We are in the unenviable position of being one of the few Australians to have a family member with the death penalty. It is sickening physically and debilitating mentally.  When we look into our son’s eyes we can see the scared, frightened boy.

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John XXIII College is a Catholic coeducational school from Kindergarten to Year 12 based in the western Perth suburb of Mount Claremont. It commenced in 1977 following the amalgamation of Loreto Convent School and St Louis College. This is a very

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Nim’s Island is a magical place ruled by a child’s imagination and the film deftly combines animated special effects and realism to engage the viewer. The most enjoyable parts of the movie are the trained animals – a sea lion

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In a tearful television interview recorded just before his departure for Rome, retired Zimbabwe Archbishop Pius Ncube has admitted adultery but also spoken out strongly against abuses by the Mugabe government. Zimbabwe Journalists reports that the Holy See

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Australia is facing an "avalanche of homelessness", according to St Vincent de Paul Queensland executive, Brian Moore, who says the housing situation is the worst he has seen in over 40 years experience. Queensland senior vice-president Brian

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Nuns close to former Philippines President Cory Aquino have vowed to "storm the gates of heaven" with their prayers after Mrs Aquino was diagnosed with cancer of the colon. CBCP News Online reports that the nuns are praying for the

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Rosary reciting Colombian President Alvaro Uribe has credited Our Lady's intercession with averting war with Ecuador and Venezuela after he prayed to her under her titles as patroness of each of the three neighbouring South American countries. The crisis

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Once something seriously goes wrong, it is much more difficult to recover from the damage once the organisation's reputation has taken a serious blow. A scandal can become the feeding ground for gleeful sharks who can raise the stakes in terms of suspicion

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Encounter this week explores how concepts of social justice, equality and inclusiveness helped shape the values of two remarkable medical workers - pediatrician and health researcher Professor Fiona Stanley (pictured) and burns surgeon and Clinical

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This website belongs to the Queensland branch of the Royal School of Church Music Australia, a national church music association spawned from its United Kingdom parent body, which was founded at Westminster Abbey in the 1920's. It seeks to represent a

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Green Super

Catholic Super has been named among the top five Australian superannuation funds for environmental and social credentials, a ratings agency has announced. Ratings agency, SuperRatings, identified the top five funds as part of a new project which it

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Nun attack

Companions of a Pakistani nun who has survived a life-threatening knife attack near Lahore say they now better understands the situation faced by women in that country. Two young men broke into Sr Nuzrat Shafi's convent and slashed her throat on

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King Abdullah

As controversy continues to rage over the Easter baptism of a prominent Italian Egyptian-born Muslim, Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah, has announced plans to launch a dialogue between Islam, Christianity and Judaism. "I want to call for conferences

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Mikhail Gorbachev

Following a visit to Assisi where he was reported to have prayed at the tomb of St Francis, perestroika father and former USSR president, Mikhail Gorbachev, has denied rumours that he is secretly a Catholic. AsiaNews says rumours of Mr

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Catholic Schools Week in New South Wales and the Australian Capital Territory commences this Sunday and runs until Friday April 4. This year's theme for the week is Learning in Action. For the first time all 613 Catholic school communities across NSW and

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Arguing that missionaries looked after Aboriginal children "better than the government", Northern Territory indigenous leader, Galarrwuy Yunupingu has called for "missionary-style dormitories" where children could be fed, clothed and cleaned. Nine months

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DANIEL Wells always knew there was more to life than football but the clear impression is that both life and football were altered irrevocably for him four years ago when he met and fell in love with Mariangela Laudato, the woman who would become his wife

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A lady rang me recently seeking advice on what to do about people in her parish who talked in church before and after Mass. When considering this issue, it is important to keep in mind that the church building is not a hall or auditorium, but a complex of

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WYD

Denying suggestions of a drop in expected international pilgrim numbers for Sydney's World Youth Day in July, WYD08 chief Danny Casey said that while more than 168,000 people have now registered, organisers have long anticipated that not all hopeful

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Monarach on Agenda

Australia could one day have a Catholic monarch after UK Prime Minister Gordon Brown signalled that he would consider abolishing the 300 year old Act of Settlement which forbids UK monarchs from becoming or marrying Catholics. The Daily Telegraph in

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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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