The new seminary for Queensland, Holy Spirit Seminary at Banyo officially opened in April this year. It marked a return of the seminary to the site of the original St Pius XII Seminary now also occupied by the McAuley campus of the Australian Catholic

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Catholic Education Commission of Victoria chairman, Bishop Tim Costelloe, has welcomed the injection by the State Labor Government of $38.9 million in capital grants to rebuild and upgrade needy Catholic schools. The grant will vastly improve learning

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Pope Benedict has launched a marathon non-stop reading of the Bible, from Genesis to Apocalypse, broadcast live on Italian state television. The reading will last seven days and six nights, The Los Angeles Times reports. The roster of about 1,300

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New Norcia Abbott Placid Spearritt OSB has died suddenly while on retreat at Ampleforth Monastery in the UK. Abbot Placid's death occurred at Ampleforth Monastery in Yorkshire on Saturday, October 4 in the early afternoon. His death was sudden and

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Victorian Greens MP Colleen Hartland has accused Catholic hospitals of refusing to refer sexual assault victims to rape crisis centres that prescribe the morning after pill. Ms Hartland raised the allegations in a letter to the Medical Practitioners Board

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The new working party set up by British Prime Minister, Gordon Brown, seeks to end the Catholic ban, and this certainly makes good sense, though it could possibly mean that one day in the future a Catholic will again sit on the throne of England. Would this

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Every election year Catholics are asked, by bishops or political activists, to uphold Catholic values when they vote. They are told they must vote with a well formed conscience, put on the seamless garment of the Church’s social teaching, and not try

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Lies and consequences form the heart of this bold, hard hitting drama in which people are used as commodities, while Big Brother keeps a watchful eye. The wide reaching tumultuous War on Terror is the backdrop for this complex screenplay. The subject matter

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MercatorNet is a website from which CathNews often sources some of its feature and opinion articles. With linkings to Opus Dei, the site claims to assist people to "navigate life's complexities". It considers itself above the

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Addressing the Synod of Bishops, Israeli Rabbi Shear-Yashu Cohen described Jewish-Catholic relations as "a history of blood and tears" but said that his appearance at the Synod was a signal of "hope and a message of love." Associated

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Retired Sydney Bishop David Cremin joked after the launch of his biography that there would not be a movie version of his life. "It's a bit embarrassing to have a book written about you while you're still alive," Bishop Cremin told the St George

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A New Zealand court has sent three members of the Anzac Ploughshares group, including Australian Dominican, Fr Peter Murnane, for trial on charges of entering a spy base and damaging property. NZ Catholic reports the three men allegedly cut through

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As debate on the abortion law reform bill began in Victoria's Upper House, Melbourne's Archbishop opened a Pregnancy Assistance Centre in Frankston south of the city saying that the womb had become an endangered area. The not-for-profit incorporated

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Australian Catholic University has awarded former Wagga Wagga police officer, Terry O'Connell, with an honorary doctorate for his ground breaking work in restorative justice in Australian communities and abroad. Already a recipient of several honours

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The Catholic Church in South Korea has launched the world's first integrated computerised system to standardise management of parish affairs across the country. UCA News reports the National Integrated Yangeop System standardises administration of

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Vatican II called for a renewal of preaching that has only partly been achieved, Canberra-Goulburn Archbishop Mark Coleridge told the Bible Synod, suggesting that a Homilectic Directory be prepared to foster a new proclamation of the "kerygma".

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Perhaps we should ask ourselves when was the last time we sat down and had a real conversation with our husband, our children, our family, our work colleagues, our neighbours. Do we pay attention to their, sometimes wordless, story? When we look at

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There are many forces that can blind us to the reality around us. One such powerful force can be culture. The challenge is always to identify our own limitations and the prejudices that are deeply hidden within us. These prejudices can blind us to

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This week's edition of The Religion Report takes a further look at one of the most controversial figures in the twentieth century Church. For many people, Pope Pius XII is better known for his failure to speak out clearly on behalf of Jews during the

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The Daughters of St Paul are a Catholic order of religious women and part of the "Pauline Family" of religious congregations. Their specific mission is to use the most effective and suitable means of communication available to proclaim the

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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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