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Hong Kong Coadjutor Bishop John Tong Hon has mixed feelings about attending today's Olympic opening ceremony because of the absence of other Catholic leaders including Cardinal Joseph Zen Ze-kun who was not invited. Bishop Tong said he had mixed

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More is a colossus of his age and vast quantities of ink have been expended in trying to describe and understand him, which makes it all the more remarkable that John Guy has in A Daughter's Love given us a wholly new insight into the man. Here is More not

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The Games give China's 12 million strong Catholic population a crucial opportunity to show their patriotism. Many Chinese suspect Catholics of being more loyal to the Pope than to their nation. By joining in the Olympic celebrations Catholics can

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FaithTrip was one of several social networking sites in the technical, if not philosophical tradition, of other global sites FaceBook and MySpace, which sprang up before World Youth Day in a bid to take advantage of the excitement and faith-filled

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Far from retreating from the pain and troubles of the world, Merton engaged with people of different cultures and beliefs and worked tirelessly for peace and justice in society. He shared the fruits of his silent prayer life and in an inimitable way

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Few British Catholics follow the Church's ban on the use of artificial contraceptives, a survey by The Tablet has found. The Tablet, a weekly Catholic magazine, surveyed 1,500 Catholics from parishes across England and Wales and found that nearly half

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Finalists in this year's Eureka Prize for research on ethics have been cited for their work on the moral demands of affluence, in the area of neuroethics and the theory of punishment. Finalists for the Eureka Prize for research in ethics were announced

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ACBC President Archbishop Philip Wilson says the Australian bishops and religious leaders are firmly committed to providing appropriate clinical services to priests, religious and church personnel in need of psychological treatment. In a media

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Leaders and ex-leaders from a range of lay apostolate movements faithful to the Cardijn tradition launched a national network following a conference on community building that concluded over the weekend. Former and current leaders and chaplains from

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An Australian government inquiry will consider the taxation of the non-profit sector and its recommendations may affect Church run business enterprises. The Australian reports charities and other non-government organisations could lose billions of

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Top trip for Pope

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Before leaving for vacation, Pope Benedict on Sunday described his trip to Australia for World Youth Day as an "extraordinary experience". "I still have in the eyes and in the heart this extraordinary experience which enabled me to see

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Forty years ago, Pope Paul VI provoked the greatest uproar against a papal edict in the long history of the Roman Catholic Church when he reiterated the Church's ban on artificial birth control by issuing the encyclical "Humanae Vitae." At the

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Ireland's high profile Catholic priest Father Michael Cleary fooled an entire nation with a secret that was revealed only after his death. He had a wife, and they had a son. With exclusive access to friends and family, including frank interviews with his

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Tight security surrounded Mercedes College Perth on Friday as US Secretary of State visited the school with Australian Foreign Minister Stephen Smith. The West Australian reports the block around the high school, in Perth's central business

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Pure Online seeks to enable men and women to conquer sexual issues like pornography addiction and sex addiction and regain control of their lives. The primary objective of the Pure Online project is to enable a speedy and effective recovery for men dealing

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It is unjust to suggest that everything happened in a blinding flash of light on the road to Damascus. Something dramatic certainly happened. It was enough to stop St Paul carrying out his mission of persecution. It seems to have been enough

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An Italian Catholic youth organisation set up an inflatable church at a Mediterranean beach, but a strong breeze threatened to lift it into the heavens. The Times Online reports the "bouncy church" is 30 metres long and 15 metres wide, and

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After months of industrial unrest, Victorian Catholic teachers are to get a pay rise that will place them on parity with state school teachers. The Age reports teachers in Catholic schools have brokered an agreement that will bring them into line with

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Three US parishioners who incurred excommunication for their part in hiring a suspended priest for their St Louis parish have been reconciled with the Church and have joined a civil law suit against other dissidents. According to a statement last week

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A US priest who is an adviser to President George W. Bush says that welfare leads to "moral decay". The New Zealand Herald reports Fr Robert Sirico, who heads a Michigan think tank to integrate Christianity with free market principles, spent

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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

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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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