Cardinal Stefan Wyszinski declined to be nominated as pope during a 1978 conclave, proposing instead his compatriot Karol Wojtyla, the late Polish primate's journal reveals. Polskie Radio quotes historian Peter Raina's new book 1978: The Election of

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The number of tourists to Australia in World Youth Day month, July 2008, jumped by 47,000 compared with the same month last year, figures show. The Sydney Morning Herald reports the NSW Government is hailing World Youth Day as a success for

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The New South Wales Catholic Education Commission has confirmed that it has called on parents of children in Catholic schools to lobby for the scrapping of a new travel levy for students. Catholic Education Commission Acting executive director Ian

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Catholic Healthcare is to launch a Sydney telephone hotline to coordinate responses to people living in domestic squalor. The Sydney Morning Herald reports that Catholic Healthcare has received $375,000 as part of a pilot program to operate the phone

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Describing recents events in the Democratic Republic of the Congo as a "massacre of the poor", Vatican spokesman Fr Federico Lombardi called for world support to end the violence and assist refugees. "The news that continues to reach us

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Fr Stan Fortuna is a Catholic priest and a founding member of the Community of Franciscan Friars of the Renewal, an order established in the heart of the South Bronx in 1987. But he is also a musician known worldwide as "the rapping priest". Even

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2008 has been a year of potentially historic breakthroughs between Anglican Christians and the Chair of Peter. Many Catholics have noted with great interest the growing number of Anglicans who have approached the possibility of coming into full communion

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David and Samantha Meyn of East Maitland have gained wisdom beyond their years after losing their son Harrison, who was diagnosed with a brain tumour at the age of 6, in July 2006. Oscar, now 7 and Campbell, 3, speak often of their older brother and love to

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The western Sydney based Edmund Rice Centre for Justice and Community Education is the organisation behind the documentary on Australia's treatment of asylum seekers, A Well Founded Fear, which airs on SBS TV tonight. The Centre is a ministry of the

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Citing "fresh and concrete evidence", Indian detectives have arrested two priests and a nun over the 1992 murder in Kerala of 21 year old Sr Abhaya. Indian Catholic reports Fr Thomas Kottur, 61, and Fr Jose Puthrukkayil, 56, were arrested on

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Saying that Confirmation has practically become a "Sacrament of Farewell", Bunbury Bishop Gerard Holohan has called for a radical reconsideration of the age and practice relating to its conferral. Addressing a meeting with the school

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Pope Benedict has made a plea for more action to address the poverty, conflicts and neglect that lead to the suffering or death of millions of children around the world. The Pope said he hoped the gross imbalances between developed and underdeveloped

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Sydney Cardinal George Pell has unveiled and blessed a specially commissioned sculpture of Blessed Mary MacKillop at the Australian Catholic University North Sydney campus. Vice chancellor Professor Greg Craven commissioned the sculpture by artist Linda

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The Abbotsford Convent wasn't a cruel place, Angela Dyer says. At least not for her. During her four years there, Dyer says, the nuns did not mistreat her, but she does remember the lack of love and her craving for affection. For some, the nuns were

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Cardinal Tarcisio Bertone, the Vatican's Secretary of State and effectively the second most important official in the Catholic Church, takes a close look at economic globalisation and the social nature of markets in this book which  is notable for

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The GAFCON leaders claimed that what they regarded as their orthodox views have not been properly respected in the Anglican Communion. They therefore have had to act out in organisational dissent. To claim that at the global level and not to respect and

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This is the website of the Catholic League, the organisation which holds itself as the defender of Catholic civil rights in the United States. The League views that bias against the Catholic Church is deeply rooted in Amercian society and that

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Instead of Schoolies Week, Students from Melbourne's De La Salle College have switched to a new program known as "Coolies" in which they will travel to India to work as labourers with poor communities. Through Coolies, students are able to make

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An SBS television documentary featuring an Edmund Rice Centre exposé on the treatment of rejected asylum seekers has drawn a huge response, ERC director Phil Glendenning says. "Australians urgently need to encourage the Government to continue with

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Long before he became pope, then Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger predicted a crisis in the global financial system, Italian Finance Minister Giulio Tremonti says. "The prediction that an undisciplined economy would collapse by its own rules" can be found in an

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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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