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The New Norcia Museum in Western Australia is celebrating after winning second prize in an ABC Radio museums competition. Staff at the New Norcia Museum and Art Gallery are celebrating their success in the annual ABC Radio National Marvellous Regional

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China is sending positive signals to the Vatican that should not be overlooked, Vatican Secretary of State Cardinal Tarcisio Bertone says. Beijing has sent positive signals on the right to worship during the Olympic Games as the Chinese capital

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A German court has ordered a man suffering from bipolar disorder to seek treatment after he jumped a security barrier and grabbed Pope Benedict's popemobile in St Peter's Square last year. The International Herald Tribune reports the Waldshut-Tiengen

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US and other foreign soldiers have joined Polish military in a 10 day pilgrimage on foot to the Czestochowa shrine of the Black Madonna. The International Herald Tribune reports five members of the Illinois National Guard traveled to Poland to make

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Rather than telling people what to think or what to do, it’s better to help them form their consciences to make their own decisions. That’s why many Catholics are bothered by priests who, either explicitly or implicitly in sermons and homilies,

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A judge in the annual Blake Prize for religious art is believed to have resigned over his objections to a painting of the crucifixion that another judge also described as "really offensive". The Age reports the nation's top prize for

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Some commentators have sneered at the film for not offering anything new. They have misunderstood Spurlock's intentions. He is attempting a personal cinema essay that uses the lighter touch at times to highlight the issues, to show that many people around

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Catholic bishops' conferences from around the world firmly endorsed Pope John Paul II's views in an unprecedented flood of statements opposing the invasion of Iraq. Yet for the first time in the history of the western democracies, the United States, Britain

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Ursula Frayne Catholic College is a K-12 coeducational school over two campuses in Perth's south eastern suburbs. The school, and its forerunners, has a fascinating heritage and reflects the richness and diversity of several religious orders and different

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Abuse victims have welcomed a Maitland-Newcastle diocese service of solidarity to be held tonight. "I’ve decided to show my support and take part in the service because this is a continuation of my family’s journey," Anne, a

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Parading with a coffin marked "Tiruchy diocese", priests from the Indian city of Tiruchirapalli have gone on a hunger strike against their local bishop. Newindpress reports that 16 Catholic priests staged a hunger strike on Tuesday, keeping

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Churches on the New South Wales South Coast have launched a week of prayers for the well being of communities along the Murray-Darling river system. The ABC reports the church groups have begun prayers for river communities, where the continuing

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The National Council for Building a Better Fiji co-chaired by Suva Archbishop Petero Mataca and coup leader Commodore Frank Bainimarama has endorsed a People's Charter for Change seeking an end to the country's "coup culture". PR Inside

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Professor Celia Hammond has been inaugurated as the third vice-chancellor of the University of Notre Dame Australia. The inauguration toook place at a special Mass concelebrated by Perth’s Catholic Archbishop Barry Hickey and His Eminence,

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In a newly published book, American scholar Joseph Pearce concludes that William Shakespeare was a Catholic. Projo.com reports that academics have increasingly noted links between Shakespeare and the persecuted Catholics of his times. A new book

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Students at a Brisbane Catholic college are learning about risk and return by placing imaginary bets on Doomben horse races. The Australian reports the girls from Mt St Michael's College in Brisbane were each given an imaginary $50 to spend over

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A new "Indianised" Bible will include ancient Hindu texts and references to Mahatma Gandhi as well as pictures of Mary in a sari and Joseph in a turban. The EarthTimes reports the new bible is soon to be published by the Catholic Church in

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We are all made in the image and likeness of God, and in the heart of God there is a unity that deepens and goes beyond how we have divided ourselves. It doesn’t matter whether we are black or white or brown or olive. It doesn’t matter if we are

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Sport and spirituality is the focus of this edition of Encounter. The question is asked what religion has got to do with sport? In addition the program explores where sport and religion have common ground and where they clash. For the sport fanatics a

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GetReligion.org was established in 2004 as a blog site by veteran religion journalists Douglas LeBlanc and Terry Mattingly frustrated by the lack of coverage matters of faith get in the mainstream media. As the site says "the press...just

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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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