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The role priests play in counselling people touched by abortion is critical, yet they often do not know what to say or do, American priest Bishop David Ricken said at a Wisconsin workshop for priests to help them learn about post-abortion healing.  He

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Cardinal George Pell and Sister Anne Derwin rsj at the launch of The Perth Mint's St Mary MacKillop coin program --- Perth Mint is issuing gold and silver commemorative coins to mark Mary MacKillop's canonisation this month. The mint is issuing 2,010

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An image of the Woods MacKillop Schoolhouse from the Mary MacKillop Penola Centre --- The South Australian Coonawarra wine region is in the midst of full-swing preparations for the biggest celebration of Penola's history, the canonisation of Australia's

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Archbishop Ricardo Blazquez Perez of Valladolid, Spain --- A Spanish archbishop, who was part of the Vatican-led investigation of the Legionaries of Christ, will assume similar duties for the congregation's lay movement, Regnum Christi, the Vatican has

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Based on a novel, The Death and Life of Charlie St Cloud, the film is about life after death here on earth. It is a pleasing film, especially if one is open to some of the more transcendent aspects of life and its purpose. Zac Efron is

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The much anticipated catechetical resource, Become One Body, One Spirit in Christ, has been released. The DVD,which can be purchased from Fraynework or through St Paul's publications, is designed to explain more fully the changes to the new Missal to the

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"Let me start," said Geoffrey Robertson about 10 minutes into his pitch at the Festival of Dangerous Ideas, "by saying this … " The London QC of Sydney extraction was having problems with the clock as he called for the Pope to be arraigned for

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In 1971, when I was 16 and the deputy head boy of a Catholic boarding school, two much younger boys came to see me and the school captain one night in a highly emotional state, writes Martin Flanagan. One boy exhibited graphic evidence of being abused. The

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Dr Philip Nitschke --- Euthanasia advocate Dr Philip Nitschke said a billboard advertising a voluntary euthanasia campaign will go up along Sydney's Hume Highway next week, after it was approved by Billboards Australia. A stoush had erupted over the

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Image of Mike Brady from the Herald Sun report --- Mike Brady, who wrote the famous football songs Up There Cazaly and One Day in September, has launched a song written in honour of Australia's first saint, called In Mary's Hands. Brady, who was

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North Sydney Council is planning special operations to deal with a large anticipated crowd that will visit the area as part of Mary MacKillop's canonisation celebrations around October 17. Thousands of people who are not travelling to Italy for the historic

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Fourteen failed cases involving the abortion drug RU486 in Australia have resulted in termination being required surgically, while in a further 110 cases, adverse effects have been reported. The Australian reports that the Therapeutic Goods Administration

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Image of a cell phase, from Wikipedia --- Researchers from the Children's Hospital in Boston have pioneered work to convert ordinary skin cells into cells that appear virtually identical to embryonic stem cells - which can then be changed into specific

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Sister Irene McCormack, image from the website of the Irene McCormack Catholic College --- The Church in Peru is pushing for the canonisation of a West Australian nun who served the poor in that country and was murdered in 1991 by militia there, in

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This is the notorious Joaquin Phoenix ‘documentary’ about his decision to quit acting and become a rap star. While Phoenix is on screen, and that is 99% of the film, this film reminds you of Celebrity Wrestling. We know wrestling is set up to

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Dozens of religious and Catholic lay leaders gathered in Chicago to discuss what one participant called a "critical juncture in consecrated life," and hash out the next steps needed to attract young people to religious life today. "Together we are

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This film received little cinema release (strange, given its talked-about topic) but has gained wider audiences through DVD and television screenings. It is often advertised that a film is taken from today’s headlines.  This could be said of The

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Recently I was in the process of cleaning out some files and ran across a July 1991 letter from Henri Nouwen. He and I had spent a year together during the mid 1960s in Topeka, Kansas at the Menninger Foundation’s training programs for clergy

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In the lead-up to her canonisation, Compass presents a provocative documentary about the life and times of Mary Mackillop. It examines her road to sainthood, which begain in 1925, her two miracles and - according to the ABC publicity blurb - the true story

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The astonishing story of Mother Mary MacKillop, an Australian sister and co-foundress of a women's religious order, who will be canonised on October. 17, says a great deal about sanctity, about sin, about women in the church and, finally, about hope, writes

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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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