Harvard public policy professor Robert Putnam has a tongue-in-cheek suggestion for pastors: "Spend less time on the sermons, and more time arranging the church suppers," reports NCR. That's because research by Putnam and Chaeyoon Lim, assistant professor of

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Sr Margaret Mary Flynn ibvm, Province Leader of the Loreto Sisters, and formerly founding Director of CentaCare Wilcannia-Forbes, will be the guest speaker at the AGM of Catholic Social Services Victoria next Wednesday. She will speak on how to respond

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The report of the Protecting Victoria's Vulnerable Children Inquiry is being read by many people, not only in Victoria but throughout Australia. It is a report par excellence that raises the benchmark on the work of government and community service

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On Wednesday, a hackers’ network known as Anonymous took credit for temporarily bringing down the Vatican’s website, calling the Catholic church "corrupt" and "retrograde". But the more dangerous attacks come from within the Holy See, writes

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Headhunters is a novel by Jo Nesbo, whose crime stories are beginning to be more prominent on bookshop shelves.  This film might encourage such interest. With its Norwegian settings, business and fraud plot, many audiences with be thinking of Stig

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Not many fathers can boast “legendary” status from their teenage sons. Adelaide market gardener Van Tu Nguyen can, reports Southern Cross. The father of six (pictured with one of his sons) was recently knighted into an ancient Catholic order

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The Catholic community in Victoria provides extensive services for others - there are nearly 50 member organisations of Catholic Social Services Victoria. This is how thing should be, writes Denis Fitzgerald in the Catholic Archdiocese of Melbourne

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This film is the directorial debut for Ralph Fiennes, who both acts in, and has co-produced the movie. It is a filmed depiction of Shakespeare’s play, Coriolanus, which was inspired in part by Plutarch’s Lives of the Noble Greeks and

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The Official website for “A Year of Grace” was launched on Friday, signalling the start of preparations for this important event for the Catholic Church in Australia. A Year of Grace is the Australian bishops’ gift to the Church

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Anglican breakaway Archbishop John Hepworth has been removed from his post as the global primate of the church at a meeting of bishops in South Africa, reports The Australian. A statement issued by the TAC's College of Bishops after the meeting in

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The twice-weekly recital of the Angelus will be introduced into every Catholic primary school in Adelaide within months, said a report by The Advertiser on AdelaideNow. Bishop Gregory O'Kelly introduced the recital of the Angelus into 13 Catholic primary and

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Screenshot from the Sydney Morning Herald --- Between 1975 and 1999, about 4000 young and vulnerable Timorese were secretly taken to Indonesia where some of them were forced to work in slave-like conditions while others were educated and grew up with the

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Donations to South Australian charities have plummeted by $15.2 million in a year as households respond to tough times - although Mary MacKillop Care SA managed to buck the trend. Mary MacKillop Care SA, which benefited from Saint Mary's beatification in

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Screenshot from a tribute video for late Pakistani minister Shahbaz Bhatti, on YouTube --- Britain's most senior cleric says he hopes Shahbaz Bhatti, the Pakistani politician murdered a year ago, might one day be declared a saint, The Catholic Herald

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St Peter's Square in the Vatican, on Flickr --- An Italian newspaper last week published two confidential letters documenting a failed 2011 effort by Cardinal Tarcisio Bertone, the Vatican's powerful Secretary of State, to take control of an important

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The Australian Confraternity of Catholic Clergy is a membership organization for diocesan clergy. However, the Confraternity welcomes and encourages lay and religious associate members. www.clergy.asn.au

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The Australian Pastoral Musicians Network comprises clergy and other pastoral leaders, musicians and singers, teachers and educators, parishes and dioceses, composers and publishers, and many other organisations involved in developing pastoral music

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The Association of Catholic School Principals works with other education bodies to challenge and respond to education issues. Its website carries a wide range of relevant educational news, reports and statistics about Catholic

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Pope Pius XII --- Wartime Pope Pius XII - accused by historians of being too compliant towards Hitler - was praised by former Jewish prisoners for preventing their deportation to death camps, according to documents released from the Vatican's secret

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The first legal civil unions of Queensland same-sex couples have taken place, but their future remains uncertain if the Liberal National Party (LNP) wins government on March 24, said an AAP report in The Age. Party leader Campbell Newman has reiterated that

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Mass on Demand

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From Parish of Our Lady of The Way, North Sydney & Lavender Bay. 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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