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The target audience of Something Borrowed is women. Men definitely take A back seat in this one. While Kate Hudson has top billing, this is really a Ginnifer Goodwin film. Kate is Darcy, an extrovert and party animal off the page, the best friend since

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Dr Dan White, Executive Director of Sydney's Catholic Schools --- The Commonwealth funding system is not transparent and needs an overhaul, said the head of Sydney's Catholic schools, reports the Sydney Morning Herald. The Howard government had

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Attendance at Catholic parishes will be counted over four weekends, starting from the first weekend in May, to ascertain the practising population of Australia's Catholics, the Australian Catholic Bishops Conference said in a media release. First held in

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Sydney's St Mary's Cathedral will hold a day-long event on Sunday to celebrate the beatification of John Paul II. The day will kick off at 12pm with food stalls, artistic displays and other presentations on his life, and culminate in a live webcast of

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Many youth from the southern hemisphere lament that by attending World Youth Day, they will miss out on important weeks of study at home. However, at least for some Australian university students, this is about to change, with a new course being offered by

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The beatification will be webcast on this site from 6pm this Sunday AEST, with documentaries about John Paul's life from 4pm. http://webcast.viostream.com/?viocast=4119&auth=39aa9944-0cd1-4e1a-8a6f-480c82bf566f

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After celebrating Mary MacKillop's beatification, Australians have a better idea of what the beatification of John Paul II all means, writes Andrew Hamilton in Eureka Street. John Paul's reputation for holiness has been judged well-founded, and he may now

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The retired Bishop of Wilcannia Forbes, Christopher Toohey, has apologised for behaviour "not consistent with that required of a good person" with some young adults in his early years of ministry, in a statement published on the Australian Catholic

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Image from jamesbrandon on Flickr --- The Archdiocese of Sydney said it looks forward to a contining social policy that supports the family and especially mothers who wish to spend those vital early months with their babies, in response to a debate over

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A Catholic adoption charity in England is facing closure after losing its appeal against a law forcing them to place children with homosexual couples, reports the Catholic News Agency. Catholic Care, run by the Diocese of Leeds, argued it would have to give

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Screenshot of Fr Phan Khac Tu from the VietCatholic News report --- Three Catholic priests are candidates for election to the Vietnamese national assembly, the "highest organ of state power" under the nation's constitution, said a report on VietCatholic

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NSW bishop-elect, Father Peter Comensoli --- Pope Benedict has hand-picked a 47-year-old priest from Wollongong in NSW for the role of auxiliary bishop to Sydney's Cardinal George Pell, said the Illawarra Mercury and ACBC media releases. "It's a daunting

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Screenshot of the 'Matyrs of Lubeck' from a blog --- Residents in Germany's Lubeck take pride in four native sons who were murdered by the Nazis but a plan to beatify three of them who were Catholics - leaving out the fourth, a Lutheran pastor - may

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Members of Perth’s Ukrainian Greek Catholic community joined other private citizens to raise enough money last month to fund over 20 university healthcare students to help orphans in their homeland for four years, reports The Record. Since 2008,

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In 2002 an Australian band called Lifeboat 14 performed a song for John Paul II called Hey John Paul, for which they received an apostolic blessing. To celebrate his beatification this week, they have posted a clip of the song on

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In a move without any direct precedents, Pope Benedict XVI went on Italian television last week to respond to seven questions chosen from among 3,000 submitted by ordinary people from all over the world. The following are three quick observations about the

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Film review - Thor

27-Apr-2011

This action-adventure film tells the story of the powerful warrior, Thor, who was cast out of the realm of Asgard, and exiled to live amongst the inhabitants of Midgard (Earth). Thor is the God of Thunder, based on a Norse mythological deity, and is the

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The arrangement that maintains funding for about 60 percent of Catholic schools had "reached its use-by-date", according to Schools Education Minister Peter Garrett, reports the Australian. Mr Garrett's comments follow a briefing by the head of the school

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Screenshot from The Canberra Times report --- Thieves stole $19,000 in collection money during a robbery at a church in a Canberra suburb on Easter Sunday, reports the Canberra Times. St Augustine's Church in Farrer was broken into between 1pm and

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Screenshot from The Age report --- Lapsed Catholics and those who only come to Mass at Christmas and Easter outnumber practising Catholics, with only one in seven Australian Catholics going to Church every Sunday, reports the Age. Of the five

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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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