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Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith (CDF) head, Cardinal William Levada, has opened Queensland's new Holy Spirit Seminary at Banyo on Brisbane's northside. Speaking at the opening last weekend, Cardinal Levada called on the Catholics of

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Autumn Kelly, the fiancee of Queen Elizabeth's eldest grandson, Peter Phillips, has renounced her Catholic faith  so her future husband will not lose his place in the royal line of succession. Ms Kelly, 31, a Canadian, was accepted into the

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Actor Jim Caviezel, who played Jesus in Mel Gibson's blockbuster film The Passion of the Christ, and his wife Kerri have adopted two handicapped children suffering from brain tumours. In a US radio interview, Jim Caviezel described both the deep fear

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Bank SA managing director, Rob Chapman, who is a member of Adelaide's Diocesan Finance Council, has warned that the Church "absolutely needs" more high end commercial investment to counteract shrinking collection plates. According to Mr

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Priest and pilot Fr John Fowles will lead a squadron of "flying angels" on a round Australia "fly-a-thon" to raise funds for Timorese participants at World Youth Day. Fr Fowles and his team will touch down in Adelaide this month

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Assisi's Franciscan friars have engaged a security firm for the first time to protect visitors to the Portiuncula church of St Francis from "importuning beggars". Armed security guards have been brought in to protect visitors to the Franciscan

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Catholic Health Australia Francis Sullivan and Sydney Catholic Education CEO Br Kelvin Canavan have been awarded honorary doctorates by the Australian Catholic University. Mr Sullivan began his distinguished professional life as a teacher in Western

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Pope Benedict XVI has spoken publicly for the first time about his involvement in the Hitler Youth during his teenage years under the Nazis at a youth rally in New York. BBC News reports that speaking during his visit to the United States, the pontiff

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Former Divine Word missionary and retired bishop, Fernando Lugo, has been elected president of Paraguay ending more than 60 years rule by the Colorado Party. Jubilant supporters of Mr Lugo packed the streets of the capital, waving banners and singing

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The Vatican may consider changing canon laws that govern how sexual abuse cases are handled in the future. Cardinal William J. Levada would not specify which canons were under review, but he hinted the statue of limitations might be examined as

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A nine year Melbourne boy suffering from cancer has been blessed by Pope Benedict during an intimate ceremony in New York. The Herald Sun reports Dylan Hartung who has a rare form of cancer called neuroblastoma, was one of 50 children chosen for the

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Famed convert to Catholicism, Cardinal John Henry Newman is set to be beatified later this year according to a report in the Times Online. The report states the Vatican will announce the beatification of Cardinal Newman after accepting that he was

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Evidence suggests a blooming of youth Catholic orthodoxy. These young, devout Catholics share an appreciation for orthodox theology, self-sacrifice and fidelity to church teaching. Many young adults, Catholics included, have been reared "with a

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One of the deeper issues underlying the tension between liberals and conservatives in the Church is the tension between the Christ who empties himself to become a slave and the Christ who rises in triumph over death and rules the world. There are

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May 1 is the feast of St Joseph the Worker and this program reflects on the early life of an Australian woman who found the foster-father of Jesus such an inspiring figure that she named her congregation, the Sisters of St Joseph. MacKillop's

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Opus Dei is a personal prelature of the Catholic Church with over 500 recognised members in Australia. Founded by St Josemaría Escrivá, its mission is to help people turn their work and daily activities into occasions for growing closer to

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The Victorian Government is looking at aligning Catholic schools in the state with the public system in what could be the one of the biggest shake-ups in schooling for generations. In an interview with The Age, Education Minister Bronwyn Pike said she

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The President of the Australian Catholic Bishops Conference, Archbishop Philip Wilson, has said he was privileged to attend Prime Minister Kevin Rudd's 2020 Summit that took place in Canberra over the weekend. "It was a humbling experience, and

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A well-known Sri Lankan human rights defender and Catholic priest, Fr MX Karunaratnam, has been killed by a bomb allegedly detonated by government soldiers who in turn blame Tamil rebel forces. Relief Web reports that Caritas Australia is calling on

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The greatest challenge facing the Church today is to find a way to express Christian faith within the context of the gospel's power to transform culture. This requires a broad and deep analysis of the culture in order to distinguish authentic developments

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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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