Axed St Mary's South Brisbane administrator Fr Peter Kennedy says he will say Mass at the parish this Sunday despite his removal but he apologised for describing his successor as a "religious scab". A spokesman for the St Mary's parish in

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As preparations continue for Sunday's National Day of Mourning, Canberra-Goulburn archdiocese has extended its sympathy to the family of South Tuggeranong parishioner David Balfour who died fighting Victoria's bushfires this week. "To David Balfour's

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Websites of the Society of St Pius X in several countries openly propagate virulent anti-Semitism, according to an investigation by a Jewish magazine in Belgium. Research by the Antwerp based "Joods Actueel" weekly magazine has revealed a

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Sydney CatholicCare director of children and youth services Maureen Eagles says that "safe surrender" havens for mothers to be could help avoid tragedies such as the discovery of the body of a new born baby boy at a Sydney tip. The Catholic

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In the past few years I have become something of an "armchair" Catholic. Why? Mainly because when I do attend Mass I hear a good deal about the evils of gay adoption or about why I should no longer support Amnesty International but rarely do I

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This lively and crisply written book looks at the 10 Westminster cardinals who presided over the changing fortunes and perceptions of the Catholic community in these years, and provides a kind of template for their successors. Two recent studies have

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What this website lacks in design, it makes up for in so many other ways not the least of which is its extensive resources and articles. Describing it as a "Roman Catholic Theology Website", the site's editor and owner Ronald L. Conte Jr is by his

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Years from now, Church historians will look back upon the early months of 2009 as the crucial test of this pontificate. Four years after he assumed the throne of St Peter, Pope Benedict has run into a solid wall of resistance to his pastoral plans. That

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Vatican Radio has announced that it has withdrawn an invitation to Novartis Chief Executive Daniel Vasella to act as its "commentator of the week" after it discovered the Swiss pharmaceutical company made contraceptives. "The approach of

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Brisbane Archbishop John Bathersby is replacing St Mary's, South Brisbane administrator, Fr Peter Kennedy. In a letter received on Friday, Archbishop Bathersby said Fr Kennedy and "the community have not budged an inch", the ABC

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Evangelical British nurse, Caroline Petrie, who was suspended without pay for offering to pray for a patient's recovery has been reinstated and will return to work in the next few days. The Times Online reports Mrs Petrie, who was supported by the

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Brisbane's North Coast dean Fr John Dobson, who is also chancellor of the University of the Sunshine Coast, says that workers and employers should consider developing job pacts to minimise the effect of a tightening economy. The Sunshine Coast Daily

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In the wake of the controversy over the lifting of the excommunication on holocaust denying SSPX Bishop Richard Williamson, Vatican spokesman Fr Federico Lombardi has said the Vatican needs to improve its communications. "We didn't control the

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The Italian government is in constitutional crisis after President Giorgio Napolitano refused to sign a decree by the Berlusconi government to prevent the removing of feeding tubes of long term coma patient Eluana Englaro. The Guardian reports that

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Brisbane's St Stephen's Cathedral plans to webcast weddings and funerals from next year and possibly sermons as well, according to Dean Ken Howell. But a webcast would never replace the physical service, Dean Howell told The Courier-Mail.

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The public could be forgiven for thinking that non-government schools only serve the wealthy; that they are awash with funds; and that the impending review of Commonwealth funding to non-government schools should conclude that less is best. - Kevin

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In December, with great fanfare, the Vatican released Dignitas Personae, its latest report on bioethics. Sad to say, the document demonstrates once more that a morality rooted in outdated, pre-scientific understanding is not appropriate to modern realities.

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The Queensland Bioethics Centre is sponsored by the Brisbane Archdiocese. It provides regular briefings on current bioethical issues, an up-to-date resource library, workshops for professional and community groups and parishes, and an online

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Living Life Now appears on Aurora Community Channel on Foxtel and Austar and is hosted by motivational speaker Craig Harper, with co-hosts Emma Lechte and Vanessa O'Hanlon. It is a popular Pay TV program that provides an educational and inspirational

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The Vatican is not considering an immediate intervention in the Legion of Christ and Regnum Christi organisations following revelations that founder Fr Macial Maciel had led a double life and fathered a child. An official from the Congregation for

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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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