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Hundreds of thousands of people have gathered in the Philippines for an annual festival honouring the "Black Nazrene", a wooden statue of Jesus, to pray for relief from natural disasters. Many Filipinos believe the icon, which portrays

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James Cameron's 3D box office hit film Avatar is "captivating" but lacks "true emotion", according to the Vatican's L'Osservatore Romano newspaper. While acknowledging the film's visual impact, the paper said the movie was

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Monsignor Guido Marini --- The Chief papal liturgist, Monsignor Guido Marini, has endorsed calls in the church for a "reform of reform" of Catholic liturgy. "For some years now, several voices have been heard within

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This movie is a quality comedy-romance with serious dramatic overtones and tracks a corporate hatchet-man, Ryan Bingham (George Clooney), whose job it is to terminate the positions of other corporate employees. Ryan leads a very lonely life. He

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The Holy Father, Pope Benedict XVI, has named Most Rev Anthony Fisher op as the third bishop of Parramatta. He succeeds Most Rev Kevin Manning who has been Bishop of Parramatta since 1997 and is retiring. Bishop Anthony is a Dominican friar and

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Archbishop Vincent Nichols of Westminster says secularists are "just as dogmatic as the worst religious believer and sometimes more stridently so". His remark comes as the bishops of England and Wales prepare to discuss the rise of

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The Priests, whose first self-titled CD became a runaway hit, have released a second CD, Harmony. On their website, you can hear excerpts from the album, find about more about how the three Northern Ireland signers came together and what their singing

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Brother Francis McCarthy --- Christian Brother Frank McCarthy, reputedly the oldest registered working teacher in Australia, died this week, aged 89. "Br McCarthy was still teaching at St Kevin's until Term 3 of 2009 at the

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Pope Benedict XVI has criticised the "economic and political resistance" to fighting environmental degradation, and the failure to create a new climate treaty at Copenhagen last month. He reiterated the message from his Caritas in Veritate

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Malaysian Opposition Leader Anwar Ibrahim --- Malaysian Opposition Leader Anwar Ibrahim denounced the attacks on churches in the country, as news reports said the ninth attack occurred yesterday amid Muslim discontent about Christian

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My grandfather, who spent most of his life on a sheep station in western Queensland, could quote tracts of Virgil and Homer from memory. My mother topped Latin in year 10 in her school in Brisbane in the 1960s, but things were on the slide; her prize was a

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Kathleen Evans, who was miraculously cured of inoperable cancer after praying to Mary MacKillop, has stepped forward and spoken to the media for the first time accounting how she was cured of inoperable cancers in her lungs and brain. Ms Evans, from

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The St Vincent de Paul Society has been accused of breaching public trust and aspects of the Privacy Act over an agreement with Acxiom, one of the world's largest data companies, to gather information through a Christmas mail out. The society

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The Federal Government will give more than $70 million to schools run by the Exclusive Brethren, a religious sect Kevin Rudd has described as an "extremist cult" that breaks up families.The sect's schools have secured more than $8.4m under the Government's

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It is a reasonable complaint that most of the movie action leads are male, from James Bond to Harry Potter.  Hermione does make her claim but ultimately, follows Harry. So on that count alone, The Secret of Moonacre stands out from the other

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Mining giant BHP Billiton has pulled out of a nickel project in the Philippines following a campaign by English Caritas agency, CAFOD. BHP Billiton sold its 40 percent stake in the A$24.7 billion project to local joint-venture partner AMCOR

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A rarely viewed world map compiled in 1602 by Jesuit missionary to China, Matteo Ricci, has gone on display at the Library of Congress in Washington, DC. The 400-year-old map identifies Florida as "the Land of Flowers" and put China at the

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Weekly Mass attendance and Catholic identification have fallen dramatically in France, according to a newspaper survey. Last year attendance was down to 4.5 percent, compared with 27 percent in 1965. Only 64 percent identify themselves as Catholic,

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Every day The Sisters of St Joseph sift through letters, emails and phone calls from people around the world who claim "miracles" through the intercession of Mary MacKillop. It is a full-time job for three of the sisters to collate

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An Egyptian man in Australia lives in fear of a backlash against his family because of his conversion from Islam to Christianity. "Mina", 36, is afraid for the safety of his family here and in Egypt, for defying the

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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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