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Deputy Prime Minister and Education Minister Julia Gillard wants to expand a Rudd Government program under which government and non-government schools will share facilities following an overwhelming number of funding submissions. The Australian

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ROMEreports offers religious based programs geared to meeting the needs of television broadcasting companies around the world, offering extensive reporting from Rome, and coverage of the life of the Church, papal addresses and other current

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The first Compass program for 2009 sees Geraldine Doogue interview high profile Catholic convert and a man intent on underscoring the importance of religion in the twenty first century, Tony Blair. In this interview he speaks on how faith has informed

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How often do we hear about the misinterpretations occurring through the use of phone texts and emails? It seems to be at a point where what was once designed to be a convenience for us, has now become the way of communication. This is not only sad for the

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Recently it occurred to me that God had indeed visited the stigmata upon me many decades ago despite all evidence to the contrary. Many people, I have no doubt, have likewise been afflicted. The penny dropped, beautifully and sadly, some days ago as I

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Fifteen thousand WA Catholic primary school students will star in their own movie, shot by their teachers in a new program introduced by the Catholic Education Office of Western Australia. A CEOWA media statement announces that it has partnered with

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British community nurse, Caroline Petrie, has been suspended without pay and faces sacking and possibly being struck off after she offered to say a prayer for an elderly patient. Ms Petrie, a devout Christian, has already been suspended for an alleged

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Speaking after the annual Red Mass to open the 2009 law term, New South Wales Chief Justice Jim Spigelman challenged lawyers to cut their costs and charges to clients or risk being marginalised. The economic downturn is potentially so severe it could

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The monastery is an oasis, especially so in these times of economic difficulty, empty distractions, materialism, exhibitionism, substance abuse, violence. You feel the serenity as soon as you walk through the gates, and it is confirmed when you meet the

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The official Jewish response to Pope Benedict XVI recent decision to reach out to the St Pius X Society and to revoke the excommunication (though not yet determining the status) of four bishops says a great deal about the psycho-social state of American

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Melbourne: Making a Difference will feature culturally diverse music, dance, ritual and cuisine, as well as highlighting the issues of reconciliation and climate change. Australian Conservation Foundation CEO Don Henry will discuss the challenge of

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St John's College, Darwin has the motto "Strong in Faith" to which it adds the tagline "Strong in Education." Founded by the Missionaries of the Sacred Heart in 1960 as a Day and Boarding School for boys. The College combined with Our

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Bolivian President Evo Morales has told the World Social Forum the Catholic Church is the "main enemy" of the reforms his government hopes to implement in the country and that the Church needs to be replaced. "In Bolivia new enemies have

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Bombs injured a Sri Lankan Caritas worker and destroyed a sub office of the Catholic development organisation in the Vanni region, scene of the latest fighting between the Sri Lankan Government and the rebel group LTTE. Vehicles and vital infrastructure

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Canberra-Goulburn diocese's CatholicLIFE is launching a new series of audio visual learning resources beginning with a DVD presentation for the Year of Paul by Archbishop Mark Coleridge. The offering is a first for the Catholic Church in Australia and

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Catholic social service and educational institutions have welcomed the Rudd Government's second stimulus package released yesterday. "The emphasis of the announcement is on saving jobs, building social housing and infrastructure and on payments to low

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Cardinal Walter Kasper has stepped up his criticism over the Vatican'shandling of the lifting of the excommunication of SSPX Bishop Richard Williamson while German Chancellor Angela Merkel called on Pope Benedict to clearly reject holocaust denial. "There

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Eluana Englaro, the woman at the centre of Italy's right to die debate has been transferred to a hospital where she is to be allowed to die after 17 years in a vegetative state. The International Herald Tribune reports Ms Englaro was moved to the north

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In his just released Lenten message for 2009, Pope Benedict says fasting is important "therapy" for modern Catholics because it helps make them aware of the deprived state in which many people live. A panel of Church officials under the leadership of

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Sydney Cardinal George Pell will today tell the Australian Workers Union's national conference that the world's economic problems are extreme and have been radically worsened by the erosion of "social capital". Cardinal Pell describes the problems as the

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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

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

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