We spent over 40 years dismantling our historically rooted notion of Church, only to replace it with modernist examples of generic art and architecture that reflected the generic chaos of the contemporised period and neglected to appreciate the transcendent

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We judge books partly by their content but even more by their voice. Writers of another age speak oddly. They stop to reflect on what we slip lightly past, acquiesce in what we find outrageous. Of early Christian writers St Augustine has suffered most

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St Columban's Mission Society might not be as much in the public eye as Vegemite but a product of its missionary activities shares a couple of things in common with Australia's food icon. For Australian and New Zealand Catholics and some in other

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Join thousands of other Catholics on the Walk with Christ procession through the streets of Sydney in celebration of the Feast of Corpus Christi on Sunday May 25. The Bishops of Sydney will lead the procession holding aloft the Blessed Sacrament. The

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Operating 26 health care facilities throughout four Australian states and two territories, Little Company of Mary Health Care is a Catholic organisation with a reputation for values based care and support for those who are sick, dying and in

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Melbourne's iconic Skipping Girl Vinegar neon sign in Richmond was inspired by a five year old girl who later became a nun. ABC News reports heritage groups are hoping to raise $60,000 to restore the landmark, which has been turned off for the past

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Maitland-Newcastle Bishop Michael Malone and retired Sydney Bishop Geoff Robinson have backed a call for Pope Benedict to make an apology during his WYD trip to Australia for abuse by clergy. THE Sydney bishop who helped write the Catholic Church's

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Pope Benedict will text messages to participants at this year's World Youth Day event in Sydney, organisers have announced. Reuters reports the pope will text daily messages of inspiration and hope during the six day Sydney event while digital

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The late Pope John Paul II could be beatified in October this year to coincide with the 30th anniversary of his election to the papacy, a Polish newspaper predicts. Catholic World News says the Vatican has not commented on the report that appeared in

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Muslims must defend religious freedom if dialogue between Christianity and Islam is to progress, a German Jesuit expert on Islam has said. Fr Christian W. Troll, was addressing a conference at Rome's Pontifical Gregorian University this week on a

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We do not primarily come to the Eucharist in order to derive pleasure out of it for ourselves. We come to give ourselves to God no matter what it costs. We are not seeking our own pleasure but, like Jesus, both in worship and outside of worship, we always

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We live in a linked-up world! We might not think about the links very much but they are there. There are the physical links likes pipes, wires, roads and railway lines. There are radio and televisions links and the World Wide Web. There are other

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Another week passes and another Catholic social networking site pops up on the web. CathCommunity.org is an initiative of the England and Wales Catholic Bishops' Conference and was launched only two days ago. It is designed as a forum where people can

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The title of this film plays with the common and contemporary throwaway line, "What happens on tour stays on tour." The idea that we can become a different moral person away from home without any effect on our daily lives is as naive as it is

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A five month old girl died yesterday after the child's mother left her in the family car while she collected her other children from a Toowoomba Catholic school.   The Daily Telegraph reports the mother returned a short distance from St Thomas

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Support groups for victims of clerical abuse are joining together to hold protests during Pope Benedict's Australian visit. The Daily Telegraph reports victims' rights campaigner Helen Last, from In Good Faith & Associates, confirmed a series of

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At least 45 people are dead after a ferry carrying pilgrims to a Brazilian Pentecost festival capsized on a remote Amazon tributary. The Comandante Sales ferryboat, which had been rented to carry people to and from the festival, capsized in a pre-dawn

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Prime Minister Kevin Rudd cited a St Vincent de Paul Society proposal for community hubs in his 2020 Summit summary, Vinnies president Dr John Falzon says. The Catholic Weekly reports that the Society has called on the Federal Government to establish

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Three Catholic priests from Northern Ireland have signed a recording contract worth nearly $2 million for the music giant Sony BMG. Fathers Eugene O’Hagan, 48, his brother Martin, 45, and their old school friend David Delargy, 44, signed the

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An Indonesian court has ruled that a South Australian born ex-priest may be extradited to Australia to face abuse charges. The Jakarta court found that Charles Alfred Barnett's testimony of the contributions he has made to society was not a good reason

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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

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