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The Catholic Bishops Conference of India has warned that electoral victory for the conservative Bharatiya Janata Party next month could result in a Hindu-style "Talibanisation" of India. CBCI spokesman, Fr Babu Joseph, said the Church feared

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The decision of Notre Dame President, Fr John Jenkins, to invite our nation's abortion-promoter-in-chief to speak at the May 17 commencement is such an egregious violation of our loyalty to our alma mater. He has just shaken down a sort of spiritual

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We recently had a federal minister for education who liked to refer to teachers as "a precious national resource". If this is true, we need funding policies that sustain both supply and quality. We need policies that guard against waste through

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The next St Thomas More Forum will be presented by Sophie Masson, Author and Essayist, entitled "Faith and the Creative Writer in the Secular World". The Forum will take place on Wednesday May 6 2009 from 7.30 to 9pm at the St Thomas More Parish

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Grow Australia is a community of persons working towards mental health through mutual help and a 12 Step Program of recovery. Small groups of people who have experienced depression, anxiety or other mental or emotional distress, meet together on a weekly

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A Zambian priest who staged a lone protest for the reinstatement of another priest, Fr Frank Bwalya, as manager of a local radio station has disappeared. Fr George Kaoma on Sunday staged a lone protest in Kitwe but was allegedly abducted.

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Police have withdrawn charges against a Sydney man, Ian Bryce, who transformed a car into an imitation Popemobile during World Youth Day in Sydney last year. Bryce, 59, was issued with a defect notice on Miller St, North Sydney, outside a WYD event on

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Bishops from the Philippines province of Bicol have written to Pope Benedict asking for his assistance in their battle against mining operations including a formerly Australian owned mine on Rapu-Rapu island. Environment advocacy groups backed the

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Tamil Catholics mobbed Trincomalee priest, Fr Ajith Perera, demanding Mass when he arrived at a refugee centre on Sri Lanka's north-east coast. After months of unimaginable suffering caught up in the last stages of Sri Lanka's civil war, the refugees were

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Pope Benedict has proclaimed five religious as new saints and as role models for a "disoriented society," he said at a ceremony at St Peter's Square on Sunday. The Pope declared four Italians and one Portuguese saints of the Church, Zenit

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Irish primate, Cardinal Sean Brady, has suggested people use social networking tool Twitter to send their prayers to their friends. Twitter, the social messaging network, or text or email is a fine way to spread the gift of prayer, Cardinal Sean

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Harvard professor and former US ambassador to the Holy See, Mary Ann Glendon, has declined a major award from the University of Notre Dame in protest over the university's decision to grant President Barack Obama an honorary doctorate. Professor

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The annual New Norcia Studies Day is an opportunity to explore and revel in the rich history of New Norcia and its surrounds. It is part of the monastic town's annual events program and designed for all who share an interest in New Norcia's spiritual,

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The Dominican Province of the Assumption covers the countries of Australia, New Zealand, Solomon Islands and Papua New Guinea. Known as the Order of Preachers and founded over 800 years ago by St Dominic, the Dominicans reason for being is to preach the

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No one would have believed in the early years of the 21st century that there lived among us, beings whose cool and calculating aim was to depopulate the earth, starting with Australia. Their leader is former SA Democrat Sandra Kanck who recently called

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Susan Boyle is middle aged, unmarried, a practising Catholic, born the ninth child in a large family. She spent many years caring for her elderly mother. She is jolly, with an infectious grin and a great cheery laugh. She epitomises a way of life that is

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Caritas Australia has called for public and further government support to the hundreds of thousands of internally displaced people in Northern Sri Lanka. Fr Damian Fernando, head of Sr Lankan Caritas agency SEDEC one of the few aid agencies still

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On a visit to Onna, the village worst hit by the earthquake three weeks ago in central Italy, Pope Benedict called for the devastated region to be "reborn". "I encourage everyone, institutions and businesses, to see that this village

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Philadelphia Cardinal Justin Rigali has said that two women who underwent a "pseudo-ordination" on Sunday have been automatically excommunicated as a result of their act. Cardinal Rigali said those who presented themselves for supposed

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At the age of 82, Pope Benedict XVI is about to be forced through a diplomatic minefield that would scare the wits out of a politician half his age. He will be in Israel and the Palestinian territories in May on a visit that the Israeli ministry is

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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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