Sister Sarah Heger with students in class --- Sister Sarah Heger cut through a tray of raw chicken with a knife and let her fifth-grade class of girls in St Louis squirm for only a second, reports Stltoday.com. A science exam loomed, and the petite

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The Irish embassy to the Holy See --- Last year, veteran Italian journalist Massimo Franco published a book about what he sees as the Vatican’s declining international relevance, writes John Allen in NCR Online. Its opening chapter was titled The

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Giovanni Veronese’s romantic comedy Ages of Love is a portmanteau film comprising three stories about the power of love, as experienced by three men of different ages. In Youth, Roberto (Riccardo Scamarcio) is a confident young lawyerwho is sent by his

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A 2008 image of the back wall of St. Joseph's church, on Flickr --- The burnt-out St Joseph's Church in Collingwood will remain after Yarra Council rejected an application to replace it with a playground, reports the Melbourne Times Weekly. The planning

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'Blessing the wedding bands', on Flickr --- The same-sex union bill introduced to Queensland Parliament during the week is "a softener" on ALP delegates opposed to the idea, reports the Catholic Weekly. Brisbane archdiocese's John Paul II

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The Federal Government's extra funding of $28 million for Com­monwealth Supported Places for the University of Notre Dame will relieve financial pressure on students, reports the Catholic Weekly. "One of the most important implications is that it

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Cardinal Sean Brady, Archbishop of Armagh and Primate of All Ireland --- The head of the Catholic Church in Ireland has agreed to a legal settlement over his role in administering an oath of secrecy to a teenage victim of clerical sexual abuse in 1975,

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Image representing a foetus, on Flickr --- A total of 12 nurses are suing University Hospital in Newark, New Jersey, over a new policy requiring them to care for patients before and after abortions, even if they have religious or moral objections to

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An Indian religious sister has been arrested on charges of human trafficking after a raid on a children's home in Sri Lanka run by the Missionary of Charity (MC) sisters, ucanews.com reports. Sister Mary Elisha, an Indian religious, was freed on bail

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St Thomas Aquinas would disagree with the definition that has been developed that God is a supreme being, and that all religious language is symbolic and analogical, not literal, said author Karen Armstrong (pictured) in a lecture at the University of St

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The Archbishop of Melbourne, Denis Hart (pictured), says the church is not cutting Father Bob Maguire loose and it will help him continue his work in the South Melbourne area. But his resignation is final. He discusses the matter on 3AW with Neil

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The editor of the British satirical magazine Private Eye hit on something really significant when he observed that the Occupy London protest has "succeeded in getting three quite well meaning priests removed and no bankers at all", writes Joe Egerton in

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The newly elected Pope suffers a panic attack just as he is due to greet the faithful who have been patiently awaiting the conclave’s decision. His fear of the responsibility suddenly thrust upon him is one that he must face on his

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Queensland Premier Anna Bligh has stepped up her support for gay marriage ahead of today's ALP national conference, after securing a win in Queensland on same-sex civil unions, reports the Australian. The state's civil union bill was passed into law late on

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Bishop William Wright --- The Bishop of Maitland-Newcastle, William Wright, says he prays that a convicted former priest will honour the truth when dealing with the latest abuse allegations against him, reports the ABC. John Sidney Denham, 69, will

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AIDS Ribbon Sculpture on Flickr --- In a statement for World AIDS Day, the Vatican's Pontifical Council for Health Care Workers has appealed for access to HIV/AIDS treatments and therapies for all, said a report on the Independent Catholic News. The

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A Canberra man has pleaded guilty to defrauding the Catholic Education Office of more than $1 million, reports the ABC. Timothy Patrick Cousins, 50, from Calwell, is facing 153 charges of obtaining property by deception, unauthorised modification of data and

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Screenshot from ucanews.com --- The Vatican has condemned the involvement of excommunicated Chinese Bishop Paul Lei Shiyin in this week's ordination of Vatican-approved Auxiliary Bishop Peter Luo Xuegang, reports the Catholic News Agency. The head

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Screenshot from ucanews.com --- US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's visit to Myanmar signalled significant change in the country, said Archbishop Charles Bo of Yangon, but the government still needed to prove that democratic reform was real and

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In what the United Nations considers one of the most violent countries in the world, Salesian Father Jose "Pepe" Morataya (pictured) has taken a different approach to tackling the widespread violence: He educates El Salvador's poor youths, reports the

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Mass on Demand

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From Parish of Our Lady of The Way, North Sydney & Lavender Bay. 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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