The Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith has launched a "doctrinal assessment" of the US Leadership Conference of Women Religious. The LCWR said it was informed of the investigation in a letter from the Congregation for the Doctrine of

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Having preached physicality throughout its history, the Christian church now has the problem that Western society has become hung up on physical existence. If it cannot be bought, sold or possessed, it has no value. There are many people who are becoming

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What begins as downbeat Irish humour soon turns into bleak, black comedy in this dryly farcical Irish film, made possible by perfectly pitched, deadpan performances that are kept in check. It's a drama, as far the characters are concerned, and a pretty

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While the Catholic Hierarchy website is not officially sanctioned by the Church despite its webmaster dedicating it to Pope Benedict XVI "gloriously reigning", it contains much of the current and historical information about the Church's

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To win the argument about homosexual "marriage," we can't simply be right. We have to be right, and be persuasive. That means speaking our message not in the way that makes us feel most comfortable, but in the way that makes others most

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The youth department of the Pontifical Council for the Laity has published a special "WYD Magazine" dedicated to World Youth Day 2008 in Sydney. Issued in four languages, the magazine was published by the John Paul II Foundation for Youth.

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National Catholic Superannuation Fund and Catholic Super are merging to form a $3 billion super fund giant with more than 70,000 members. Both funds signed a heads of agreement to work towards a merger following months of discussions, the Financial

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The ACT government is in discussions with Canberra's Calvary Public Hospital about a possible buy out but doctors fear that services could be reduced if the government takes over. Health Minister Katy Gallagher says no services would be cut if sale went

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A second woman is demanding that Paraguayan president and former bishop Fernando Lugo recognise the paternity of her child. The 27 year old woman making the latest demand says her six year old is the son of Mr Lugo, the BBC reports. In a press

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New St Mary's South Brisbane administrator, Fr Ken Howell, says that he has received a lot of support and hopes for a large congregation. "I'm very much into seeing that parish is sustained as a parish," Fr Howell, who picked up the keys to

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Though we might at first think prayer is a movement of our being beyond ourselves and "upwards" so to speak, it is also a movement inwards and downwards. It is a journey into the place deep within us. It is not that prayer builds a type of

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To mark Anzac Day, Encounter has reflections which follow Andrey Platonov's story "The Return" where war and an absent father impact upon the lives of two young children. In another aspect of the program, five young Australians talk about how

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What makes our personalities ugly, what makes our lives miserable, is disunity and fragmentation. The more unified we become, the more we become what we are meant to be. At some deep level, often perhaps without realising it, we yearn for this unity;

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The National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Catholic Council is the peak indigenous Catholic body in Australia. The site provides statistics on indigenous Catholics throughout Australia and their activities and programs. It uses a state based

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Retired Parramatta priest, Fr Tim Hogan, who was born with cerebral palsy, dreamed as a schoolboy of becoming a priest but he didn't realise how difficult it would be to achieve his ambition. Because of his disability, the intelligent and feisty young man

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Following reports the Little Company of Mary is negotiating with the ACT government for the sale of Canberra's Calvary Public Hospital, Archbishop Mark Coleridge said his "strong preference" is a Catholic provider remain under a properly funded and

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The Industrial Relations Court has fined the Diocese of Port Pirie $19,125 as the operator of the Caritas College in Port Augusta after a student was burnt on a school camp. The diocese had pleaded guilty to one count of breaching occupational health and

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Australian owned uranium miner, Paladin (Africa) Limited has pledged to fulfil its social responsibilities after the local Catholic Commission for Justice and Peace accused the company over alleged injuries and deaths at a Malawi mine. "We need

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Federal Attorney-General Robert McClelland is reported to be under increasing pressure from within his own party to use his powers to overturn Victoria's new abortion laws, which leading lawyers and Catholic hospitals say are in breach of international law.

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As a third woman came forward claiming that she had borne the child of former bishop now President Fernand Lugo, another Paraguayan Bishop Rogelio Livieres said the Church had known for years about Lugo's misconduct but had kept silent. The scandal

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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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