have been questioned by

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In a bid to recruit 3000 volunteers and 10,000 host families for World Youth Day in July, organisers are letterboxing half a million Sydney homes. The Sydney Morning Herald reports that the suburban print and radio advertising will be expanded next

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Pro-life advocate and Pontifical Council for the Family head, Cardinal Alfonso Lopez Trujillo has died at a Rome hospital after a short illness. The International Herald Tribune reports that Colombian born Cardinal Trujillo Lopez helped lead the

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This website is the gateway for the Catholic Church in Australia. It has recently undergone a makeover which affirms its position as the premier Catholic portal in the country. It integrates links to national bodies of the Church that are responsible

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At sunrise on Monday May 5 2008, Melbourne Catholic school teacher Michael Mitchell will get up and go for a bush walk that will take him 13 months to complete. Leaving from Cape York, the northernmost tip of Queensland, and trekking through three

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Broken Sun intends to be absorbed rather like a poem, with spiritual and peaceful ambitions. The deliberate pace, the sometimes filtered cinematography, and the sparse dialogue, combine to create the film's mood of regret. Regret for violence, for killing,

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Students at St Patrick's College, Mackay, North Queensland are being counselled after alleged cyber bullying incidents in which students ranked themselves according to looks, weight and popularity. The Courier-Mail reports members of a schoolgirl gang

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Helicopters and fishing boats have resumed a search for a Brazilian priest who disappeared after the helium balloons that took him aloft in a fundraising attempt to break a record drifted over the Atlantic Ocean. Xinhuanet reports that rescuers were

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The head of the schismatic Society of St Pius X says that "nothing has changed" in Rome's determination to follow Vatican II despite Pope Benedict's recent re-authorisation of the Tridentine Mass. "The time for an agreement has not yet

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Described as a "flawed genius", Society of St Vincent de Paul Australia founder, Captain Charles Gordon O'Neill, has been rediscovered following the publication of a biography of the Irish engineer and architect, who also designed plans for 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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