Revelations that Surrey police failed to charge the UK born murderer of Perth schoolgirl, Sofia Rodriguez-Urrutia Shu, after arresting him in 2001 have dismayed Sofia's parents. Dante Wyndham Arthurs pleaded guilty recently to the murder of

more

more view

Vatican officials have rejected an Italian doctor's claims that Pope John Paul II refused artificial nutrition in the days before his death. The late pontiff is being accused of violating Catholic teaching, according to reports in Associated

more

more view

Caritas Australia CEO Jack de Groot has called for an urgent and decisive response to hold Burma's military junta to account. In a statement for this weekend's Social Justice Sunday, he welcomed the Bishops' Social Justice Sunday Statement. The

more

more view

People praised me and admired my strength and stamina. It helped me serve others, especially young people. In 1992, however, I had to admit to myself I had an addiction to alcohol. In tears and with a broken heart, I left my ministry in Korea for

more

more view

We feel it most cruelly on Friday nights when it seems everyone in the whole world is doing something exciting except us. Initially there is no sense of desperation, we are young. But then we discover it robs us of the simple capacity to rest.

more

more view

A British pub that occupies a former convent wants to erect an image of a barebreasted nun. The local council says it is disrespectful to the nuns who ran the convent. Tenby Town Council is urging planners to refuse permission for the sign

more

more view

An engineer who successfully moved a 65 tonne mosaic of the Risen Christ at the historic Sacred Heart Church on Sydney's Notre Dame University campus, has won a Bradfield award for excellence. Mr Elwyn Berchowitz is senior engineer for Meinhardt NSW.

more

more view

The Queensland Catholic Education Commission is looking for a "clear direction" from Australia's Catholic bishops on whether church school authorities should continue to be involved with Amnesty International. In a statement released

more

more view

Former Bulawayo Archbishop Pius Ncube has denied rumours that he intends to challenge Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe in next year's elections. The Catholic Information Service for Africa reports that he will remain a human rights advocate. He has

more

more view

The Israeli government has cancelled re-entry visas for priests, nuns and other church workers who wish to travel in and out of the Israeli occupied Palestinian territories. Independent Catholic News reports the measures have left a number stranded

more

more view

World Youth Day organisers have dismissed claims they tried to relax quarantine measures at Randwick Racecourse. The Catholic Weekly reports that claims were made last week that WYD workers had been allowed on the site, bypassing the biosecurity

more

more view

When sections of copper drain pipes on the outside of St Mary's Cathedral in Colorado Springs were stolen, the Church became the victim of a crime that has become widespread. Prices on the copper market have soared, with thieves stealing copper to sell

more

more view

On foreign aid, development assistance and trade justice, Peter Costello says "Economic growth is the real poverty buster". The bishops say: "True, but economic growth must go hand in hand with eradicating poverty and ensuring trade

more

more view

Despite a warning from his archbishop, Fr Rainer Maria Schiessler is back serving beer at Munich's Oktoberfest. The Nation reports that Fr Schiessler's customers in the beer tents are unaware of his true identity, as he wears no priestly vestments and

more

more view

The Vatican has been inundated with more than 160,000 requests for "relics" of the late Pope John Paul II after offering them free on the Internet. The London Telegraph quotes Monsignor Marco Fibbi, a spokesman for the Vicariate of Rome,

more

more view

A West Papuan military commander has denied a parish priest's claim that elite soldiers are threatening and following him. UCA News reports that Fr John Djonga says the elite commandos have been spying on him since late July, when he passed local

more

more view

An Oxford educated Episcopalian bishop in the US has sought permission to resign from his diocese and to be released from his vows in order to be received into the Catholic Church. The London Times reports that Bishop Jeffrey Steenson of Rio Grande

more

more view

The Vatican's undersecretary for Relations with States, Monsignor Pietro Parolin, has said countries must not waste time worrying, but instead do something concrete to ensure a healthy future for the earth. AsiaNews reports that he told the United

more

more view

Burma's Catholic bishops have called for a national prayer campaign as protests led by Buddhist monks in Burma continue to grow. As Buddhist monks in the streets of the former capital Rangoon shout "democracy", Archbishop Charles Maung Bo has

more

more view

Emmaus Productions founder and creative director Monica Brown wonders if the Church is losing heart. "We've got better systems, but I don't know that we've got life-giving communities". 25 years after the release of her first album, she is

more

more view

Mass on Demand

home-video-thumbnail

From St Mary’s, North Sydney. The first Mass of the day on YouTube

Mass Online

home-video-thumbnail-nobttn

Live streamed from Our Lady of the Rosary Cathedral, Waitara

more

Daily Prayer

Daily Prayer

All your daily readings, reflections and prayers can be found here... 

view