For the last year, Lauren Gentile and her husband, Geoff, (pictured) have taught a class on natural family planning at the Church of St. Vincent Ferrer in New York City, advising couples who are, for the most part, engaged to be married and trying to postpone

more

more view

Asylum seekers will be moved into presbyteries and other church-owned properties in Melbourne's eastern suburbs before Christmas, as part of the plan to bring families out of detention, reports the Herald Sun. The Catholic Archdiocese of Melbourne and

more

more view

The late Professor James Brown --- A recently published review about female ovarian activity, by the late Professor James Brown of the University of Melbourne, validates the Billings Method, said the Catholic Archdiocese of Melbourne. The review, "Types

more

more view

Image from Manhattan Declaration.org --- Supporters of an iPhone app that contains a Christian statement supporting religious liberty, traditional marriage and right to life issues are petitioning Apple to reinstate it, after the app was removed over

more

more view

The ongoing debate about voluntary euthanasia featured strongly among the issues discussed by the Australian Catholic Bishops Conference at its Plenary meeting last month, according to a statement from the ACBC. President of the Conference,

more

more view

German Cardinal Reinhard Marx, on Wikipedia ---  The archbishop of Munich and Freising in Germany has begged forgiveness as he presented a report that showed more 250 priests and religion teachers abused children in the diocese, said an AP report in

more

more view

The Vatican City State governor has said Pope Benedict would gladly use a solar-powered electric popemobile as another sign of his efforts to promote sustainable energy if one was offered, reports the UK Press Association. However, no one makes such a

more

more view

Francis Philips got it dead right in her last blog: the pope’s gripping, highly readable and indispensable book The Light of the World is about a great deal more than just sex, writes William Oddie in The Catholic Herald. The extraordinary

more

more view

This animated comedy film is an enjoyable romp through past animated movies about superheroes and supervillains, but there are some unusual twists. An infant Megamind (Will Ferrell) is propelled through space from another planet, and is raised on earth as a

more

more view

The Catholic Church is Africa’s primary care giver for AIDS victims. According to UN statistics, over 22 million people in Africa are infected with HIV. This comprises 67% of the world’s population of HIV-infected persons. The majority of these

more

more view

Yesterday, December 6, was the Feast Day of St Nicholas, celebrating a man whose life is considered to be the true story of Santa Claus. This website carries an extensive account of his life, deeds and

more

more view

Workers at Gippsland's Maryvale Mill in Victoria could be fined up to $6600 each if they do not ''volunteer'' to work on Christmas and Boxing Day, after an order that failure to do so would constitute an illegal strike, reports The Age. This was despite

more

more view

A church in the Middle-East, on Flickr --- Pope Benedict and the Reverend Olav Fykse Tveit, general secretary of the World Council of Churches, discussed the ecumenical concern for the fate of Christians in the Middle East in a private meeting over the

more

more view

Screenshot from Image from Bruce Beresford.org --- Acclaimed Australian film director Bruce Beresford will address students at the first ever summer camp organised by Campion College in NSW for its Year 11 students, said a media release. The

more

more view

Pope Benedict XVI's recent comments about condoms represented a "normal and traditional" pastoral application of moral theology, a theologian who advises the Vatican on doctrinal matters has told Catholic News Service. The Pope's comments reflect the

more

more view

His Eminence Cardinal Joseph Zen Ze-Kiun, on Wikimedia Commons --- Hong Kong Cardinal Joseph Zen Ze-kiun has criticised an article by a priest that describes the illicit ordination of a bishop in China, as "a victory", saying it glosses over key facts

more

more view

Catholic News Service image of Father Alexander Cho --- US-based Burnmese priest Father Alexander Cho has been appointed the Bishop of Pyay in Myanmar, and said leadership is needed for the Church under the military regime, reports the Catholic News

more

more view

Catholic actor Liam Neeson said he thinks the magical lion of C.S. Lewis' "The Chronicles of Narnia" series not only represents Christ but also symbolizes other great spiritual leaders, he told the Catholic News Service. Neeson is the voice of Aslan the lion

more

more view

The Vatican, apparently like God, works in strange ways, writes Gerard Henderson in the Sydney Morning Herald. A series of official meetings at the Holy See last week served as a reminder that, in its governance function, the Catholic Church is very

more

more view

With a title like Devil and the publicity highlighting the horror-diabolical elements of the plot, it is obvious that this is a film for fans of the genre.  Personally, I thought it was very good.  I jumped several times and actually felt a bit

more

more view

Mass on Demand

home-video-thumbnail

From St Mary’s, North Sydney. The first Mass of the day on YouTube

Mass Online

home-video-thumbnail-nobttn

Live streamed from Our Lady of the Rosary Cathedral, Waitara

more

Daily Prayer

Daily Prayer

All your daily readings, reflections and prayers can be found here... 

view