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Tony Blair with wife Cherie---Cherie Blair has been reported to UK's Judicial Complaints Office for apparent lenient sentencing of a Muslim man convicted of assault - because he was religious.The UK's National Secular Society wrote to the Office complaining

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It seemed to come out of nowhere, it ran its course within a fortnight and the damage inflicted was mild compared with religious conflicts in other parts of the world. But this month's attacks on churches in Malaysia are a sinister development, a

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The official website for Australia Day has listings for all the events organised around the country. It is the essential tool for going out to enjoy our national day. The site also includes a history of the day and information about reconciliation with

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Disturbing is probably the word I would settle on to describe the effect of Law Abiding Citizen.  It is also unbelievable.  And, by way of warning for viewers, another word to describe some murder sequences is 'horrible'.  Two of them,

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Alberto Michelini has created a documentary called Credo about John Paul II. Michelini has already made 20 films and written ten books about him. Here he answers questions how he came to make the film. Is this your last film about Pope John

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Fr Anscar Chupungco --- World-renowned expert in liturgical study, Fr Anscar Chupungco, has challenged recent announcements on liturgical reform, identifying their inability to fuse together the two basic concepts of Vatican II's liturgical

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Whether republican or monarchist, most of us took some delight in seeing the Aboriginal kids of Redfern interacting so happily with Prince William a week before Australia Day. The atmosphere was more relaxed and less politically charged than when

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St Mary's South Brisbane --- A former member of the "St Mary's in Exile" parish claims the Brisbane Archdiocese has told her that her daughter would need to be baptised again to receive the Church's other

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St Mary's Cathedral Hobart --- Hobart's St Mary's Cathedral held a mass on Saturday night to pray for those who have suffered in Haitan earthquake, a disaster the UN is calling "historic" . "Our Cathedral organists

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Australian soldiers in Afghanistan have not been put at risk by revelations that just over 1,000 of their weapons have biblical inscriptions on them, says General Peter Cosgrove. The gunsights come from the same company that manufactured them for the US

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Pope Benedict XVI --- Pope Benedict XVI has urged priests to use the internet "astutely" and put modern communications technology "ever more effectively at the service of the Word". "Priests are thus

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The Holy See said its finances are improving after the problems caused by the global economic crisis. Top prelates met last week and found that "economic and financial trends ... despite the continued difficulties of the general situation, show a

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Pope Benedict XVI is turning out to be ecumenically audacious. For this he has faced criticism, misunderstanding and accusations of insensitivity. But Pope Benedict and Patriarch Kirill of the Russian Orthodox Church seem now to be making progress in

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Once notorious for drink, drugs and violence, Australia’s largest urban Aboriginal community in the Sydney suburb of Redfern is today on the cusp of a momentous transformation. The story of how it got there involves a Catholic priest and a family of

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George Clooney has hosted a benefit concert for Haiti earthquake victims featuring A-List names such as Madonna, Julia Roberts, Brad Pitt and Jay Z. Other acts who appeared in the two-hour Hope for Haiti telethon included Bono and Rihanna, who

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Rockhampton's Bishop Brian Heenan is visiting India this week to find priests who would consider moving to central Queensland, due to the drop in the number of Australians choosing the priesthood. He said there are a number of reasons why young

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Indians protest in Melbourne --- The Catholic Bishops' Conference of India has welcomed a call by Australian Anglican Bishop Philip Huggins for Australians to repent for the attack on Indians. "We welcome the

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Tony Abbott's recent speech on immigration policy provides helpful material for Australia Day reflection. He simultaneously argued for a larger immigration policy and for strict controls over asylum seekers who arrived by boat. Although he expressed

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Deputy Prime Minister Julia Gillard has been accused of compromising teachers by urging disgruntled parents to front them armed with new information published on the Government website, My School. "We would expect parents to have robust conversations

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The British House of Lords has defeated the Government's plan to change the law on who churches and other faith groups can employ. Peers voted by a majority of 38 to strike out the so-called Equality Bill, the BBC reported. "Where are the examples

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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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