The Catholic and Anglican Bishops of Newcastle have joined forces to battle the NSW State government against selling parts of the state’s power grid. The Catholic Weekly reports Maitland-Newcastle Bishop Michael Malone (pictured)and Anglican Bishop

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The Vatican is set to release new guidelines tightening the restriction for candidates who are proposed for sainthood. Catholic News Agency reports a 20-page document will be presented next Monday asking Bishops to show “greater sobriety” in

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Two Melbourne Catholic schools have banned Valentine’s Day gifts from being delivered by admirers to the school for fear some students may feel left out. The Sydney Morning Herald reported Ave Maria College and St Columba's College have contacted

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The Left has awoken more to Jesus, even as the Right, particularly the Evangelical Right, has awoken more to justice. As a result we are beginning to find more common ground because both sides are moving to higher ground. - Fr Ron Rolheiser - ronrolheiser.com

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I thank God for old age. I feel blessed in my old age, more blessed than in other stages of my life. In some ways I am more peaceful as I have always worried. Now I am not asked to do so many things, I haven't much cause to worry. - Fr Keith Gorman - The Far

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The Catholic Church in Tasmania is represented in totality by the Archdiocese of Hobart. This site has a very good history of the local Church and a strong sense of community. It is very informative and well structured. Due to the special place of Tasmania in

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cathnews

Look out for a fresh new design for CathNews as today’s bulletin will be the last in this format. As of Monday, 18 February, CathNews will be presented on a brand new, revamped website. There will be no interruption to our service and we

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aboriginal WYD

Indigenous Australians isolated from the mainland on Tiwi Islands will be sharing their traditions and faith with other World Youth Day pilgrims after being partnered by three Sydney Catholic schools to attend the massive event. The 13 young

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kevin sheedy

AFL legend Kevin Sheedy will be the official celebrity ambassador for the Melbourne Days in the Dioceses billeting program. Mr Sheedy will be joined by 20 young pilgrims from around Melbourne for the official announcement, which will take place

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sr lucia

Pope Benedict has decided to fast-track Fatima visionary Sr Lucia’s road to sainthood waiving the obligatory five year waiting period to start the canonisation process. Catholics World News and Catholic News Service reports the decision by the Pope

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pine gap 4

Christian pacifists, known as the Pine Gap Four, were taken into custody in the Northern Territory on Wednesday to serve short sentences for not paying fines imposed last year. In their on-line blog, it stated the foursome were convicted last year under

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alger archbishop

A Catholic priest in Algeria has been sentenced to a year in prison for praying with Christians in Cameroon. Zenit reports Fr Pierre Wallez is the first victim of legislation approved in March 2006 prohibiting directing a religious ceremony in a place

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jesus cosmetics

A cosmetic line which received complaints about being “disrespectful” to Jesus, has been taken off the shelves in Singapore. The Independent reports the tongue-in-cheek range, named Lookin' Good for Jesus, upset Catholics, who said the line

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bowl ashes

Lent is not a period of guilt laden introspection, but a joyful walk towards the great season of Easter, a progression in the Church toward the summit of the liturgical year. - Elizabeth Harrington SOURCE Liturgy Lines

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kenya

Sacrifices will have to be made in the quest for power in order to keep this country together. There is so much suffering, some of which has been expressed in the media and some not. The immediate priority is to bring the country together. This country is

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Leading into World Youth Day in Sydney this year, the Marist Brothers of the Sydney Province have taken the opportunity to host a gathering of Marist young people. This four day festival (9-13 July) is being organised in cooperation with the General Council

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mary bluett

Victorian Catholic school teachers are set to discuss whether they will go on strike next month - alongside their government school counterparts - in a sign of solidarity against the state government's 3.25 per cent wage rise offer. While Catholic school

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council women

Catholic parishes are being invited to celebrate International Women's Day on Friday 7 March with the assistance of a kit to help parishioners pray for all women who contribute to the Church. In the welcome letter to the kit, Chair of the Council for

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exorcism painting

  A "spiritual oasis" which some have billed as  Europe's only centre dedicated to performing exorcisms is being planned to be built in Poland. Catholic News Agency reports Fr Andrzej Trojanowski, the priest leading the project

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cbcp

Bishops in the Philippines have urged to for "communal action" after details emerged exposing government corruption. Catholic News Agency reports the Catholic Bishops Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) have called for non-violent

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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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