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One thing should be clear: when violent conflict breaks out in northern Nigeria between Christians and Muslims, it is never Christians who provoke it. Regrettably, however, the Muslims have so far proved quicker off the mark to tell their version of

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This is really a two-hour movie equivalent of Valentine's Day cards, posters and romantic gifts, roses and chocolates and dinner dates. In fact, it is the date movie par excellence. It was made for the romantic audience at the multiplex for a

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The philosopher John Locke was famously intolerant of atheists. "Those are not at all to be tolerated who deny the being of God," he wrote in A Letter Concerning Toleration. His reason – "promises, covenants, and oaths, which are

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There are only three physical examples of God's unconditional love which we can access here on earth: the love from one's mother, the love from one's grandmother and the love one receives from a very large dog. Only a large dog will suffice. It has to

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Over the years, the Catholic Church has been in the forefront in providing practical assistance and guiding principles in ministering to people on the move.  The motivation for this direct and positive involvement stems from the words of Jesus,

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Catholic Regional College student David Galea has won first place in an MTV art competition for a T-shirt design. He took the $5,000 top prize, beating almost 500 other entries. The 16-year-old will soon be seeing his designs on the streets of

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The 13-year-old boy charged with murdering 12-year-old fellow student Elliot Fletcher has been denied bail by the Brisbane Children's Court, as a Facebook tribute to the murdered boy was desecrated. A Facebook site dedicated to the memory of the

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Fr Frank Brennan SJ --- The proposal for a human rights act for Australia has little prospect of being adopted because it faces widespread opposition over a potential shift of power from the executive to the judiciary. "Put it

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Thousands of Sydneysiders brought parts of the city to a halt yesterday in a flashmob freeze co-ordinated by Caritas Australia as it called for the Australian government to 'Stop Global Poverty'. At least 400 participants froze simultaneously at

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Pope Benedict XVI has called the Irish child abuse scandal "heinous" in a statement issued after a two-day meeting with the bishops of the Irish Church. However, doubts remain about the church's openness after the papal envoy in

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Vatican theologian and biblical scholar, Monsignor Pietro Principe, has warned that veneration of relics is running the risk of replacing authentic faith with irrational superstition. The warning came as pilgrims began queuing to pray before the

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Caritas is a Latin word for love, and love was clearly evident in the work that Caritas Australia is doing to support some of the poorest of the poor in Cambodia. Our group flew into Phnom Penh on a rainy afternoon last November. The bustling

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This website contains a virtual experience of the famous Lenten festival at Venice. It includes a history of Carnival and the masks, locations of the main event, photo and video galleries of this year's event, and archives from previous years.

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There are some proposals that are doomed. Not because they're universally unpopular or irredeemably stupid. But because they upset the wrong sort of people. The ACT Government's plan to buy Canberra's Calvary Public Hospital was a good example. It's

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St Patrick's College, Shorncliff --- Brisbane Catholic Education said it will review school security protocols, and that families should also be aware of what their children are taking to school. The decision follows calls in

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Professor Greg Craven --- Australian Catholic University vice-chancellor Greg Craven said universities would need significant government funding for new teaching facilities to cope with expected rising enrolments. Professor

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Pope Benedict XVI --- Forward in Faith Australia, part of the Anglo-Catholic group that also has members in Britain and America, has voted in favour to leave the Anglican Church. It is setting up a working group, guided by Bishop Peter

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Celebrity chefs from Sydney's Aqua Dining, Nick's Seafood, Garfish and Coast will cook-off for Caritas Australia's "Fish Friday" tomorrow in a fundraiser for its newly-launched Project Compassion 2010. The cook-off at Martin Place,

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A British bishop and a climate change campaigner are urging people to go on a carbon fast this Lent - abstain from meat, eat by candlelight, and cut down on computer, mobile phone and iPod use.These steps, part of the "Tearfund campaign", can

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American actress Jessica Alba has vowed never to do onscreen nudity, citing the influence of her Catholic upbringing, Alba admits she's happy to take on sexy roles and don revealing outfits in movies, but fans shouldn't ever expect her to bare all for

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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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