There are still plenty of reasons to bother with the Bible. But at least one is indisputable, and it reveals a gaping hole in the Australian educational experience. You need to know the Bible in order to understand the history, literature and arts of

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Anti-Christian violence is slowly subsiding in the Indian state of Orissa but details continue to emerge of the attacks that have left many seriously wounded. "The attack on Christians in Orissa was an attack against the sacredness and dignity of

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To understand the apparent disconnect between the importance in which Catholic faith is held, on the one hand, by the Australian government and over a quarter of Australia’s self-professed Catholics, and on the other, the strident opposition to the

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Connor Court Publishing is an Australian owned publisher specialising in books on religion and culture. In recent years it has published many of the texts by conservative Australian Catholic identities including Tess Livingstone and Fr John Flader.

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Perth Auxiliary Bishop Don Sproxton says he is not concerned about a shift from traditional funeral services after funeral directors revealed that football theme songs and heavy metal songs are now among those most requested at WA funerals. Bishop

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A Newcastle priest has been placed on restricted duties after seven year old children at a local school were shown an explicit image during a religion class. The Newcastle Herald reports that Belmont priest, Fr Gerard Mackie, was interviewed by police and

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No new Lourdes miracles have been recorded since an easing of criteria, local Bishop Jacques Perrier has said. Reuters reports when Bishop Perrier announced that the Church would ease some criteria for miracles, sceptics foresaw a wave of miracle claims.

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A Queensland bioethicist has called on Catholics to write to senators in support of a bill to end Medicare funding for second and third trimester abortions. Queensland Bioethics Centre director Ray Campbell's comment followed Tasmanian Liberal Senator Guy

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Pope Benedict has praised the selflessness of late Italian Cardinal Antonio Innocenti who stood before a World War II firing squad before being reprieved. Cardinal Innocenti, who assisted those sentenced to be deported during World War II died on

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The specific role of the layperson is "to imbue the temporal order with the Christian spirit and to transform it according to the divine plan," Pope Benedict has told Paraguay's bishops following the election of a former bishop as the South American

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The provisions in the bill limiting the prerogatives of conscience indicate a disturbing mindset, one that finds it offensive that there are contrary views to that which under law will prevail, and which, in practice if not in avowed intent, seeks to

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Go out and buy a ticket now! Millions of people every week do just that. But of those millions only a few ever win. Yet people keep on week after week buying tickets because there is the hope that maybe this will be the ticket to riches, maybe this will be

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The rich treasures of Chinese culture together with the ever alluring concept of immortality offer an opportunity for the Mummy franchise to leave its Egyptian roots and head East. The ideas and the basic story elements are all powerful and dramatic,

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MacKillop Family Services provides a wide range of specialist support services to some of Victoria's most vulnerable and disadvantaged children, young people and their families. It was formed in July 1997 as a refounding of seven child welfare

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Vietnam's Redemptorist province has accused the Government of orchestrating a media assault on its Hanoi community in a dispute over land. VietCatholic reports the province sent an open letter to all Vietnamese Catholic priests released Sunday, asking

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New South Wales will be vulnerable to attempts to weaken laws protecting unborn children and women if the Abortion Bill now before Victoria's parliament passes, Sydney archdiocese policy officer, Dr Brigid McKenna says. "Abortion law in NSW is very

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The order of the cosmos or "creation" convinces him of the existence of God, Prime Minister Kevin Rudd says. "As you know I'm a believer and I've never pretended not to be and I respect those who have no religious belief, it's a free

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Adelaide priest and Campion College President, Fr John Fleming, has denied wrongdoing and said that he is sickened by allegations against him. ABC News reports Fr Fleming, who is the subject of sexual misconduct allegations, has released a public

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A Costa Rican Catholic priest who has been convicted of fraud is fighting to continue broadcasting his radio show from jail. Inside Costa Rica reports that Fr Minor Calvo went on the air last week broadcasting his Radio Centro show from the San

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Albs at St Mary's

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A St Mary's South Brisbane priest wore an alb and stole at Mass yesterday for the first time in many years, a report says. ABC News reports there was a show of compromise in the parish that has been threatened with closure for being out of communion

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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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