Wasteful inquries and studies aren't solving the problems faced by Australia's Aboriginal communities, say the country's Catholic bishops, who have called on the government to act.In a submission to a Federal parliamentary inquiry into high rates of

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American actor Neal McDonough, a former cast member of shows such as Desperate Housewives and Band of Brothers, has allegedly been replaced in a new TV series over his refusal to act in "heated love scenes".The Catholic News Agency reports that McDonough, a

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Of the fate of contemporary Catholics, Flannery O'Connor once said that we must suffer at least as much from the Church as for it. Certainly, the past weeks have been a cause for suffering for Catholics of all political stripes, but the suffering takes on a

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On Tuesday April 6, 2010, CathNews published an advertisement highlighting a special offer on dozens in Sevenhill Cellars' annual wine offer. This was an error by Cathnews and the offer, in fact, is not available. Cathnews would like to apologise to

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Backstage at the Vatican is not so different to front of house. The scale is monumental. Marble stairways disappear into the distance like Renaissance exercises in perspective. Frescoed halls lead one into another, liberally supplied with spiritual artefacts

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Michelle Morrissey --- Hundreds of mourners farewelled NSW teenager Michelle Morrissey at St Mary's Catholic Church in Mudgee, remembering an "outgoing and confident" 19-year-old. She was found dead in her home about 10 days ago,

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Lady Gaga --- American pop singer Lady Gaga, known for her provocative costumes and image, is reputedly struggling with her sexuality and worried what her Catholic parents will think of her lifestyle choice. The Inquisitr website cites

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Former Fairy Meadow priest Kelvin Sharkey, who has pleaded guilty to two charges of sexually assaulting an altar boy, should go to jail despite his age and poor health, a Wollongong court has been told. Solicitor Kristy Pearce, for the Director of

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Brisbane archdiocese's Catholic Justice and Peace Commission has urged Catholics to speak out for asylum seekers in the national debate over boat arrivals. The commission's executive officer Peter Arndt appealed to Catholics to defend the right of people

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A British Christian nurse has lost her fight against a policy that barred her from wearing her crucifix to work. Shirley Chaplin, 54, was told by the Royal Devon and Exeter NHS Trust Hospital last year that the crucifix she has worn for almost 40

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World Health Day 2010 focuses on urbanization and health. With the campaign "1000 cities - 1000 lives", events will be organized worldwide calling on cities to open up streets for health activities. To mark the event, which runs from April 7-11, stories of

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The Shroud of Turin was secretly hidden in a Benedictine abbey during World War II because the Vatican feared that Adolf Hitler wanted to steal it, an Italian Benedictine priest says. The shroud was transferred for its safety to the Benedictine

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There's no doubt you get you money's worth of action and special effects in this film. And for audiences who declare that they "love a good stoush", there are lots of them. After all, Perseus is the son of Zeus, part human, part god, who vanquishes Hades and

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Teachers at Catholic and independent and schools will not join a boycott of the of the National Assessment Program Literacy and Numeracy tests planned by the Australian Education Union.The union is not opposed to the tests, but objects to the results being

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Catholic schools in Britain will not be forced to provide "non-judgmental" information about abortion and contraception to students, after the Parliament dropped some clauses in a new education bill.The Sex and Relationship Education (SRE) initiative would

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Oscar Romero---A man who participated in the murder of Salvadoran Archbishop Oscar Romero has named Roberto D'Aubuisson, the deceased founder of the conservative Arena political party, as the person who gave the order to kill him. "I didn't kill

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A funeral service for Katie Peirce, daughter of gangland killer Victor Peirce, was held yesterday in the same South Melbourne St Peter and Paul parish where her father's  funeral took place in 2002. She was later buried in the same Altona plot as

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Barely one in six Germans now say they have confidence in the church, since the emergence of the child sex abuse cases in the country, according to a poll carried out by  German magazine Stern. This result is accompanied by government

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Cardinal Sean Brady --- Irish Cardinal Sean Brady is facing growing pressure to quit, after the resignation of Bishop John Magee - a former private secretary to three popes and the most prominent casualty of the church abuse

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Considering the harrowing stories of her Texas youth — plagued by the alcohol, drugs, violence and general mayhem she recounted in The Liars’ Club (1995) and Cherry (2000) — it is a minor miracle that Mary Karr lived to tell her tale. The fact

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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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