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Veteran astronomer Jesuit Father George Coyne has been honoured by the American Astronomical Society for his work in building a Vatican-sponsored summer school for young astronomers and promoting discussions on the intersection of religion and

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Here is a checklist of dispositions needed for enjoying Old Dogs: A very high tolerance level in general. A very high level for corny comedy. Afan's attitude to Robin Williams, no matter what he is in (actually, here he has to be both zany and

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This site captures the dynamism of Catholic llife in our northern neighbours in Asia, including Pakistan, Thailand and India, with news, features and multimedia. http://www.cathnewsasia.com/about/friend-recommendation/emailpage//emailpage/

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How quickly things change. First, Jesus’ birth is celebrated by the Magi and angels. Then the celebration is cut short, as Christ and his family become refugees, fleeing the violence of a brutal dictator in the middle of the night with little more

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A group of bearded, athletic men with shoulder-length fair hair, resembling a Germanic football team, wander into the bare room, joking nervously with one another. A small number of attractive women join them and a man makes an impassioned rallying speech

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Because of the use of the term feminism, many think New Feminism is a Trojan horse trying to justify radical feminism with a Catholic veneer. They fear that if we help women achieve the dignity and status they deserve, men will suffer. New Feminism

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At least six churches in Malaysia have been targets of vandalism and firebombs since Friday, with attacks reported in Kuala Lumpur and othe parts of the country. A Molotov cocktail was hurled at the Anglican All Saints Church in Taiping town in

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The principal of Emmanuel College in Victoria has declared that Good Friday should be preserved as a holy day, in response to news that Old Collegians and Merrivale were proposing to play a game of football on Good Friday this year. The match would be

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Portugal's parliament has passed a bill to legalise gay marriage. It will become law if a final vote after a committee review supports it, and is then ratified by the president. Prime Minister Jose Socrates said the aim of the legislation, passed on

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The National Musuem of Catholic Art and History contains a wealth of fabulous images, and exhibits, slide shows . Although the content comes from an American collection, it is accessible to everyone, with Cubist Angels sculpted by Dali, documents from

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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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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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