Screenshot of the Mary MacKillop website --- The Mary MacKillop website, set up by the Sisters of St Joseph in preparation for her canonisation, has recorded some 190,000 visitors and received prayer requests from 80,000 people in just six months, the

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Screenshot of image from the Herald Sun report, of the victim's casket being carried to the grave --- Mourners have packed the Tahmoor Catholic Church in the NSW Southern Highlands to farewell a teenage boy who was allegedly murdered by a relative of

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A Victorian kindergarten has banned Santa and his sleigh, holly or any mention of a religious holiday this Christmas, as part of an effort to be inclusive of all religious and cultural groups, reports the Herald Sun. "We are just trying to take an open

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Screenshot from a video of protests in Pakistan, on YouTube --- The imam of the oldest mosque in Peshawar, Pakistan, has offered a reward to anyone who kills Asia Bibi, a Christian woman condemned for blasphemy - if the court fails to hang her, said

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China's government-sanctioned Church has begun its National Congress of Catholic Representatives in Beijing, amid opposition from the Holy See and resistance from many Catholics, reports ucanews.com. Excluding those bishops who are too old or sick to travel

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Father Ignatius Spencer, from Wikipedia --- The Vatican has declared the "heroic virtues" of 19th-century British priest, Father Ignatius Spencer, a distant relative of the late Princess Diana and her son Princes William and Harry, BBC News reports. The

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In November last year, one of the world's leading exorcists quietly slipped into Sydney at the invitation of the Catholic Church, reports The Australian. It was a long journey for Father Jeremy Davies, exorcist for London’s Westminster

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The anticipation that preceded the release of the latest Harry Potter film was a reminder that a whole generation would score higher on questions about J K Rowling’s life of Harry Potter than they would on St Matthew’s life of Jesus

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Catholics should write to their Federal MPs in support of traditional marriage, in response to a recent Federal Parliament motion that asked members to gauge constituents' views on how to achieve equal treatment for same sex couples, reports The Catholic

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The ACT will be an early adopter of the national curriculum, with Education Minister Andrew Barr saying it will be rolled out in independent, Catholic and public schools from next year, reports AAP in the Sydney Morning Herald. "In ACT schools next year we

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The Lights of Christmas, a dazzling light show featuring traditional Christmas imagery and colours, were switched on at Sydney's St Mary's Cathedral last night, the Archdiocese announced in a statement. The display includes a constellation of sparkling

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Aged care providers lose at least $13 a day on high-care beds in capital costs alone, according to Catholic Health Australia chief executive Martin Laverty in an AAP report in the Sydney Morning Herald. "That's why there's been a lack of willingness of

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Christians in Pakistan have praised the country's first-ever audio service of the Bible via mobile phones, which was launched this week, reports ucanews.com. The project was launched by E-verses and was originally designed only for an audio Bible. It later

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The Independent Catholic News report image of St John the Evangelist Anglican church --- A small congregation of conservative Anglicans in the western province of Alberta, has become the first in Canada to join the Catholic Church, reports the Independent

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Today is Human Rights Day, designated by the United Nations to recognise the work of human rights defenders worldwide who act to end discrimination. While some human rights defenders are internationally renowned, many remain anonymous and undertake their

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The Sydney Chamber Choir will present a performance at Parramatta’s St Patrick’s Cathedral on Sunday. The one-hour concert will feature a selection of Christmas music from American, English and Spanish composers. Entry fee is by

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Screenshot from Wikileaks.org --- The Vatican was committed to getting countries aligned with the Copenhagen Accord on climate change, according to the first Vatican cable to appear on the WikiLeaks website, reports the Catholic News Service. The

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Image from the Catholic Mission Media Release --- Catholic Mission's Pakistan Director has called for the repeal of Pakistan's anti-blasphemy laws, saying their abuse continues to threaten the life and liberty of Christians and

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A church in China --- A bishop who does not have papal approval has been elected president of the Bishops' Conference of the Catholic Church in China (BCCCC), and a Vatican-approved bishop became head of the Chinese Catholic Patriotic Association (CCPA),

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As globalization pushes the world closer together, the issue in respect of religious faith is very simple and clear: does it become a civilizing force that shapes globalization to advance human good; or does it become a countervailing force, dividing and

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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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