On Holy Ground is a website providing environment education resources for Australian Catholic schools and produced by the Townsville Catholic Education Office. It provides tools to assist schools and other organisations to become more ecologically

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The recent policy announcement of the Rudd government to reduce welfare payments to parents whose children truant from school reflects a concern with a significant issue, but completely misses the mark in how to address it. This Government initiative is

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Italian priest Fr Antonio Rungi has backed down on his plan to hold a beauty contest for nuns saying that he had been "misunderstood". PR Inside reports that Fr Rungi's plan had incurred the protests of faithful and local religious

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Adelaide Professor Garrett Cullity has won the ACU Eureka Prize for Ethics for a book in which he argues that the altruistic model of restricting one's life to aid another is flawed and that it is not morally wrong to live a life of rich personal

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Northern Territory Country Liberal Party party candidate and former church worker, Tristan Mungatopi, has been charged with bringing marijuana into a remote indigenous community. ABC News reports that just weeks after the Northern Territory

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American bishops have accused House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, a Catholic, of misrepresenting the Church's longstanding opposition to abortion and of twisting Church teachings. The Washington Post reports Washington Archbishop Donald W. Wuerl and several

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Pope Benedict has written to a local government president in Italy's north stating that a controversial sculpture of a crucified frog "injured the religious feeling of people". ANSA reports that Trentino-Alto Adige regional council president and

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A former priest at Bathurst's St Stanislaus College has been charged with 33 offences including sexual assault dating back to the 1970s while the school is under fire over a recent newsletter article apparently referring students to a pornographic magazine.

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Does religion cause wars? Some people today would give a resounding ‘yes' to that question saying if we are ever to have peace in the world then we need to get rid of religion. Certainly zealous atheists like Richard Dawkins point to the

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God Night & God Bless Volume 1 is a beautifully presented and well organised book opening the door on religious hideaways throughout Europe that offer good value accommodation and heartfelt hospitality to tourists and pilgrims alike.

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Today is the 45th anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr's famous I Have A Dream speech delivered on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial during the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom. It was considered a defining moment for the American Civil Rights

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Indian police in the state of Orissa have been ordered to shoot religious rioters on sight as large scale violence continued to rock the region. "We issued shoot on sight orders in the wake of large scale violence despite a curfew imposed on

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It would be better for Joe Biden if he weren’t Catholic and didn’t know better. But he is and he does. Some Catholics have made a deal with the dark side, and have become agents of the destruction and despair that follow in abortion’s

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With the rising cost of living hitting hard, the Australian Catholic University has launched a system of food handouts for needy students. ABC News reports the rising cost of living is hitting some Australian university students so hard that the

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An Italian friar is fighting for his life and three colleagues are in hospital after a brutal "Clockwork Orange" style attack on their isolated monastery. The UK Telegraph reports Friar Sergio Baldin, 49, was set upon by at three masked men

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Brisbane Archbishop John Bathersby says he is praying for St Mary's parish and has called on the whole archdiocese to pray for the parish. The Catholic Leader reports Archbishop Bathersby issued the call at a press conference at his

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Mozambican nuns have obtained a wheelchair for a disabled young African woman who crawled four kilometres to Mass every Sunday despite not having any legs. Catholic News Agency reports the Little Sisters of the Abandoned Elderly in Chissano, Mozambique,

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Only Titanic has taken more money at the French box office than this comedy and it is poised to become the most successful French film ever released in France. This is a comedy that is directed at exposing French prejudices among communities that live

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Darwin City Council is considering an alderman's proposal to scrap the Lord's Prayer from its meetings and to rotate prayers from a roster of religious groups. News.com.au reports that Greens alderman Greg Jarvis' proposal would mirror pre-meeting

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The Australian Catholic Historical Society is one of the keepers of Australia's Catholic heritage. It is Sydney based, but judging by its existing programs and events, it takes a whole of country approach. The Society has held monthly meetings since

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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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