Although sumptuously produced, Youth Without Youth is a disappointing journey into dreams, myths and the search for ultimate knowledge, that is at times laboured and confusing. It marks a fascinating departure from this great filmmaker’s usual work,

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Guy Sebastian, Paulini and Ray Martin have joined Cardinal Pell and WYD organiser Danny Casey for the launch of Receive the Power, a 200 page record of World Youth Day Sydney 2008. The joy and deep faith of the hundreds of thousands of young people

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Thousands gathered in Nagasaki on Sunday for the beatification of 188 Japanese martyrs killed in what is described as the worst persecution in the history of the Church. For Japan's small Catholic population, the first beatification to be held in the

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Describing Liberation Theology as a "courageous" and "creative" response, Jesuit Superior General, Fr. Adolfo Nicolas, says that it needs more time to mature. Catholic News Agency reports Fr Nicolas, said this week he was

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A New Zealand woman is launching a compensation claim against the the Maitland-Newcastle diocese for alleged sexual abuse by the late Fr Denis McAlinden. The abuse allegedly occurred after Fr McAlinden was sent to New Zealand during the 1980s, The

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Pope Benedict has launched a consultation with bishops on whether to move the sign of peace in the Mass, Congregation of Divine Worship head, Cardinal Francis Arinze has said. Cardinal Arinze told the Vatican newspaper L'Osservatore Romano in an interview

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After more than 40 years, L'Osservatore Romano says that John Lennon's famous remark that the Beatles were popular than Jesus sounds like an English working class lad struggling to cope with success.  Pollstar says the Vatican has reportedly

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In Peru for the APEC Summit, Prime Minister Kevin Rudd has paid a visit to an Australian Sisters of Mercy project in a Lima slum area. Mr Rudd visited Cerro Candela (Hill of Candles), one of the shanty towns on the city's outskirts where three

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Over three hundred youth leaders from around Australia met in Sydney this weekend to draft a blueprint for follow up to this year's World Youth Day event. After two days of presentations and small group interaction, the gathering produced a

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As the economic downturn bites, parents at New South Wales Catholic schools are finding new ways to pay fees, with one father offering to do major plumbing work for a school to cover his children's expenses. The economic downturn has affected some

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Six years after gaining independence, East Timor's Government has thrown away the rule book for developing nations and is spending some of its oil and gas wealth that had been earmarked for future generations. Since 2005, its budget has increased 450

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We are being asked to trust the government to draw a line between "wanted" and "unwanted" content. The Australian Federal Police is playing a major role in the implementation of the filter. Revelations about the role they played in

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Just Act is an initiative of the Justice and International Mission of the Victorian and Tasmanian Synod of the Uniting Church. It runs a number of campaigns for justice including for younger workers, education and to end Christian persecution. In

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White Ribbon Day is being held on Tuesday November 25 and is the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women. Originating in Canada in 1991 following an earlier massacre of women, the day has grown in prominence globally

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Interreligious dialogue in the strict sense is not possible, Pope Benedict has said while adding that "intercultural dialogue" was important and could lead to coexistence among different faiths. In comments that could have broad implications in

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Vietnamese government plans to establish a Chinese style state controlled Church have failed after a meeting in Hanoi failed to approve the proposal. After many postponements, a meeting of the Vietnam Committee for Solidarity of Catholics designed to

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The Australian Catholic Social Justice Council has backed a move in Federal Parliament for Australia to adopt a stronger and more consistent stance against capital punishment. Meeting in Sydney, the ACSJC has called on Federal Parliament to hasten the

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We live in a less than perfect world that is filled with hurting and broken people and most of us have grown up in families that struggle to meet our emotional, psychological and spiritual needs. Because of this we may struggle with fears of failure and

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At the centre of our experience lies an incurable disease, a disquiet, a restlessness, a loneliness, a longing, a yearning, a desire, an ache for something we can never quite name. For what are we longing? What would satisfy our restless energy?

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The Casino & Mallangandee parish in the Northern Rivers area of New South Wales has just launched its new website and it starts with an uplifting and spirit filled story about how the youth of the parish have got active and brought a new life to the

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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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