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Gone are the days when men brought home the bacon and were the unquestioned head of the household. Today the role of dad can be anything men choose to make it and in this episode an eclectic group of dads come together to bare their souls about all things

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majellan

After many years of hearing shaming words, we do not need a judgmental Dad or Mum to put us down. We can do it all on our own! We can come to believe that we are lacking, that we are not good enough. We can sit in harsh judgement on ourselves. When we get

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e timor

The opportunity is for East Timor's fractured political elite to come to the realisation that unless they seek to genuinely overcome their deep differences, they will commit East Timor to a bleak future as, at best a fragile and at worst a failed, state. -

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Madonna Magazine

18-Feb-2008
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Madonna magazine is well over 100 years old and still going strong. One of the stable of Australian Jesuit publications, Madonna pitches itself as a magazine of prayer and spirituality for today's Christian. The website features the daily Scripture readings

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nicole kidman

Rating: M Opens: February 21 Stars: Nicole Kidman Despite the many shades of emotions Kidman projects, I never felt anything for Margot. I didn't care when she was distressed or anxiously opening a bottle of white wine. Nor did I care what

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kosovo

The Vatican has called for "prudence and moderation" after the province of Kosovo declared independence on Sunday. The call comes amid fears of violence as the Serbian Orthodox Church has urged the UN to protect the Christian minority in the

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pagans

The Catholic Church has been blasted by Pagans who reject that the increase in exorcisms is due to people "dabbling" in paganism. The Courier Mail reports that one priest, who asked not be named, said he was carrying out at least one exorcism a

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wyd icons canberra

The World Youth Day Cross and Icon of our Lady paid an historic visit to the Parliament of Australia. The 3.8 metre high, 40 kilogram Cross and Icon were presented to Prime Minister Kevin Rudd and Archbishop of Sydney Cardinal George Pell, World

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Martins

New guidelines have been issued by the Vatican in an effort to impose tougher restrictions on the process of sainthood. Catholic News Agency reports the Prefect of the Congregation for the Causes of Saints, Cardinal Jose Saraiva Martins presented the

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catholic HK

Hong Kong's Catholic priests are overworked and struggling to cope with the pressures of "the world's busiest diocese." The Standard reports Catholic Diocese of Hong Kong chancellor Lawrence Lee said a shortage of priests and the heavy

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school girls

Catholic Schools Week celebrations are set for both Victoria and New South Wales in the coming weeks. Catholic School's Week will be held this year in Victoria from 9 March to 16 with the theme of the event Living Witness inspired by World Youth Day.

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salesians

This is the website of the Province of Mary Help of Christians of the Salesian of Don Bosco. The order has priests and brothers engaged in works across the globe that aim to educate and evangelise young people. The local province covers Australia, Samoa and

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This Sunday, The Ark on ABC Radio National hosts the program The Gods of Freud. The founder of psychoanalysis, Sigmund Freud, was accused by his detractors of developing a 'Jewish science'. In fact he was far more influenced by the Greco-Roman and Egyptian

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ron

We struggle mightily to attune ourselves to real religion, to stop forming God in our own image and likeness. And that is why faith is often felt as a darkness rather than as a light, as a yearning rather than as a certainty, and as a feeling of painful

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Not wanting conflict to re-occur is not enough to prevent it. For sustainable peace, political and economic strategies must sit alongside understanding and healing. - Eureka Street

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german - Zolitsch

Newly elected head of the German Catholic Church has already stirred up controversy saying clerical celibacy is a "gift" but not necessarily essential. He also added it would be a "revolution" if celibacy within the Church was

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tiwi women

An Indigenous women's singing group from Tiwi Island will be making the exciting journey to Sydney to sing for the Pope during World Youth Day. Northern Territory News reports the group, who are based in Nguiu on Bathurst Island, call themselves

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ancona jersey

A partnership between Italian Bishops and an Italian Football team has ended in squabble over money. Times Online reports the scheme, which was set up last October to promote ethical values in sport between Catholic sports organisation CSI (Centro

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jerusalem

Catholics are being urged to donate money to support Catholics in the Holy Land through the traditional Good Friday collection. The Prefect of the Congregation for Eastern Churches Cardinal Leonardo Sandri says supporting Catholics living in Palestine

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Victorian Catholic school students face chaotic disruption as teachers plan industrial action over wage increases. However, Church authorities have urged teachers not to take part in a planned strike on March 7. The Age reports both the Catholic

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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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