The canonisation of Mary MacKillop is one of six new Blesseds. The full list, with names, follows: - Stanislao Soltys, called Kazimierczyk, Polish professed religious of the Order of Canons Regular Lateranense (1433-1489). - Andre Bessette

more

more view

Sydney Morning Herald - page 3 The Age - page 1 The Weekend Australian - page 3 The Daily Telegraph - page 3 The Herald-Sun - page 2 The Courier-Mail - page 5

more

more view
auld2

A pint of milk a day and the entry angle of the bullet may have saved Cameron Auld's life, but it's salvation from Jesus Christ that remains his stronghold. The former self-described "booze-guzzling, racist motorbiker" was shot in the head

more

more view
precious2

Based on an award-winning novel by poet and essayist, Sapphire, from her time as a social worker and teacher with deprived and abused children, Push, this is a very moving film about a subject with which moviegoers will be familiar.  But, here it is

more

more view
miracle2

Mary MacKillop's prospective sainthood has brought miracles into public discussion. Reports of contemporary local miracles make interesting human stories. But they also provoke the ire of those who see them as mumbo jumbo and further evidence of the

more

more view
valentine2

As St Valentine's Day approaches, this website has information on the history of this often misunderstood day, and who St Valentine really was. They are accompanied by links to articles on marriage and relationships. 

more

more view

The Little Company of Mary Health Care (LCMHC), has pulled out of the deal to sell its Calvary Public Hospital to the ACT Government, saying the Vatican could take several years to approve the deal. LCMHC chairman Tom Brennan says he regrets

more

more view

Alleged "relics of Joan of Arc," under the care of the Archbishop of Tours in Chinon, France, do not contain the charred remains of the saint but consist of a mummified cat leg bone and human rib. The bones date from the 6th-3rd century BC,

more

more view

Tony Abbott --- Tony Abbott says the NSW Liberal Party could lose the next state election if it does not preselect David Clarke, the man reputedly the leader of the party's religious right - a label Mr Abbott called "one

more

more view

Father Richard Abourjally --- Father Richard Abourjaily, who lied about having cancer to raise money from his Sydney flock, has been moved to Perth. His spiritual adviser believes the priest was "repentant" and would not lie about

more

more view

Father Stefan Dartmann (left) --- A Jesuit teacher has confessed to sexually abusing boys at the top German school, Canisius College in Berlin, and has been suspended from the order. The confession follows sex abuse allegations against two

more

more view
lesley2

Returning to Rome from Davos, Switzerland, and the  World Economic Forum earlier this month, the secretary general of Caritas Internationalis, Lesley-Anne Knight, confessed to “mixed feelings” about the forum’s outcomes. The

more

more view
paul2

The news that Pope John Paul II practised bodily mortification, which has caused a ripple of interest in the secular press, ought not to come as a surprise to anyone familiar with Catholic tradition. The idea of a leather belt hanging in the

more

more view

Cardinal George Pell --- Cardinal George Pell has told a Sydney parish priest to disallow the Australian Reforming Catholics group from using a church hall in Rose Bay to hold the group's annual general meeting, drawing criticism from the

more

more view
mel2

Dusting off the acclaimed BBC mini-series he made in the 1980s, New Zealand-born director Martin Campbell repackages and re-locates it to Massachusetts more as a Mel Gibson action thriller than the thoughtful, dark and slightly ethereal drama it once

more

more view
vancouver2

The Winter Olympics have never enjoyed the same publicity as the original, summer Games. But they still embody the same values, as Pope Benedict XVI acknowledged in his message earlier this month. The Pope said he hoped sport would continue to be

more

more view

Fr Frank Brennan SJ --- Father Frank Brennan has been appointed as "Catholic Advocate in Residence" in a move to to drive change on the health and welfare of disadvantaged Australians. The appointment covers four bodies: the

more

more view
rumour2

Rome, like other company towns, is an incubator for gossip. In the Eternal City, the talk is about who’s up and down for senior positions in the Roman Curia. This is an especially fertile period for such rumours, because sometime in 2010

more

more view
voice2

Since the earthquake in Haiti that killed upwards of 200,000 people and displaced more than one million, a wide range of voices have emerged seeking to explain how a catastrophe of this order could have happened and how Haiti might move forward.

more

more view

Archbishop Mark Coleridge --- Canberra and Goulburn Archbishop Mark Coleridge says the termination of negotiations to sell Calvary Public Hospital "means that in the new circumstances all must work together to ensure the best possible

more

more view

Mass on Demand

home-video-thumbnail

From St Mary’s, North Sydney. The first Mass of the day on YouTube

Mass Online

home-video-thumbnail-nobttn

Live streamed from Our Lady of the Rosary Cathedral, Waitara

more

Daily Prayer

Daily Prayer

All your daily readings, reflections and prayers can be found here... 

view