Australia is failing to make best use of nurse practitioners within the health system, according to a new survey carried out with assistance from Australian Catholic University. The role of nurse practitioners was created several years ago and gave

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The president of the Pontifical Academy for Life, Archbishop Rino Fisichella, said this week the work by two scientists has shown adult stem cells show more promise for medical treatment than embryonic stem cells. In an article published by

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Rom Houben --- The case of a paralysed man who was misdiagnosed as comatose for 23 years, who now communicates with the aid of a computer, underlines the wisdom of Catholic teaching on continued feeding for coma patients, a bioethicist

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Cardinal George Pell --- Sydney's Cardinal George Pell expressed trepidation about the country's proposed human rights commission, telling a gathering of the Australian Christian Lobby that it could expect restrictions on religious

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Father Wolfgang Thamm who has worked in Zimbabwe for 51 years, was attacked by soldiers while on his way to pick up a sick parishioner at a clinic, sparking fears of a resurgence of last year's terror as the country begins potentially divisive consultations

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Pope Benedict XVI with Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams --- Catholicism isn't General Motors or Microsoft but if it were, a bean counter in Rome might put down his eyeshade to ask: Why do we bother? Forget theology for a moment, and

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Religious politicians such as Joe, Tony and Kev must be deeply conflicted. How to accommodate the teachings of their faith with political expediency, the dubious tactics of spin, and the primary goal of winning the next election at any cost? It isn't that

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Compass is hosting a lively discussion at the upcoming Parliament of the World's Religions in Melbourne December 3 to 9 2009 and is inviting questions from the audience. A distinguished panel of religious leaders, scholars and activists will join Compass

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US based Pro-Life Action League was founded in 1980 with the aim of saving unborn children through non-violent direct action. The League uses a variety of approaches including prayer vigils outside abortion facilities and footpath counselling, marches,

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Jenny Macklin --- In a major revamp, Families Minister Jenny Macklin would be able to declare any locality as an area of extreme disadvantage under new laws that will open up welfare recipients to compulsory income management, Catholic

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Most US women religious are failing to comply with a Vatican request to answer questions in a document from Apostolic Visitator, Mother Angela Millea. Leaders of congregations, instead, are leaving questions unanswered or sending in letters or copies

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Ireland's Christian Brothers said it will provide a $261 million package of measures as reparation for child abuse findings contained in the country's Ryan Report, with the order's "acceptance, shame and sorrow" over the abuses. The Brothers

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Dr Mark Cook --- Following a finding that a Belgian man spent 23 years misdiagnosed as being in a vegetative state, an Australian medical specialist wants a reassesment of unresponsive local patients to ensure they are not conscious and

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Premier Nathan Rees has announced the NSW Government will now allow a trial of an ethics course in 10 primary schools over two terms next year as a secular alternative to scripture classes. The Anglican church is asking him to drop the idea. Catholic

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US President Barack Obama --- More people in the US believe a statement about giving "justice to the poor and homeless" came from President Obama instead of its true source, the Bible, a survey commissioned by the American Bible

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At first glance, the prospect of a national curriculum seems "a no-brainer" in terms of efficiency, movement of students between states, and a national approach to education. Nevertheless, it will be challenging task, given that there are very

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In today's society people can be metaphorically blind when they choose surrogacy for children without considering the wellbeing of the children concerned, or even worse when children are protected generously outside the womb, but not always

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Atheists will love The Invention of Lying. Religious people may not. The fantasy comedy is about as anti-religion as you could get. Not that it isn't funny in places, and not that it isn't a clever idea - but the further the film goes the more bitter it

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Children's Daily Prayer Under the Southern Cross 2010 is a scriptural and liturgical prayer book for each day of the school year with a website established to promote the publication. It is prepared annually for use in the southern hemisphere by primary

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The Atheist Foundation of Australia said it is being discriminated against, having been refused Victorian Government funding for a conference in Melbourne while the Parliament of the World's Religions got $2 million. The Parliament of the World'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

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

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