Religious leaders have joined with Pope Benedict XVI to denounce violence perpetrated in the name of their faiths, amid growing religious fanaticism across the world, said an AFP report in the Sydney Morning Herald. "No more violence, no more war, no more

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Hospitals in the UK have used "do not resuscitate" orders secretly to bring elderly patients to an early death, an investigation has found, said a report on BioEdge. The orders, which are an advance decision that patients' lives should not be saved if their

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'Marco Simoncelli 2009 Valencia', from Wikipedia --- Thousands of people gathered in Coriano, in Italy's Rimini region on Thursday to pay tribute to MotoGP rider Marco Simoncelli after his death in the Malaysian Grand Prix, said an AFP report in the

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Sister Elvira

Sister Elvira Maria de Witt, DCJ, is an opera singer turned nun who has found a new way to win vocations to the religious life - by going online.

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The recent opening of a new Aboriginal Studies Centre has strengthened St Ignatius’ College Riverview’s commitment to the education of young Indigenous men and the promotion of Indigenous culture to the wider community, reports Province

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I have been asked to reflect on Anti-Poverty Week, which began yesterday, through the eyes of the Good Samaritan, and the more I do, the more I realise that I am no theologian and that Anti-Poverty Week itself is a strange notion, writes Graham West in

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Dr Jane Wright, teacher at Loreto College Marryatville in South Australia, has won the prestigious Prime Minister’s Prize for Excellence in Science Teaching in Secondary Schools. The Loreto website has a story about the award and a video interview with

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Kevin Smith has proven to be something of a sign of contradiction, enthusing his fans and irritating his definitely-not-fans.  I will opt for the fan side. Smith used to portray himself in his films as a slacker, the famous Silent Bob.  He has an

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Dr Philip Aspinall. Image attribution:Peter Ellis on en.wikipedia --- Anglican Primate Phillip Aspinall has given his personal support to Adelaide's Archbishop Philip Wilson and vicar-general Monsignor David Cappo, over the sexual abuse affair involving

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St Mary of the Cross --- The first anniversary of the canonisation of St Mary MacKillop will be marked today with a special unveiling of a new statue of the saint at Mary MacKillop Place, according to a media release sent on behalf of the Sisters of St

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Screenshot from the Sydney Morning Herald --- After winning the world's biggest cycling race, just as powerful was the humble gesture by Cadel Evans on Saturday morning to place one of his cherished Tour champion's yellow jerseys in the hands of a priest,

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The integrity of police checks for school employees is under doubt after a teacher on child exploitation charges was allowed to work as a cleaner at a Catholic school in Melbourne, reports the Herald Sun. David Joseph Trudgian, 41, was hired by the school in

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Pope Benedict, on on Flickr --- Pope Benedict was wheeled up the main aisle of St Peter's Basilica on a mobile platform at a ceremony on Sunday to spare him the unnecessary fatigue of walking, but the Vatican said there was no concern for his overall

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Screenshot from Watch: Birmingham thief crosses himself in the aisle before church theft (Birmingham Mail) --- A thief in a British church was caught on video making the sign of the cross before helping to steal a 116-year-old religious artefact from it,

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Screenshot from The Australian --- Most of Australia's bishops gathered in Rome Monday to celebrate the opening of Domus Australia, reports the Australian. About 60,000 Australians visit Rome each year. Cardinal George Pell said he believed that the new

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The St Vincent de Paul Society National Council of Australia will continue its push for a major overhaul of the support payment system during Anti-Poverty Week 2011, the organisation said in a statement. Chief Executive Officer, Dr John Falzon, says if the

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Image from www.jrolevinksculptor.com.au --- Judith Rolevink took four months and said countless prayers to Saint Mary of the Cross before she was happy with the image she had sculpted of Australia's first saint, unveiled yesterday outside the Mary

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Screenshot from www.fatherbob.com.au --- Supporters of South Melbourne priest Father Bob Maguire have begun bombarding the Catholic Archdiocese of Melbourne with letters and emails pleading for him to be kept on as a parish priest, reports the Herald

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'Praying', on Flickr --- Pope Benedict says he has called for a "Year of Faith," starting in October 2012, in response to a "profound crisis of faith that has affected many people" and left them searching for answers, reports the Catholic News

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The Church in Ireland has launched a new app for young men who are thinking of joining the priesthood, designed to help users reflect on whether the clerical life is for them, said an AFP report on Google News. The free "Vocations" app includes the

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Mass on Demand

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From Parish of Our Lady of The Way, North Sydney & Lavender Bay. 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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