Screenshot from www.endchilddetention.org --- The St Vincent de Paul Society has called upon the Government to honour its 2010 promise to end child detention, saying the unequivocal consequence of keeping children in detention is cruelty, the

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Screenshot from the Catholic Herald --- An anonymous artist has designed a pamphlet depicting the 14 Stations of the Cross and has arranged them so they sit alongside stations of the Tube line in London, reports The Catholic Herald. "Jesus is Condemned

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Bishop Walter Mixa --- Pope Benedict has appointed a German bishop who had been accused of financial irregularities and hitting children to the Vatican's health care council, said a Catholic News Service report in the National Catholic Reporter. Retired

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Screenshot from the Vatican Insider --- The lack of any meeting with the victims of the founder of the Legionaries of Christ could tarnish Pope Benedict's visit to Mexico, reports the Vatican Insider. "He is not scheduled to meet with Maciel's victims -

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Image of a souq in Damascus, on Flickr --- Although Syrian opposition forces have been found guilty of violence, abuse and torture in Homs, Church leaders say there is "an ongoing ethnic cleansing of Christians", reports the Independent Catholic News

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Having started out as the John Paul II sisters, a Perth-based group is now called the Missionaries of the Gospel. This is the group that Sr Bernadette Pike, whose voice was heard at the beatification ceremony of John Paul II in Rome, belongs

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The Australian Association of Catholic Adult Faith Educators has a wide range of information for anyone inbolved in Catholic faith education. www.bne.catholic.net.au/faithlife/cafeconf/

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flocknote is an Internet-based networking tool that aims at making communication within ministries, parishes and dioceses more effective. It was developed by an American former parish youth ministry leader, who noticed that there was no easy way to

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The Latin Patriarch of Jerusalem, Fouad Twal, reflects on religious life and politics in the Holy Land, in an interview published by Aid to the Church in Need. Catholic clergy in Israel constantly complain that ultra-orthodox Jews spit in their path. Is this

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What is the future of the Church? A remnant on the sidelines of society or a vibrant people of God engaged in life and the community, asks Monsignor David Cappo in Southern Cross Australia continues to grow as a secular society. Secularism seems to be deep

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Gritty is one of the words that a reviewer might grope for while watching Contraband. The story is gritty.  The characters are gritty – and not easy to sympathise with.  Most of them have had difficult lives, and where we catch up with

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Emma Chapple of Kurri Kurri was addressing a large audience at a breakfast to celebrate the International Day for People with a Disability. The breakfast was attended by local employers of people with a disability and potential employers. Emma admitted she

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Many Catholics over 50 are struggling with the realization that many younger Catholics, particularly seminarians and younger priests, do not share their sense of indebtedness to the Second Vatican Council, writes Richard Gaillardetz in America. As one of

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The makers and marketers had a lot of trouble finding just the right title for this film – and for audience acceptability.  It is 50% (perhaps a bit more) about terminal illness and 50% (perhaps a little less raucous comedy). Working titles

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St Anthony's Church Choir practicing Gregorian Chant --- It’s an ancient, sometimes haunting, melody often associated with cloaked monks in medieval churches. Now, Gregorian Chant is making a comeback in Adelaide, reports Southern Cross. Since the

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Camille Masson-Talansier - artist, curator and artistic director - will speak at the St Thomas More Forum in Canberra next Wednesday. Camille was born in Surabaya, Indonesia and has lived most of her life in both Australia and France. Hers artworks have

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Theology is questioned in the modern world, however it was called the "Queen of the sciences" in the Middle Ages (when universities began and Western culture flourished). Why was theology regarded in this way? What is the value of theology, asks Joel Hodge in

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If I were Nadia Eweida, I would be starting to think that the whole world had gone completely mad, writes Boris Johnson in the UK Telegraph.  Nadia is the British Airways worker who was suspended because she wore a tiny cross round her neck for

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The Catholic Church that Pope Benedict XVI will visit later this month in Cuba is, to put it simply, more, reports the Catholic News Service.Since Pope John Paul II's visit in 1998, the church is more unified, more public, more likely to work with the

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Andrew Stanton won Oscars for his animation classics, Finding Nemo and Wall-E.  He won’t be up for many awards for John Carter. The film has good intentions and an even bigger budget and is in 3D.  However, while one would like it to be

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From Parish of Our Lady of The Way, North Sydney & Lavender Bay. The first Mass of the day on YouTube

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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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