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Maureen Elliott was the youngest child in a Catholic family of three children. She grew up attending Catholic schools on Sydney’s North Shore. In Form 1 at Our Lady of Dolours, Chatswood – where she had received a scholarship – she and three

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The scars of violence in Pakistan are beginning to show. “Expensive goods loaded in containers are decomposing after months of standing in monsoon rain. We lost 20 shipments of toys last week; all were ruined,” said Muhammad Husain, a toy

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The Sydney Alliance brings together diverse community organisations, unions and religious organisations to advance the common good and achieve a fair, just and sustainable city. It does this by providing opportunities for people to have a say in decisions

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This edition of Compass looks at how the internet brought together a group of men from around the world to mount a landmark civil class-action against the Catholic Church. In 2009, over a hundred former pupils from two Catholic prep schools in England and

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A bill for gay marriage would clearly fail if Labor gave a conscience vote, MPs' reports to Parliament on the issue indicated yesterday, the Age reports. Of some 30 speakers, including Labor, Coalition and crossbench members, about two-thirds were against

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The current model for teachers' salaries of incremental wage in­creases linked to years of service is outdated and in need of review, says Dr Dan White, executive director of ­Cath­olic schools in the Sydney archdiocese, according to the Catholic

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Image of Brazilian pilgrims at the WYD in Madrid --- The 2013 World Youth Day theme for Rio de Janeiro is "Go and Make Disciples of All Nations", Pope Benedict has announced, reports the Catholic News Service. The pontiff called his trip to Madrid

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Father Aloysious Mowe SJ, director of Jesuit Refugee Service Australia --- Tomorrow marks the 10th anniversary of the rescue by the Norwegian cargo ship Tampa of 433 asylum seekers from a sinking vessel in the Indian Ocean, and the refusal of the Howard

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Up to 13 new Catholic schools will be built in the region of Geelong in Victoria to cope with skyrocketing demand, said the Geelong Advertiser. Catholic Education Office Melbourne director Stephen Elder has revealed 10 primary and "two or three" secondary

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A Flickr image of Mass celebrated by SSPX members --- The Vatican has summoned the head of the Society of St. Pius X (SSPX) to Rome to assess the results of a two-year doctrinal dialogue between the schismatic group and the Holy See, said a Religion News

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Hundreds of Sydney Catholics will be among 2000 people gathered at the Sydney Town Hall on September 15 to celebrate a new force in the city’s public life, reports the Catholic Weekly. They will pledge to tackle racism, inadequate community care and

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This is a good opportunity for Brendan Gleeson to strut his stuff.  And that is what he does as Gerry Boyle, a member of the Garda in Connemara.  He is really a small fish in a small pond.  But that does not take away anything from his sense

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In June 2010 Martin Laverty, CEO of Catholic Health Australia, appeared before a senate committee to give evidence about COAG health reforms. He drew attention to a lacuna in the public discussion and policy planning, writes Fr Frank Brennan in Eureka

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St. Patrick's steeple, in Baltimore. Image by Joe Thorn on Flickr --- Historic US churches in Washington, Maryland and Virginia were among buildings with the most serious damage after an unusual magnitude 5.8 earthquake shook the region this week, reports

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Image from on Flickr --- An Irish priest blamed in the Cloyne report for his failure to report cases of alleged clerical abuse to the authorities has defended his actions - but also said he should have resigned from his position, reports the Catholic

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'Love', on Flickr --- A new study has found that children born to co-habiting couples fare even worse than children from divorced families, said a Catholic News Service report on the National Catholic Reporter. Despite a drop in the divorce rate, "family

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Cristo Redentor statue in Rio de Janeiro ---  The Catholic population in Brazil is dropping, with numbers gathered between 2003 and 2009 showing it at the lowest recorded in 140 years of statistical research, reports the Vatican Insider. Between

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Image from The Catholic Weekly --- Father Chris Sheehy, parish priest in the Sydney suburb of Rosebery, Judicial Vic­ar of the Regional Tribunal of Sydney (NSW and ACT) and director of the Tribunal of the Archdiocese of Syd­ney, was mourned at a

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Image from www.thomasweinandy.com --- Theologians can be a "curse and affliction upon the church," according to the US bishops' top official on doctrine, if their work is not grounded in church teaching and an active faith life, and ends up promoting

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As pilgrim Mark Horn mingled among hundreds of young people in an auditorium full of priests and women and men religious, the words he had just heard from Father Robert Barron cascaded through his mind, reports the Catholic News Service. It is through

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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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