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A Kiama convent built in 1889 at the urging of Mother Mary MacKillop is being pulled down to make way for school expansion.  The Illawara Mercury reports the demolition will remove a link with the Sisters of St Joseph, who arrived in the town in

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St Mary's South Brisbane administrator, Fr Peter Kennedy, says that if the parish is excluded from the Catholic Church, it will move to another site offered by the Queensland Trades and Labour Council. "The reality is that, if we are excluded from this

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An Israeli airstrike has destroyed a clinic operated by Caritas Jerusalem, reports say. No further details of the strike reported by Catholic News Service and Reuters AlertNet are available at present. During a Friday session of the UN Human Rights Council

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Sunshine Coast parish, Stella Maris, has launched a petition addressed to Israeli President Shimon Perez calling for a halt to what parish priest, Fr Joe Duffy describes as a "sin against humanity". Fr Duffy has witnessed first-hand the

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Longtime Vatican diplomat, Cardinal Pio Laghi, who delivered an appeal from Pope John Paul II to US President George W. Bush not to go to war in Iraq, has died. Cardinal Laghi died Saturday evening in Rome, Vatican spokesman Fr Ciro Benedettini said. He

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Student preferences directed to the Australian Catholic University's Ballarat campus in western Victoria have almost doubled this year. The total number of preferences is up by 48.47 percent, from 1,774 in 2007/08 to 2,634 in 2008/09, The Ballarat

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Monasteries and convents are advertising "try being a monk/nun" weekends as a way of encouraging men and women into religious orders. The number of monks and nuns is falling so quickly that very soon there could be none left. Some of the

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Ashish Miranda, 24, and his brother, Akshay, 22, who were both killed by falling ice on New Zealand's Fox Glacier last week, were World Youth Day pilgrims from Melbourne's St Peter's parish, East Bentleigh. A family friend of two brothers caught

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Considered to be the "King of Clubs" in NSW, the Campbelltown Catholic Club is in the mega status of licensed clubs. It has come a long way since its formation by a group of local parishioners in the mid-1960s keen to find another way, than

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Neither the atheist nor the believer sees God. Both must live in darkness and both must try to figure out from clues gathered here and there who they are, in the vast cosmos. Atheists and believers who share a longing for justice, realise that if

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Like a religion, the whole donor conception industry is undergirded by a central creation myth. The industry cannot stand without faith in this central tenet: that biological parenthood is irrelevant, and that "social" parenthood is what matters

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In possibly the first such event in Britain since Pope Gregory VII imposed mandatory priestly celibacy in the Latin Church, a British man, Dominic Cosslett, has been ordained a Catholic priest - like his father, Ron. Fr Dominic Cosslett begins

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A British Catholic woman, who is pregnant with rare dicephalous twins, and her husband have refused to contemplate an abortion despite medical advice to do so. Total Catholic reports the Portsmouth woman has spoke of her desire to see them born. Lisa

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The Vatican's Apostolic Penitentiary is holding a two day conference on the five "ultimate crimes" of abortion, using the Eucharistic host in Satanic rites, clergy pedophile offences, violation of the confessional, and "offences against the person of the

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Before World War II, it was the policy of the Catholic Church to invite priests from Ireland to manage parishes throughout Australia. Many were colourful men who had a fearless desire to succeed after their long journey to Australia but none more so than

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Truth be told, I've been down lately. I have the post-Christmas blues. My New Year’s energy has evaporated and left me dull and sad. I want Christmas back! The days ahead now seem so ordinary. This Advent and Christmas season was the richest,

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menAlive is a National Catholic Ministry to Men. Founded in 2003 it has run more than 30 events for 2,500 men. The purpose of menAlive is to bring men together, to renew their faith in God and to encourage them become an active force of renewal in the

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Film Review - Igor

12-Jan-2009

Adult horror fans will immediately respond to the name, Igor. He's the hunched one who helps mad scientists or vampires get their work done. Not sure what a children's audience will make of him. They will miss the Frankenstein parallels. Perhaps they will

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Eight Vietnamese Catholics who were convicted recently over protests concerning the demolition and confiscation of Church property are appealing their cases to the Hanoi Appellate Court. VietCatholic reports the court has agreed to hear their case and the new

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The Australian government "needs to act decisively to bring about a cessation of hostilities in Gaza," Caritas Australia CEO, Jack de Groot said, after an Israeli missile destroyed a Caritas Jerusalem clinic in Gaza. The Caritas Jerusalem

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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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