The Sisters of St Joseph have launched a new official Mary MacKillop website, which features an interactive journey into her life and legacy, at www.marymackillop.org.au. The website features never-before-seen images of Mary MacKillop, readings of her

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Archbishop Adrian Doyle --- Tasmania's Archbishop Adrian Doyle has unveiled a plaque at Hobart's St Mary's Cathedral to recognise Aborigines as the traditional owners of the cathedral grounds. It is the first time the state's Church has

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Latin America's first gay marriage law has seen the first same-sex couples take make their relations official before the court in Mexico. Mexico City's left-leaning legislature approved gay marriage and opened the way for adoptions on December 21,

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Celibacy remains important for the clergy, the Vatican has reaffirmed, after Austria's Archbishop Christoph Schoenborn reportedly suggested a link between celibacy and abuse and urged for an "unflinching examination" of the possible reasons for

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A leading Catholic ethicist has endorsed the decision to recognise a 48-year-old Sydney woman as the first person in NSW to officially be neither man nor woman. The woman known as Norrie, has become the first person in NSW

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When Cardinal Sean Brady (pictured) , the Archbishop of Armagh and Primate of All Ireland, met journalists in Rome after a two-day carpeting by Pope Benedict XVI of Ireland's bishops over sex abuse scandals last month, he appeared contrite.

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I think we can all agree that journalists are not a particularly saintly crowd. Better known for bad language and heavy drinking than virtue, the only miracles grudgingly ascribed to us are the daily ones involved in pulling together enough facts and quotes

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Shutter Island almost defies description. This deeply disorienting, edge of the seat tale is ‘masterly’, both in its direction and performances.  Set in 1954, Leonardo DiCaprio and Mark Ruffalo play two US Marshals, war veteran Teddy

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Protesters have vowed to stop the "sacrilegious gay masses" at St Joseph's church in inner-Sydney Newtown, saying the parish's mass undermines Catholic teaching on "human love and the family". But parish priest Father Peter

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Between four and six men will be ordained to the priesthood in the Archdiocese of Sydney in June, the largest number since 1988. The rise is being partly attributed to the influence of World Youth day 2008. "While Australia has been

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Prime Minister Kevin Rudd said the Australian Government was standing by to help victims of Chile's earthquake, as Caritas Australia said aid teams are being sent to to assist those already active on the ground. "I've asked our diplomats in

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Pope Benedict XVI --- Pope Benedict said his prayers were with the population of Chile and victims of its massive earthquake, for relief and courage. "I pray for the victims and am spiritually close to the people tested by such

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St Vincent de Paul CEO John Falzon has told a Senate inquiry hearing that the federal government is acting in an "exclusionary and divisive" manner over its forced income management and Racial Discrimination Act plans. Government legislation

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Catholic Health Australia has recommended that the government makes aged care "an entitlement available to every person who needs it" and replace a Howard Government allocation formula for funding with a Medicare-style

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Three rivers flow down the slopes of Mt Pinukis, their waters giving life to rice and corn crops, and fish farms in the surrounding bays. To the Subanen tribe of Western Mindanao in the Philippines, this dormant volcano is their sacred mountain. To

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Eureka Street has a video interview with the outspoken American Benedcitne nun, Joan Chittister. As well as advocating inter-religious dialogue, Chittister is an articulate and fearless feminist voice in the Catholic Church. In the interview

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Heart for the Homeless was set up last year by Leighton Walters, aged 23. It is an Australian not-for-profit organisation focussed on empowering industries to be active in reducing poverty. Today it launches it website, which

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Rosemary Goldie --- The Australian Catholic Church has paid tribute to the extraordinary life and achievements of Rosemary Goldie, the first woman to hold an official post of authority in the Roman Curia. Rosemary, who

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Camden priest Father Mark De Battista, who has been given four years' leave to study at Rome's Pontifical Biblical Institute, is hoping to be a part of Mary MacKillop's canonisation ceremony. Fr De Battista was behind a series of concerts last year

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Teneille, 9, attends the Kids Future Club initiative --- Caritas Australia is raising funds and awareness through its 2010 Project Compassion to combat indigenous poverty. In a statement, Caritas has featured one of its partner's

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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

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