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It is remembered as one of the greatest run chases in the history of Australian cricket, but there is a back story to Justin Langer’s famous innings that isn’t so well known, reports Australian Catholics. Retelling the story of his greatest

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In an extraordinary move, Lesley-Anne Knight, my successor as Secretary General of Caritas Internationalis (the Church's international relief agency), has not been granted the nihil obstat (basically, official approval) by the Vatican's Secretariat of State

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Nine monks eat supper around a refectory table. Wordlessly, they sip from glasses of red wine as a cassette player fills the room with the soaring strings of Swan Lake. Some of them weep. They all know they will soon be dead, reports the Australian. This

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Priests will be the key teachers and explainers of the newly translated parts of the Mass in Australian parishes, Perth Auxiliary Bishop Donald Sproxton told the Record. Bishop Sproxton, who heads Perth's Archdiocesan Implementation Committee, said that

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Assertions by a public education advocate that rich private schools in Melbourne were being overfunded showed ignorance on how Catholic schools in Victoria are funded, said a Catholic education official in a report in the Age. Trevor Cobbold's analysis

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Screenshot from video on The Age report --- A woman who was rescued from the rubble of Christchurch's earthquake tied the knot at the Christ the King Catholic Church on Friday, delivering a moment of joy amid the tragedy in Christchurch, said a report in

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A survey of Australian Catholic clergy by two academics has revealed that 90 pecent find their vocation fulfilling. But the results also showed varied, frank and sometimes unhappy views, said a report in the Sydney Morning Herald. Charles Sturt

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The apostolic vicar caring for Libya's few thousand Catholics has approached Muslims to ask for protection during the unrest in the country, reports Zenit. Bishop Giovanni Martinelli of Tripoli affirmed that the attempt to squelch the protests seeking to

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Honours for The King's Speech at the Academy Awards could show a "new path" in film and signal a "return to the best tradition of English cinema," said the Catholic News Agency, based on a report in the L'Osservatore Romano. This year's Oscar award

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The National Church Life Survey is conducted every five years by an ecumenical body that aims to provide evidence-based results to help churches connect with the wider community. The 2011 survey is based on the 2006 format, but will be

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Palms Australia is seeking volunteers willing to live in another country for 12 months, sharing skills to reduce poverty. Positions exist in education, health, administration, agriculture, trades and other professional or technical areas. It is

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For twenty-seven years, the International Bulletin of Missionary Research has published an annual Status of Global Mission report, which attempts to quantify the world Christian reality. The report is unfailingly interesting, sometimes jarring, and

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At this time of year, there is normally a raft of stories about private school fees and government funding. Now, there seems to be a swing in public sentiment towards questioning the level of financial support given to private schools, writes Fr Chris

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Pope Benedict speaks plainly: “The youth of today ... are not as superficial as they are accused of being; young people want to know what life really is about,” reports Aid to the Church in Need. These words are taken from the preface to the new

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The annual Sisterhood Catholic Women’s Conference will be held in May in Collaroy in Sydney's northern beaches. This year keynote speakers include: Sr Mary Rachel OP, Anna Krohn from the Pontifical Institute for Studies on Marriage and the Family;

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The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest is the final film adaptation of Stieg Larsson's trilogy, and those disappointed that the second film, The Girl Who Played with Fire, wasn’t as cutting edge or riveting as the highly successful first film, The

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Screenshot of the Christchurch Basilica from a video on YouTube --- Christchurch Bishop Barry Jones has announced that all Catholic schools and parishes in the area, many of which were significantly damaged, will remain closed until inspected by safety

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Building a new public hospital in north Canberra would be cheaper than expanding Canberra and Calvary hospitals, the Canberra Times reports from an analysis by the ACT Treasury. The Treasury analysis examines five possible options for opening 400 extra beds

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A July 2008 image by Genocide Intervention Network on Flickr --- Sudanese government forces are reported to have denied Catholic Relief Services the right to operate in Western Darfur for allegedly distributing bibles, said a report on the AGI News

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"Dry Zone" alcohol prohibition sign near Brighton Jetty, by Xaragma on Fotothing --- A dry zone policy in Adelaide has been described as racist, with welfare leaders saying it should be scrapped because it doesn't deal with the public-drinking issue,

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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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