Youth Off the Streets CEO, Fr Chris Riley, has warned parents not to ignore warning signs that their children are suffering from bullying. People subjected to either verbal or physical bullying are known to be at greater risk of developing depression,

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A Canadian bishop, Ronald Fabbro has ordered an investigation and advised the Vatican after allegations surfaced that a local Catholic hospital in Ontario has been performing "eugenic" abortions. The London Free Press quotes an article by

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The Brazilian Church has announced the excommunication of those responsible for an abortion carried out on a nine year girl who had been pregnant with twins after allegedly being raped by her stepfather. Local Archbishop Jose Cardoso Sobrinho, said the

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Police are appealing for public assistance following a suspicious fire at a Catholic church in Sydney's south-west last night. About 6.15pm the resident priest left the church, located on the corner of Heathcote Road and Keato Avenue in Hammondville, and

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This groundbreaking production will change forever the face of Catholic music. It combines the unmistakable voice of Liam Neeson, one of the world's finest actors with the glorious hymns and prayers of St Alphonsus Liguori, one of the Church's greatest

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Attending the wedding of a Catholic that is not going to be recognised as valid by the Church is an instance of what is called cooperation in evil. I leave aside the question of whether the person getting married actually regards their action as sinful.

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Of all the beautiful gardens and parks in Rome, the most delightful and best-kept are the gardens of the Vatican. Originally designed to display the might and majesty of the popes in the years when they wore the triple crown of secular princes and ruled

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Aid to the Church in Need is an international Catholic charity which yearly offers financial support to more than 5,000 projects worldwide. It supports the poor and persecuted churches with prayer, pastoral relief and material assistance. Help is

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Sacked St Mary's South Brisbane administrator, Fr Peter Kennedy says his lawyers will this week challenge his dismissal in the civil courts unless Brisbane Archbishop John Bathersby, who had earlier received a bomb threat, reverses his decision. The

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A former nun has rocked the Church in the South Indian state of Kerala with an autobiography in which she details illicit relationships, sexual harassment and bullying that she says occurred in the convent where she spent 30 years. UCA News reports the

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Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert says he feels "regret, sorrow and disapproval" for a comedy show that mocked Christian theology after the Vatican denounced its portrayal of Jesus and Mary as "offensive". Government spokesman Mark Regev said Olmert told

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Two Italian nuns working in Kenya who were kidnapped last year by Somali gunmen have been released after 102 days in captivity. The Daily Nation reports the two Italian nuns released on Thursday were the unintended victims of a Somali raid to capture

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A Filipino Benedictine nun has accused government soldiers of harassing herself and other environmental activists after they held a forum on mining and sustainable agriculture in a southern Mindanao village. UCA News reports that Sr Stella Matutina

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Marysville visiting priest, Fr Vince Jewell, has offered hope to Victorian bushfire victims as state and national leaders gathered in Melbourne for a national day of mourning yesterday. Fr Jewell, whose church burned to the ground, says the bushfire

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In a move that has surprised many, Marina Dickson, who played Mary in the World Youth Day re-enactment of the passion of Jesus now worships at Sydney's Hillsong evangelical community. The Age reports that Ms Dickson, 27, moved the faithful to tears as

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Holocaust denying SSPX Bishop Richard Williamson, who has been asked by the Argentine government to leave the country or face expulsion, says he will leave voluntarily before the March deadline for his departure. Under pressure from the Jewish community

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Catholic Health Australia says there will be a deficit of 200,000 aged care places in 2039 unless the Federal Government adopts an alternative model for aged care planning. The National Health and Hospitals Reform Commission (NHHRC) suggested in its

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A useful ingredient for a thriller is an element with which the audience can easily identify. Tom Twyker's expensive, impressive looking escapade The International wins hands down in that department, the villains are bankers. In these days of global

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Mercy Health and Aged Care is a Central Queensland icon and one of the largest employers in the region. It operates five private hospitals in Rockhampton, Mackay, Gladstone, Bundaberg and Yeppoon in addition to aged care and retirement villas in

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While all must take the Church's social teaching very seriously, the Church asks Catholics to make personal, prudential judgments about the detail of such matters. But this opportunity for judgment does not stretch to the choice of whether to buy Fairtrade

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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

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

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