The pain and suffering, physical and mental, that are part of everyone's life are the strongest weapons in the armoury of the atheist thinkers who on both sides of the Atlantic are unleashing a denunciation of religious faith. They talk about the

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In sharp contrast to the deep, interior joy stemming from humility, pride produces in us nothing but unrest and dissatisfaction. Pride leads a person to orient everything around one’s own ego and to judge events from a subjective point of view:

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Former leader of the Australian Democrats Lyn Allison argued the Bible is a "cruel text" at a debate on religion in Sydney last night while another speaker pointed to the need to believe in a "higher being". Global warming was an

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Maitland-Newcastle diocese Vicar General Fr Tom Brennan has been charged by NSW police with perverting the course of justice over an investigation into sexual abuse. The Sydney Morning Herald reports Fr Tom Brennan, 70, was charged with perverting the

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Two American Dominican Sisters of St Cecilia who spent twelve months in Australia preparing for World Youth Day will return to Sydney to launch a permanent mission while an Adelaide busker is joining the Mercy Sisters. Catholic News Service reports

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BA "Bob" Santamaria, was "a pessimist attracted to crisis situations," Sydney Cardinal George Pell said at a launch of the second volume of the late Catholic political activist's writings. The Catholic Weekly reports Santamaria

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Investments by Catholic agencies including $8.9 million from the Society of St Vincent de Paul may be at risk as a result of the US subprime crisis. The Age reports hundreds of organisations across the country, including Boystown and other Catholic

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As part of a three year makeover, the Vatican Library will get a fireproof bunker for manuscripts and a climate controlled room for papyrus fragments. Catholic News Service reports the library is reclaiming as a reading room the finely decorated Sistine

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Emphasising the universality of the Church's mission, Pope Benedict yesterday called for an end to racism. Catholic News Agency reports Pope Benedict highlighted the Church’s responsibility to society to overcome racism, intolerance and

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He owns three Harleys, is a self described staunch Roman Catholic and has helped kill dozens of men. Dr Alan Doerhoff calls himself the "world's authority on lethal injection." Doerhoff practiced surgery 20 years in Missouri's prison

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NGOs who conduct aid work overseas do not involve themselves in politics. They focus on the needs of the people as determined by their own independent assessment teams. They prefer to use their own resources. They are often better equipped than anybody

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If you intensely dislike "ocker comedies", slasher films, and the road crash genre, then do not under circumstances go and see Not Quite Hollywood. If however, you are an adult who wants to see what all the fuss was about in the early years of the

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The Union of Catholic Asian News (UCAN) has been a bastion of Catholic news reporting in Asia since its founding in Hong Kong in 1979. Its mission has been to report news of interest to the growing Church in Asia. It provides a daily English language

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On the eve of state elections, Perth Archbishop Barry Hickey has criticised Western Australia's Labor government for failing the homeless while the Broome diocese has also highlighted housing issues in the region. Archbishop Hickey said the homeless

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Sydney's Josephite community is praying to Mary MacKillop for her intercession to save convicted Brisbane drug trafficker Scott Rush from the death penalty. The Catholic Leader reports Rush’s father Lee, said he and wife Christine, of Brisbane,

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An Indian Carmelite priest was tortured and killed at the weekend outside a remote village in central India. UCA News reports the mutilated body of Fr Thomas Pandipally, 37, a Carmelite of Mary Immaculate (CMI) priest was found on a deserted road in

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The Catholic Church in Baden-Wuertennberg in southern Germany has joined forces with Protestant churches to launch a non-profit energy company to supply gas to parishes and charitable institutions. Deutsche-Welle reports four big Catholic and

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ACU lecturer Dr Patricia Hansen has told a child welfare conference that parents are losing custody of their children when "they could be given a second chance". The Australian reports Dr Hansen, head of the School of Social Work at

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Victorian Catholic students have joined a multifaith campaign to put a stop to "offensive" billboards and vehicle advertisements. The Wyndham Leader reports a local student, Matthew Restall, from Wyndham Vale, is hoping to have state laws

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The Sisters of Charity Foundation Limited was established in 2000 to promote in perpetuity the mission of the Sisters in Australia, specifically in the service of the poor. It has established twocharitable funds, namely the Sisters of Charity

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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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