Most Americans are afraid of a Church that might come out of the churches, into the streets. We have separation of Church and State. We have freedom of religion, but with the condition that one never see or hear about it. Most people go to

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Catholics on Call is a program of the Chicago based Catholic Theological Union. At its base it is a website for young people contemplating a vocation in the Church, yet to describe it as such would neglect the direction it could clearly give to any person

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A fascinating glimpse into the life of a little boy and his family in Pakistan, this compelling documentary-like film using all non-actors, gives an insider's view of the terrain, the lifestyle and the Pashtun people. Australian first time writer/director

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Describing their deaths as "torture", a Catholic priest who witnessed the shooting executions of two Nigerian drug traffickers in Indonesia says it took seven minutes for them to die. News.com.au reports for seven minutes there was silence

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When Joe Biden underwent brain surgery for a life threatening aneurysm in 1988, he asked doctors whether he could tuck his rosary beads under his pillow. The six term Democratic senator from Delaware also has offered to shove his rosary down the throat of

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World Youth Day organisers have formally handed Randwick Racecourse back to the racing industry while the East Darling Harbour Barangaroo site will be handed back to the NSW government by the end of this month. The iconic racing venue was

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"Underground" Catholic Bishop Julius Jia Zhiguo of Zhengding diocese near Beijing has been detained by Chinese security forces and governments officials. UCA News quotes a local source as saying that the 73 year old bishop was resting in his

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An orphanage run by Catholic missionaries has been burnt by Hindu extremists killing one woman while another was raped, reports from India say. The International Herald Tribune quotes a senior police officer as saying the woman who died was most likely a

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A shortage of priests has started to hit the Ballarat diocese, Mr Vin Dillon, assistant to Bishop Peter Connors, says. Mr Dillon said celibacy and commitment were contributing to a decline in the number of men entering the priesthood, the Ballarat

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This French made documentary in English traces the election of the 37th President of the United States - Richard Milhous Nixon - in 1968. At the time the country was profoundly religious and political choices were accepted in the name of God and

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According to the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime, trafficking in persons has reached "epidemic proportions" during the past decade, involving 127 countries of origin, 98 transit countries and 137 destination countries. Financial estimates

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Five hundred parishioners, many wearing stickers reading "I love the Vatican II", crammed St Mary's Church in Brisbane last night to respond to a letter from Archbishop John Bathersby while a Sunshine Coast priest has backed the parish. The

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We too, like Al-Qaeda, had our own period of history wherein we believed that error had no rights and that violence and killing could be justified in God's name. Today, happily, within all the Christian churches, that is becoming harder to justify,

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Pope Benedict has described the music of Franz Schubert as an "interior journey" after a performance of the 19th century composer's work at Castel Gandolfo. The pope made his remarks at the conclusion of a concert in his honour at the Swiss

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Up to 40 past students have alleged that they were sexually abused by staff at St Stanislaus College in Bathurst in central New South Wales, reports say. News Limited papers report it is understood NSW Police are investigating the

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More people have been killed in violence against Christians in the Indian state of Orissa while India's bishops have announced a day of prayer and fasting for peace. UCA News reports Catholic education institutions across India have decided to close

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Pope Benedict has granted a jubilee year to mark the 1,750th anniversary of the martyrdom of St Lawrence of Rome. Zenit reports the jubilee year opened in the Spanish city of Huesca where St Lawrence was born. Earlier, Pope Benedict authorised the

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Brisbane Archbishop John Bathersby confirmed yesterday that there have been rumours that divorced Catholics have been allowed to remarry at St Mary's parish. The Courier-Mail reports that in addition to concerns over unorthodox masses and baptisms,

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There will presumably still be winners and losers under a policy of social inclusion. If we are to show a greater preference for the most disadvantaged, I presume that for every person on the bottom of the social ladder going through the social inclusionary

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This week's edition of The Religion Report focuses on the current burning controversy in the Australian Catholic Church surrounding St Mary's parish in South Brisbane. The program asks the question - 'Is it too late for the parishioners of St Mary's to

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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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