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Victorian Liberal MP Bernie Finn addressed Victoria's Upper House for five hours yesterday in a bid to stave off a vote on the abortion law reform bill while Sydney Cardinal George Pell condemned the bill's conscientious objection provisions as

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National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Ecumenical Commission (NATSIEC) chief, Graeme Mundine, has called for the Rudd Government to "rollback and rethink" the Northern Territory intervention. Mr Mundine told the Federal Government

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Saying that he has been trying to memorise biblical passages from the daily Mass ever since his episcopal ordination, Korean Bishop Vincent Ri Pyung-Ho called on the Bible Synod for more "by hearting" in the formation of priests. "I

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People today see wrong doing solely in terms of outcomes. The private sphere is mine to command exactly as I like and in the public sphere I have only to avoid harm to others. In so far as they are seen as key actions that harm others then the Seven Deadly

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After the grim excellence of No Country for Old Men, what would the Coen Brothers do next? They haven't taken very long to show us: a Washington DC drama that moves into comedy that revels in spoof. Most audiences are going to find it very funny indeed.

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Since John Paul's death, and considering the appropriate statistics, we have descended much further down that slippery slope of the vampire cult in our consensual belief that people are ends in themselves, and can be used as a means to an end. John

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Social Policy Connections is a Melbourne based independent ecumenical organisation informed by Christian social thinking. It is motivated by the promotion of social justice and for the rights of the poor in public policy. It's October online

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Many in our society view money as a "necessary evil."  Instead, entrepreneur and author, Frank Hanna explains, "money is a gift from God that is frequently abused because of our lack of understanding of its proper use." Based on

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The Vatican Congregation for Catholic Education has released new norms for religious education institutes in an effort to guarantee the quality of education and to facilitate international recognition of degrees. Catholic News Service reports the 20

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Caritas Internationalis president Cardinal Oscar Rodriguez Maradiaga has told the United Nations that a lack of leadership is delaying the achievement of Millennium Development Goals and appealed to leaders of industrial nations to lower carbon

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The Vietnamese Catholic Community in Australia has denounced the persecution of Catholic faithful in Hanoi and appealed to the Vietnamese government to return seized Church property to its rightful owner. In a media release, the VCCA reports that several

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Facing repair bills mounting to millions of dollars, the Canadian diocese of London, Ontario, has put up three churches for sale for one dollar apiece. The Windsor Star reports the move has surprised the Town of Lakeshore which recently learned that

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Catholic Health Australia will challenge the legal validity of contentious conscientious objection provisions if Victoria's abortion law bill is passed, reports say. The Australian reports the fate of the new laws, which would establish the most liberal

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Noting the 30th anniversary yesterday of the death of Pope John Paul I, Pope Benedict yesterday called on Catholics to cultivate the late pontiff's humility. Pope Benedict I dedicated his Sunday Angelus to the Pope whose reign lasted 33 days, Catholic

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Every time we run into financial difficulties we hear the old allegation that capitalism is unjust, immoral and certainly not compatible with Christianity, which is all about loving our neighbour - not about trying to put him out of business. Capitalism is

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Parents and grandparents looking for school holiday entertainment for the youngsters that isn't mind numbingly witless for anyone over 13 should bend the knee in gratitude to the Disney organisation. Beverly Hills Chihuahua is a treat, a brilliant blend of

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The longer you are homeless, the harder it is to get back on your feet. The solution lies in public and community housing, which provides people with security of tenure and is not run for profit, allowing rent to be set at a level where people can begin to

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The Pontifical Biblical Commission has published a new document entitled "The Bible and Morality" ahead of the forthcoming Synod of Bishops on the Word of God. Even when it comes to morality, Catholics are not biblical fundamentalists,

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A group of more than 100 doctors has warned that Victoria could face an exodus of health professionals if the abortion law reform bill is passed. The Age reports the group "Doctors in Conscience Against Abortion Bill" - said some health

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As Pope Benedict again called on young people to defend nature from a "correct ecological perspective", the first solar panels have been installed on the Paul VI auditorium at the Vatican. BBC News reports Pope Benedict has become the first

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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

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

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