Pope Benedict has reasserted the importance of the Bible in every Christian’s life saying sacred Scripture is not just a past text, rather the living word of God. "Above all I think it is this: to love the word of God in sacred

more

more view

Fr Tim Harris of Corinda-Graceville Parish in Brisbane has joined parishioners Lee and Christine Rush, in a bid to save their drug smuggler son Scott and fellow parishioner Michael Czugaj from the firing squad in Indonesia. Fr Harris said he was in

more

more view

Good Shepherd Sisters in partnership with the Mary MacKillop Foundation have launched an annual Indigenous Reconciliation Scholarship program in a bid to nurture women's leadership within the Aboriginal community. Worth $25,000 the program –

more

more view

18 Presentation Sisters from around Australia are en-route to India for an International Presentation Association (IPA) meeting with the theme Cry of the Earth, the Cry of the Poor. The Australian Sisters will present reflections and questions on

more

more view

Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair will soon be received into the Catholic Church. Mr Blair is likely to be received into the Church within weeks at a private chapel of Cardinal Cormac Murphy-O'Connor, the Archbishop of Westminster. Just

more

more view

Italy's Fiat Motor company has given Pope Benedict an unusual and rather unique gift - a tractor. The specially designed vehicle by Fiat, which is painted red and white and even boasts the Pontifs coat-of-arms, is not a replacement for the Popemobile,

more

more view

Pope Benedict has called on all Christians to strive for holiness on the Feast of All Saints. The Holy Father recalled in the early days of the Church, members were called 'saints' and that Christians were made holy by Baptism, Catholic News Agency

more

more view

Australian Christians are being urged to vote Labor by the brother of the future leader of the Liberal party – Tim Costello. The World Vision chief told the Nine Network that Opposition leader and Prime Minister hopeful Kevin Rudd is “way

more

more view

Hobart Archbishop Adrian Doyle has urged Tasmanian Legislative Councillors to reject moves to allow the creation of human embryos for experimentation and destruction because other more ethical and scientifically proven methods of stem cell research

more

more view

A Brisbane parish has offered to fly the parents of a convicted Australian drug mule on death row to Bali so they can be with their son. Fr Tim Harris from the Corinda/Graceville Catholic parish says Scott Rush's parents should be with him now that

more

more view

The International Commission on English in the Liturgy (ICEL), yesterday sent to the Bishops of its 11 member Conferences, its draft translation of the Roman Missal that was first published in Latin in 2002. Known as the “Green Book”, due

more

more view

When Maryanne Hacker attended World Youth Day in Paris in 1997, she realised that she was not the only young person in the church! While Paris has its own attractions, the experience of being one of 1.2 million young people gathered in the name of church

more

more view

Pope Benedict has urged the media to seek the truth saying it is becoming more 'self-absorbed', as he announced the theme for World Communications Day. “The Media: At the Crossroads Between Activism and Service. Seeking the Truth in order to

more

more view

Racially based fears of the Sudanese community are unwarranted and unhelpful, according to the local parish priest in the Melbourne suburb that is home to Australia's largest concentration of Sudanese refugees. St Anthony’s Fr Tony Feeney, said

more

more view

Two Catholic School boys faced court yesterday accused of sexually assaulting a young teenage girl and filming the attack on a mobile phone. Parramatta Children’s Court heard the 15-year-old students from Marist College Pagewood allegedly

more

more view

Fr Francis and his fellow Cistercians at Our Lady of the Holy Spirit Monastery, Atlanta, is converting 12 hectares of clear-cut pine plantation into a conservation burial ground, and perform "green burials" — interments without embalming

more

more view

Up to 4000 Vatican residents face eviction despite the Church recently deploring a shortage of low cost housing. Former Archbishop of Siena, Gaetano Bonicelli (pictured), who advises the Italian Bishops' Conference on social policy, stressed the

more

more view

A jailed Catholic Vietnamese priest has been denied owning a Bible and other religious objects while behind bars. The 60-year-old priest and editor - Thaddeus Nguyen Van Ly – was sentenced to eight years in jail in March for alleged

more

more view

Australian Benedictine Fr Michael Kelly has been elected the 115th Abbot General of the Sylvestrine Congregation at their recent General Chapter in Italy. Fr Kelly, a monk of St Benedict's Monastery, Arcadia, in north-west Sydney, will soon move to

more

more view

Broken Bay Diocese School’s Office has won WorkCover's Best Workplace Health and Safety Management System Award. WorkCover NSW which sponsored the Safety Conference held a Gala Dinner to acknowledge finalists and announce the winners. Catholic

more

more view

Mass on Demand

home-video-thumbnail

From St Mary’s, North Sydney. The first Mass of the day on YouTube

Mass Online

home-video-thumbnail-nobttn

Live streamed from Our Lady of the Rosary Cathedral, Waitara

more

Daily Prayer

Daily Prayer

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

view