It was one year and two days ago that the Principal of St Aloysius College in Sydney announced that along with Loreto College, Kirribilli the two schools were breaking away from Amnesty International over the organisation abandoning its neutral platform on

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There is no question that victims must be appropriately cared for as long as they require it. Settlement money can buy helpful therapy. Systems must be put in place to deal with specific accusations and all must remain vigilant to prevent today’s

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Two men convicted of killing American activist Sr Dorothy Stang have been granted weekend leave for Father's Day by a Brazilian court. A judge ordered Clodaldo Batista and Amair Feijoli da Cunha freed for five days to spend the Sunday holiday with

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An ancient manuscript says that Jesus played a bat and ball game that a Jerusalem scholar believes resembled cricket. The Age reports an ancient Armenian manuscript reveals that Jesus may very well have played a game similar to cricket. Dr

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ACU nursing graduates are caught up in a dispute between the university and the NSW Department of Health over nursing qualifications. The Sydney Morning Herald reports at least 50 nursing graduates from the Australian Catholic University cannot be

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Bishop Chris Toohey, a keen astronomer, says he thought he had died and gone to heaven when Pope John Paul II appointed him to the clear sky diocese of Wilcannia-Forbes. At first his amazement was focused on the fact that the Pope had

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Seventeen American Vietnamese Catholics were killed on Friday when their bus skidded off the highway on the Texas-Oklahoma border. The Sydney Morning Herald reports the unlicensed bus carrying 55 members of a Vietnamese Catholic group from Houston to

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Five former students of a Brisbane Catholic school committed suicide after being sexually abused by a priest, another alleged victim claims. Paul Fauth, 59, now based in Melbourne, attended Nudgee College in Brisbane in the 1950s and 1960s, the

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Pope Benedict says that he was impressed with the "noisy" but joyful pilgrims at World Youth Day last month. The Sydney Morning Herald reports Pope Benedict said his holiday had allowed him to reflect on his meetings in Sydney with young

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The just ordering of society and the state is a central responsibility of politics. As Augustine once said, a state which is not governed according to justice would be just a bunch of thieves. The State may not impose religion, yet it must guarantee

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This is not just a film about sustainable living. It tracks a highly individual character who dares to take on all and sundry to communicate his message that architecture is about people having to battle with their environment in order to survive.

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This website is a "sub-site" of the Adelaide archdiocese and belongs to its Office for Worship and in particular the adult catechumenate or RCIA program. A new feature on the site is the excellent brochure on Becoming a Catholic. It is both

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The recent 40th anniversary of Humanae Vitae triggered a predictable flood of commentary yet the 30th anniversary of Pope Paul VI's death last week has been met with a fairly deafening silence. Paul's pontificate has essentially been reduced

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Students at St Christopher's primary school at Airport West in Melbourne are finally turning up on time after the school installed barcodes on students bags. The Moonee Valley Leader reports students at the school scan a barcode on their school bag

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Pope Benedict has appealed "in the name of a common Christian heritage" for an immediate end to fighting in Georgia and South Ossetia. Citing reports of heavy civilian casualties and a large number of refugees, the pope called on the

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The Malaysian government has threatened the Muslim country's major Catholic newspaper with closure after the paper published articles allegedly "denigrating Islam". PR Inside reports the Malaysian government has accused the paper of breaking

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The US archdiocese of Cincinatti has issued a new code of behaviour for priests that outlaws kissing, wrestling and even the tickling of children, but high fives are OK. The newest version of the archdiocese's Decree on Child Protection also

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Eighteen World Youth Day pilgrims from Zimbabwe, Burundi, Kenya and Pakistan have now applied to the Australian government for political asylum. The Australian reports the Asylum Seekers Centre of NSW, which is providing assistance to the pilgrims,

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We all yearn for someone to join ourselves to, inwardly and deeply, but yearning is one thing, allowing it to happen and paying the price for it is something else. Real intimacy is the most scary and demanding thing on the planet. We resist it as much as

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Twenty five thousand Balinese who were blind can now see because of one Australian man. But John Fawcett’s biggest challenge is convincing them that blindness isn’t God’s punishment. The Balinese believe the Gods are pulling 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

Daily Prayer

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

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