In a world where talk about AIDS is dominated by medical and sociological theories, many Africans have found that this discourse reduces them to objects of scientific study and social analysis, all with the noble intention of helping. But none of these

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The Catholic Association of Music (CAM) is a private not-for-profit associational community in full service to the Catholic Church, formed to provide religious, artistic, and professional support to both non-liturgical and liturgical Catholic musicians and

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Catholic primary and secondary schools as well as state schools in the bushfire affected areas of Victoria will close today because of the forecast extreme weather conditions. The Director of Catholic Education, Stephen Elder, said it was prudent for

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Caritas Australia is offering hungry Sydney workers a simple meal of fish and rice at lunchtime today in return for a donation to Project Compassion. Media personalities will be BBQing the fish in Martin Place, between Castlereagh and Pitt Streets

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Lawyers for sacked St Mary's administrator Fr Peter Kennedy have responded positively to Archbishop John Bathersby's offer to enter into mediation, the Brisbane archdiocese has announced. In a statement released yesterday, the Catholic communications

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Malaysian Home Minister Syed Hamid Albar has issued an order allowing Christian publications to use the word "Allah" to refer to God as long as they specify the material is not for the majority Muslims. The February 16 order is an apparent

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National human rights consultation chair Fr Frank Brennan has warned against an "evangelical fervour" for a human rights charter saying that the Victorian state model was "a device for the delivery of a soft-Left sectarian agenda".

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What we are facing is a post Christian culture which is completely illiterate when it comes to the language of the Judeo-Christian tradition. But there is a difference between deciding how to target someone with your beliefs - trying to "punch

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This is a dark and complicated film that attempts to weave its way broodingly among multiple plot lines and characters and contains some very brutal aggression. Human ears are chewed off, limbs are severed, there are explicitly violent attacks against

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The Legion of Mary is a Catholic lay movement founded in Ireland in troubled times in the early 1920's. Its objective is the glory of God through the holiness of its members developed by prayer and active cooperation in Mary's and the Church's

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In an increasingly secular society, the churches recognise the value in solidarity and togetherness. But more than this, we are motivated by a desire to be obedient to Jesus who prayed "that they may all be one ... so that the world may believe that

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Papua New Guinea's first Sister of Mercy, Sr Petronia Gawi, has died suddenly, the Institute reports. "All of us in the Institute of the Sisters of Mercy of Australia, particularly our sisters in Papua New Guinea, are shocked and saddened by the

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Former Vatican astrononomer Jesuit Fr George Coyne will discuss the possibility of life existing anywhere else in the Universe at a NASA forum in Silicon Valley this week. The Register reports that Lynn Rothschild, astrobiologist at NASA's Ames Research

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Toowoomba Bishop William Morris says that last week's newspaper report of a Vatican investigation into his role is a "beat up" while some local Catholics have expressed support for their bishop. The Toowoomba Chronicle reports Bishop Morris has

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St Mary's South Brisbane administrator Fr Peter Kennedy has formally appealed to Archbishop John Bathersby over his removal from the parish and is also mulling an unfair dismissal action in Queensland's industrial courts. The Australian reports that

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The ACT Court of Appeal has awarded $317,000 damages to a lesbian couple who had two babies instead of one after an IVF procedure but Sydney Bishop Anthony Fisher says that no court should be able to rule that a child's life is "wrongful".

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Lawyers have called on other victims of convicted Sydney Marist Brother Ross Francis Murrin who is awaiting sentence on a sexual abuse charge to come forward. The Australian reports that Murrin, 53, taught with the order for 26 years and is already

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Telstra has surprised national human rights consultation chair, Fr Frank Brennan, by lodging a submission backing a national human rights charter to redress the alleged "racist" underpinnings of Australia's constitution. The Australian

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Father Joseph Williams came "from the farm to the hood" less than a year ago, to a congregation in a spiritual crisis and a neighbourhood riddled with poverty and crime. He is only 34, but as he sits in a low-ceilinged office in the basement of St

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It was a story in the media which didn't get much attention, but which set me thinking. The headline read, "Bishops, nuns, devils dropped from dictionary". The article explained that editors at Oxford University Press had removed many words

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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

All your daily readings, reflections and prayers can be found here... 

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