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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eRENLAI is an internet magazine which is not just attempting to build its readership but also a network of project builders and a new generation of independent "information mediators" contributing to a Pan Asian community.eRENLAI

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The movie going public will enjoy the thriller aspects of Duplicity. The pace is swift; the plot has copious twists; and, for most of the time, it is hard to know who is really winning and why.Despite the entertainment draw power of the movie's major

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Many male teachers are abandoning public education to work in the Catholic or independent system, new Australian Bureau of Statistics figures show. WA Today reports the ABS figures show the number of male teachers in government schools has fallen by more

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AIDS cannot be solved by "advertising slogans" or with condoms that "risk worsening the problem" but by a twofold response based on assisting the suffering and spiritual renewal, Pope Benedict told journalists as he began his visit to

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Israel's Ambassador to the Holy See, Mordechay Lewy, has moved to allay fears over a statement by Rabbi Shmuel Rabinovitch that Pope Benedict would not be allowed to wear a cross on his visit to the Western Wall. Catholic News Agency reports that Mr

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Three teenagers who spent the night on a drinking binge have pleaded guilty in Parramatta Children's Court to an axe and machete attack on Trinity Catholic College Auburn in Sydney's west. The Daily Telegraph reports that Parramatta Children's Court heard

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Trinity Catholic College, Lismore has pleaded guilty in the NSW Industrial Court to charges that it failed to ensure the health and safety of persons on the school grounds after five year old Gabriel McBurney was killed in 2005 by a 100kg school gate. The

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So let me stick up for Benedict. He declares that the Church's historic teaching that chastity outside marriage and fidelity within it would prevent the spread of killer diseases such as AIDS. Whatever your views on the subject, that simple statement is

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The mood in Ireland in these days seems to be less that of Lenten sackcloth and ashes and more that of discontented and often righteous indignation. At first, people seemed almost in denial about the prospect of recession, then bewildered by the pace of the

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This year's Melbourne Palm Sunday Peace Service and March has the theme Lets Make Peace Possible: End the Waste of War. Palm Sunday - April 5, State Library of Victoria. 2.30pm Rally & Peace March 1.45pm Ecumenical Christian

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Queensland Churches Together is the Council of Churches in Queensland. It has 12 member churches, including the Catholic Church and it aims to foster Christian unity through dialogue and respect for one another's doctrines and traditions. The

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Canberra's St Joseph's church which was badly damaged by suspected arson in 2007 has celebrated its first service since the fire after a long restoration process. Fr Bill Kennedy has been St Joseph's parish priest for 14 years and says he was woken in the

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Archbishop Philip Wilson has announced papal honours for former SA Catholic Education head, Allan Dooley, obstetrician Graham Anderson and Dominican Sr Gemma Nicholas. Mr Dooley was the state's catholic education director for 15 years until retiring two

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Former St Mary's South Brisbane administrator, Fr Peter Kennedy, is seeking a Supreme Court injunction against his removal but parish spokesperson, Karyn Walsh, says that mediation with Brisbane Archdiocese will continue withouthis participation. Legal

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Pope Benedict has told Muslim leaders that true religion rejects violence, and he held up peaceful coexistence between Christianity and Islam in Cameroon as "a beacon to other African nations." In a morning meeting with representatives of

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This assessment would sound hollow and artificial in the kind of biography that we have become so accustomed to reading, where the same knowns and unknowns are repeatedly examined only to frustrate the reader with the paucity of the evidence. Bate ably

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Nine AFL captains voted in favour of football on Good Friday while seven were against the concept according to an informal poll yesterday. Nine club leaders admitted to being in favour of Good Friday football, which has been fiercely debated over the past

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My first glimpse of Cardinal Pell is rather surreal. His unmistakable, craggily handsome head emerges about 20 feet above me, framed by a grey Oxford sky. He is leaning out of the window of his rooms at Merton College and is preparing to throw down the key

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One of the insights you get as a parent is the incomprehensible, illogical nature of human love. You feel as though you would do almost anything to keep the love of your children; you will put up with just about anything, turn a blind eye to so much. And if

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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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