A Mass will be held in Rome tonight to commemorate victims of the Victorian bushfires. Rome's Australian community is invited to attend the Mass, to be held in English at 6.30pm on Tuesday 24 February at the Oratory of Saint Francis Xavier del

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That night, I knew in the deepest recesses of my heart that our God is a God of love who is always faithful and who leads us in ways we least expect. Throughout the night, passages of Scripture and vivid images passed through my mind and, as the sun began

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Faith Doing Justice is a web project of the Australian Jesuits aiming to provide the public with easy access to the growing resources in the field of social justice and to provide users with plain explanations of Catholic social teaching. Resources on

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Most Polish priests favour an end to celibacy and twelve percent say they are already in a relationship with a woman, a survey has found. The research has dealt a blow to the country's reputation as a champion of traditional Catholic values, the UK

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A member of the Refugee Review Tribunal has told a Senate estimates hearing that 90 appeal cases on the tribunal's books were related to World Youth Day. World Youth Day has contributed to a rise in appeals to the Refugee Review Tribunal, a

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Sacked St Mary's administrator Fr Peter Kennedy says that a move by Brisbane Archbishop John Bathersby to retain retired High Court Justice Ian Callinan to mediate is "bullying" not mediation. The Age reports an attempt

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Gladstone father Peter Firth is concerned at the risk for children at a local Catholic school after receiving treatment for scratch wounds inflicted by flying foxes. Mr Firth was running along the bike path near the Boyne River about 8pm when

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Queensland Bible Society members are aiming to promote "true love" and to hand out 5,000 copies of the originally titled "Jesus Loves Porn Stars" Bible at this year's Sexpo event. But Bible Society director Steve Davies said

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Parramatta Bishop Kevin Manning has joined members of the Filipino community and the CFMEU at the unveiling of a plaque commemorating the lives of five Filipino guest workers killed in Australia. The plaque was unveiled at the offices of the

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Caritas Australia's Project Compassion, the largest fundraising event for aid and development in the country, is underway for 2009 focusing on the theme "an environment to grow in". With that theme, this year's Project Compassion focuses on

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However well meaning his focus on social justice, peace and love, Father Peter Kennedy, like all Catholic priests, is required to follow Church teachings and rules in celebrating Mass in a Catholic Church. The Church can insist that priests and Masses

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If we compare the Church with a family, and it is more akin to a family than a business or a corporation, the most bitter and intractable divisions occur within families between spouses, among siblings, between parents and children. In religious

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The Understanding Faith website focuses on a multimedia religious education resource for secondary schools. The resource supports the various diocesan curriculums. It is designed to support and enrich learning through the ICT medium and to assist

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he first St Thomas More's Parish Forum for 2009 will feature the head of the Department of Foreign Affiars and Trade, Michael L'Estrange on the topic of "Foreign Policy and Interfaith Dialogue". The Forum will take place on Wednesday

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"We are most truly Australian, most truly Christian, and most truly Catholic when we reach out across borders of nation states and churches, giving of ourselves," Jesuit Fr Frank Brennan told the 2009 Project Compassion appeal launch. Fr Brennan

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Banning schools $42 billion stimulus package funds on airconditioners and buildings used for religious teaching is political correctness gone mad, Coalition education spokesman Christopher Pyne says.   The Australian reports the Rudd Government

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Pope Benedict will canonise Blessed Jeanne Jugan, the founder of the Little Sisters of the Poor, and Hawaii's Leper Priest, Fr Damien de Veuster are among ten new saints to be canonised this year. "We knew it was only a matter of time, but everyone

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When Pope Benedict proposed that Catholics should renew with the traditional Lenten practice of fasting he probably wasn't thinking of the carbon and Facebook fasts that enterprising Christians have come up with. The Guardian reports that the UK's

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Ireland's Caritas agency, Trocaire has joined Catholic missionary orders and other development organisations in an attack on U2 and singer Bono over the rock group's bid to shift its affairs to the Netherlands to avoid Irish tax. Protesters have

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So what possessed the maverick and now sacked Brisbane priest Peter Kennedy to even think the Church would bless his decision to allow women to take part in a Mass? Did he really expect it to turn a blind eye? Any former Catholic schoolgirl could have told

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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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