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Sunday was the anniversary of the feast of St. Joan of Arc, the patroness of France. Joan was born to a peasant family near Lorraine, France in the 15th century. This site has a biography, links, letters, trial notes, reviews of her life.

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At the age of 17 he began dissecting corpses from the church graveyard. Between the years 1508 and 1512 he painted the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel in Rome. Michelangelo Buonarroti, known by his first name the world over as the singular artistic genius,

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In terms of colourful action, Prince of Persia elicits a number of 'Wows'! If you want action, you've got it, in exotic settings with plenty of special effects. It has been produced by veteran Jerry Bruckheimer, well-known for many a slam-bang show from Top

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This site outlines the provisions of the Apostolic Constitution promulgated by Pope Benedict XVI. It also includes  a newsletter which sets out the details of the Pope's offer to traditional Anglicans. http://www.friendsoftheanglicanordinariate.com/  

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Pope Benedict --- Pope Benedict has appointed nine prelates, including the archbishops of Boston, Cardinal Sean O'Malley, and of New York, Timothy Dolan, to undertake an investigation into child abuse he had promised in a March pastoral

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Martin Laverty---Catholic Health Australia chief executive Martin Laverty has said that while caregivers for the elderly should be better paid, government funding rules need to change and funding increased to enable it."My critics will be ready to jump on my

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The Government should simplify access to key welfare entitlements to ensure those who need help are receiving it, said Catholic Social Services Australia. CSSA's executive director, Frank Quinlan, made the call in response to new research by the

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Sister of Mercy Dr Dawn Goodwin, whose contribution to the education of youth workers was recognised with a Medal of the Order of Australia, has died from cancer. She was 72. Sr Goodwin helped develop the Centre for Youth Affairs Research and

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A Melbourne woman who has alleged abuse against two Jesuit priests - one of whom has died, and for which the Jesuits have apologised and paid a compensation - says she can't pursue the second case because her rights were given up without her knowledge.

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An Indian film about seven nuns and a divorcee has won the first prize at the 25th International Catholic Film Festival held at Niepokalanow, near Warsaw in Poland. The movie Nurunguvettangal ("gems of light") by Leo Thaddeus from Kerala in south

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Single people have lots of opinions about what they look for in their future spouse as they go through the dating process. Most of their opinions derive from their checklist of things they want in a person they believe could make them happy. On the

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Nearly 40 vocations personnel from across Australia, New Zealand, Oceania and Fiji will meet next week in North Sydney for a Diocesan Vocations Directors' Conference sponsored by the Catholic Vocations Ministry Australia (CVMA). Participants including

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The Vatican said a recent Israeli raid on a flotilla bound for Gaza, bearing aid for Palestinians, caused "unnecessary loss of human life", joining widespread condemnation of the attack."It's a very painful fact, especially for the unnecessary loss of human

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A baby found dead and abandoned in a shopping bag at Shepparton in Victoria two years ago will finally be buried tomorrow. A coronial inquest last Friday could not determine how the baby died and requested he be given a proper burial, reports ABC

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Every job interview has its awkward moments, but in recent years, the standard interview for men seeking a life in the Roman Catholic priesthood has made the awkward moment a requirement. When was the last time you had sex?” all candidates for the seminary

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South Australian Anglican Archbishop Jeffrey Driver has received legal advice on how the church may access funds from Anglicare in the event of future claims by sexual abuse victims. The Adelaide Advertiser reports that it has seen a letter with the

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An image of the Negev desert --- Italian-Israeli archeologist Professor Emmanuel Anati says he believes that his controversial view that the biblical Mount Sinai is in Israel's Negev desert rather than Egypt's Sinai Peninsula will soon be

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An American Catholic school teacher who joined an atheist website and noted on Facebook that she didn't believe in God has said she never imagined it would lead to her losing her job. Abby Nurre, 26, was fired last December from St Edmonds Catholic

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The Apostolic Visitation to the Archdiocese of Armagh will be overseen by Cardinal Cormac Murphy-O’Connor, who ten years ago commissioned a review of cases of abuse in the Church in England and Wales. The Catholic Church in Britain has taken measures to

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This new online Catholic Bible search engine enables people to find specific Scripture passages using keywords. The program has been developed by Catholic.net with the support of the US Bishops' Conference. It is believed to be the first complete Catholic

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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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