Launched on Saturday by Cardinal Pell to mark the 50th Day count-down to World Youth Day in Sydney, YBenedict is a news website designed to serve pilgrims to the event. Visitors to the site are encouraged to sign up for the free daily news service

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A young Melbourne Vinnies volunteer and a young Aboriginal man from Walgett in western NSW will dine with Pope Benedict during his visit to Sydney for World Youth Day in July. "As they say, when the archbishop calls you, it's either really,

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It is entirely possible to enjoy The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian as a vivid fantasy film or see it as an allegory about the defeat of Nazi evil in WWII or even about the medieval Christian crusades to reclaim the Holy Land. But whatever way we

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The Edmund Rice Institute for Social Justice is based in Fremantle, Western Australia and is the flagship social justice institute in that state. It is also one of the more prominent ministries of the new Oceania province of the Christian Brothers. Its

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The things we often complain about are really our greatest blessings: What is worse than being too busy? Having nothing to do. What is more painful than having to give away something we own? Having nothing to give away. What is harder than being dragged out

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The formation and transmission of Catholic consciousness and commitment depend critically on three bases: home, school and parish. It really makes no sense to think that if home and school are without Catholic identity then a weekly visit to Sunday Mass can

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Zimbabwean government soldiers are hunting Catholic priests and lay leaders who voted against Robert Mugabe's ZANU PF party in recent national elections, reports say. Catholic priests are hiding for fear of their lives, because they are being hunted

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A court has placed a former Melbourne Catholic primary school teacher on the sex offenders' register after he downloaded child pornography to a school laptop. Frankston Magistrates Court has adjourned sentencing on Tyrone Jones, 32, formerly of

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Anglican Dean of Sydney Reverend Phillip Jensen has spoken out strongly against Catholic doctrine at the same time as defending government support for the upcoming World Youth Day event. In an article in The Sydney Morning Herald Phillip Jensen, the

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A sculpture of a crucified frog holding a mug of beer on display at a Bolzano museum has sparked outrage in Italy. ANSA reports that local clerics and politicians want the work removed. The one metre high work by late German artist Martin

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Cuba is to get its first new Catholic church in more than fifty years, a Maltese missionary priest says. Located in Cuba's Santa Clara region, the Santa Ana church which houses 100 people will be demolished for a bigger church to be built to take 600

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The voices of young Australians take over Encounter this week finding out how youth feel about faith and how they incorporate it into their lives. Michael Safi, a 19 year old university student, investigates the ways in which young people are being

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The Catholic Church is growing substantially throughout the world with seminary numbers also on the increase according to recently released Vatican statistics. Vatican Information Service reports the Catholic presence in the world has

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A luxurious ancient pagan tomb located in a necropolis under St Peter's Basilica has been reopened to the public after a year of restoration. Catholic News Service reports the Vatican has completed the restoration of the largest and most luxurious

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WYD visa warning

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Australia's Department of Immigration and Citizenship has issued a warning to intending World Youth Day participants that it will not be able to guarantee the processing of visa applications received after the end of this week. The Sydney Morning

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Warning of a growing world hunger problem, Pope Benedict says that Christians who share the Eucharist must not remain indifferent to those who lack their daily bread. The feast of Corpus Christi is an invitation to Christians to work for the

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Most Catholics of my generation find it difficult to remember a time when pedophilia wasn't widely associated with the priesthood. A dark cloud of suspicion has been hovering over priests for the past twenty years, and it has only grown more ominous with

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The word passion is also ubiquitous in modern corporate life. Anyone familiar with Mel Gibson's portrayal of the last few hours of the life of Jesus Christ knows that passion once meant something very different to an enthusiasm for meeting this quarter's

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Notre Dame University Australia Vice-Chancellor Peter Tannock is to retire and will be succeeded by 39 year old Professor Celia Hammond. The Acting Chancellor of The University of Notre Dame Australia, Dr Michael Quinlan, announced the appointment of

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"Muslims have a right to a fair go," Cardinal George Pell said yesterday after Camden City Council in Sydney's far west rejected a planning application for an Islamic school. News.com.au reports Cardinal George Pell has weighed in to the row

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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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