Active Parishioner

18-Feb-2008

Today's website belongs to the Virginia, USA based organisation ActiveParishioner.com which was established by a former Associate Director of that country's Bishops Conference. Its mission is to serve as an online Catholic information centre providing

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Engaging the taboo

18-Feb-2008
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In a Church where chastity education is fostered among teens and young adults, there is a lack of understanding regarding how that message is perceived by someone whose boundaries have been violated since she was a child and whose ability to comprehend

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Mary MacKillop is still in line to become Australia's first saint despite Pope Benedict's recent changes to the canonisation process imposing stricter guidelines. ABC news reports the tougher rules to sainthood are unlikely to make a difference to

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Bishop Fisher

Sydney Bishop Anthony Fisher has denounced euthanasia saying suicidal people need support not "lethal injections". The Catholic Weekly reports Bishop Fisher - who is the Episcopal Vicar for Life and Health - says those with suicidal

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bathersby at hospitall

Brisbane's Mount Olivet Hospital at Kangaroo Point will undergo a name change in addition to a massive $140 million redevelopment which will feature refurbished aged care facilities, retirement living units and private practice rooms. Brisbane's

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cardinal vignt-trois

The call for embryos to be given a clear legal status has been sounded by the Church in France following a court decision allowing parents to enter miscarried fetuses in the official register. However abortion rights supporters have vehemently opposed

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The participants from the General Congregation of the Society of Jesus, including the four newly announced assistants to the new Superior General Fr Adolofo Nicolas, will meet with Pope Benedict at the Vatican today. CWN and CNA agency reports

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The warrant which authorised the execution of Mary Queen of Scots has been bought by the Church of England for $150,00. Mary, the Catholic queen, who claimed both the Scottish and English crowns, was executed in 1587 on the order of her Protestant

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National launch of new environmental education music CD Turn Down the Heat. The evening will feature the artists from the CD together with presentations on the implications of climate change for our Pacific & Torres Strait Island neighbours. The CD is a

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Australia’s Catholic Bishops, Catholic agencies and religious orders have whole heartedly thrown their support behind the Federal Government and affirmed the historic and long-awaited apology made yesterday to the Stolen Generations. Australian

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Catholic Education Commission (NSW) has contested the claim that Catholic schools are being overpaid through government funding. The Catholic Weekly reports while the Commission's executive director Dr Brian Croke supports the Rudd Government’s

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Abortion is playing a pivotal role in the upcoming Italian elections with front-runner former Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi calling for a moratorium on abortions while a prominent journalist announced he would run on an anti-abortion ticket. Catholic

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The Catholic and Anglican Bishops of Newcastle have joined forces to battle the NSW State government against selling parts of the state’s power grid. The Catholic Weekly reports Maitland-Newcastle Bishop Michael Malone (pictured)and Anglican Bishop

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The Vatican is set to release new guidelines tightening the restriction for candidates who are proposed for sainthood. Catholic News Agency reports a 20-page document will be presented next Monday asking Bishops to show “greater sobriety” in

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Two Melbourne Catholic schools have banned Valentine’s Day gifts from being delivered by admirers to the school for fear some students may feel left out. The Sydney Morning Herald reported Ave Maria College and St Columba's College have contacted

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The Left has awoken more to Jesus, even as the Right, particularly the Evangelical Right, has awoken more to justice. As a result we are beginning to find more common ground because both sides are moving to higher ground. - Fr Ron Rolheiser - ronrolheiser.com

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I thank God for old age. I feel blessed in my old age, more blessed than in other stages of my life. In some ways I am more peaceful as I have always worried. Now I am not asked to do so many things, I haven't much cause to worry. - Fr Keith Gorman - The Far

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The Catholic Church in Tasmania is represented in totality by the Archdiocese of Hobart. This site has a very good history of the local Church and a strong sense of community. It is very informative and well structured. Due to the special place of Tasmania in

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cathnews

Look out for a fresh new design for CathNews as today’s bulletin will be the last in this format. As of Monday, 18 February, CathNews will be presented on a brand new, revamped website. There will be no interruption to our service and we

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aboriginal WYD

Indigenous Australians isolated from the mainland on Tiwi Islands will be sharing their traditions and faith with other World Youth Day pilgrims after being partnered by three Sydney Catholic schools to attend the massive event. The 13 young

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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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