Melbourne parish priest, Fr Noel Brady, has launched a protest against unsightly supermarket trolleys left abandoned in streets for up to three months. The Brimbank Leader reports the Brimbank Council in Melbourne's West does not have a contractor or

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Italy's highest criminal court has ordered a retrial for two former Vatican Radio officials after quashing their earlier acqittal on charges of environmental pollution allegedly caused by a transmission tower. The Court of Cassation ordered a new

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The University of Queensland's Newman Society has been placed on "probation" by the student union for displaying a photo of an eight week fetus in the womb. The Australian reports the UQ Newman Society has been gagged and threatened with

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With US lenders  threatening to repossess 650,000 homes in the first quarter of 2008, Catholic parishes are mobilising to offer assistance to mortgage distressed homeowners. AFX News reports Fr Jeffry Dillon switched from the religious to the

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Pope Benedict yesterday thanked consecrated virgins for their "total gift" to Christ encouraging them to "always irradiate the dignity of being the wife of Christ". The Australian reports the Pope thanked the women for their

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Based on a 2004 Thai film of the same name, Shutter is an American/Japanese production. If you can take the shocks and violence of this genre, this film is worth the admission price for the cinematography alone. The story here is also very good

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This is the website of one of the best known Catholic priests in the western world. Fr Rolheiser is best known through his writings and lecturing on spirituality and prising open the Word in such a clear, beautiful and heart-inspiring style. His articles

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During the transformation of Irish society from a largely rural and agricultural economy to an industrialised one there occurred a failure of imagination in the Irish Church. A new middle class elite had arisen in the Church which rejected what it

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It is time for this country to build new relationships and to be open to future possibilities, we commit ourselves to deep, on-going dialogue with our indigenous sisters and brothers on further ways of moving forward. This year, on May 26, Catholic

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A US Coast Guard officer who refused to be injected with a vaccine derived from the remains of an aborted child has won an exemption from the required vaccination.  Catholic News Agency reports that in May 2006 the Coast Guard ordered all active

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Sydney archdiocese policy officer, Dr Brigid McKenna, has welcomed a decision by the Western Australian Legislative Council to reject cloning as a victory for "commonsense science and morality." The Catholic Weekly reports Western Australia

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China's ancient capital, Nanjing, is about to become the bible printing centre of the world with the opening of a press capable of producing one million copies of the Bible per month. Independent Catholic News report the Amity Printing Company - a

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Notre Dame University Vice Chancellor Dr Peter Tannock has received a prestigious award, the Christus Magister Medal, from an American university. Dr Tannock received the award on Sunday at a commencement ceremony for the the University of Portland

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An Italian mother has died of cancer after refusing treatment that could have harmed her unborn child. Lifesitenews reports that Paolo Breda died in an act of sacrifice comparable to that of pro-life patroness St Gianna Beretta Molla. Breda was

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Victorian Supreme Court Justice Lex Lasry who defended executed drug courier Van Nguyen has received an honorary doctorate from Australian Catholic University. Justice Lasry was honoured Tuesday for his contribution to social justice and law, an ACU

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Northern Territory coroner Greg Cavanagh has found a Catholic school principal and the Northern Territory Catholic Education Office knew a tree that later killed a nine year old Darwin boy, Aidan Bott, was dangerous but "did not do anything".

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Rosemary Sibanda, who was at the centre of an adultery storm with former Bulawayo Archbishop Pius Ncube, has died in a Zimbabwe hospital reportedly of pneumonia. New Zimbabwe reports Mrs Sibanda died at Bulawayo’s Mpilo General Hospital on

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Mary’s spirituality is about relationship. Right from the start, Mary was in relationship with God, with Joseph, with Jesus, and with numerous others whose lives she would have touched. So what does Mary offer us today? Like Mary, it is

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I am a "Brothers' Boy". Yes, the major part of my education, especially at the secondary level, was in the hands of the Christian Brothers, and I want to tell you about it. I’m sure that all the religious orders that have taught in our

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Find out what life is like under Hamas and explore the religious yet militant organisation's move from international pariah to meaningful political player. Inside Hamas is a behind the scenes look at Hamas adjusting to governing in Gaza by the only

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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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