MercatorNet is a website from which CathNews often sources some of its feature and opinion articles. With linkings to Opus Dei, the site claims to assist people to "navigate life's complexities". It considers itself above the

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Addressing the Synod of Bishops, Israeli Rabbi Shear-Yashu Cohen described Jewish-Catholic relations as "a history of blood and tears" but said that his appearance at the Synod was a signal of "hope and a message of love." Associated

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Retired Sydney Bishop David Cremin joked after the launch of his biography that there would not be a movie version of his life. "It's a bit embarrassing to have a book written about you while you're still alive," Bishop Cremin told the St George

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A New Zealand court has sent three members of the Anzac Ploughshares group, including Australian Dominican, Fr Peter Murnane, for trial on charges of entering a spy base and damaging property. NZ Catholic reports the three men allegedly cut through

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As debate on the abortion law reform bill began in Victoria's Upper House, Melbourne's Archbishop opened a Pregnancy Assistance Centre in Frankston south of the city saying that the womb had become an endangered area. The not-for-profit incorporated

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Australian Catholic University has awarded former Wagga Wagga police officer, Terry O'Connell, with an honorary doctorate for his ground breaking work in restorative justice in Australian communities and abroad. Already a recipient of several honours

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The Catholic Church in South Korea has launched the world's first integrated computerised system to standardise management of parish affairs across the country. UCA News reports the National Integrated Yangeop System standardises administration of

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Vatican II called for a renewal of preaching that has only partly been achieved, Canberra-Goulburn Archbishop Mark Coleridge told the Bible Synod, suggesting that a Homilectic Directory be prepared to foster a new proclamation of the "kerygma".

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Perhaps we should ask ourselves when was the last time we sat down and had a real conversation with our husband, our children, our family, our work colleagues, our neighbours. Do we pay attention to their, sometimes wordless, story? When we look at

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There are many forces that can blind us to the reality around us. One such powerful force can be culture. The challenge is always to identify our own limitations and the prejudices that are deeply hidden within us. These prejudices can blind us to

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This week's edition of The Religion Report takes a further look at one of the most controversial figures in the twentieth century Church. For many people, Pope Pius XII is better known for his failure to speak out clearly on behalf of Jews during the

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The Daughters of St Paul are a Catholic order of religious women and part of the "Pauline Family" of religious congregations. Their specific mission is to use the most effective and suitable means of communication available to proclaim the

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In the wake of a scandal in which blenders were used to cover up illegal late term abortions, Spanish priest, Fr Joan Manuel Serra, has petitioned King Juan Carlos not to sign a royal decree that would legalise the use of "baby crushing machines".

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Pope Benedict XVI yesterday backed the beatification of World War II Pope Pius XII, saying he spared no effort in "the defence of the persecuted, with no distinction of religion, ethnicity, nationality or political affiliation."  Pope

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As Mother Teresa's successor, Sr Nirmala met with the Orissa chief minister, police announced they have arrested five suspects over the rape of an Indian nun. The crime occurred on August 25 in K Nuagaon area of Kandahmal district when the post

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The Vatican is to drop Eucharistic prayers for children from its authorised Missal, at least for the time being, US bishops liturgy committee Bishop Arthur Serratelli has reported. The controversial prayers have been criticised by some who believe

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An online vocation guide website, Vocation Match reports that nearly 7,000 people interested in religious vocations have requested information meanwhile Catholic marriage matchmaking site, MeetaCatholic, is expanding in Australia. Nearly 7,000

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Pope John XXIII quickly won the hearts of Catholics and the admiration of many non-Catholics. According to one historian of the papacy, he is the "most beloved pope in history." It helped that he was such a contrast to Pius XII.   He had

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The SBS program First Australians takes us back to some of those early contact places and relationships. It offers striking photographic images of those people, now seen through further historical evidence and a prism of current Aboriginal and

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First of all, what is IVF? It is the fertilisation of the female egg in a glass dish or test tube in a laboratory, rather than in the woman's body. The Church’s rejection of this means of conceiving children is based in great measure on an important

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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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