The fans will lap up this thrilling new feature that has gestated in the belly of the hugely popular series for years. From its no holds barred start to its heartfelt finish, the film is compelling entertainment, thanks in part to a great script and to the

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A "pilgrimage" has certainly become an in vogue term thanks to the recent World Youth Day event in Sydney. This is the website of Harvest Pilgrimages, an organisation founded 21 years ago and self proclaimed as "Australia's most trusted name

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The very notion that we can "shop”" for a church like we shop for consumer goods is simply mistaken. It misses the nature of the Church. The Christian faith is not just about "Me and Jesus", it is about "Me in Jesus". It

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Every choice is a series of renunciations: If I marry one person, I cannot marry anyone else; if I live in one place, I cannot live anywhere else; if I choose a certain career, that excludes many other careers; if I have this, then I cannot have that. The

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ACBC spokesman on immigration issues, Bishop Joseph Grech has welcomed a move by the Australian government to restrict mandatory detention for asylum seekers. Bishop Grech said the announcement by Immigration Minister Chris Evans represented an

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Seven Brisbane youths have been charged over a meat cleaver attack on two St Laurence's College students. Brisbane Magistrates Court was told horrific details of the assault at South Brisbane's St Laurence's School, The Courier-Mail reports. The

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Australian Catholic University vice-chancellor Professor Greg Craven has warned there is an "equity bidding war" going on between universities seeking government favour. The Australian reports that when Universities Australia met Prime

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Scott Rush does not deserve to die. He did not commit the worst of offences. He has been arbitrarily singled out for the death sentence by the Indonesian courts. Responding to the pending executions of the Bali bombers, the Australian Government should not

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Sydney Cardinal George Pell has thanked Prime Minister Kevin Rudd for intervening to change Labor Party policy on the introduction of a Charter of Rights. The Australian reports that on February 14, the Cardinal Pell and his Anglican counterpart,

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This week's program of The Spirit of Things focuses on a special Marian occurrence. Each year on August 15 the Catholic Church celebrates the feast of the Assumption of Mary into Heaven, but other churches refer to it as the Dormition,

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Loyola Press was founded in 1912 and is a ministry of the Chicago Province of the Society of Jesus. It is well known throughout the Catholic world for its publishing activities. Early in August its book division is set to release the

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The prophet speaks in such a way that people know that he or she understands the truth of their lives at a profound level.  Even though a detailed concrete answer is not given, people receive hope because there is one who really grasps the difficulty

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Brazilian authorities have formally confirmed the identity of a body found floating off the coast as that of ballooning priest, Fr Adelir Antonio de Carli, who disappeared during a fundraising flight earlier this year. The BBC reports that DNA tests

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Some of the massive IT infrastructure set up for World Youth Day is expected to be redistributed to Catholic schools. Techworld reports now that WYD is over, much of the IT equipment used is sitting in warehouses and at the WYD head office, waiting to

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Pope Benedict has granted incoming Paraguay President Fernando Lugo a special dispensation making the former bishop a layman in the eyes of the Church. Reuters reports that Pope Benedict granted Mr Lugo the dispensation to allow him to take office

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Addressing the Lambeth Conference "as a friend" yesterday, Vatican Cardinal Walter Kasper said the Anglican communion needs to find ways to encourage the active role of women in the church while remaining faithful to tradition and scripture.

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Jesuit educated new High Court Chief Justice Robert French also played a key role in a recent decision by the Federal Court in which he found "anti-annoyance" provisions of NSW World Youth Day legislation to be invalid. The Sydney Morning

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Brisbane pilgrim Joe Frassetto dropped on bended knee during the World Youth Day Sydney Harbour Bridge walk and proposed to partner Samantha Ovett who accepted amid cheering onlookers. The Catholic Leader reports that Joe made his proposal in the

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Describing sexual abuse as "respulsive and repugnant", Salesians Australian head, Fr Frank Moloney SDB, has apologised to victims of a former priest Paul Evans convicted last week of a series of offences. "The fact that a professed

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Ignatius as mystic is probably the Ignatius most members of the Society know best these days. The last thirty years have seen a tremendous growth in the giving of his Spiritual Exercises and now spirituality is something that practically every Jesuit can

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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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