Fr Hans Kung --- Theologian Fr Hans Kung said the Church needs another Vatican council to move reforms forward, The Age reports. "A third council would take up the justified concerns that were not fulfilled in the last council.

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Catholic Health Australia and various health sector stakeholders expressed disappointment at the Council of Australian Governments' lack of progress on health and aged care reform at a meeting this week. "We appreciate the level of consultation

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Pro-life groups Family Life International and Right to Life are condemning a proposed national screening system for unborn children with Down's syndrome in New Zealand, calling it "eugenics" and a promotion of a culture of death. New Zealand

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A parish in Korea now has entire families as altar servers during Mass, a move that family members say has strengthened their bonds and deepened their faith in a special way. "I was surprised when our parish priest asked me and my whole family to

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Tupac Shakur --- A song by gunned-down rapper Tupac Shakur, known for his notorious life and violent lyrics but also songs that express deep concern for social injustice and ills, made it to the Vatican's official MySpace music playlist.

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Fr Raniero Cantalamessa --- Preacher of the Pontifical Household Father Raniero Cantalamessa writes in his Advent reflection for Pope Benedict XVI and members of the Roman Curia against the threat of "frenetic activism" and

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Last week's vote in Switzerland to ban the building of any more minarets was a moral and intellectual failure. It brought shame on the Land of Chocolate and Tax-Free Banking and will almost certainly encourage right wing nut jobs and bigots everywhere,

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What happens when an imam, a priest and a rabbi get into a lift together? It may sound like a joke, but it is an everyday occurrence at the world's largest interfaith gathering and such unexpected encounters are positively encouraged. The Parliament

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Sydney's St Mary's Cathedral will hold a colourful and popular Christmas Carols Service and Readings presided over by Cardinal Pell. This much loved and anticipated event will be held on Friday December 18 at 7.30pm. Catholics and non-Catholics

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The Diocese of Geraldton website may not have all the latest trims but it provides necessary, and a solid selection of information, for the Catholics of this large regional diocese. It lists the education and care facilities of the diocese as well

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Berengarra, a school that caters for troubled children, is being forced to leave its Glen Waverley site by year's end, but will reopen next year at a former kindergarten premises in Box Hill, after negotiations with the Catholic Education Office. A

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Although a Toowoomba Catholic primary school principal was acquitted in a case regarding child sex abuse reporting, it could still leave the school and the diocese exposed to civil litigation, a lawyer said. The schools' principal was cleared in

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The Catholic bishops of England and Wales said they could be at risk of prosecution under a proposed law unless they accept women, sexually active gays and transsexuals as candidates to the priesthood, the Catholic News Service reports. In a briefing

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Ireland's constitutional amendment protecting the unborn are being challenged in a landmark case at the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR). It is being called the Roe v Wade of Europe. Three women who sought abortions in Ireland sued under the European

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Barry Walsh and Salesian Sister Alexandrina Pinto --- Entire communities in East Timor will benefit this Christmas and into the future from programs that Toowoomba engineering surveyor Barry Walsh has helped organise according to The

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In an address to Brazilian bishops, Pope Benedict said the "visible consequences" of the "deceitful principles" of liberation theology have been "rebellion, division, dissent, offense, anarchy (that) are still being felt." In

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Thomas Berry --- Any number of people I know regard Thomas Berry with varying degrees of admiration. I was roundly disappointed. I discovered that Berry was not up to speed on many issues. In addition, Berry has the bad habit of failing

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Tony Abbott --- Tony Abbott declared that his ascension to the Liberal leadership gives him a fresh start. Does that mean a fresh start for the Abbott cliches and adjectives? Abbott's complexity means he has the potential to be a great prime

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How can we all get on? It's the big question of our time tackled by Compass presenter Geraldine Doogue and a panel of five high profile international and Australian guest speakers attending the Parliament of the World's Religions which ended in Melbourne

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Carrying on from the former Cardinal Ratzinger Fan Club, the Pope Benedict XVI Fan Club serves as an online archive of writings by, and about, Joseph Ratzinger. It also provides a commentary on major issues and events in the pontificate

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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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