Sunday October 18 is World Mission Day and Catholic Mission Australia has developed a website which incorporates the Day but also the month of October which it terms World Mission Month. It is a time dedicated to reflection in the hope that all the

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Melbourne Mercy Sister Angela Reed, who was first alerted to the plight of trafficked women while working at a women's refuge in Melbourne, will take stories from trafficked women to the Asia Pacific NGO Forum - Beijing+15 next week. "The stories

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Raymond Lahey --- Royal Canadian Mounted Police have seized three computers and various storage devices during searches of the residences and office of resigned bishop, Raymond Lahey, who is accused of possessing child porn. Police say

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A report that divulges how bishops in Dublin handled allegations of child sex abuse against a number of priests between 1975 and 2004 will be made public, with the exception of parts that will prejudice current proceedings against one cleric. The

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Queensland police have said scammers are using religious lures to defraud romance-seeking Christians online. "They go into Christian chat rooms and a lot of the time when they ask for money, there's a Christian element to the [scammer's]

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The Australian Sex Party is planning to demonstrate in response to a "prayer offensive" by Catch the Fire Ministries pastor Daniel Nalliah against the devil in the Parliament. Sex Party convenor Fiona Patten said she and others would conduct

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Teachers will go on strike in some of Brisbane's biggest Catholic schools and across Queensland on October 28 over pay, The Courier Mail reports. Teachers in the Cairns, Toowoomba and some of southeast Queensland's best known private schools are set to

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The fact that one bishop worries that another bishop's public speech might have had a corrosive effect on the faith is itself a clear sign that others have shirked their responsibility. If Bishop Gumbleton undermines Church teaching on the highly contested

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Father Tom Euteneuer --- It's naive to think that you can fight abortion without also dealing with the issue of contraception for many, many reasons. Number 1 because fertility has not just a personal dimension, it has a social dimension. As

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Caritas Australia pledged $250,000 for its initial response to communities throughout the earthquake, tsunami and typhoon hit areas of the Asia-Pacific. "People across our region are in desperate need and they need your help," said Caritas

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Rev Tim Costello --- Charities are appealing to Australians for donations for victims of the the tsunamis and quakes in nearby countries, but back to back natural disasters, and fears donations may not be spent wisely, may induce

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Cardinal George Pell --- Sydney Archbishop Cardinal George Pell quoted Aristotle, Stephen Hawking, Albert Einstein and the astronomer Fred Hoyle, who famously said he believed "the universe is a put-up job", in a speech titled

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Some 57 percent of Australians support a woman's right to an abortion any time they want one, a third backs the procedure in "special circumstances", while only 4 percent is totally opposed, an Australian Election Study showed. The poll of

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Samoan image from Salesian Sisters South Pacific Region website - salesiansisters.org.au --- Queensland born Sister Doris Barbero, who helped move 300 children from the St Joseph's Primary School to safety in Samoa's Leava'a when the

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Pope Benedict XVI---Pope Benedict warned that Africa, which he described as a "spiritual lung", was at risk from the "toxic spiritual rubbish" of materialism that the developed world continues to export, as well as from increasing

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Freedom of religion is a fundamental human right. Its existence and importance is acknowledged in international covenants as well as our own Charter of Human Rights and Responsibilities. It is a freedom that cannot be ignored or read down. It applies

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Victorian Attorney General Rob Hulls --- The Victorian Government has decided that some forms of discrimination are less important than others. This is a fraught area. Religious freedom is a bedrock principle, but generally in a democracy it

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The late Brazilian Archbishop of Recife, Dom Helder Camara (1909 - 1999) was one of the great prophets of the twentieth century: living through an era of military dictatorship, he championed the poor of Brazil and the rest of the world, and influenced the

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Santa Teresa Spirituality Centre was officially opened yesterday and is a redeveloped retreat centre overlooking beautiful Moreton Bay and now owned by the Archdiocese of Brisbane. Images on its website give an indication of its idyllic location. The

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An advertising campaign by Saatchi & Saatchi will be carried out in Sri Lanka to deter asylum seekers from trying to enter Australia illegally by boat, labelled by The Daily Telegraph as a taxpayer funded "secret war". The campaign would

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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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