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Today is International Day of People with Disability (IDPwD), a UN-sanctioned day that began in 1992 to promote an understanding of people with disability and encourage support for their dignity, rights and well-being. The day also seeks to increase

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Nineteenth-century outback Australia was a frontier which many have compared with the American West.  John Hillcoat's The Proposition (2005) was a striking case in point.  Would it be possible to make the same comparisons for anywhere in Australia

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The Victorian Catholic Education Office has called for a review of the MySchool socio-economic ranking of Catholic schools in Victoria after principals complained of alarming anomalies with the index, the Age reports, and a story in the Sydney Morning

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The former principal of a Toowoomba school, who was acquitted of charges under mandatory reporting laws for child abuse, has been re-hired as a supply teacher at a Catholic primary school in Ipswich, Queensland, said The Australian. The news that he was

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Sant'Egidio is a Christian community that is officially recognized by the Catholic Church as a "Church public lay association". It claims 50,000 members in more than 70 countries Here is an interview with Mario Giro (pictured), from Sant'Egidio, reported

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Screenshot from a video on YouTube --- Over 98 percent of submissions responding to the Federal Government's R18+ computer games classification discussion paper have supported an adult rating for games, the Attorney-General's Department said,

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Cardinal George Pell --- Australian society will become increasingly coarse and uncaring, indeed cruel on occasion, if Christian principles are excluded from public discussion, said the Archbishop of Sydney, George Cardinal Pell, reports The Catholic

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Screenshot from Wikileaks.org --- Among the hundreds of thousands of leaked confidential US State Department cables published on the Wikileaks website were 852 involving correspondence with the Vatican, reports the Catholic News Agency. The entire batch

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The Vatican says it has not endorsed an 11-page final statement endorsing the easing of restrictions on, and allowing more widespread use of genetically modified crops, especially in poorer nations, the Catholic News Service reports. "The statement is not a

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The launch of a revamped My School site could be delayed for months, after Schools Minister Peter Garrett was forced to concede that financial data for some private schools contained serious errors, reports The Age. He has confirmed that the site, due to go

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Mary Glowrey --- The Archbishop of Melbourne, Denis Hart, has announced that the preliminary phase of the cause for canonisation of an Australian woman, Mary Glowrey, has commenced in Bangalore, India, according to a media release. Mary

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An American man has been awarded A$31 million in compensation for sexual abuse by a priest, the largest such award granted to a single victim in a clergy abuse case, victims' advocates said, according to a New York Times report in the Sydney Morning

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The English Catholic Church is preparing to welcome five Anglican Bishops and over 40 priests under arrangements earlier made by the Vatican. Some time earlier, too, an English congregation decided to become Catholic. Some breathless commentators speculated

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Fifty years from now, most of Australia's rural churches won't be used for preaching the word of the Lord. The trend is already widespread and churches in villages, towns and bush settings are sitting vacant and under-used. Insurance is another burden, the

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This is a World War II memoir that re-creates events in New Britain during the Japanese invasion and occupation, a story of interest to all Australians who want to know more about the war and the experience of Australian soldiers, nurses - and nuns. Here is

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The City of Sydney has launched its schedule of events for Christmas, which started on Thursday with the lighting of the 21-metre tree in Martin Place. This link has full details of all the

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A Catholic schoolteacher will replace the former minister Joe Tripodi as Labor's candidate in Fairfield, NSW, reports the Sydney Morning Herald.Guy Zangari, the pastoral care co-ordinator at Freeman Catholic College in the western suburb of Bonnyrigg, was the

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Australia's women religious will travel to Canberra next week to hold meetings about human trafficking with politicians, community leaders, academics, union bosses and foreign embassy staff, said a media statement. The members the Australian

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Father Greg Reynolds --- The parish priest at Western Port, in the Archdiocese of Melbourne, says he expects to lose his job after the publication of a report in The Age today relating to a homily delivered two months ago endorsing women priests. Father

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Gabi Byrne, a member of the Interchurch Gambling Taskforce, and a campaigner for greater protection from problem gambling, has instigated a public forum to engage political parties in reducing the harm associated with unsafe gambling, especially

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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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