Dentist Mark Peddey saw first hand the terrible dental health of the homeless and disadvantaged population. He was so moved by what he saw that he approached St Kilda's Sacred Heart Mission to volunteer his time for local people in need.

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We think it is wrong for foreign states to impose the death penalty on Aussie drug traffickers and drug mules. But we apply different reasoning to non-Australians facing death at the hands of the state. The practical, hands on, Aussie approach often

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When the Chapman family drive past the Old Nunnery at Pomona now, they see their family home destroyed. Garth and Amanda Chapman lovingly restored the 1920s Queenslander to its former glory during the decade they lived there from 1990. They feel

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The outgoing Catholic Archbishop of Nairobi, Raphael Ndingi Mwana has expressed gratitude to Pope Benedict XVI for letting him retire after nearly 40 years as bishop. Archishop Ndingi said he was very happy that the Holy Father agreed to release him

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The beatification ceremony for 188 Japanese martyrs killed for their faith will take place next year on November 24 in Nagasaki. The public announcement was made by the Catholic Bishops' Conference of Japan (CBCJ) spokesman Fr. Manyo Maeda, who read a

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The Australian Catholic Students Association (ACSA) is calling for prayers for a peaceful solution to the present crisis in Burma. ACSA is urging Burma's military rulers to end its suppression of peaceful protests, which have been primarily led by

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More than enforcing a dress code and broadcasting a multilingual reminder that St. Peter's Basilica is a church, seeing people praying in the basilica reminds tourists that the magnificent building is designed to give glory to God, Pope Benedict

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Adelaide Auxiliary Bishop Greg O'Kelly has accused Federal Immigration Minister Kevin Andrews of helping to fuel racism in the community by cutting the intake of Sudanese refugees by 40 per cent. Speaking at the conclusion of the regular African Mass

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Facing down pumas and shotgun-wielding farmers, Sam Clear is taking the long way around in his pilgrimage from Tasmania to Sydney for next year’s World Youth Day. The 28-year-old has travelled through Latin America, and over the next 12 months will

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The number of Australians identifying themselves as Christian will plummet over the next 20 years as an ageing generation of dedicated churchgoers dies out, analysis of census figures shows. Painting a bleak future for Christian faiths, the Christian

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In these last dreadful months, he found it very difficult to take in the beauty of the wild flowers which are growing in the field. He set his heart on God's saving justice and in these last few years he was overwhelmed that "each day has enough

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21st century sin

01-Oct-2007

Moral theology, once the preserve of priests, has changed profoundly. Gone are the confessors' manuals and instead there is debate among its students and scholars about the way we live our lives. The Tablet - 2 Oct 2007

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A convent in southern Italy is being shut down after a quarrel among its last three remaining nuns ended in blows. A convent in southern Italy is being shut down after a quarrel among its last three remaining nuns ended in blows. Sisters Annamaria and

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Elias Chacour

Archbishop Elias Chacour of Galilee has made a passionate appeal on behalf of the Christians of the Holy Land during his homily at Westminster Cathedral Preaching at a Mass for the 60th anniversary of Aid to the Church in Need recently, Archbishop

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Nicholaspilai Packiyaranjith

Over 15,000 people attended the funeral of Fr. Nicholaspilai Packiyaranjith, a Jesuit Priest who was killed in Sri Lanka in a roadside explosion. Fr. Packiyaranjith, 40, the coordinator of the JRS in the District of Mannar Sri Lanka, was killed when

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buddhist monk

While thousands of Buddhist monks have marched on the streets to protest against Burma's military regime, the Catholic Church has ordered its clergy not to take part in demonstrations or political activities. Worshippers at Yangon's Catholic churches

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Bob collins

God alone would be the judge of former Labor senator Bob Collins, the Reverend Father Frank Brennan told hundreds of mourners in Darwin on the weekend. The 61-year-old died last Friday, September 21 three days before he was due to face court charged

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George Pell

As planning for the world's largest youthfest gathers momentum, Sydney’s Archbishop George Pell’s main concern is not the logistics of the mammoth event, rather the spiritual preparation of young Australians. While Archbishop Pell

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mother theresa

The sainthood cause of Blessed Mother Teresa of Calcutta could cross its last hurdle if the Vatican approves an allegedly miraculous cure a priest claims he experienced on the 10th anniversary of her death. Salesian Father V.M. Thomas says Mother

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The bishop of Soddo-Hosanna, Rodrigo Mejía Saldarriaga, has spoken out in favour of women's rights in Ethiopia. Speaking to the Catholic charity Aid to the Church in Need (ACN), the Colombian Jesuit revealed that his diocese is promoting women

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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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