Benedict has traveled to seven other countries since he was elected in 2005, but a papal journey to the U.S. is like no other because of the church's size and influence. In a nation founded by Protestants, Catholics comprise nearly one-quarter of the

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The Sisters of Mercy owned Fraynework Multimedia web design company has won Webby Awards - the Oscars of the World Wide Web - for two of its sites. The company was named "official honoree" at the 12th annual Webby Awards, a Fraynework media

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Liberal Party federal director, Brian Loughnane, has blamed Catholic former minister Tony Abbott's "Religious Right" agenda for contributing to the party's loss at last year's elections. The Canberra Times reports that Mr Loughnane, told the

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Queensland's Acting Premier Paul Lucas has announced that the government will move to ban sex shops near schools after the Whitsunday Regional Council said it was powerless to stop a sex shop from opening near a Proserpine Catholic school. The

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A Filipino priest has been electrocuted by a defective karaoke microphone after finishing a swim during a beach party. Earthtimes reports that the 32-year-old Catholic priest Fr Roberto del Rosario had just finished swimming in the sea on Monday

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The radical tide sweeping Latin America is moving into the obscurer creeks and backwaters of the continent. The isolated and unnoticed country of Paraguay is about to elect a red bishop as president, bringing to an end the rule of the Colorado party and its

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In Australia, a very aggressive exclusionist form of secularism has developed that views religious belief and practice with arrogant intolerance and dismissiveness and which is characterised by attempts to exclude contributions to public discussion by

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St Benedict is a "shining star" who can lead Europe out of the current "dark night of history", Pope Benedict said in his talk on Wednesday. Catholic Online reports that the pope dedicated his General Audience catechesis this week

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A stand-off is continuing between Vietnamese police and Catholic demonstrators at Hanoi's Redemptorist seminary over protests concerning the recovery of Church land while state media has called for "drastic action" against protestors.

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Sometimes film reviewers become more expert in areas that they don’t necessarily aspire to.  It is just that they see so many films.  How She Move is a case in point. We know something about "Stepping", a kind of stomping,

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Mazenod College celebrated its 40th anniversary last year and is a Catholic secondary college for boys in the middle south-eastern suburbs of Melbourne. An archdiocesan college, it is under the care of the Oblates of Mary Immaculate. It caters for over

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The first World Congress on Divine Mercy, organised principally by Vienna Cardinal Christoph Schonborn, opens in Rome tomorrow. Pope Benedict XVI will open the event with Mass in St Peter's Square coinciding with the third anniversary of the death of

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For the first time in history, Muslims now outnumber Catholics and are now the world's biggest single religious denomination, figures published by L'Osservatore Romana reveal. Times Online reports that in an interview with the paper Monsignor Vittorio

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ACBC President Archbishop Philip Wilson and three Catholic priests, including former federal parliamentarian Michael Tate, are on the list of participants announced for Prime Minister Kevin Rudd's 2020 Summit but it appears no female religious will

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Bishop Ramon Villena has called on Philippines President Macapagal-Arroyo to suspend the operations of Australian miner, OceanaGold, as local officials near the Didipio mine site express fears of rice shortages in the wake of the company's land clearing

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Pope Benedict is a big fan of mozzarella cheese made from buffalo milk and eats it often, Italian newspapers report. AKI reports that Pope Benedict XVI often receives buffalo mozzarella cheese as a gift from bishops from the Campania region in

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A traditionalist monastery of Spanish nuns has already been "regularised" and other groups are in process following Pope Benedict's liberalisation of the use of the Tridentine Mass, Vatican Cardinal Dario Castrillon Hoyos says. "Not a few

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WYD finds Jesus

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Young Sydney videographer, Alfio Stuto, will play the role of Jesus during the World Youth Day Stations of the Cross and veteran broadcaster Ray Martin will provide the TV commentary, WYD organisers have announced. "It's such an honour to me, to

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The New South Wales Health Department will add a special link highlighting abstinence as a means of combating sexually transmitted diseases (STD's) for the duration of World Youth Day while NSW Minister Kristina Keneally touted the event as the ideal

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Perhaps the hoarders point to a deeply ingrained, and anything but funny, pathology that is developing in our society, in which each of us is starting to value things more than people. It is becoming a given that having is more important than simply

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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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