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Former Governor-General Sir William Deane has opened a new Bible Garden in Canberra that will feature all 148 plants mentioned in the Bible. The Canberra Times reports Sir William Deane described himself as an enthusiastic ''convert'' to the concept

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Weekend retreats for couples promoting "divine sex" given by Polish Fr Ksawery Knotz are booked solid for the next year following publicity for the Capuchin Friar's counselling work. The Sydney Morning Herald reports Fr Knotz has been dubbed

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Releasing his latest album, St Louis composer and singer Dan Schutte says the recent emphasis in the Church on Gregorian chant represents a natural swing of the pendulum and is not a cause for pessimism. The composer of "Here I Am Lord,"

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Reflecting on her release from captivity former French-Colombian hostage, Ingrid Betancourt, says that Jesus kept his promise to her when she was released in June after she consecrated herself to the Sacred Heart. The Catholic Herald reports after she

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This year's Mary Ward Symposium is being held in conjunction with the Carlton/Fitzroy Spirituality in the Pub series and features well known Melbourne writer and academic, Morag Fraser on the topic Inventing the future:new models for women's

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The Brigidine Sisters were founded in Ireland in 1807 and have two provinces in Australia in addition to provinces in the United States, New Zealand and the United Kingdom/Ireland. The sisters have been active in Australia for much of their history

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Dad's joy consoled my mother as she lovingly and heroically poured out her life to care for him for more than a dozen years. And it solidified my belief in the truths Dad had taught me as a girl: that the human person has an inherent dignity no disease or

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There is something disquieting about the decision to significantly upgrade Australia’s relations with the Holy See. It is clearly one that was made by Prime Minister Kevin Rudd. He’s not actually running for sainthood - well, we don’t

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Home a human right

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Describing homelessness as human rights abuse, Society of St Vincent de Paul President Syd Tutton has called on the Australian government to enshrine the right to housing in a Bill of Rights or other legislation. "Homelessness is a human rights

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New Norcia wins

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The New Norcia Museum in Western Australia is celebrating after winning second prize in an ABC Radio museums competition. Staff at the New Norcia Museum and Art Gallery are celebrating their success in the annual ABC Radio National Marvellous Regional

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China is sending positive signals to the Vatican that should not be overlooked, Vatican Secretary of State Cardinal Tarcisio Bertone says. Beijing has sent positive signals on the right to worship during the Olympic Games as the Chinese capital

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A German court has ordered a man suffering from bipolar disorder to seek treatment after he jumped a security barrier and grabbed Pope Benedict's popemobile in St Peter's Square last year. The International Herald Tribune reports the Waldshut-Tiengen

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US and other foreign soldiers have joined Polish military in a 10 day pilgrimage on foot to the Czestochowa shrine of the Black Madonna. The International Herald Tribune reports five members of the Illinois National Guard traveled to Poland to make

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Rather than telling people what to think or what to do, it’s better to help them form their consciences to make their own decisions. That’s why many Catholics are bothered by priests who, either explicitly or implicitly in sermons and homilies,

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A judge in the annual Blake Prize for religious art is believed to have resigned over his objections to a painting of the crucifixion that another judge also described as "really offensive". The Age reports the nation's top prize for

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Some commentators have sneered at the film for not offering anything new. They have misunderstood Spurlock's intentions. He is attempting a personal cinema essay that uses the lighter touch at times to highlight the issues, to show that many people around

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Catholic bishops' conferences from around the world firmly endorsed Pope John Paul II's views in an unprecedented flood of statements opposing the invasion of Iraq. Yet for the first time in the history of the western democracies, the United States, Britain

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Ursula Frayne Catholic College is a K-12 coeducational school over two campuses in Perth's south eastern suburbs. The school, and its forerunners, has a fascinating heritage and reflects the richness and diversity of several religious orders and different

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Abuse victims have welcomed a Maitland-Newcastle diocese service of solidarity to be held tonight. "I’ve decided to show my support and take part in the service because this is a continuation of my family’s journey," Anne, a

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Parading with a coffin marked "Tiruchy diocese", priests from the Indian city of Tiruchirapalli have gone on a hunger strike against their local bishop. Newindpress reports that 16 Catholic priests staged a hunger strike on Tuesday, keeping

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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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