Dementia is an illness and is not the fault of the person, although under stress, it is fairly hard to accept this. Each day one must expect the unexpected, and planning ahead is vital. Some family members do not want to know how we manage day by day. Only

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Light to the Nations Easter Youth Pilgrimage is held every second Easter in Galong NSW. Around 1,000 young people are expected, and in the wake of WYD, organisers view the event as a great chance to renew the experience and keep the

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Life for former Catholic Church nuns who leave their order is usually full of poverty, mental and physical ill health and social isolation. In spite of decades of unpaid, dedicated community work, nuns leave their orders and re-enter the world with little

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We cannot effect "spiritual revolution" in our minds and hearts on our own. We need help. For a spiritual revolution we need the help of God's own Spirit. Without a personal encounter with Christ in which we experience the life changing power of

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Caritas Australia CEO Jack de Groot has endorsed concerns expressed by Prime Minister Kevin Rudd over changes by Foreign Minister Stephen Smith, a Catholic, to the Australian aid program that will allow funding of abortions. "As an agency of the

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United States Catholic Bishops' Conference pro-life committee chairman, Cardinal Justin Rigali, has denounced President Barack Obama's executive order allowing federal funding for embryonic stem cell research. The Sydney Morning Herald reports

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Newcastle Magistrate Sharon Holdsworth has convicted Maitland-Newcastle Vicar-General Fr Tom Brennan of making a false written statement saying that he could not remember 1970s abuse complaints at St Pius X High School. The Newcastle Herald reports

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Security forces in the Cameroon capital, Yaounde, have smashed up the street stalls, where thousands of people earn a living, to give the city a facelift ahead of next week's visit by Pope Benedict. "My 10 years of investments have been ruined.

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Brisbane's Catholic Archbishop John Bathersby and Victoria's Uniting Church Moderator Jason Kioa are facing strikingly similar challenges. They are both under pressure from within their flock to insist that orthodoxy is defended and heretics removed. Powers

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The Mamre Project is an initiative of the Sisters of Mercy in Parramatta aiming to provide jobs, training and community services to disadvantaged people, especially those with a disability, youth at risk, refugee families and people wanting to re-enter

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Archbishop John Bathersby has sacked Father Peter Kennedy as Administrator of St Mary's Catholic Community, South Brisbane. What are the theological issues for those concerned in this major event in Australian Catholic life and how has this large and

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Opus Dei priest and commentator, Fr John Flader, says there are circumstances in which it may be acceptable for Catholic parents to attend the non-religious civil wedding ceremonies of their children. Fr Flader says the prohibition should be lifted in

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The future of Africa is, in large part, the future of the Church. When Pope Benedict XVI travels to Africa March 17-23, he will be visiting the home of the world's oldest Christian communities, and its largest new field of converts. Christ himself visited

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Speaking at Oxford University, Cardinal George Pell has attacked "secularist intolerance" that seeks to drive Christianity "not only from the public square but even from the provision of education, health care, and welfare services."

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Students from Sacred Heart Primary School at Sandgate on Brisbane's northside have combined their efforts with Brisbane City Council in a bid to revitalise a landmark local lagoon. The Northside Chronicle reports the fight to save Dowse Lagoon has

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St Christopher's Holsworthy parish priest Fr Anthony Mifsud says that "heartless arsonists" took away his community's place of worship when they set fire to the altar at the church last week. Fr Mifsud said he left the church, located on the

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Marbel Bishop Dinualdo Gutierrez has condemned the killing of an anti-mining environmentalist and human rights advocate working in partnership with his diocese to oppose the development of the giant Tampakan mine. "The diocese of Marbel does not

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Over 16,000 Palestinians made homeless after Israel's recent assault on Gaza now face further strife after high winds and heavy rains tore through the region flooding many of the tented camps. Ashraf Abed Rabo who is a father of nine lost his house in a

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In a letter to the world's bishops Pope Benedict has admited the Vatican made mistakes over the lifting of the excommunication of SSPX Bishop Richard Williamson but says he is disappointed that Catholics "who should have known better" did not show

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In Congo women were beaten. Women were raped in front of their families and husbands. There were incidents of cutting and penetration of vaginas with knives and other objects. It resulted in families becoming traumatised for the rest of their lives. Many

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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

All your daily readings, reflections and prayers can be found here... 

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