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In 1994 I started working in community development in some of the large public housing estates around Sydney. There I learnt a valuable lesson: that everyone has a story. That might sound obvious. It is, however, the most obvious truths that sometimes need to

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The Redemptorists are a religious congregation of priests and brothers within the Catholic Church who live in community for the sake of preaching the Gospel of Jesus Christ, especially among people on the margins of society and church.   In

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Mary MacKillop will become Australia's first recognised saint on Sunday, October 17, after Pope Benedict XVI announced the date of her canonisation overnight in Rome. Sister Anne Derwin, Congregational Leader of The Sisters of Saint Joseph, the

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  Tim Fischer --- Australia's ambassador to the Holy See has welcomed the announcement that Mary MacKillop will become the nation's first Roman Catholic saint on October 17. Tim Fischer said there was a great deal of

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Sister Maria Casey --- Sister Maria Casey, who led Mary MacKillop's sainthood campaign, was among those who attended last night's historic meeting in Rome. "Never in my wildest dreams did I think I would be the one who would

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Paul Collins --- Commentator and former priest Paul Collins last night called Blessed Mary MacKillop a 'great Australian Sheila'. He told the ABC's Lateline that while that is 'perhaps a rather crude phrase', it nevertheless 'sums up the

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  Prime Minister Kevin Rudd --- "This is a great, great tribute to the Catholic church and a great, great tribute to her hard work in education,"  Prime Minister Kevin Rudd said. "This is a great honour

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Archbishop Denis Hart --- Australian Catholics were jubilant last night at the Vatican's announcement that Mary MacKillop has become the nation's first saint. A ''deeply pleased'' Melbourne Archbishop Denis Hart said St Mary was a

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Cardinal George Pell --- Mary MacKillop ''stands at the heart of the Catholic tradition'', said Cardinal George Pell, Archbishop of Sydney. ''She had a great ability to forgive and showed immense loyalty not only to her fellow sisters

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St Joseph's Church, Penola --- A thanksgiving mass will be held this morning at Penola in South Australia to celebrate Mary MacKillop's canonisation. The small South Australian town is where she established her first

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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. 

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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

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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,

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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

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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

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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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