A report in the Canberra Times that ACT Catholic and independent schools receive Australian government funding that they are not entitled to is simply wrong, said the Archdiocese of Canberra and Goulburn's Catholic Education Office in a media release. The

more

more view

'Serious Priest', on Flickr --- A new association of priests in Ireland has dismissed predictions that the Church in the country is "on the edge of collapse", and said an apostolic visitation over child sex abuse had grasped the "depth and urgency" of the

more

more view

Image from the homepage of Harm Klueting --- A Lutheran convert was ordained as a Catholic priest in Germany this week and is being allowed to remain married to his wife who is already a Carmelite nun, said a Fox News report. Harm Klueting, 61, was

more

more view

The most sustaining aspect of life is the need to believe, deep within us, that what we are doing at any given time is right. That we act for the right reasons. That, ultimately, God is overseeing everything we do. It’s what Maura Luxford would call

more

more view

In this episode of Life's Big Questions, comedian and television producer Julian Morrow reflects on his beliefs, background and his work in television. Julian is the executive producer of The Chaser. Julian discusses some of the show’s more

more

more view

  For the last three years my 15-year-old god-daughter Louella and I have been sharing novels, music, and having long coast to city phone conversations in which we debate the merits of the post-religious zeitgeist to which she subscribes, writes

more

more view

It is easy to label Jennifer Knust (pictured), the author of Unprotected Texts: The Bible's Surprising Contradictions About Sex and Desire, a theological renegade. And she does say the sorts of things in the book - about premarital sex and abortion and gay

more

more view

Tarella Spirituality uses the everyday language of heart, relationships, space and story to explore the presence of God in our lives. Its themes include: Connexions - a weekly column exploring some aspect of the Sunday Gospel; Pathways, which invites greater

more

more view

The afterlife is a common topic of discussion for a religious brother in Santa Paula, California, since the publication of his book, Proof of the Afterlife - The Conversation Continues, a book of hope, forgiveness and mercy, reports the Catholic News

more

more view

A bomb attack on January 1 against Coptic Christians in Egypt which left 23 dead and almost a hundred wounded, may have been orchestrated by an official in the former Mubarak regime in order to justify strengthening police controls, according to the head

more

more view

Image from Archbishop Philip Wilson's homepage --- Archbishop Philip Wilson, President of the Australian Catholic Bishops Conference, has sent a mesage of condolence to the bishop and the people of Christchurch as they cope with the earthquake disaster,

more

more view

The National Council of Priests of Australia said the new missal translation will introduce significant liturgical change and it expects a diverse response. Some members have called for a boycott or moratorium, while others support the new text, said a media

more

more view

Pope Benedict --- Pope Benedict has offered his condolences to the victims of New Zealand's earthquake and is praying for the rescue workers and survivors, said a report on Sky News. According to the Vatican, a telegram sent on Wednesday to

more

more view

A South Australian Labor backbencher will propose a new Bill that would give doctors a defence against charges of assisting in the suicide of a patient, in a renewed push for voluntary euthanasia laws reform, reports the Advertiser on the AdelaideNow

more

more view

The Vatican believes that its top aid agency, Caritas Internationalis, needs new leadership to build a stronger Catholic identity within the organisation, said a report by the Catholic News Agency. Cardinal Robert Sarah, who oversees the agency's work

more

more view

A sailing Catholic couple killed by Somali pirates during their global cruise to distribute Bibles was a "wonderful part" of a California Catholic parish, the couple's pastor said, reports the Catholic News Agency. Retirees Scott and Jean Adam of Marina del

more

more view

Catholics across NSW are being urged to ask the upcoming State election candidates their stance on vital issues such as abortion, euthanasia and same-sex marriage, reports the Catholic Weekly. "Now is the best time to question candidates about issues in

more

more view

Financial data from nearly all private schools will be published on the federal My School website when it is relaunched next week, reports the Age. The site, which was meant to go live with new features on December 3, was postponed after concerns from many

more

more view

'Coptic Symbol', on Flickr --- A court in Egypt has upheld the death sentence of a man convicted in the killings of six Christians as they left their church in January last year, but acquitted suspected accomplices, reports Christian Today Australia. In

more

more view

The US Bishops' Office of General Counsel has criticised the US Government's decision to no longer support the country's Defense of Marriage Act in legal challenges, said a report in the Catholic News Service. The decision "represents an abdication" of

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