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Image from The Catholic Weekly report --- About 40 students from Years 7 to 12 at Patrician Brothers' College, in Fairfield, NSW have picked up knitting, meeting in the library four times a week, as part of the school's community service curriculum,

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The 2011 Project Compassion appeal raised nearly $10 million, in a year of vicious cyclones, catastrophic floods and international crises, Caritas Australia chief executive officer Jack de Groot told the Catholic Weekly. "You all (parishes, churches, schools

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Image of a church in Korea, from Flickr --- Religious freedom has been seriously infringed in both North and South Koreas, said a senior media executive in Seoul, reports ucanews.com. Lee Sang-myun, president of Cheonji-ilbo, an online religious daily,

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Image from the Scherger Immigration Detention Centre set on Flickr --- A priest who raised concerns over the asylum seekers held at a detention centre in Queensland said the Diocese of Cairns has been told he is no longer welcome to visit the centre,

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Image from an edition of the Australian Young Christian Students Newsletter --- An Australian youth leader has been elected as the International Secretary-General of the International Young Catholic Students (IYCS), the Australian Young Christian Students

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“Tonight I have been raised to new heights literally at both ends, though I still feel relatively small.” These were the first words of newly ordained Auxiliary Bishop Vincent Long Van Nguyen of Melbourne in his remarks at the end of a historic

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Ever since the Second Vatican Council spoke of the “universal call to holiness,” there has been a move to recognize more lay men and women as saints, as models of sanctity for lay Catholics, writes James Martin SJ in America magazine. Several

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Love's Body - The Eucharist in Our Lives, is a photographic exhibition in Melbourne being held in Fairfield Victoria. This rich collection of images on the theme of the Eucharist features photos and people from a wide range of countries. Until July

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Vee and Rene Pols’ mantra for a happy, healthy marriage is, literally, team-work, reports the Southern Cross. For the past five years, the Catholic couple from Adelaide’s southern suburbs have held the title of Super Regional Couple for Teams

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I remember as a child preparing myself to go to confession using a list of questions in my prayer book; one asked whether I had read other people’s letters. It would not have occurred to me then, and it does not occur to me now, to think that reading

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In a fine Sherlock Holmes film, The Sign of Four, Holmes did an analysis of Watson’s alcoholic brother’s scarred watch and when Watson protested that Holmes had cheated and knew the identity, Holmes replied with calm apology and regret: "I’m

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The National Church Life Survey is preparing for its 2011 survey of Australian church life. Its website has a link for those who wish to participate in the 20-minute questionnaire, as well as a rich array of other information about trends and patterns in

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'espera - waiting', on Flickr --- The Federal Government has provided only a 1.9 percent increase in aged care funding for the next 12 months, despite the Consumer Price Index running at almost twice that amount, according to Catholic Health Australia

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Screenshot from the report on AdelaideNow --- Monsignor David Cappo's blueprint for disability services in South Australia due this month has been delayed because of the amount of work involved, said a report on AdelaideNow from the Sunday Mail. The most

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Image from The Catholic Weekly report --- The St Vincent de Paul Society and the Hilton Sydney have entered into a three-year partnership worth more than $100,000 which will provide support for Vinnies homeless services, reports the Catholic Weekly. The

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Armin Kübelbeck on Wikimedia Commons --- The diocesan administrator in the Victorian Diocese of Sandhurst called upon the community to look beyond euthanasia in seach of answers for terminal illness, reports the Bendigo Advertiser. Monsignor Frank

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An image of the gardens at Castel Gandolfo, from www.vaticanstate.va --- Pope Benedict has begun his month-long summer vacation at Castel Gandolfo in Italy, and hopes to fill his time with studying and writing the third and final volume of Jesus of

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Flag from Wikipedia --- Pope Benedict named an official delegation to represent him at the independence celebrations in Southern Sudan and charged members with conveying his hopes for "peace and prosperity" to citizens of the world's newest nation,

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Archbishop Timothy Dolan --- New York's Archbishop Timothy Dolan has warned that allowing same-sex marriage in the state could lead to a further redefinition that accepts multiple partners and infidelity, Catholic News Agency

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Screenshot from The Australian --- Purple and black balloons, stabbing victim Rosa Mercuri's favourite colours, were released after a Catholic funeral in Epping, Melbourne yesterday, said an AAP report in the Australian. Mrs Mercuri was stabbed to death

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

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