Danish historian Peter Andersen wants to exhume the body of Tycho Brahe from his grave in a Prague church in order to determine whether the 17th century astronomer was murdered. Aktualne reports that a team of Danish scientists sent a letter of request to

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Florida priest, Monsignor John Skehan, has pleaded guilty to embezzling $A1.2million from his parish to fund a lavish lifestyle for himself and a colleague but prosecutors believe that up to $12 million may have been stolen over a 20 year period. The

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Pope Benedict is reported to be ready to revoke the excommunication imposed on four bishops ordained by the late dissident French Archbishop Marcel Lefebvre. Official sources at the Vatican would neither confirm nor deny whether the reports printed in the

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After sounding warnings on the dangers of modern communications, a conference organised by Italy's bishops on the "Church in Network 2.0" has concluded that the prevalence of the internet demands a Church presence. At the conclusion of the

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The Rudd Government has made some big promises on immigration detention, but Australia's treatment of asylum seekers continues to be a source of national shame. Children are still locked up; asylum seekers are still held indefinitely; immigration

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A new winter of discontent may be stirring based on the Vatican's strikingly upbeat approach to US President Barack Obama. The tone from Rome stands in obvious contrast to the ferment in some Catholic circles in the States. Benedict has now had three

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Film Review - Milk

19-Jan-2009

Sean Penn, in one of his best performances, holds audience attention in this long film about the San Francisco city supervisor, Harvey Milk. The film opens with Milk dictating some memories in 1978 and then moves to the announcement of the assassination of

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The Catholic Primary Teacher Librarians' Association is open not only to teacher librarians in Catholic schools but to principals, administrators and teachers from independent and public schools. It also welcomes anybody from the education community with an

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Young Catholic mum, Veronica Brooks, from the NSW Murray River town of Barooga, died after allegedly waiting for two hours for an ambulance to transport her to hospital across the Victorian border in Cobram. Brendan Brooks, a brother of Veronica

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A Kiama convent built in 1889 at the urging of Mother Mary MacKillop is being pulled down to make way for school expansion.  The Illawara Mercury reports the demolition will remove a link with the Sisters of St Joseph, who arrived in the town in

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St Mary's South Brisbane administrator, Fr Peter Kennedy, says that if the parish is excluded from the Catholic Church, it will move to another site offered by the Queensland Trades and Labour Council. "The reality is that, if we are excluded from this

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An Israeli airstrike has destroyed a clinic operated by Caritas Jerusalem, reports say. No further details of the strike reported by Catholic News Service and Reuters AlertNet are available at present. During a Friday session of the UN Human Rights Council

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Sunshine Coast parish, Stella Maris, has launched a petition addressed to Israeli President Shimon Perez calling for a halt to what parish priest, Fr Joe Duffy describes as a "sin against humanity". Fr Duffy has witnessed first-hand the

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Longtime Vatican diplomat, Cardinal Pio Laghi, who delivered an appeal from Pope John Paul II to US President George W. Bush not to go to war in Iraq, has died. Cardinal Laghi died Saturday evening in Rome, Vatican spokesman Fr Ciro Benedettini said. He

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Student preferences directed to the Australian Catholic University's Ballarat campus in western Victoria have almost doubled this year. The total number of preferences is up by 48.47 percent, from 1,774 in 2007/08 to 2,634 in 2008/09, The Ballarat

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Monasteries and convents are advertising "try being a monk/nun" weekends as a way of encouraging men and women into religious orders. The number of monks and nuns is falling so quickly that very soon there could be none left. Some of the

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Ashish Miranda, 24, and his brother, Akshay, 22, who were both killed by falling ice on New Zealand's Fox Glacier last week, were World Youth Day pilgrims from Melbourne's St Peter's parish, East Bentleigh. A family friend of two brothers caught

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Considered to be the "King of Clubs" in NSW, the Campbelltown Catholic Club is in the mega status of licensed clubs. It has come a long way since its formation by a group of local parishioners in the mid-1960s keen to find another way, than

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Neither the atheist nor the believer sees God. Both must live in darkness and both must try to figure out from clues gathered here and there who they are, in the vast cosmos. Atheists and believers who share a longing for justice, realise that if

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Like a religion, the whole donor conception industry is undergirded by a central creation myth. The industry cannot stand without faith in this central tenet: that biological parenthood is irrelevant, and that "social" parenthood is what matters

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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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