Caritas said its local partner is assessing the areas in Western Samoa worst affected by the 8.3 magnitude earthquake and the tsunami waves that followed, to begin relief work. "While Australia and the Pacific Islands have cancelled their tsunami

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The three composers chosen to write music for Pope Benedict's forthcoming album are Briton Simon Boswell, an agnostic; Stefano Mainetti from Italy, who is Catholic and Nour Eddine, from Morocco, who is Muslim. Alma Mater - Music From The Vatican will

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Telling a church or a mosque it can't employ people who share its ethos is a bit like telling the Labor Party it must employ Liberals. It is good to see the Victorian Government, in its recent review of equal opportunity laws, attempt to strike the right

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A Centacare drop-in centre in Maryborough, Qld, that has been closed since March will reopen and stay open until the end of the year, and so would the Centacare office that was scheduled to close and move to Hervey Bay. The facilities will stay open

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Father Frank Brennan --- The National Human Rights Consultation Committee handed over its final assessment about a possible bill of rights for Australia to the Federal Government on Wednesday, after perusal of more than 35,000 public

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Ray Campbell --- There seems to be some confusion regarding what the Catholic Church believes about abortion and what individual "Catholics" do and believe. A Catholic who holds that abortion is simply a "woman's choice"

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Bishop Ratko Peric --- Bishop Ratko Peric of Mostar-Duvno told youth and parishioners at a confirmation Mass he presided at in Medjugorje not to behave as if the alleged Marian apparitions reported in the parish were real, the Catholic

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Here is a film for the Masterchef era if ever there was one. Lashings of sublime tucker are so prominent that the diet conscious among us are likely to put on a couple of kilos just from watching it. For her latest warm, feelgood movie,

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Flame Youth and Young Adult Ministry is an outreach work of Flame Ministries International which is active in the Archdiocese of Perth. The youth ministry is a Catholic pentecostal work with weekly praise, worship, bible teaching, outreach and

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Join Late Night Live host Phillip Adams for a discussion with three of the contributors to a new encyclopedia documenting the sources and development of religion in Australia since European settlement. It looks at religion in a wide variety of contexts,

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Calvary Hospital --- The ACT Government is offering $77m to the Church's Little Company of Mary Health Care for the Calvary Public Hospital in Canberra's north. LCMHC has agreed in principle to the sale, said an ABC report.

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Christopher Hitchens --- Christopher Hitchens, who will speak at the Opera House about "How Religion Poisons Everything", says it does so by making "us all into serfs" who think without God, no moral decision can be

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One time football hero and current Argentine soccer coach Maradona is hoping for divine intervention into his team's bid for a spot in the 2010 World Cupt in South Africa. "The big man upstairs has saved me many times," Maradona said in a radio

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President Asif Ali Zardari --- Pope Benedict in his meeting with visiting Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari, raised the issues of attacks by Muslim extremists in the province of Punjab. The two leaders discussed the situation and

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Bishop William Morris --- Toowoomba Bishop William Morris said investigations cleared Catholic education office staff of any cover up over sex abuse allegations at a Darling Downs school in southern Queensland, and that preventive action

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I wonder whether Jesus' audience ever got tired of listening to Him. I wonder whether He ever got tired of preaching? No doubt he got physically and mentally tired, but did He ever tire of the subject? Did He ever wake up of a morning and think to Himself,

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I worked as a Columban missionary in Japan for 30 years. Each Sunday when I looked down at my congregation in Shingu and began to preach I could see one lady up front who looked up with great expectations in her eyes, waiting for my words... Then as I went

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Campion College in Sydney's west is Australia's first Catholic Liberal Arts College of Higher Education having opened in 2006. It has made quite an impression in both Catholic and tertiary education circles since it commenced. An interesting feature

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Alicia Torres has raised US$30,000 in her bid to become a Franciscan sister after running 13.1 miles in the Chicago Half Marathon. The 2007 Loyola University, Chicago graduate had to come up with a lot of money in a short span of time so she could become

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Catholic Religious Australia is undertaking a survey of members to "fill out the national picture" of religious life in the Australian Church. Religious congregations are being urged and encouraged to fill out the survey online by the

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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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