The NCCA is 17 Christian Churches, including the Catholic Church, who have embarked on a pilgrimage together. Despite a wide variety o history and theology, all churches share a common faith and confession in Jesus Christ. All are convinced that the

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Bankers should assume moral responsibility and ask God for forgiveness for sins that caused the global financial crisis, Apostolic Penitentiary head, Cardinal James Francis Stafford has said. "The economic crisis is rooted in the lack of respect, on

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After editing the National Council of Priests' magazine, The Swag, for more than 10 years, Ballajura Perth parish priest, Fr John Jegorow has bowed out only to relaunch The Cross Roads, a parish magazine with a circulation of 14,500. A give-away

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In an appeal for calm, Vienna Cardinal Christophe Schonborn says that he understands the reaction of people who "find it impossible to understand recent decisions by the Vatican" that have made them angry. The Austrian Times reports that

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Sydney's Bidura Children's Court has refused bail to a schoolboy charged with supplying drugs after his Catholic high school principal allegedly found almost 100 ecstasy tablets in his bag. The principal searched the boy's bag after he arrived late for

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The US Conference of Catholic Bishops has reported a rise in molestation claims against clergy during 2008 although total settlement and other abuse related payments of $A666 million were down from 2007 figures. Nearly all the 803 cases involved adults

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Senior UK bishops are reported to have written to the Papal Nuncio warning against the appointment of Birmingham Archbishop Vincent Nichols to replace soon to retire Westminster Cardinal Cormac Murphy-O'Connor. In confidential letters sent to the Papal

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Pope into Africa

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Pope Benedict leaves today for a seven day trip to Africa where he will visit Cameroon and Angola and deliver the "Instrumentum laboris" of the forthcoming Second Special Assembly for Africa of the Synod of Bishops. "My aim is to embrace

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Writing in L'Osservatore Romano, Pontifical Academy for Life president, Archbishop Rino Fisichella, says that "mercy" should be applied in the case of Brazilian doctors who aborted twins being carried by a nine year old Brazilian girl.

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The further the film goes, the more stereotyped the romance becomes and the less plausible the plot, until the ending is almost simple minded. The way the plant and its jobs are saved might have worked in an Ealing comedy in less sophisticated days, but it

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The Fatima Network provides news and information about Our Lady of Fatima online. It provides the "essential" information about the apparition in addition to a range of resources. The site is still petitioning for the full release of the

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Many of us, if we are honest, will admit to a feeling of empathy with the elder brother of the prodigal son. Here he is, the dutiful son, working hard year after year, doing all his father asks without complaint. And for what? His renegade brother

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I have read that a sign of us being apostles of Christ is the calmness and peace with which we face life and its challenges. Calmness is not a concept or experience that receives a lot of airplay these days. We hear a lot about the need for confidence,

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ACBC President Archbishop Philip Wilson has called on all Catholics to offer special prayers for Pope Benedict and for Church unity, as part of their Lenten observances this year. Archbishop Wilson said that Pope Benedict's recent letter to bishops

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Brisbane archdiocese will launch legal action against former St Mary's administrator Fr Peter Kennedy after he withdrew from mediation and refused to hand over the parish, Chancellor Fr Adrian Farrelly has announced. Fr Farrelly, a canon lawyer, said that

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French quantum physicist and philosopher of science Bernard d'Espagnat, who says that "mystery is a constituent dimension of being", has won the 2009 Templeton Prize for religion. The $A2 million award is the world's richest annual prize given to an

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The Vatican will launch a Chinese language version of its website on Thursday this week despite fears by some that it could be subject to blocking by authorities in China. "Internet users from throughout the world will be able to navigate in Chinese

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Queensland Premier Anna Bligh has handed over a newly restored chalice originally donated to a Toowoomba church by her grandfather. Premier Bligh honoured her family when she returned the gleaming item to parish priest Fr Tom Keegan, the Toowoomba

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Tabcorp has announced that TAB agencies and pubTABS will be open for business this Good Friday for punters in New South Wales and Victoria. Good Friday and Christmas Day were previously sacrosanct, but managing director of wagering Robert Nason said it

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Pope Benedict has announced the Church will celebrate a special year for priests to begin on June 19, the 150th anniversary of the death of the Cure d'Ars, St Jean Vianney. Pope Benedict made the announcement in an address to the Congregation for the

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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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