The Fatima Network provides news and information about Our Lady of Fatima online. It provides the "essential" information about the apparition in addition to a range of resources. The site is still petitioning for the full release of the

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Many of us, if we are honest, will admit to a feeling of empathy with the elder brother of the prodigal son. Here he is, the dutiful son, working hard year after year, doing all his father asks without complaint. And for what? His renegade brother

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I have read that a sign of us being apostles of Christ is the calmness and peace with which we face life and its challenges. Calmness is not a concept or experience that receives a lot of airplay these days. We hear a lot about the need for confidence,

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ACBC President Archbishop Philip Wilson has called on all Catholics to offer special prayers for Pope Benedict and for Church unity, as part of their Lenten observances this year. Archbishop Wilson said that Pope Benedict's recent letter to bishops

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Brisbane archdiocese will launch legal action against former St Mary's administrator Fr Peter Kennedy after he withdrew from mediation and refused to hand over the parish, Chancellor Fr Adrian Farrelly has announced. Fr Farrelly, a canon lawyer, said that

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French quantum physicist and philosopher of science Bernard d'Espagnat, who says that "mystery is a constituent dimension of being", has won the 2009 Templeton Prize for religion. The $A2 million award is the world's richest annual prize given to an

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The Vatican will launch a Chinese language version of its website on Thursday this week despite fears by some that it could be subject to blocking by authorities in China. "Internet users from throughout the world will be able to navigate in Chinese

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Queensland Premier Anna Bligh has handed over a newly restored chalice originally donated to a Toowoomba church by her grandfather. Premier Bligh honoured her family when she returned the gleaming item to parish priest Fr Tom Keegan, the Toowoomba

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Tabcorp has announced that TAB agencies and pubTABS will be open for business this Good Friday for punters in New South Wales and Victoria. Good Friday and Christmas Day were previously sacrosanct, but managing director of wagering Robert Nason said it

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Pope Benedict has announced the Church will celebrate a special year for priests to begin on June 19, the 150th anniversary of the death of the Cure d'Ars, St Jean Vianney. Pope Benedict made the announcement in an address to the Congregation for the

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This year's Jesuit Lenten Podcast Series looks at "Reversals", finding God in times of crisis and change. The five podcasts will feature stories of people who have sought God in the midst of turmoil or helped others seek answers through their

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St Patrick holds the Irish in a powerful emotional thrall. As schoolchildren we were told that he refused to come down from a bleak mountain in County Mayo which still bears his name, until the Almighty promised him that the Irish would always be faithful

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The recent decision to lift the ban on Federal funding of embryonic stem cell research in the US will have far reaching consequences both for the US and the global research effort in this area. The original decision by the Bush government led to waste and

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An event for the long term calendar. The Australian Catholic Historical Society will hold its 2009 conference with the theme Catholics in Australian Public Life since 1788. Topics covered will include church-state relations; the place of the churches,

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Wagga diocese's Vianney College seminary is at full capacity, Rector Fr Peter Thompson says. The Wagga Daily Advertiser reports the "house full" sign can go up at the seminary where 22 young men are currently preparing for the priesthood.

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The rabbi of Jerusalem's Western Wall, Shmuel Rabinovitch, has said that it would not be proper for Pope Benedict to wear a cross on his forthcoming visit to the site. The pope wears a cross in all public appearances and is slated to visit the Western

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Victorian Premier John Brumby says that Tabcorp betting on Good Friday is not appropriate but if it does go ahead the company should donate a substantial portion of its profits to charity. "I don't think it's a good idea, I don't think it's

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Parents at a St Joseph's primary school, Riverwood in New South Wales are at loggerheads with parish priest, Fr John Walter, over his refusal to allow a shadecloth to be erected because of the risk of children suffering vitamin D deficiency. For more than

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Who of us has not walked into a meeting, a boardroom, a church assembly, a family dinner, a social situation, or a gathering of some kind and, not unlike the mass murderers at Columbine or Virginia Tech, subtly sprayed bullets of jealous anger around the

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Tabcorp invokes the secularist mantra of people have a choice as to what they do on the day and how they wish to spend it. Quite right. And the choice of so many is to spend Good Friday as a day quite different from any other day.It is a day of reflection. It

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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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