Outside a mission in Bolivia --- Half a millennium has passed since missionaries arrived in what is now Latin America, and the region is now considered the most Catholic in the world. So why does it need missionaries? reports the Religion News Service,

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This Sunday, September 18, Mary Ward International Australia (MWIA), the office for justice and development projects of the IBVM Loreto Sisters, invites readers to the National Gallery of Victoria for a special viewing of Melbourne Winter Masterpieces

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Only two logical possibilities arise from the Irish government’s statement last week on the Vatican’s response to the Cloyne report, writes Rory Fitzgerald in the Catholic Herald. Either the Prime Minister, Enda Kenny, (pictured) has

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In the lead-up to the anniversary of the devastating floods and Cyclone Yasi in Queensland, two Sisters of St Joseph ware now travelling through the state until October 27 as part of the Travelling Sisters Roadshow – Australian Disaster

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Screenshot from an exclusive report on The Australian --- The Archdiocese of Adelaide has denied that investigations have been delayed into allegations made by Traditional Anglican Communion leader Archbishop John Hepworth of rape and other abuse, reports

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Four Year 11 students at St Francis Xavier’s College, Hamilton are swapping their textbooks and tests for songs and stickers as part of the school’s volunteer program, ‘Teaching Religious Education in Primary Schools’, reports Aurora

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It is five years now since Pope Benedict gave his celebrated address at Regensburg on faith and reason. Deeply thought and beautifully expressed, it is largely remembered for neither of these things, writes Douglas Murray in the Catholic Herald. Rather,

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This is an unusual documentary that has resulted from people in 192 countries sending in the videos they have recorded on one special day - Saturday, July 24, 2010. Ridley Scott co-produced the film, and the movie consists of footage selected from

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The Blake Prize for religious and spiritual art will be announced tomorrow, with an exhibition of finalists to open in Sydney on the same day. The Prize website has details of the exhibition, how to view entries and galleries of history of previous

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Screenshot from the Canterbury-Bankstown Express --- Seven students have been recognised for their school achievements by Sydney's Archbishop, Cardinal George Pell, at an awards reception at St Mary's Cathedral. The year 12 students received an

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Pope Benedict --- Pope Benedict has condemned violence in God's name, but said that 10 years after the September 11 attacks, the world still had much to do to address the grievances that can give rise to acts of terrorism, said a Reuters report in the

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St Francis Xavier College in Melbourne is one of 150 schools nationally involved in a trial of the new Australian curriculum, reports the Age. Joe Marsiglio, the school's numeracy co-ordinator, says parts of the maths curriculum, especially year 9,

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An image of rubble at Ground Zero, from Flickr --- Hundreds of people have gathered at a memorial service St Mary's Cathedral in Sydney to remember the nearly 3000 people killed in the September 11 terrorist attacks, said an AAP report in the Sydney

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London Riots, Croydon. Image: George Rex --- Pope Benedict has urged the British Government to root its policies in objective values, saying this is "especially important in the light of events in England this summer", reports the Catholic Herald. "When

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Senator Nick Xenophon --- Independent senator Nick Xenophon said he will name in parliament a priest accused of abuse in South Australia, unless the Church stands the priest down today, reports the Australian. Senator Xenophon, speaking in the Senate

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Doctors and lawyers in South Australia have opposed the latest moves in state parliament to legalise euthanasia, reports AdelaideNow from the Advertiser. A bill backed by Labor MP Steph Key would give doctors a legal defence if they accelerated the death of

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'Miyagi Prefecture, Sendai, Japan, after the earthquake', on Flickr --- Six months after the Japanese earthquake that killed over 15,000 and left 4,000 missing, several areas that were impossible to recognise until recently are finally back to life,

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US bishops are working to mobilise Catholics across the country to tell the Obama administration that contraception and steriliation do not constitute preventive care for women and must not be mandated as part of health reform, said a Catholic News Service

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The Heads of Christian Churches in Jerusalem have released a message ahead of the upcoming General Assembly of the United Nations this month and the bid for Palestinian statehood, reports the Independent Catholic News. "The Heads of Christian Churches in

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CathNews has taken the gold award for Best Electronic Publication at the Australian Religious Press Association Awards for Excellence, according to a list of winners released by the association. Eureka Street won the silver award in the same

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Mass on Demand

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From Parish of Our Lady of The Way, North Sydney & Lavender Bay. The first Mass of the day on YouTube

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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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