A church in Beijing, on Flickr --- The Holy See has excommunicated Father Paul Lei Shiyin of Leshan in China, who was ordained a bishop without papal mandate last week, reports ucanews.com. A priest and Church observer outside China who asked not

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'my power bill', on Flickr --- St Vincent de Paul has labelled as "completely unreasonable" for low-income households a proposed increase of $265 per year on retail electricity pricing for the average customer in NSW, the Catholic Weekly reports. Issuing

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Bishop Vincent Long at his ordination, photo from the Kairos Catholic Journal. --- Bishop Vincent Long Van Nguyen OFM Conv was ordained in Melbourne last night, saying he ventures ahead "trusting in the sustaining power of God and the support of many",

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Cenacolo founder Sister Elvira with community members in northern Italy. There are now 60 such communities around the world. --- When journalist Mark Reidy travelled to France in March he went not to take in the traditional tourist sites this

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I am sure it is a sign of intellectual shallowness on my part that I have never really struggled over religious belief. It has always seemed pretty straightforward. I was born into a religious tradition and I think that tradition represents the truth.

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Catholic educators in Queensland met last Friday to have a discussion about "What makes a Catholic school Catholic?" In these times where people seem to be turning to private schools to educate their children like never before, what differences are there

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This movie won the Palme d’Or at the 2011 Cannes Film Festival, and attempts no less than to film the meaning of existence, viewed through the experiences of a Texas family, living in the US in the 1950s.  The movie opens with a quotation from the

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Pope Benedict may himself put the new Vatican news portal online with a click from the Apostolic Palace in its launch this week, said an AP report on the US ABC News website. Vatican officials said on Saturday that the pontiff has been following the

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It is impossible to put a price on the damage to a young woman's mental health from bullying at a Sydney Catholic girls school, her lawyer says, according to an AAP report in the Sydney Morning Herald. "There is some evidence of the fact that future

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Screenshot from The West Australian --- The remains of the first Catholic bishop of Perth, John Brady, are back in WA, to be re-interred to a new crypt under the city's St Mary's Cathedral in August, reports the West Australian. The remains, exhumed by a

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An image of Pope Pius XII from Flickr --- Israel's ambassador to the Vatican has recanted over his praise of Pope Pius XII, saying his personal judgment on the wartime pontiff's role in the matter of Jews in Rome was "premature", said an AP report on

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Image of a casket from Flickr --- A shared mortuary owned by the Catholic Church has complained about a Brisbane funeral operator, who is being accused of failing to refrigerate bodies and letting them decompose before burial or cremation, said a Sunday

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Image from Flickr --- The city of New York can thank its Catholic governor for the newly acquired legal status for same-sex marriages, said a New York Times report in the Sydney Morning Herald. The story of how same-sex marriage became legal in New York

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As part of this year's Refugee Week activities, three Jesuit Social Services participants last week helped Victorian school children experience the trials and tribulations faced by many people around the world today, reports Province Express. 'Refugee

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Mordechai Lewy with Pope Benedict --- When Mordechai Lewy, Israeli ambassador to the Holy See, praised the role of Pope Pius XII in saving Jews during World War II, he managed to upset a lot of people -- hardly surprising, given the way an entire academic

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Social Policy Connections is hosting a forum on Thursday night in Melbourne on Human Trafficking. Titled Traffickers have no regard for race, gender...even age, the forum will be presented by Michaela Guthridge, from the Good Shepherd Mission &

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Friday, July 1, is the annual World Day of prayer for priests. This website carries a range of information and links, including details of an annual global rosary relay. http://www.worldpriestday.com/ 

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The Catholic bishops of New York have voiced their concern about new legislation allowing gay marriage in the state, saying "this tragic presumption of government" could undermine "both marriage and family", said a Catholic News Service report in the National

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Screenshot from The Australian --- Muslim activist Diaa Mohamed and Anglican Reverend Ian Powell will take part in a panel discussion on extremism and religion tomorrow, their first appearance together since communication via a series of billboard

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Screenshot from the AdelaideNow website --- A Dominican religious sister will receive a National Aboriginal Islander Day Observance Committee (NAIDOC) award for her services to the Aboriginal and Catholic community, said a report from the Advertiser

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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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