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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Knights of Columbus is a Catholic fraternal society founded in Conneticut, USA in 1882. It is not just the world's largest Catholic insurer, it is also the largest Catholic lay organisation in the world with over 1.75 million members throughout North, South

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There's much fear around. I'm generally concerned that the sky may fall in. I'm personally troubled that my super fund is going south. I'm particularly appalled by a recent report that 43 per cent of young people who became homeless in Australia before the

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Australian Catholic University student Bethany Walsh will go for gold in Beijing next week in the Olympic synchronised swimming competition. The Bayside Leader reports the 22 year old will be part of Australia's first synchronised swimming team to

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A Melbourne Catholic primary school teacher has raised eyebrows over a steamy photo shoot for a TV show. Rhys Uhlich, 24. a teacher at Sacred Heart Primary School, Newport, stripped off for the cameras along with fellow competitors in a recent

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Priests must know how to delegate and to "be a community of brothers" with their colleagues, Pope Benedict said in a holiday address to clergy last week. The Holy See’s Press Office released the transcript this weekend of a question

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Vinnies volunteer Margaret Keyte and her husband Ken have been bashed to death at their new NSW South Coast home. News.com.au reports the elderly couple sat on their front porch on Sunday, enjoying their ocean view as they often did. Within

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More than 1,000 mourners applauded the life of Doujon Zammit at his funeral in Sydney yesterday as relatives battled to come to grips with the 20 year old's violent end. Murdered Sydney man, Doujon Zammit, who was killed on holiday in the Greek islands,

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A Kerala nun who hanged herself on Monday "was mentally and physically tortured" at her convent, her father claims. Pappachan, a cook who works at the Bishop's house at Kollam, alleged that his daughter Anupa Mary, a nun at the St Mary's

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Sydney Cardinal George Pell has apologised and offered to meet abuse victim, Anthony Jones, over a "poorly drafted" letter but Jones has repudiated the apology as "not genuine". The Australian reports Cardinal Pell apologised only

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All Generations Shall Call Me Blessed is the program name for this edition of The Rhythm Divine marking Friday's Feast of the Assumption of Our Lady. Mary has been a source of musical inspiration for centuries and the program's music takes its

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Fresh from its official sponsorship of WYD, Catholic Church Insurances Limited is continuing to advertise and market itself to the wider Catholic community. Established in 1911, CCI is a wholly owned Church business and the primary provider of

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Much of the world has forgotten August 1945. Buried beneath our collective consciousness in the shallowest of graves, lies the uncomprehending knowledge that humanity now shares the planet with 26,000 nuclear weapons, most of them vastly more powerful than

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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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