This is a remarkable book, the story of a couple as they encountered and moved through the debilitating phases of Alzheimer's disease. It is a story of courage and despair, hope and doubt, rage and circumspection, dignity and compassion. Above all it is a

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The deepest, widest sexual scandal in the Church has nothing to do with priests. It’s the scandal of lay people who themselves indulge in the sexual excesses so prevalent in our day, or who train their children to, whether by example, timidity or a

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A $6 million facelift for Hobart's St Mary's Cathedral has highlighted its historic baptismal font which may be Norman and date back to the 9th century. "More than likely it's a Norman font, dating back to perhaps around the ninth century, we're not

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Sydney University has bought Australia's only copy of reproduction manuscripts of the 14th century trials of the Knights Templar that rehabilitated the order. The University of Sydney has purchased a $10,000 reproduction of a document that

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The Holy See has launched a judicial enquiry into a possible second medical miracle for an Australian woman allegedly cured of an inoperable lung cancer. The ABC reports two doctors will examine the case to determine whether it is evidence of a

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The Holy See Congregation for Institutes of Consecrated Life and Societies of Apostolic Life has published a new instruction on authority and obedience for religious men and women. The new instruction entitled, 'The Service of Authority and Obedience'

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Controversial Chicago priest, Fr Michael Pfleger, has apologised after parodying US presidential candidate Senator Hillary Clinton in a Sunday sermon. Associated Press reports Fr Pfleger whose comments about Hillary Rodham Clinton reignited the

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Warning that there are "elements of extremism" in every religion, former British Prime Minister Tony Blair launched his Faith Foundation at a New York news conference. The Sydney Morning Herald reports Mr Blair unveiled plans for an

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A Victorian County Court judge has fined retired Fr Adelrick D'Cruz $500 and imposed a two year good behaviour bond following the priest's conviction for indecent assault on a teenage girl. The Catholic Church acknowledged Father Adelrick D'Cruz abused

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Stalin was famously dismissive of the Pope, demanding to know how many armed divisions he could command. But Catholicism has outlasted both communism and socialism. Although the religion's critics are right to point to the paradox of its championing of the

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One cannot understand the world without religions. The reason is that religions are capable of the best as well as of the worst: they can serve holiness or alienation. They can preach peace or war. Yet it is always necessary to explain that it is not the

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Joni and Friends, a new television program hosted by Joni Eareckson Tada, highlights a refreshingly honest approach to people's toughest questions about the goodness of God in a world shattered by pain and suffering. In this unique program, we meet

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The Australian Province of the Missionaries of the Sacred Heart have about 190 members and they are active in parishes, education, hospitals and other specialised ministries. This is a simple, yet descriptive and easy to follow website giving the

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Former Vatican exorcist Bishop Andrea Gemma has denounced alleged visions of Our Lady in the Bosnian town of Medjugorje as the "work of the devil" and a "diabolical deceit". The UK Daily Mail reports that the Vatican has rejected

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Vinnies staff are concerned over a decision to move meals for the homeless away from their usual distribution venues during World Youth Day. Ninemsn reports that hundreds of homeless people could go hungry during World Youth Day because organisers

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Chris Newsome and Kim Tierney who met on reality TV show Farmer Wants a Wife married at the weekend in Tamworth, while a New Zealand Catholic matchmaking service has announced its service is opening in Australia. The Northern Leader reports that a

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Maitland-Newcastle diocese has stood down a second priest over a professional misconduct investigation, the diocese has announced. The Sydney Morning Herald reports that Fr David O'Hearn, of St Michael's parish, Nelson Bay, was stood aside last

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Cardinal Danneels, though he is open-minded and respectful, is distressed that there are not brighter men in the Church hierarchy. This point comes up as we speak about the Synod of Bishops. He has attended every assembly since 1980. "They are

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This is a light mixture of sports story and screwball romantic comedy. The setting is 1925. The sport is professional American football. The romance is one of those sparring then falling in love situations between George Clooney and Renee

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If the so called scientific consensus on man-made climate change lacks substance, as is increasingly evident, then punitive measures to cut the carbon 'footprints', involving huge increases in fuel and power costs, with all their flow-on effects, will be

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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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