Former Painters and Dockers anti-corruption royal commissioner Frank Costigan has died aged 78 after a long battle with cancer. Mr Costigan died in a Melbourne hospital on Easter Sunday morning, the Sydney Morning Herald reports. "He was the

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Although Christ has broken death's stranglehold over mankind, "far too many signs" of death's dominion remain today and it is "urgent to rediscover grounds for hope," Pope Benedict said in his Easter message to the world. "It is urgent to rediscover

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In a sombre Easter message, Vienna Cardinal Christoph Schonborn has warned that "the time of Christianity in Europe is coming to an end." Speaking to thousands of believers in the capital's Stephansdom, Cardinal Schonborn said: "The time of

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Three Sri Lankan fishermen are the first asylum seekers on Christmas Island to be charged with escaping custody when they allegedly went in search of a Catholic priest after being informed their asylum applications had been rejected. The new detention

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When she arrived in Kinglake it was at the wheel of a large white Mazda truck. She was wearing a wristband that somehow she'd conned to get her through the roadblocks, and her accommodation was a two-person tent she pitched in someone's backyard. She tended

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This is an animated Australian feature film written and directed by Adam Elliot. Elliot gave us the excellent 2003 Academy Award winning short, "Harvie Krumpet," and here he follows up with a wonderfully creative film about our perceptions of the disabled,

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It used to be that anyone who lived in a country such as Australia, New Zealand, Canada, the United Kingdom, and the United States could be excused for taking religious freedom for granted. That can no longer be the case. There is an erosion of

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Vatican Friends is an international multi-lingual Catholic friendship community. Its goal is "to promote and strengthen friendship between Catholics all over the world." The site has a strong emphasis on loyalty to the Church and the Pope. Membership

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Irishman, David Keohane, who was bashed on a Sydney street has emerged from an eight month coma with his family convinced his awakening was the work of Blessed Mary MacKillop. The Age reports that David Keohane had been unconscious since he was found

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Paraguayan President Fernando Lugo has admitted that he is the father of a child conceived while he was still a Catholic bishop. Lugo surprised journalists by acknowledging he had an intimate relationship with Viviana Carrillo, the child's mother,

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Kalumburu aboriginal community in remote north-western WA is locked in a standoff with the local Catholic parish over access to land for development. The ABC's 7.30 Report says that Kalumburu, a former Catholic mission with a growing population has

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I regard our modest gesture as an act of prayer. As I marched into the teeth of the beast, I was mindful of the millions of people across the country attending Holy Thursday Mass, and the contrast of sitting in metal chains in the county jail. Some of us

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St Paul opens for us a window through which we can see what the very first Christians believed and practiced. Through his letters we can glimpse what they preached and professed, and how they worshipped. Paul opens a window on their faith in the

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Every bishop and priest in the Catholic Church should sit down and read this remarkable book. Ian Linden has quietly demolished canards levelled against those who believe that the reforming work of the Second Vatican Council is not yet complete. Instead of

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Easter is often a time for many non-Catholics to raise questions about Catholicism. The Catholic Enquiry Centre is the national faith promotion outreach of the Australian Catholic Bishops' Conference. It is celebrating its 50th anniversary in 2009 and it was

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Dublin Archbishop Diarmuid Martin has called for God's forgiveness of priests who have abused children and warned that the scale of the child abuse will rock the diocese to its foundations when it is revealed in a report next month. The Archbishop of

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The huge clean-up task has begun at Ballan's historic St Brigid's Church after an electrical fault sparked a blaze in the 97 year old church. The site was a hive of activity yesterday as contractors began to clean up the church's charred remains,

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In an interview with a local newspaper, Montreal, Canada, Cardinal Jean-Claude Turcotte has said that while he is against abortion "I can understand that in certain cases, there is almost no other choice than to practice it." Lifesite News reports

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Scottish choir singer, Susan Boyle, has caused a sensation with her British TV rendition of Les Miserables hit I Dreamed a Dream. The devout Catholic wowed judges on Saturday's Britain's Got Talent show with her singing and her video clip has already been

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Pope Benedict has appointed Adelaide Auxiliary Bishop Greg O'Kelly as the new bishop of Pt Pirie while Melbourne priest, Fr Michael McKenna, is bishop-designate for Bathurst diocese. The appointments were made public in Rome last night. Bishop

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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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