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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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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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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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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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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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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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The Virgin Mary's anguish and pain watching her son die has been transformed into music and will have it's international premier in Sydney on Friday. The medieval poem Stabat Mater - a meditation on Mary's suffering of unknown origin and age - has

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munro

Josephine Munro says the historic national apology delivered by Prime Minister Kevin Rudd on “Sorry Day”, February 13, has helped to heal “some of the scars” she has carried after enduring a “traumatic and racist”

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marist confrence

The Marist International Laity Conference will be held in Sydney on April 18-20 2008. All Marists, Catholics and any person who would like to explore Mary's down-to-earth and practical spirituality are invited to attend. Keynote speakers

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Active Parishioner

18-Feb-2008

Today's website belongs to the Virginia, USA based organisation ActiveParishioner.com which was established by a former Associate Director of that country's Bishops Conference. Its mission is to serve as an online Catholic information centre providing

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Engaging the taboo

18-Feb-2008
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In a Church where chastity education is fostered among teens and young adults, there is a lack of understanding regarding how that message is perceived by someone whose boundaries have been violated since she was a child and whose ability to comprehend

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Mary MacKillop is still in line to become Australia's first saint despite Pope Benedict's recent changes to the canonisation process imposing stricter guidelines. ABC news reports the tougher rules to sainthood are unlikely to make a difference to

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Bishop Fisher

Sydney Bishop Anthony Fisher has denounced euthanasia saying suicidal people need support not "lethal injections". The Catholic Weekly reports Bishop Fisher - who is the Episcopal Vicar for Life and Health - says those with suicidal

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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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