For anyone with a penchant for the traditional accordion based Parisian music known as musette and the unique song style of the French music hall, Paris 36 is sheer delight. The film is not strictly a musical, because characters do not break into song to

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Few saints have as extensive a cultural legacy as St Francis, a symbolic life beyond their canonised status. He barely needs his honorific: like a medieval artist, it is enough to know him as Francis of Assisi. The enduring power of St Francis owes

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Simply a legend in Australian Catholic life. The Catholic Women's League was founded in 1914 and aims to educate, promote and provide encouragement to Catholic women to live out the teachings of the Church, and to be aware of issues relevant to all women

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Caritas Australia is pushing for the United Nations to declare access to food a fundamental right. The United Nations recently warned that up to a billion people were at risk of starvation worldwide, the ABC reports. Catholic group Caritas

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1,800 Franciscan friars from all over the world are converging on Assisi, Italy, to celebrate the 800th anniversary of papal approval of the Franciscan rule. For the first time, representatives from the four main Franciscan branches were to meet in

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The Catholic Superannuation and Retirement Fund is urging its members to consider swapping the $900 government stimulus windfall for a much larger handout later on in life.  "Boost your super with the Government's $900 handout" is

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Sydney Cardinal George Pell has backed Pope Benedict's comments on condoms, saying "the idea that you can solve a great spiritual and health crisis like AIDS with a few mechanical contraptions like condoms is ridiculous." On his trip to Cameroon and

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An unidentified priest has defied the ban on religious symbols at Royal North Shore Hospital's chapel, returning the Bible and cross to the altar for Good Friday. Mosman mayor Dominic Lopez said the unnamed priest was prompted by the overwhelming

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The maximum daily accommodation payment for aged care residents would need to increase by $13.44 to meet the actual cost of providing a bed, according to a report conducted by Access Economics for Catholic Health Australia Commonwealth legislation

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Former Painters and Dockers anti-corruption royal commissioner Frank Costigan has died aged 78 after a long battle with cancer. Mr Costigan died in a Melbourne hospital on Easter Sunday morning, the Sydney Morning Herald reports. "He was the

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Although Christ has broken death's stranglehold over mankind, "far too many signs" of death's dominion remain today and it is "urgent to rediscover grounds for hope," Pope Benedict said in his Easter message to the world. "It is urgent to rediscover

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In a sombre Easter message, Vienna Cardinal Christoph Schonborn has warned that "the time of Christianity in Europe is coming to an end." Speaking to thousands of believers in the capital's Stephansdom, Cardinal Schonborn said: "The time of

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Three Sri Lankan fishermen are the first asylum seekers on Christmas Island to be charged with escaping custody when they allegedly went in search of a Catholic priest after being informed their asylum applications had been rejected. The new detention

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When she arrived in Kinglake it was at the wheel of a large white Mazda truck. She was wearing a wristband that somehow she'd conned to get her through the roadblocks, and her accommodation was a two-person tent she pitched in someone's backyard. She tended

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This is an animated Australian feature film written and directed by Adam Elliot. Elliot gave us the excellent 2003 Academy Award winning short, "Harvie Krumpet," and here he follows up with a wonderfully creative film about our perceptions of the disabled,

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It used to be that anyone who lived in a country such as Australia, New Zealand, Canada, the United Kingdom, and the United States could be excused for taking religious freedom for granted. That can no longer be the case. There is an erosion of

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Vatican Friends is an international multi-lingual Catholic friendship community. Its goal is "to promote and strengthen friendship between Catholics all over the world." The site has a strong emphasis on loyalty to the Church and the Pope. Membership

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Irishman, David Keohane, who was bashed on a Sydney street has emerged from an eight month coma with his family convinced his awakening was the work of Blessed Mary MacKillop. The Age reports that David Keohane had been unconscious since he was found

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Paraguayan President Fernando Lugo has admitted that he is the father of a child conceived while he was still a Catholic bishop. Lugo surprised journalists by acknowledging he had an intimate relationship with Viviana Carrillo, the child's mother,

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Kalumburu aboriginal community in remote north-western WA is locked in a standoff with the local Catholic parish over access to land for development. The ABC's 7.30 Report says that Kalumburu, a former Catholic mission with a growing population has

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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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