A common complaint about the classical Christian teachings on sexuality is that so many of these have been written by vowed celibates, unmarried priests and nuns who do not have sex. The complaint is not that these people teach something that is wrong,

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Mary Glowrey was said to radiate Christ by word and example. The poor were the people of her choice and incurable patients had a special place in her heart. Mary never attempted anything without praying to the Holy Spirit, knowing that with the help of the

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Melbourne based group, Youth for Life, has drawn fire over its "revelation tour" of anti-abortion protests in NSW and Victoria for which it has sponsored the participation of four American "friends". The group has raised the funds

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Afghani refugee, Asmatullah Mohammadi, has said that 11 asylum seekers detained on Nauru had been killed by the Taliban after they were sent back to Afghanistan but Edmund Rice Centre director Phil Glendenning says he believes the true figure is even

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CSSA head Frank Quinlan has slammed Federal government changes to job placement and training programs, describing comments by Minister for Employment Participation, Brendan O'Connor, as "madness". The Brisbane Times reports that 1,000 people

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MacKillop Family Service director of services, Helen Burt, has said the organisation is devastated at the failure of Victoria's Department of Human Services to disclose that a 12 year old year placed in their care had been accused of rape. The Age

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This is a film for special audiences. It moves warmly at a gentle and slow pace, and shows the effects of the death of a widowed matriarch on a family, that grieves when she dies. It deals with feelings of mortality, nostalgia, and family relationships in

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It is increasingly common to be confronted over Catholic teachings on sexual morality by someone whose own practice, or those of close relatives, are at odds with this. Something similar occurred when divorce first became common but still carried a stigma.

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Easter ideally is about clean endings and new beginnings. We associate it with the crisp, sunny morning after industrial smog has cleared away. The story of Judas has reached its dramatic closure, and death is ready to give way to resurrection. But this

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Birmingham Archbishop Vincent Nichols has been named new Archbishop of Westminster today, London papers are reporting. He was chosen personally by Pope Benedict after he returned from his recent trip to Africa when the Congregation for Bishops failed to

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The Catholic Diocese of Wollongong's website is a fresh and easily navigable site which answers questions, provides information and invites engagement. A good example for other regional dioceses who sometimes struggle with their online

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Brazilian priest and medical doctor, Fr Bernardo Graz, has contradicted Archbishop Rino Fisichella saying that if the Pontifical Academy for Life president had more correct information he would not "have written what he wrote" concerning an abortion

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Days after launching legal action in Queensland's Supreme Court, Fr Peter Kennedy has appealed to the Holy See against his removal as administrator of St Mary's parish, South Brisbane. Appearing on ABC1 panel program Q&A last Thursday, Fr

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Stable families and committed fathers are society's best defence against crime and violence, and a great many other ills as well, Perth Archbishop Barry Hickey, says.  "Tougher laws and more prison sentences might have their place, but if we

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Northern Territory Catholic Education and Charles Darwin University have launched a new program aimed at reducing the high turnover of teachers in remote indigenous areas. The Northern Territory Catholic Education Office says it is essential to train up

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The Holy See is looking at a boycott of Angels & Demons, the prequel to Hollywood blockbuster The Da Vinci Code starring Tom Hanks, Italian newspapers say - even though Hanks' character is said to be on a mission to save the Vatican. Avvenire, the

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Italian priest Fr Vincenzo Federico has gone into the finance business, guaranteeing loans for people in difficulty as a result of the global economic crisis. Ever since he guaranteed a loan of €10,000, or $13,500, to a family of four early this

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Thirty year old Sr Bernadette who turned her back on the law and partying with friends is Australia's newest and youngest religious superior general of the newly formed Missionaries of the Gospel.  Seven years ago, the promising young lawyer gave up

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One million Angolans heard Pope Benedict denounce "clouds of evil" over Africa at a Mass in the Angolan capital of Luanda on Sunday while two people were killed and scores injured at an earlier papal event. Pope Benedict celebrated Mass

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Sunshine Coast student Tynan Williams will receive a $100,000 settlement from the Catholic Church after being poked in the eye with a stick after school at Stella Maris Catholic Primary School, Maroochydore in 2007. The boy suffered a serious eye injury

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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

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

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