The Casino & Mallangandee parish in the Northern Rivers area of New South Wales has just launched its new website and it starts with an uplifting and spirit filled story about how the youth of the parish have got active and brought a new life to the

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Australia is a great creative achievement for Luhrmann and his team and it captures the country wonderfully well in all of its grandeur, sameness and diversity. This film is not Gone with the Wind, but it is the closest thing to it that this country has

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A man attempted to abduct Grade Two girls at St Mary's Primary School, Greensborough in Melbourne's north last week. The Herald-Sun says security has been increased at the school after the man attempted to abduct the two students from within the

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Israel denied Papal Nuncio Archbishop Antonio Franco access to Gaza on Sunday where the prelate had been due to celebrate Mass for local Catholics. The Jordan Times reports the archbishop, who is also the apostolic delegate in Jerusalem and Palestine, has

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Scholars believe that a chalice housed at St Mary's Cathedral in Valencia, Spain is the most probable authentic chalice of Christ, a conference has heard. Zenit reports that though no one knows if Valencia's grail is the true Last Supper chalice, a

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Spanish Cardinal Antonio Cañizares Llovera of Toledo has described a judge's ruling banning crucifixes from classroom walls as a "Christophobic" attempt to impose a new culture denying both God and man. A judge in Spain has ruled that

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Pope Benedict has appointed Korean economics professor Thomas Han Hong-Soon as international controller for the Prefecture for the Economic Affairs of the Holy See. As financial controller, Han will be responsible for examining the Vatican's accounts and

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Germany's Catholic and Protestant churches have reacted with outrage to businessman Frank Oynhausen's plan to sell "Sweet Lord" chocolates in the shape of Jesus. Frank Oynhausen set up his "Sweet Lord" chocolate Jesus making business

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Catholic Social Services and other faith based social service organisations will today present a discussion paper highlighting the expected impact of the global economic crisis on the poorest groups. ABC News reports the social services and welfare

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Apostolic Nuncio Archbishop Giuseppe Lazzarotto has called on Australian Catholics to keep alive the spirit of World Youth Day through creative initiatives to foster and renew pastoral youth ministry. Addressing the opening session of the ACBC's

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This website showcases the work of the Sisters of St Joseph in Timor-Leste where they are supporting the people with health education, advocacy, compassionate care and literacy initiatives. It includes a media exchange, online donations facility and a

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Making his first visit to Australia, author, retreat master and teacher, Fr William Meninger OCSO will visit Melbourne to present a public lecture on the contemplative prayer known as "Centering Prayer". It is being practised worldwide with Fr

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Islam, like Judaism and Christianity, worships the same God who spoke to Abraham. It shares many of the same prophetic revelations, especially that there is but one God. The holy Qur'an refers to 25 prophets, and considers, Noah, Abraham, Moses, Jesus and

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I've always wondered what happened to the man who had been committing the adultery with woman in the famous bible story. Did he hide behind the door or under the bed before the mob burst in? Or did he manage to ride into the sunset and back to the arms

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Da Vinci Code director Ron Howard has hinted that he defied a ban on filming in Vatican City churches during the shooting of the prequel Angels and Demons. PR Inside reports after the controversy surrounding Howard's 2006 adaptation of Dan Brown novel

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A US Court of Appeals judge has ruled that a law suit may proceed against the Vatican alleging that Church officials should have warned of child sexual abuse by priests. The Australian reports the Vatican had tried to block a class action alleging that

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Former Apostolic Penitentiary Archbishop Luigi de Magistris this week told Vatican Radio that Italian Communist Party founder and philosopher, Antonio Gramsci, returned to the Church on his deathbed in 1937. Those claims, however, were swiftly denied

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The New South Wales government exceeded its World Youth Day budget by six times, the state Auditor-General has found. The Sydney Morning Herald reports the event ran $100 million over budget. As a result, the NSW Auditor-General is calling on

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Major church providers have called for a crisis and recovery fund from the Australian Government to ensure people who are doing it tough due to the impact of the global financial crisis are not further disadvantaged. A Taskforce of eminent Australians

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Pope Benedict held his first "ecological audience" yesterday, L'Osservatore Romano, said as the Vatican flipped the switch on its massive electricity generating solar panels. As the Pope addressed the 9,000 faithful, 2,400 solar panels on 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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