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Screenshot from The Guardian report --- The devil may wear Prada, but a Sicilian bishop turned out for a Mass this week in vestments from Giorgio Armani, reports the Guardian. Bishop Domenico Mogavero drew compliments from churchgoers at Mass on the

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'Hospital', on Flickr --- Catholic Health Australia chief executive Martin Laverty has raised concerns about a move to name and shame underperforming public and private hospitals, under the next stage of the Gillard government health reforms, reports

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Screenshot from the Rome Reports video, John Paul II's coffin moved to final resting place, on YouTube --- Pilgrims vsiting St Peter's Basilica have been given their first glimpse of Blessed Pope John Paul II's new final resting place, reports the

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Image of a cell phase, from Wikipedia --- A US Catholic couple is blazing a new trail in adult cardiac stem-cell research, said a Catholic News Service report in the Catholic Sentinel. Dr Eduardo Marban, director of the Cedars-Sinai Heart Institute in

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Lending support in flood-ravaged Victoria then hitting Penola before crossing the Nullabor and ending up in disaster-stricken Queensland is an epic journey in itself. Add two Josephite nuns in a van spreading the message of Mary MacKillop to school children

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One of the blessings of Catholicism, as GK Chesterton among others has noted, is that it offers such a wide-screen vision upon the ironies of history, the paradoxes of culture, upon human foibles and upon God’s boundless mercy, writes Anna Krohn in The

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Eamonn Holmes (pictured) returns to Northern Ireland to host a special program for Mothering Sunday - hymns recorded at St Michael's Church, Enniskillen. Burn victim Melaine Higgins describes the joy of being a new mother. Interview with Dana, 1970 winner of

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Screenshot of Bishop William Morris from a video by The Toowoomba Chronicle --- Brisbane's Archbishop John Bathersby says the Pope must have had a good reason to sack the bishop of the Diocese of Toowoomba in Queensland, but he's not been privy to the

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An alliance among the Anglican and Catholic dioceses of Newcastle, along with the Catholic Diocese of Broken Bay, was renewed last night at Christ Church Cathedral in Newcastle, reports the Newcastle Herald. The churches signed the fourth annual Tri-Diocesan

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Image from The Record report --- A young Australian sister who founded a religious congregation focused on the charism and spirituality of Pope John Paul II proclaimed the second reading at his beatification Mass in Rome on Sunday, reports the Record. Sr

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Image of Sister Nora Nash from the Partners for the Common Good website --- A group of religious investors led by an American sister - who has challenged Goldman Sachs' executive pay - will tell every leading corporate CEO to improve their workers' wages,

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'Behind the barbed wire fence', on Flickr --- The Church expects welcome from its own ranks for migrants - not just from governments and other organisations, a Vatican official responsible for migrants issues told Chaplains during a pastoral visit to

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'Cross', on Flickr --- Pakistan Church leaders want the government to boost security for their communities in the wake of Osama bin Laden's death, fearing it will shatter the peace they have enjoyed for 10 years, said the Catholic News Service, citing a

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As word got out that Osama bin Laden had been killed by a Navy SEAL strike team in Pakistan, television and the Internet quickly began to feature images of spontaneous celebrations outside the White House and at ground zero in New York, writes Catholic News

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All five MPs speaking in the South Australian Parliament yesterday indicated they would block a plan supported by Health Minister John Hill to give doctors a legal defence for providing pain-relieving drugs that hasten death, reports AdelaideNow. Independent

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A Catholic nanny from India who saved her Jewish ward during 2008 terrorist attacks in Mumbai is being recognised by the International Raoul Wallenberg Foundation, reports Zenit. Sandra Samuel saved two-year-old Moshe Holtzberg when terrorists attacked

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South Korean police have found the body of a man with his hands and feet nailed to a wooden cross and a crown of thorns on his head, in an abandoned quarry, said a report in the Age. A man wearing only underwear, with a wound on his side and nylon strings

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'Holding hands', on Flickr --- Brazil's high court has formally opened deliberations on recognising "stable unions" regardless of the sexual orientation of the couples, said an AFP report on the ABC. The country's attorney-general, Roberto Gurgel, has

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This past week the entire Catholic world has been focused on Pope Blessed John Paul II and his beatification. In the days leading up to it, there was a call for speeding up the process of canonizing Pope Blessed John XXIII. Lost in all of this has been

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The target audience of Something Borrowed is women. Men definitely take A back seat in this one. While Kate Hudson has top billing, this is really a Ginnifer Goodwin film. Kate is Darcy, an extrovert and party animal off the page, the best friend since

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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

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

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