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Had the King of Siam seen this film, he might have said, 'A puzzlement'. Some of it is played for laughs.  Some of it is serious.  It is the story of a con man.  It is a love story. What makes it different from the usual movie is that the

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Top Renaissance scientists and scholars gathered on a grassy hill overlooking Rome one starry spring night 400 years ago to gaze into a unique innovation by Galileo Galilei: the telescope, reports the Catholic News Service. "This was really an exciting

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For a very long time, teachers have been the earthworms of our society: worthy, vital, underpaid and overlooked, writes Greg Craven, Vice-Chancellor of ACU, in the Australian.  Now and then, someone comes up with an idea to fix this. The most obvious

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From April 15, in the Rafael Room of the Vatican Museums, visitors can admire the exhibition Fabergé. The Sacred Images. Over 140 works of art are on show, from the famous Easter Eggs belonging to the Czars to precious icons from the

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Julie Taymor’s Titus (1999) is one of the best film adaptations of a Shakespearean play. Powerfully made, it can be seen as a commentary on the 1991-2001 Balkans War. Taymor takes a similar approach with her latest film The Tempest, which brings fresh

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Cardinal George Pell --- Australia's Catholic priests are witnessing a major row unfolding in The Swag, the magazine of the National Council of Priests, over an article by retired Melbourne priest Father Eric Hodgens - to which Sydney's Cardinal George

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More than 50 students from a Brisbane Catholic boys' college have been suspended after rating their female teachers according to appearance on a social networking site created by students, report the Sydney Morning Herald and the Courier Mail. The 52 high

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Image from the Northern District Times, of Liam Van Deth and his award-winning portrait --- Sydney Holy Cross College student Liam Van Deth has won a major award in the Sydney religious art competition, the Clancy Art Prize, for his painting of St Mary

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Image from the Ignatius Press website --- Distribution of an Italian edition of a new youth catechism has been temporarily suspended because of a translation error concerning the church's teaching on contraception, reports the Catholic News

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Screenshot of Mother Teresa from the film Mother Teresa: The Legacy, uploaded to Gloria.tv --- An Irish nun said she has seen a letter by Mother Teresa that proves that she was forced out of Ireland by the church 40 years ago, reports the Irish

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Ricky Martin --- Cardinal Luis Aponte Martinez of San Juan, Puerto Rico wants singer Ricky Martin to refrain from promoting homosexuality and to set a good example for young people, reports the Catholic News Agency. "Personally I admire Ricky for the

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When hundreds of thousands of people converge on the Vatican for the beatification of Pope John Paul II next month, a Jewish orchestra conductor from New York will have an honoured place among them, the JTA Global Jewish News service reports. Gilbert

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This program of Compass explores the modern day appeal of religious life by following the personal journeys of three Australians who take up a vocation later in life.A late vocation is a trend that harks back to medieval times when special religious orders

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In 2007, I spent a week in Spain, giving lectures, meeting with Spanish Catholic leaders. Over the course of numerous conversations, it became clear that the government of Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero, in power since 2004, was not simply secular in

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Image from The Swag Autumn 2011 --- The editor of the priests' magazine The Swag has attacked Cardinal George Pell over his argument in his criticism of theological extremism, reports the Australian. The editor, Sydney priest Peter Maher, was

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Screenshot from the Australian Government website, The Line --- St Patrick's College at Campbelltown in Sydney will have to pay damages to a former student after the Supreme Court found it had failed to address the ongoing bullying she experienced,

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Image from the ABC report --- The new Bishop of the Maitland-Newcastle Catholic Diocese, Father William Wright, will be ordained on June 15 at Newcastle's Sacred Heart Cathedral, reports the ABC. Bishop-elect Fr Wright will be ordained by Cardinal George

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Father Joe Caddy --- CatholicCare Victoria has backed a call from Victoria's police Chief Commissioner Simon Overland for stronger parenting, which the commissioner said has become a "lost skill", reports the Herald Sun. Commissioner Overland said

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Screenshot from the Rome Reports video, The Vatican will review and disseminate YOUCAT, the catechism for youth, on YouTube --- The Vatican is organising corrections in translations of the YouCat, as reports of additional concerns - related to wording

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Screenshot from the EWTN Family Prayer - For the Church in China, on YouTube --- At least three "underground" priests in China's northern Hebei province have been detained in the Chinese crackdown on human rights activists and Christians not affiliated to

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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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