Campbelltown Catholic Club in Sydney's south west has backed a move to refuse to stock a premixed Smirnoff alcopop drink with seven per cent alcohol. ABC News reports pubs and clubs in the Campbelltown region are refusing to stock Smirnoff Ice Double

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On a trip to Bali to visit condemned drug mule Scott Rush, Jesuit Fr Frank Brennan has called on Prime Minister Kevi Rudd to say that Australia does not support the death penalty in any circumstances. Fr Brennan, a family friend of the Rush family, is

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Perth Archbishop Barry Hickey is suing The West Australian for defamation after the paper published an article calling him a "hypocrite" over his stance on women. The Sydney Morning Herald reports an article and cartoon on October 2 referred to

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Melbourne Archbishop Denis Hart has described the passing of the Victorian Abortion Law Reform Bill Friday as a "betrayal of our shared humanity, a betrayal of women, and a betrayal of the innocent unborn child." Archbishop Hart said the

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Bishops have domesticated and tamed the Gospel, Broken Bay Bishop David Walker told the Bible Synod, so that it does not draw "a radical response" from the faithful". "After twelve years of Episcopal ministry, two issues preoccupy

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Scottish MP Christine Graham is moving a motion in the Scottish Parliament this week calling for repatriation of the body of Mary Queen of Scots, executed for treason on the orders of her cousin Queen Elizabeth I of England BBC News reports the

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St Mary's South Brisbane churchgoer, Richard Stokes, has asked police to press charges against parish priest Fr Peter Kennedy after a mobile phone camera was knocked from his hand at a baptism yesterday. Mr Stokes has written to the Vatican and to

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An immensely important theme runs through this compelling book. Dowden argues that decades of colonial rule inflicted a "wound that parted Africa from its soul" by destroying or denigrating every indigenous culture and institution. But this scar

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Caring for a family member with an anxiety disorder can be extremely demanding and stressful for the family or carer, frequently affecting the health and well being of the carer. It is crucial for carers to have time out and to engage in social and

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Eros is a divine gift and will always be present in a loving relationship in some degree. Initially it is a natural desire for one’s own pleasure. This is a gift from God but it has to be developed and this is achieved when our desire to love and be

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Students can embark on a virtual tour of some of Australia's greatest reefs with Catholic Earthcare's latest interactive resource, director Jacqui Remond says. The new environmental education resource is based on the International Year of the Reef

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The ACBC Office for the Participation of Women is inviting women from around Australia to phone in today as part of its new Teleforum initiative. Director of the OPW, Kimberly Davis said in a statement the Teleforums were a new way of carrying out the

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Missionary of the Sacred Heart Fr Claude Mostowik has blessed a consignment of export live cattle being loaded onto a ship in Fremantle, Western Australia. Farm Weekly reports animal rights group, Animal Liberation, is claiming the blessing has

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Sydney Cardinal Pell has called for the development of an Institute for Bible Translation while an Ethiopian bishop has touted a solar powered "bible proclaimer" device at the Synod of Bishops on the Bible. "Bishops are called to clear

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Australian Catholic University theology student Kathleen Worrall has been charged with the knife murder of her sister Susan. Kathleen and Susan Worrall were "normal sisters" who fought every now and then but loved and supported each

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I believe that Jesus was a more profoundly weak man than Socrates, more liable to physical pain and weariness, more sensitive to human rejection and contempt, more affected by love and hate. Sensitive people suffer more than others because their

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A fascinating film about a fascinating celebrity. While it is a documentary, it has some reconstructed sequences and plays as interestingly as a fiction feature. Philippe Petit was a 23 year old Frenchman who walked on wires between the two towers of

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This Sunday October 19 is World Mission Day. This year the theme is One World, One Family, One Mission of Love. The day will also mark the beatification of the parents of St Therese of Lisieux, Zélie and Louis Martin. St Therese is the patron saint

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From a distance, the Synod of Bishops on the Bible, currently meeting in the Vatican, may seem an oddly esoteric distraction from the unfolding global drama. After all, the world's economy is in meltdown, and America is facing a crucial election in just a

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Vatican bank president, Angelo Caloia, has offered assurances that deposits are safe. The International Herald Tribune quotes Angelo Caloia in an interview, days ahead of publication in Famiglia Cristiana magazine, that the bank only makes safe

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

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