The Vatican City State governor has said Pope Benedict would gladly use a solar-powered electric popemobile as another sign of his efforts to promote sustainable energy if one was offered, reports the UK Press Association. However, no one makes such a

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Francis Philips got it dead right in her last blog: the pope’s gripping, highly readable and indispensable book The Light of the World is about a great deal more than just sex, writes William Oddie in The Catholic Herald. The extraordinary

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This animated comedy film is an enjoyable romp through past animated movies about superheroes and supervillains, but there are some unusual twists. An infant Megamind (Will Ferrell) is propelled through space from another planet, and is raised on earth as a

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The Catholic Church is Africa’s primary care giver for AIDS victims. According to UN statistics, over 22 million people in Africa are infected with HIV. This comprises 67% of the world’s population of HIV-infected persons. The majority of these

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Yesterday, December 6, was the Feast Day of St Nicholas, celebrating a man whose life is considered to be the true story of Santa Claus. This website carries an extensive account of his life, deeds and

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Workers at Gippsland's Maryvale Mill in Victoria could be fined up to $6600 each if they do not ''volunteer'' to work on Christmas and Boxing Day, after an order that failure to do so would constitute an illegal strike, reports The Age. This was despite

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A church in the Middle-East, on Flickr --- Pope Benedict and the Reverend Olav Fykse Tveit, general secretary of the World Council of Churches, discussed the ecumenical concern for the fate of Christians in the Middle East in a private meeting over the

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Screenshot from Image from Bruce Beresford.org --- Acclaimed Australian film director Bruce Beresford will address students at the first ever summer camp organised by Campion College in NSW for its Year 11 students, said a media release. The

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Pope Benedict XVI's recent comments about condoms represented a "normal and traditional" pastoral application of moral theology, a theologian who advises the Vatican on doctrinal matters has told Catholic News Service. The Pope's comments reflect the

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His Eminence Cardinal Joseph Zen Ze-Kiun, on Wikimedia Commons --- Hong Kong Cardinal Joseph Zen Ze-kiun has criticised an article by a priest that describes the illicit ordination of a bishop in China, as "a victory", saying it glosses over key facts

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Catholic News Service image of Father Alexander Cho --- US-based Burnmese priest Father Alexander Cho has been appointed the Bishop of Pyay in Myanmar, and said leadership is needed for the Church under the military regime, reports the Catholic News

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Catholic actor Liam Neeson said he thinks the magical lion of C.S. Lewis' "The Chronicles of Narnia" series not only represents Christ but also symbolizes other great spiritual leaders, he told the Catholic News Service. Neeson is the voice of Aslan the lion

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The Vatican, apparently like God, works in strange ways, writes Gerard Henderson in the Sydney Morning Herald. A series of official meetings at the Holy See last week served as a reminder that, in its governance function, the Catholic Church is very

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With a title like Devil and the publicity highlighting the horror-diabolical elements of the plot, it is obvious that this is a film for fans of the genre.  Personally, I thought it was very good.  I jumped several times and actually felt a bit

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Screenshot of the Mary MacKillop website --- The Mary MacKillop website, set up by the Sisters of St Joseph in preparation for her canonisation, has recorded some 190,000 visitors and received prayer requests from 80,000 people in just six months, the

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Screenshot of image from the Herald Sun report, of the victim's casket being carried to the grave --- Mourners have packed the Tahmoor Catholic Church in the NSW Southern Highlands to farewell a teenage boy who was allegedly murdered by a relative of

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A Victorian kindergarten has banned Santa and his sleigh, holly or any mention of a religious holiday this Christmas, as part of an effort to be inclusive of all religious and cultural groups, reports the Herald Sun. "We are just trying to take an open

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Screenshot from a video of protests in Pakistan, on YouTube --- The imam of the oldest mosque in Peshawar, Pakistan, has offered a reward to anyone who kills Asia Bibi, a Christian woman condemned for blasphemy - if the court fails to hang her, said

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China's government-sanctioned Church has begun its National Congress of Catholic Representatives in Beijing, amid opposition from the Holy See and resistance from many Catholics, reports ucanews.com. Excluding those bishops who are too old or sick to travel

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Father Ignatius Spencer, from Wikipedia --- The Vatican has declared the "heroic virtues" of 19th-century British priest, Father Ignatius Spencer, a distant relative of the late Princess Diana and her son Princes William and Harry, BBC News reports. The

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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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