Image from The Age report --- Sean Wight not only helped make the AFL's Irish experiment successful, he changed the game, hundreds of mourners gathered at St James Catholic Church in Brighton, Victoria for a service in his honour heard, reports the

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'Razor Wire', on Flickr --- Northern Territory Bishop Eugene Hurley says detention centres are "factories for mental illness" because of the lengthy delays in processing the refugee status of detainees, the ABC reports. The Federal Government must

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Vatican spokesman Father Federico Lombardi --- The ordinations of 20 new priests for the traditionalist Society of St Pius X are "illegitimate", the Vatican spokesman, Father Federico Lombardi told Catholic News Service. Although Pope Benedict XVI lifted

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Image representing a foetus, on Flickr ---  The number of abortions in Spain have dropped since the government reformed its abortion legislation last year, and women are terminating their pregnancies earlier than under the previous legislation,

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Fifty years ago a line of homeless men snaked round Whitmore Square, some waiting hours for a warm bed and a meal in Adelaide’s only men’s night shelter. Since then, the Vincentian Centre has helped keep 50,000 men off Adelaide’s streets at

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On July 4, composer Arvo Pärt (pictured) performed his Vater unser (Our Father) for Pope Benedict XVI at a ceremony in the Vatican celebrating the 60th anniversary of his ordination to the priesthood. Pärt also presented the Pope with a copy of

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Set in Jerusalem in 2002, The Human Resources Manager begins in a desultory fashion in a large bakery where thousands of assembly line ‘challahs’ (special braided bread eaten by Jews on religious holidays) are being placed into plastic bags. This

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Pope Benedict has accepted the resignation of the cardinal heading the Vatican's financial policy department, a move being seen as a further attempt by the Holy See to comply with international rules on money laundering, reports the Catholic News

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'Cells Texture', on Flickr and www.zooboing.com --- A review of Australia's human cloning and embryo regulations has found that human cloning for reproduction should remain illegal, but a large majority of the review committee recommends all types of stem

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Image from www.madrid11.com --- The Church in Myanmar has slapped a ban on four dioceses from sending delegates to upcoming World Youth Day celebrations in Madrid after several youths sought political asylum at the last gathering in Australia in 2008,

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A church in Beijing, on Flickr --- The Holy See has excommunicated Father Paul Lei Shiyin of Leshan in China, who was ordained a bishop without papal mandate last week, reports ucanews.com. A priest and Church observer outside China who asked not

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'my power bill', on Flickr --- St Vincent de Paul has labelled as "completely unreasonable" for low-income households a proposed increase of $265 per year on retail electricity pricing for the average customer in NSW, the Catholic Weekly reports. Issuing

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Bishop Vincent Long at his ordination, photo from the Kairos Catholic Journal. --- Bishop Vincent Long Van Nguyen OFM Conv was ordained in Melbourne last night, saying he ventures ahead "trusting in the sustaining power of God and the support of many",

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Cenacolo founder Sister Elvira with community members in northern Italy. There are now 60 such communities around the world. --- When journalist Mark Reidy travelled to France in March he went not to take in the traditional tourist sites this

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I am sure it is a sign of intellectual shallowness on my part that I have never really struggled over religious belief. It has always seemed pretty straightforward. I was born into a religious tradition and I think that tradition represents the truth.

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Catholic educators in Queensland met last Friday to have a discussion about "What makes a Catholic school Catholic?" In these times where people seem to be turning to private schools to educate their children like never before, what differences are there

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This movie won the Palme d’Or at the 2011 Cannes Film Festival, and attempts no less than to film the meaning of existence, viewed through the experiences of a Texas family, living in the US in the 1950s.  The movie opens with a quotation from the

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Pope Benedict may himself put the new Vatican news portal online with a click from the Apostolic Palace in its launch this week, said an AP report on the US ABC News website. Vatican officials said on Saturday that the pontiff has been following the

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It is impossible to put a price on the damage to a young woman's mental health from bullying at a Sydney Catholic girls school, her lawyer says, according to an AAP report in the Sydney Morning Herald. "There is some evidence of the fact that future

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Screenshot from The West Australian --- The remains of the first Catholic bishop of Perth, John Brady, are back in WA, to be re-interred to a new crypt under the city's St Mary's Cathedral in August, reports the West Australian. The remains, exhumed by a

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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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