This American thriller film tracks the progress of a lethal virus that kills within days. The virus (known as MEV-1) is transmitted by any form of contact, and spreads around the world, as medical researchers fight a battle to contain it. Panic breaks

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Bishop Emeritus William Morris --- Bishop Emeritus of Toowoomba, William Morris has released a statement claiming that he did not resign, in a response to the statement released by the Australian bishops at the end of their ad limina visit, reports

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The Bishop of Broome, Christopher Saunders, has branded Curtin detention centre a "chamber of horrors" where detainees were ever more depressed, and felt hopeless, the West Australian reports. The Australian Medical Association WA president Dave Mountain

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Screenshot from The Washington Times --- A statue of Jesus on US Forest Service land in the mountains over a Montana ski resort faces potential eviction amid an argument over the separation of church and state, said an AP report in the Washington

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Queensland looks set to legalise same-sex civil unions, with Premier Anna Bligh believing most of her team will vote in support, said an AAP report in the Sydney Morning Herald. The Civil Partnerships Bill will be introduced into parliament on Tuesday night

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As the one-year anniversary of the Queensland floods and cyclone nears, the Mary MacKillop Foundation is holding an inaugural Fundraising Dinner in Brisbane on Friday to raise money for disaster recovery, said a statement on NewsMaker. The grand event will

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St Peter's Square in the Vatican, on Flickr ---  The Vatican has ordered a top-level inquiry into sexual abuse by clerics at a London abbey after investigations by the Times newspaper uncovered decades of mistreatment of children, said a report in

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Sudanese trainee priest Deng Chour with students from Catholic College Sale --- After fleeing civil war in Sudan, Deng Chour did most of his growing up in a refugee camp in Kenya. Now living in Australia, Deng is training to become a priest, a profession he

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A Spirit of Assisi Peace Concert, commemorating the 25th anniversary of the World Day of Prayer for Peace, will be held in Sydney on Saturday night. The concert will feature an evening of instrumental and choral music and reflections on peace. The

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UK faith-based pop band Ooberfuse has joined forces with Iraqi Archbishop Bashar Warda of Erbil for a song that gives hope to displaced Iraqis. 

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The Catholic Church's ban on the use of contraception is not to blame for the population boom that is about to tip the world over the seven billion mark because most Catholics ignore it, said a Reuters report in the West Australian. "In Catholic countries

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Cardinal George Pell has questioned the morality and cost benefits of imposing heavy financial burdens in the cause of curbing climate change, in an annual lecture to London's controversial Global Warming Policy Foundation, the Australian reports. "Whatever

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Screenshot from the Catholic News Service --- Pope Benedict has prayed that his interreligious pilgrimage to Assisi would promote dialogue among believers of different faiths and help the world move toward peace and reconciliation, reports the Catholic

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Image from the blog, www.fatherbob.com.au --- South Melbourne's Catholics have been given new hope that parish priest Father Bob Maguire might be allowed to stay on after he met Melbourne Archbishop Denis Hart yesterday, the Age said. South Melbourne

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Screenshot from the report in the Washington Post --- A year on since Pope Benedict took over the Legion of Christ order, none of the Legion's superiors has been held to account for facilitating the crimes of late founder Father Marciel Maciel, said an

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A former abbot of Ealing Abbey in London, Fr Laurence Soper, who is currently the subject of a police enquiry into abuse allegations, has gone missing, reports the Independent Catholic News. The current abbot, Fr Martin Shipperlee has written on the parish

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Science and technology have already achieved considerable mastery over nature, and massive local achievements. But where is the borderline separating us from what is beyond human power, writes Cardinal George Pell, the Archbishop of Sydney, in the Australian.

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Sister Helen Parer is a people person with a heart of gold who will be sorely missed from Charles Darwin University now that she has called it a day after 13 dedicated years with the university, reports the Catholic Leader. Sr Helen worked out of the Higher

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"Where human lives are concerned, time is always short: yet the world has witnessed the vast resources that governments can draw upon to rescue financial institutions deemed 'too big to fail'. Surely the integral human development of the world's peoples is no

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"Be fruitful and multiply, and fill the earth" says God in the book of Genesis. Today, with a global population hitting seven billion, can we now say we've filled the earth, and set the commandment aside? Or should we be more worried about declining fertility

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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

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

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