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The Stewardship Network is an association of representatives from nine Australian Catholic dioceses who have agreed to participate in regular teleconferences to advance the growth of stewardship across Australia and New Zealand. On September 9-10,

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Frank Lotito’s Big Mamma’s Boy tagline is ‘a comedy about life, love and lasagna’, a clear sign that its creator and lead actor is poking fun at multicultural Australia in the well-worn tradition of Nick Giannopoulos’ Wogboys,

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Premier Barry O'Farrell --- A $25 million Parramatta arts precinct promised by the previous state government may be axed by Premier Barry O'Farrell, reports the Parramatta Advertiser. Mr O'Farrell told the newspaper that the project for the old Kings

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Screenshot from the report on Round Town News --- Preparations for World Youth Day in Madrid this month include the installation of 200 novelty portable, flat-pack confessional boxes, reports Round Town News. The convenient flat-pack confessional

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Screenshot from ucanews.com --- A young priest in northern Hebei province in China was released back to his home town on July 23, nearly four months after being detained, Church sources told ucanews.com. Father Joseph Chen Hailong of Xuanhua, who has

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'AtomicEffects-Hiroshima', on Wikipedia --- Ten of Japan's 16 bishops are gathering on August 6 to mark humanity's first use of an atomic bomb in an act of war, reports the National Catholic Reporter. In the annual pilgrimage, the bishops will join

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Image of a confessional, on Flickr --- The secretary of the Australian Catholic Bishops' Conference, Father Brian Lucas, said Senator Nick Xenophon's proposal - for laws that could require priests to disclose confessions - was misinformed, reports the

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Archbishop Diarmuid Martin --- The Archbishop of Dublin has launched an emotional attack on church leaders in Ireland over the cover-up of child abuse, saying he is "angry, ashamed and appalled" at the behaviour of those who had deliberately ignored

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When China’s state-run Catholic Church ordained a new bishop for the Diocese of Shantou on July 14 without the Vatican’s approval, it represented the latest step back from years of progress in a complex relationship, reports the Religion News

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Many thousands of our young people are getting ready to travel to Spain.  But why?  To see that marvellous country?  Of course - it is well worth seeing.  To admire its magnificent culture and art?  Again, of course, that would be

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This is an American comedy-drama starring two of Hollywood’s stellar stars. With iconic films behind them both, this movie aims for the heart and mind by offering a conventional, but likeable, romance story about two people caught up in their own

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Catholic Health Australia will today issue an apology to the victims of forced adoption practices from the 1950s to 1970s and offer those affected counselling and a pathway for complaints, reports The Australian. The apology will be made through a Senate

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Pope Benedict has dismissed John Denham, a priest in Diocese of Maitland-Newcastle from 1972-86,  from the clerical state following convictions of sexual assaults against children, according to a statement from Bishop William Wright. John Denham was

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An unrelated shot from Flickr --- Teen girls are turning to destructive behaviour such as binge-drinking, extreme dieting and self-harm because of the pressures of being forced early into an adult world, a conference of Catholic parents has been told,

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The Church and doctors want Victoria's charter of human rights overhauled to protect the rights of unborn children and the rights of health professionals to object to abortions, reports the Age. Three years after abortion was decriminalised in Victoria, the

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Screenshot from the Herald Sun --- A priest from Geelong in Victoria has called for the overhaul of the Melbourne Response for dealing with victims of clerical abuse and the $75,000 cap on compensation, reports the Herald Sun. Father Kevin Dillon said

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Pope Benedict, on on Flickr --- Pope Benedict has condemned the shooting massacre and bomb attack in Norway that killed at least 93 and urged people to "abandon forever the path of hatred", reports the Telegraph.co.uk. The Pope, conducting Angelus at his

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A comic book entitled Habemus Papam!, chronicling the life of Pope Benedict XVI, will be distributed during World Youth Day, reports the National Catholic Register. Manga Hero, based in San Rafael, California, is behind the content. Jonathan Lin created the

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One can certainly share the sense of frustration and, indeed, quite patent anger and irritation of the Irish Prime Minister, Enda Kenny, in his recent criticisms of the Vatican, writes Bill Uren, Rector of Newman College at the University of Melbourne, in the

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This French, sub-titled film is a romantic comedy about a mother and daughter falling for the same man. Emilie (Audrey Tautou) manages a hair salon in a rural town in the south of France, where Jean (Sami Bouajila), a handyman, works as her

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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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