From its humble origins as a St Vincent de Paul Society rail-travelling literature enterprise, Canberra-Goulburn's archdiocesan Catholic Bookshop has always made an impression for Catholics and others in the region. Its website states that

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Newly appointed St Mary's South Brisbane administrator, Fr Ken Howell, says he plans to visit the parish this week to plan for a "smooth transition" and hopes to launch a "process of healing" in the parish. Earlier, outgoing

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British priest Fr Seamus Hester says that 13 year old father Alfie Patten and 15 year old Chantelle Steadman, who became parents to a baby daughter last week, should be supported not blamed. Fr Hester says that it would be wrong to "point the

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Austrian priest Fr Gerhard Wagner who created global headlines by linking Hurricane Katrina with divine punishment has declined his appointment as auxiliary bishop of Linz after widespread protest including from local priests. Fr Wagner said the

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Korean human rights defender and democracy champion, Cardinal Stephen Kim Sou-hwan, who vowed upon his appointment as archbishop of Seoul to level the "high walls" of the Church has died aged 86. Cardinal Kim who was also Korea's first

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Catholic Health Australia, which oversees 550 aged care facilities around the nation, says the Federal Government must now act on recommendations to expand the "bond" system for aged care. The Sydney Morning Herald reports that health

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The Australian public are extremely generous when responding to natural disasters that occur overseas. No one will forget the fundraising activities that were supported to assist those affected by the Asian Tsunami in 2004. When disasters occur overseas, we

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We are a verbal culture. We concentrate on pedagogy rather than mystery and mysticism. We tend to undermine our liturgies and symbols by explaining them. We preach and teach thinking if only people understood then they would be converted. Yet we know inside

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Thomas Dumm's Loneliness as a Way of Life is a strangely deceptive book. It is an attempt to give an account of what it means to be lonely, based on Dumm's non-believing philosophy and his personal experiences of the death of a mother and wife. To write

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In the wake of the SSPX affair a group of European theologians have called for the "full implementation of Vatican II" and for a rehabilitation of other "lost sheep". CISA reports the theologians want the Holy See to not only

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The website of the independent US Catholic weekly newspaper National Catholic Reporter provides the reader with highlights of the well acclaimed paper but with a series of other inclusions specifically for its online audience. Well known Catholic

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The Catholic wife of a Bulgarian assassin foiled his Soviet backed attempt to kill Pope John Paul II on a visit to Poland in 1987 by informing a priest of the plot, it has been claimed. The Daily Mail reports that Soviet spies sent the assassin to Poland

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Brisbane Archbishop John Bathersby is expected to revoke Fr Peter Kennedy as St Mary's administrator today after Fr Kennedy said he would not meet a deadline to submit his resignation. LiveNews quoted Fr Kennedy as saying he had received a letter on

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The new Patriarch of Russia should aim to turn the Russian Orthodox Church into an organisation as effective as the Vatican, a Ukrainian think tank expert says. "When we say the Russian Orthodox Church should be as influential as Vatican, it's

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A Singapore High Court judge has dismissed a woman's claim that an alleged exorcism by Redemptorist priests caused her psychological trauma. UCAN reports that Justice Lee Seiu Kin, in a 59 page written judgment, accepted the accounts of the defendants'

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In a controversial decision, UK Cardinal Cormac Murphy-O'Connor has refused to allow Vatican Archbishop Raymond Burke to lead the celebration of a traditional Tridentine Mass at Westminster Cathedral. The UK Telegraph quotes a spokesman for Cardinal

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Benedict is interested in ideas. He continues to discuss them much as a professor would do, sometimes deliberately seeking to stimulate and provoke his audience, at other times probably unaware of the impact his ideas will have or how they will be

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It is difficult to know to what extent the February fires were exacerbated by global warming. But it seems highly probable that climate change is having a much more rapid impact than many scientists expected. The fires have vital lessons that we must not

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The Inaugural Caritas Australia Lecture will be presented by acclaimed indigenous advocate and winner of the 2008 Sydney Peace Prize, Mr Patrick Dodson who will promote a new way forward on indigenous Reconciliation. Mr Dodson will challenge

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After 74 years of Stalinism and economic difficulties over the past two decades, the Church in Russia and eastern Russia in particular, is struggling to redress the faith vacuum created by these events. The profile of the Church is low as a result of

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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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