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The Vinnies' run Frederic Ozanam Housing Association will become the preferred housing provider for the archdiocese of Adelaide under a preliminary agreement that could see parish properties leased or sold to provide affordable housing. The Southern

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A public forum hosted by the Columban Mission Institute in conjunction with the City of Sydney, it will involve Christian and Muslim speakers sharing common convictions about peace and non-violence. The aim of the forum is to promote peace and mutual

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Some people say it is not easy to have dialogue with Moslems. It is true. In practice, dialogue has never been easy and simple. However, it is not entirely impossible. An open and sincere heart and a willingness to listen will nourish the seeds of dialogue

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Bordering three states in the far western regions of New South Wales, the Wilcannia-Forbes Catholic diocese ministers to over 30,000 Catholics across 20 parishes. The diocese is under the protection of Our Lady of Perpetual Help. The diocese

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A Pontifical Council for the Family assembly in Rome this weekend is highlighting the role of grandparents in keeping families together and in helping care for the grandchildren. Zenit reports that this year's plenary assembly of the Pontifical

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Recreating a journey up the Hawkesbury River taken by Australia's founding fathers, twenty five young people will draft a "new Australian constitution" this weekend. The group of young people organised by the Edmund Rice Centre and the

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Over 1,000 people gathered in Newcastle's Christ Church Anglican cathedral on Wednesday to welcome the signing of a historic covenant on ecumenical cooperation between the Anglican diocese of Newcastle and the Catholic dioceses of Maitland-Newcastle and

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As peace protesters gathered outside the Westminster Cathedral venue, former British Prime Minister Tony Blair, in his first major speech since leaving Parliament, touted the capacity of faith organisations to have a global impact for good. Mr Blair,

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A Wollongong Catholic high school principal has backed a researcher's findings that later school start times could help overcome sleep deprivation among adolescent students. Swinburne University's Dr Greg Murray says schools should start at 10am to

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Those who would put up a watertight barrier between science and religion miss a very important point. Science and religion do intersect without doubt in at least one point - in the human being who is the scientist, in the human being whose ultimate

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American Sr Claude Feldner, who took her first vows in 1912, has died in a Wisconsin nursing home at the age of 109. WBAY TV reports that Sr Feldner still played piano in the evenings at her Fond du Lac nursing home up until days before her death this

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We are in the unenviable position of being one of the few Australians to have a family member with the death penalty. It is sickening physically and debilitating mentally.  When we look into our son’s eyes we can see the scared, frightened boy.

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John XXIII College is a Catholic coeducational school from Kindergarten to Year 12 based in the western Perth suburb of Mount Claremont. It commenced in 1977 following the amalgamation of Loreto Convent School and St Louis College. This is a very

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Nim’s Island is a magical place ruled by a child’s imagination and the film deftly combines animated special effects and realism to engage the viewer. The most enjoyable parts of the movie are the trained animals – a sea lion

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In a tearful television interview recorded just before his departure for Rome, retired Zimbabwe Archbishop Pius Ncube has admitted adultery but also spoken out strongly against abuses by the Mugabe government. Zimbabwe Journalists reports that the Holy See

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Australia is facing an "avalanche of homelessness", according to St Vincent de Paul Queensland executive, Brian Moore, who says the housing situation is the worst he has seen in over 40 years experience. Queensland senior vice-president Brian

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Nuns close to former Philippines President Cory Aquino have vowed to "storm the gates of heaven" with their prayers after Mrs Aquino was diagnosed with cancer of the colon. CBCP News Online reports that the nuns are praying for the

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Rosary reciting Colombian President Alvaro Uribe has credited Our Lady's intercession with averting war with Ecuador and Venezuela after he prayed to her under her titles as patroness of each of the three neighbouring South American countries. The crisis

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Once something seriously goes wrong, it is much more difficult to recover from the damage once the organisation's reputation has taken a serious blow. A scandal can become the feeding ground for gleeful sharks who can raise the stakes in terms of suspicion

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Encounter this week explores how concepts of social justice, equality and inclusiveness helped shape the values of two remarkable medical workers - pediatrician and health researcher Professor Fiona Stanley (pictured) and burns surgeon and Clinical

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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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