We do not primarily come to the Eucharist in order to derive pleasure out of it for ourselves. We come to give ourselves to God no matter what it costs. We are not seeking our own pleasure but, like Jesus, both in worship and outside of worship, we always

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We live in a linked-up world! We might not think about the links very much but they are there. There are the physical links likes pipes, wires, roads and railway lines. There are radio and televisions links and the World Wide Web. There are other

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Another week passes and another Catholic social networking site pops up on the web. CathCommunity.org is an initiative of the England and Wales Catholic Bishops' Conference and was launched only two days ago. It is designed as a forum where people can

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The title of this film plays with the common and contemporary throwaway line, "What happens on tour stays on tour." The idea that we can become a different moral person away from home without any effect on our daily lives is as naive as it is

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A five month old girl died yesterday after the child's mother left her in the family car while she collected her other children from a Toowoomba Catholic school.   The Daily Telegraph reports the mother returned a short distance from St Thomas

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Support groups for victims of clerical abuse are joining together to hold protests during Pope Benedict's Australian visit. The Daily Telegraph reports victims' rights campaigner Helen Last, from In Good Faith & Associates, confirmed a series of

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At least 45 people are dead after a ferry carrying pilgrims to a Brazilian Pentecost festival capsized on a remote Amazon tributary. The Comandante Sales ferryboat, which had been rented to carry people to and from the festival, capsized in a pre-dawn

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Prime Minister Kevin Rudd cited a St Vincent de Paul Society proposal for community hubs in his 2020 Summit summary, Vinnies president Dr John Falzon says. The Catholic Weekly reports that the Society has called on the Federal Government to establish

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Three Catholic priests from Northern Ireland have signed a recording contract worth nearly $2 million for the music giant Sony BMG. Fathers Eugene O’Hagan, 48, his brother Martin, 45, and their old school friend David Delargy, 44, signed the

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An Indonesian court has ruled that a South Australian born ex-priest may be extradited to Australia to face abuse charges. The Jakarta court found that Charles Alfred Barnett's testimony of the contributions he has made to society was not a good reason

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Kuala Lumpur Archbishop Murphy Pakiam applied to the Malaysian High Court yesterday for a judicial review of a ministerial decision to disallow a Catholic newspaper from referring to God as "Allah" in its Malay language section. Malaysiakini

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United States pro-life activist Professor Helen Alvare was one of only six non-Europeans among 24 new appointments to the Pontifical Council for the Laity announced by Pope Benedict last week. The nominations included 18 Europeans, three South

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The shrine of Our Lady of Madhu in Sri Lanka has been given back to the diocese of Mannar after the army seized control of the area from the Tamil Tiger rebels.  Asia News reports Sri Lankan state television station yesterday showed images of the

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Victorian bishops have issued a pastoral letter calling for abortion to be retained as an offence under the Crimes Act rather than being moved under the Health Act. Zenit reports that in a pastoral letter signed by six prelates and an apostolic

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Controversial Sydney Muslim cleric Taj al-Din al-Hilali says that the Koran and the Bible make similar demands on women to dress modestly with the Bible "mandating" the wearing of the veil by Christian women. Writing in a new book, Sheik

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Pope Benedict went further than expected in the way he dealt with the issue of sexual abuse of minors by Catholic priests in America, and earned much praise for it. But questions remain, some of which touch on the Pope's own role in the Church's response to

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The Middle East is sometimes called the "cradle of Christianity". But from the time of Herod that cradle has been desecrated, violated and soaked in the blood of Innocents. In former times, though, the reaction of Christians was different to our

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This website was launched last month and is another from the award-winning, Sisters of Mercy run, multimedia company, Fraynework. It was produced on behalf of the Victorian Catholic Education Commission with the intent of enlivening the organisation's

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Controversial biologist Professor Richard Dawkins is at it again this time taking on the "New Age" and occult industries of astrology, tarot, psychics and alternative medicines. In the first of a two-part series, Dawkins battles spirit

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Wollongong Bishop Peter Ingham features in a YouTube video to promote an Australian bishops' pastoral letter warning on the opportunities and dangers of using the internet. The nation's bishops employed traditional and 21st century communication

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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

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