A flood of suggestions for top shelf parish websites have filtered through following last week's nomination of a New Zealand parish's site as being among the best according to the editors. One such site belongs to All Saints Parish,

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The majority of Australian parliaments have now changed or at least clarified the common law, ensuring the legality of widespread abortion practices. Victoria is about to follow this trend, debating the Abortion Law Reform Bill this week. But the

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No one will be surprised to find Richard Swinburne arguing that the general character of the world makes it probable that there is a God. Emeritus Professor of the Philosophy of the Christian Religion at Oxford, he has built up over many years an impressive

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An indigenous community on Bathurst Island is upset after a mahogany tree reputed to have been planted by pioneer priest and later Darwin Bishop Francis Xavier Gsell was cut down on advice by arborists. The Northern Territory News reports the African

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Democratic Party US vice-presidential candidate Senator Joseph Biden has said he believes that human life begins at conception. The International Herald Tribune reports Biden made his comments, in an interview on NBC's "Meet the Press" in

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Hindu radicals have accused Mother Teresa's Missionaries of Charity sisters of kidnapping and converting four children. AsiaNews reports on September 5, the anniversary of the death of Mother Teresa of Calcutta, four of Mother Teresa's sisters were

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Pope Benedict has sent a message to Catholic social networking site, Xt3, to mark 50 days since his World Youth Day Mass at Randwick. Times Online reports Pope Benedict XVI made an unlikely addition to the ranks of social network user with his first

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Pope Benedict has appointed three Australian bishops who will participate as full members in next month's Word of God Synod in Rome while six women experts and 19 women observers will also attend the event. The Australian bishops are Sydney Cardinal

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Months after turning down a proposal for a Muslim school, residents of Camden in Sydney's west have welcomed plans for a Catholic school in the historic town. The Sydney Morning Herald reports the Camden/Macarthur Residents' Group that fought a Muslim

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Was Alfred Hitchcock a sexual monster? Or was he, as the French film makers Rohmer and Chabrol once claimed, a moralist whose films are steeped in Roman Catholic themes? Born into a devoutly Roman Catholic family in the East End of London in 1899,

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Waltz With Bashir is about the trauma of recovered memories. But it is also about the nature of war, and its impact upon us, especially when we have been raised to believe in the value of human life, yet are expected to suppress these values and beliefs

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The regional Queensland city of Bundaberg now has just one main Catholic parish but its website clearly shows a parish alive and busy with activity. The parish's youth group, Ablaze provides the most stimulating aspect of the site with several good

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From the moment of conception, a human being's rights as a person must be respected. The existence of each person, their capacity to enjoy life and all other rights, the viability of community and the common good depend profoundly on the right to life.

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Senator Joseph Biden displays "flawed moral reasoning" on abortion, Denver Archbishop Charles Chaput says, responding to a weekend statement by the vice-presidential candidate. In the second statement in two weeks responding to comments made by

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Former Victorian World Youth Day Minister James Merlino has warned that if a controversial Abortion Law Reform Bill passes, it will lead to "open slather" for terminations up to six months. Cabinet minister and Sports Minister Merlino

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Churchgoers are losing touch with the Bible and Catholics are doing worse than most, statistics show. Figures from the 2006 National Church Life Survey showing that of those Australians who go to church, 21 percent read their Bible daily, 14 percent

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In a letter marking the 30th anniversary of the death of Pope Paul VI, Pope Benedict has praised the late pontiff saying that his contribution in an age of challenges and problems is becoming increasingly evident. Catholic News Agency reports that in a

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As Catholic protests continue in Thai Ha parish, Hanoi archdiocese has accused state television of falsely presenting  two unordained men as priests. AsiaNews reports that "priests" appearing on Vietnamese state TV in interviews by

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Pope Benedict has named Sydney Cardinal George Pell as one of three delegate presidents for the forthcoming Synod of Bishops on the Word of God. The Vatican announced yesterday Cardinal Pell would serve in place of Cardinal Oswald Gracias of Mumbai,

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The central hope of the Obama campaign is to find common ground, not by "favouring" that which can never be acceptable, the taking of innocent unborn life, but by dealing with the legal reality in a way that at least reduces the likelihood of

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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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