Faithtrip.net is a new social networking site, launched this week in Sydney, for young Catholics. Founded by Church Resources, its aim is to establish a "virtual parish" that will connect the young faithful across the world. In this sense, it

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Within the secret of life lies a great paradox - we only experience the true meaning of life when we are dying to ourselves and giving life away. It is a fire to carry others, feed others, and create delight for them, even as it is an energy to

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Fr James FitzPatrick has been called, among other things, a "Saintmaker". He laughs at the suggestion, but acknowledges the term is sometimes used in newspaper headlines and material over which he has no control. In a world running at a fast

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As crowds gathered in Wollongong to welcome the WYD Cross and Icon, local Bishop Peter Ingham compared the cross's journey to that of the Olympic torch in its ability to connect people across the world. The Illawarra Mercury reports that

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Three years after the death of Pope John Paul II on April 2 2005, Vatican officials have submitted a 2,000 page report on the late pontiff's life to the Congregation for the Causes of Saints. Monsignor Slawomir Oder said the document summarises and

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Photos of the last months of the life of six year old Melbourne Catholic school girl, Mia Judkins, who died of a stroke last year, have been lost after thieves stole a family computer storing the precious images. The Whittlesea Leader reports that the

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Catholic international development agencies Trocaire and Progressio have called for immediate action to stop rigging of last weekend's Zimbabwe election results by Mugabe government officials. In a joint appeal with the Tearfund and FEPA agencies,

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An inquiry by Justice Ted Mullighan into abuse of South Australian children placed in state care has identified sexual abuse of children over a 65 year period at two Catholic institutions as well as Anglican and Salvation Army facilities. 

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In experiments that the Catholic Church has described as "monstrous", scientists at the UK's Newcastle University have created embryos from cow eggs and DNA extracted from human skin cells. The BBC reports that the embryos survived for up to

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If you can put up with the slightly annoying flashing prompts, this website contains a fair bit of gold in terms of the resources it offers to the Catholic community. Founded in Cairns in 1993 the site's goal is to establish and maintain online an

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Eric Bogle believes his powerful song on the horrors of war And the Band Played Waltzing Matilda will be relevant as long as mankind keeps on fighting. But for many years, the Anzac establishment was unsure about the song’s intentions, some people

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Some theologians today are of the opinion that Christians should give up all attempts to missionise the Jews. Some go even further and think that there is no need to offer the Jews entry into the new covenant in Jesus Christ as God's covenant with the

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"Aggressive secularism" is gaining ground leaving Judaeo-Christian values as the only thing left binding British society together, Westminster Cardinal Cormac Murphy-O'Connor has warned. The Guardian reports that Cardinal Murphy-O'Connor was

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A draft lobbying code released by Special Minister of State, Senator John Faulkner, will not require churches or other tax-deductible charities to disclose details of their activities. The Sydney Morning Herald reports that unions, industry

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The way moral perspectives on sexuality have dominated theology for centuries has belied the richness and power of sexual loving to feed the soul. An oversimplified "right or wrong" stance regarding complex human experiences does no justice to

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The Sydney archdiocese has denied speculation of a rift between Cardinal George Pell and the former director of the archdiocese's Liturgy office, Fr Timothy Deeter, who resigned his position recently. The Sydney Morning Herald reports Fr Deeter

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Students arriving up to 30 minutes early for school are being required to sit in "quiet time" before classes commence as a result of insurance fears over injury in Catholic school playgrounds. The Gold Coast Bulletin reports that the 'no

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A taxi which attempted to get close to pick up a disabled passenger finished by becoming trapped at the top of a staircase at Brisbane's St Stephen's Cathedral. The Catholic Leader reports the apparently miraculous suspension of a Black and White cab

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The Vinnies' run Frederic Ozanam Housing Association will become the preferred housing provider for the archdiocese of Adelaide under a preliminary agreement that could see parish properties leased or sold to provide affordable housing. The Southern

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A public forum hosted by the Columban Mission Institute in conjunction with the City of Sydney, it will involve Christian and Muslim speakers sharing common convictions about peace and non-violence. The aim of the forum is to promote peace and mutual

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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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