On September 28, Catholic Mission, Parramatta Institute for Mission and Columban Mission Institute co-hosted the consultation entitled "Breaking Open the Lineamenta: Proclaiming the Gospel of Jesus Christ in 21st Century Australia" at St Patrick’s

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Robert Bellah, one of America’s most distinguished sociologists, caps off his luminous academic career with his new book, Religion in Human Evolution: From the Paleolithic to the Axial Age,  a nearly 800-page magnum opus that delves deep into

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The high-level Gonski review was appointed in April last year by then education minister Julia Gillard to examine the fairness, efficiency and effectiveness of school funding arrangements, writes Scott Prasser in the Australian. The need for an objective

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Bishop Anthony Fisher OP recently opened & blessed the new Aboriginal Catholic Services Centre in the grounds of Holy Family Parish at Emerton. ACS is a service of CatholicCare Parramatta, and the Dicoese has a video of the

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Here is a rare event: a refreshing and engaging book on the historical Jesus. José Pagola challenges the tired clichés with which Jesus is all too often arrayed and aims to ‘approximate’ Jesus with historical rigour and in

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Representatives from the Catholic Health Australia network were among more than 500 people who marched on Parliament this week to demand funding to address Australia's dementia epidemic, said the organisation in a media release. The march, organised by

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Bishop Vincent Long, image from the Catholic Archdiocese of Melbourne --- Bishop Vincent Long, Auxiliary Bishop of Melbourne, has appealed for the Australian spirit of a "fair go to the underdog" to prevail in the issue of asylum seekers, the

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Screenshot from the weeklytimesnow report --- It was standing room only last Sunday at the Saint Pierre-d'Arene church in Nice, France, at an annual Mass for the animals, reports the weeklytimesnow. Every year in October, the animals are invited into the

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Screenshot from the report in The Australian --- There are "distinct dangers" for public schools relying on religious organisations for donations, says former High Court judge Michael Kirby, according to an AAP report in the Australian. He said it was

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An image depicting sign language, on Flickr --- Deaf and hard-of-hearing Catholic communities in the US and their interpreters are preparing for the new Roman Missal, thanks to free online resources, according to the National Catholic Reporter. The

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A Flickr image of Prince William's wedding --- Britain's leader, David Cameron, has written to Prime Minister Julia Gillard ahead of a Commonwealth leaders' summit in Perth, proposing to change the centuries-old tradition that males automatically wear the

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The epic economic crisis in the United States has prompted dioceses and parishes to help its parishioners find work. Networking events, resumé-writing seminars, and career coaching are common activities. Unemployment remains highest among minority

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Two people with very different points of view wanted us all to stop and think: who is (Tony Abbott), what is his DNA, and what would he do with power? The first intrusion was from Peter Costello, who argued publicly what some of Abbott's colleagues will say

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On 27 October 1986, Pope John Paul II called the leaders of the world's religions together in Assisi, Italy, to pray for peace. It was an unprecedented, courageous and historic event. The choice of the city of Assisi was not by chance. It was the city of

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Cardijn Community Australia is holding a conference to explore how the methods of Joseph Cardijn have been, are and can be used to deepen our faith and change our worlds. Cardinal Joseph Cardijn's exhortation – "You can make a difference!" – and

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Perth's Archbishop Barry Hickey said the archdiocese will stop conducting legal marriages if it is forced to carry out same-sex unions, reports The West Australian. The Record also reported Archbishop Hickey as saying that even if the push for same-sex

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The Adelaide University will introduce a course on the relationship between law and religion, a two-week optional subject for law students from early July next year, reports The Advertiser. "It is a significant strategic initiative for the University of

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Mexico's leftist politicians have proposed that the country issue a marriage licence valid just for two years - enough time to appreciate life as a couple and end it if the relationship isn't working, said a report on the Sydney Morning Herald. The Catholic

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A Pakistani court on Saturday sentenced a policeman to death for killing a politician who wanted to reform blasphemy laws and defended a Christian woman on death row for alleged blasphemy against Islam, said an AFP report in The West Australian. Salman

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Iranian Christian asylum-seekers are being labelled "troublemakers" by immigration officials unable to send failed refugees home, reports the Sydney Morning Herald. Iranian asylum seekers are middle class, well educated, Christian or secular, with good

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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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