The greatest challenge facing the Church today is to find a way to express Christian faith within the context of the gospel's power to transform culture. This requires a broad and deep analysis of the culture in order to distinguish authentic developments

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St John of the Cross Church at Grafton on the NSW North Coast has been gutted by fire after vandals torched and trashed the historic local building. The Grafton Daily Examiner reports two Clarence Valley boys aged 10 and 13 have been questioned by

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In a bid to recruit 3000 volunteers and 10,000 host families for World Youth Day in July, organisers are letterboxing half a million Sydney homes. The Sydney Morning Herald reports that the suburban print and radio advertising will be expanded next

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Pro-life advocate and Pontifical Council for the Family head, Cardinal Alfonso Lopez Trujillo has died at a Rome hospital after a short illness. The International Herald Tribune reports that Colombian born Cardinal Trujillo Lopez helped lead the

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This website is the gateway for the Catholic Church in Australia. It has recently undergone a makeover which affirms its position as the premier Catholic portal in the country. It integrates links to national bodies of the Church that are responsible

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At sunrise on Monday May 5 2008, Melbourne Catholic school teacher Michael Mitchell will get up and go for a bush walk that will take him 13 months to complete. Leaving from Cape York, the northernmost tip of Queensland, and trekking through three

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Broken Sun intends to be absorbed rather like a poem, with spiritual and peaceful ambitions. The deliberate pace, the sometimes filtered cinematography, and the sparse dialogue, combine to create the film's mood of regret. Regret for violence, for killing,

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Students at St Patrick's College, Mackay, North Queensland are being counselled after alleged cyber bullying incidents in which students ranked themselves according to looks, weight and popularity. The Courier-Mail reports members of a schoolgirl gang

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Helicopters and fishing boats have resumed a search for a Brazilian priest who disappeared after the helium balloons that took him aloft in a fundraising attempt to break a record drifted over the Atlantic Ocean. Xinhuanet reports that rescuers were

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The head of the schismatic Society of St Pius X says that "nothing has changed" in Rome's determination to follow Vatican II despite Pope Benedict's recent re-authorisation of the Tridentine Mass. "The time for an agreement has not yet

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Described as a "flawed genius", Society of St Vincent de Paul Australia founder, Captain Charles Gordon O'Neill, has been rediscovered following the publication of a biography of the Irish engineer and architect, who also designed plans for a

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The Church is "a dictatorship not a democracy", Bishop Terence Brady is reported to have told a parishioner from Fairfield in Sydney's west after 800 people signed a petition not to replace a popular parish priest. Parishioner Peter Murdaca

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WA Premier Alan Carpenter will tomorrow present a replica of the Villers-Bretonneux cross from Perth's St George's Anglican Cathedral to the Catholic Church of St John the Baptist in the Somme village liberated by ANZAC troops on the night of 25 April

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Americans tend to intertwine religion, patriotism and guns with their politics in sometimes curious ways and can react strongly if they perceive that any of these cultural icons are under threat. "God Bless America" are words that frequently

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The future not only for religious but for all God's people rests in a deeper, mystical understanding of the Trinitarian relationship so that the Kingdom of God may be on earth as it is in heaven. In proclaiming the good news, neither the proclamation

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Youth Off the Streets founder Fr Chris Riley says that he could not get a mention for the subject of child abuse at last weekend's 2020 Summit and accused summit facilitators of pushing their own agendas. Fr Riley also criticised World Vision

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If every Catholic website had the same quality of images and design as the new website for the Australian Catholic Bishops Conference Office for the Participation of Women, then there would be a lot more people visiting Catholic websites! The site aims

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Zimbabwe's Catholic bishops have joined other Christian leaders in an appeal for a solution to the worsening crisis in the Southern African nation. Zenit reports that the leaders of the Evangelical Fellowship of Zimbabwe, the Catholic episcopal

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Organisers have released the score to Our Lady of the Southern Cross, a specially composed hymn to be sung at the Vigil with Pope Benedict at World Youth Day Sydney in July.  The score will allow Australian parishes to rehearse the hymn in

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Pakistani Muslims must decide for themselves whether Islam can be lived in the reality of 21st century Pakistan or only according to the standards of 7th century Arabia. Pakistani Muslims must decide for themselves whether the fundamentalist call to

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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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