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Describing herself as a "good Catholic girl", Cherie Blair, wife of former British Prime Minister Tony Blair, has defended her use of contraception saying that fertility control is an important reason that "women's lives have changed".

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The average age of teachers in Catholic schools is 40, nearly ten years younger than their government school counterparts, statistics show. The Australian reports that while state and territory governments face losing 40 per cent of their teachers to

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Japan's Catholic-run Jikei Hospital which operates a "drop off" box for abandoned babies has collected 17 infants in its first year of operation. Mainichi News reports that Jikei Hospital in Kumamoto City created the "Stork's

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Whyalla, South Australia, priest Fr Tony Redden's inoperable brain tumour has retreated after his parishioners prayed to Mary MacKillop for her intercession. Whyalla News reports that Fr Redden was diagnosed on January 22, 2007 with a malignant,

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The Rudd Government has named Vinnies CEO Dr John Falzon and Adelaide Monsignor David Cappo to its new Social Inclusion Board which also includes Professor Tony Vinson and Melbourne television personality Eddie McGuire. Catholic Social Services

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Ritual activity is part of the human condition and is necessary for our survival as human beings. It celebrates and intensifies the most elemental situations of our humanity. Ritual is something that we purposely do over and over again. It is done best when

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The freight train of same sex marriage will not stop at the station called simple "equality." The legal equivalence of same sex couples with opposite sex couples means that marriage will no longer be society’s most reliable method of

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Still one of the most popular Catholic prayer sites in cyberspace, Sacred Space provides daily prayer reflections in over 20 languages. The Irish Jesuits host the site and encourage visitors to spend 10 minutes in front of their computer monitors

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Teralba Park in Brisbane's north-western suburbs will play host to a Queensland Churches Together Dawn Ceremony to mark National Sorry Day on May 26. This year's commemoration has special significance following the Prime Minister's Apology to the

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Last week's devastating Sichuan earthquake which killed over 40,000 people also destroyed dozens of churches, local Catholic officials have revealed. AsiaNews reports that while Catholics participate in national mourning, attempts are underway to

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Car accident survivor, eight year old Sophie Delezio, has joined a group of illustrious Australians, including cricketer Matthew Hayden and fashion design Carla Zampatti who have been named as World Youth Day ambassadors. The Catholic Weekly reports

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Retired Sydney Bishop Geoffrey Robinson says that Australia's bishops "did what they had to do" in sanctioning his latest book while Marist Fr Michael Whelan has called on the bishops to explain "what is doctrinally unsound" in the

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Up to one German per day undergoes a full scale exorcism, a priest estimates, giving a figure that has shocked the public.   Hundreds of Germans, tortured by inner voices, are looking for priests to help free them from what they believe to be the

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Fifth oldest bishop in the world and possibly Australia's last living World War II chaplain, retired Military diocese Bishop Aloysius Morgan has died at 98. Bishop Morgan was Australia's first Catholic military bishop and former Auxiliary Bishop of

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A retired Victorian country priest, Fr Alderick D'Cruz, was yesterday convicted in Shepparton County Court of a 1977 indecent assault on a then 17 year old girl. Leaning heavily on a walking stick and grasping the hand of a supporter, Fr D'Cruz, 78,

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Homelessness is a "national obscenity" and it would be a disgrace if Australia failed to act on the issue, Prime Minister Kevin Rudd said in a speech yesterday. Adelaide Now reports with over 100,000 Australians homeless every night,

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A new spirituality centre to open in Brisbane's southern bayside suburb of Ormiston next year will be named the Santa Teresa Spirituality Centre. The Catholic Leader reports in naming the site in honour of St Therese of Lisieux (Santa Teresa), the

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With well under two months before the start of World Youth Day now is the time for registered pilgrims, unregistered participants, visitors to, and residents of, Sydney to be making their detailed plans about how they are going to manage their way through

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The Sisters of St Joseph will welcome their youngest member in 20 years when 24 year old Anne-Marie Gallagher takes her first profession of vows this Sunday at the Mary MacKillop chapel in North Sydney. In a media statement issued by the order,

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Affectionately known as "Indy IV", this is the most recent of the Indiana Jones series and after a 19 year absence it returns Harrison Ford as Dr Henry "Indiana" Jones Jr to front line action. Now wiser and considerably older, Jones

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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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