A Polish priest in the country's southern town of Gryfow Slaski has installed an electronic reader in his church for schoolchildren to leave their fingerprints in order to monitor their attendance at mass. The pupils will mark their fingerprints every

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Having survived a devastating earthquake during a 10-day mission trip to Haiti, Freedom Gassoway now savours every minute she spends at home with her family in Beaverton, Ore. But for this 33-year-old mother of two, some of life has also lost its

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This Australian site provides information and resources for women in the business world who look to their faith for support in their attempts to balance work and personal life. The site also provides links to forums where business women can meet, personal

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Last year, I had the opportunity to take a bird's eye view of the nation, chairing the diverse committee charged with reporting back to government the community's thinking about human rights protection in Australia. It is fashionable to claim discussion

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Let me admit it: I cried at Antonia Fraser’s description of her husband, Harold Pinter’s, death from cancer. “Must you go?” she writes. “Yes, it was time. Before I left the room, after another, last kiss, I said:

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Kevin Rudd and Tony Abbott greeted each other with smiles and warm handshakes outside a church service in Canberra hours before they go head-to-head for the first time in parliament on Tuesday. The two leaders attended service to celebrate the start of

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Geelong racing legend George Hanlon, who trained three Melbourne Cup winners, was farewelled at the Lumen Christi Catholic Church in Leopold yesterday. Hanlon died at a Leopold nursing home last Thursday, aged 92. Racing media personality Brian

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David Parkin --- Four-time premiership coach David Parkin has joined with the Australian Catholic University (ACU) in a new degree course for coaches seeking to advance their education and training. This week, Parkin addressed more than

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L-R: Bishop Luc Matthys, Henry Carlon, Pamela Carlon, Monsignor Wayne Peters. Photo: Barry Blair --- NSW resident Henry Carlon has been awarded the Vatican's Order of Knight of the Pontifical Equestrian Order of St Gregory the Great, a

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The St Vincent de Paul Society says introducing smart metering for electricity, combined with other potential energy policy shifts, will add "hundreds of dollars to Australian energy bills" every year. The society's findings from its report,

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Pope Benedict has confirmed his first papal visit to the UK with an unprecedented attack on the government's equality legislation, telling British bishops it threatened religious freedom and conflicted with natural law. Speaking at the Vatican to

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From February 15-20, the faithful will be able to venerate the mortal remains of St Anthony displayed in the Chapel of the Relics of the Pontifical Basilica of the Saint in Padua. The body will soon be transferred to the recently restored Chapel of

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The spiritual lives and teachings of Fr Henri Nouwen and Blessed Mother Teresa of Calcutta – both of whom died more than a decade ago – continue to inspire and produce a healthy literary legacy. Beloved: Henri Nouwen in Conversation with the

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In Reading Jesus, Mary Gordon attempts to understand the rise of fundamentalism by engaging the Gospels herself as a reader. The volume that resulted from this challenge is a compelling blend of meditations, reflections and memories on her own faith life

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A week ago, two potentially life-changing events took place. One was the announcement of Apple's iPad computer reading tablet, and the other was the launch of the Federal Government's MySchool website. Immediately Apple afficianados sought to

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Those charged with the administration of the law must meet both the needs of society and the dignity of the human being, Archbishop Mark Coleridge has told the annual Red Mass in Sydney. "Within the logic of crime and punishment, the penalty must

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Senator Barnaby Joyce --- Opposition finance spokesman Barnaby Joyce has drawn criticism for suggesting that Government funds pledged to the World Bank should be partly redirected to reducing food costs in Australia.

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Bishop Kevin Manning --- Bishop Kevin Manning, who has looked after parishes from Parramatta to Penrith and beyond since 1997, retires next month at the age of 76. He is a bit sorry to be leaving, but looks on it as a new phase in his

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Women wearing burqas in Afghanistan --- The Catholic Church in France has warned against government plans to ban full veils on Muslim women in the country, urging mutual respect between faiths. "If we want Christian minorities

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The British government has abandoned proposed reforms that would have forced religious groups to abide by anti-discrimination laws, including the hiring of gay people. The amendments, voted down in the House of Lords last week, drew

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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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