This is not so much a featured website but rather a brilliant feature on the Caritas Australia website. Select the Stations of the Cross - sharing the burden option on the homepage and you will view the Easter message from a different perspective. Caritas

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A secret weapon to ensure sunny skies during Pope Benedict's visit to Sydney for World Youth Day has been revealed - prayers. Reuters reports WYD's Bishop Anthony Fisher, who is coordinating the Pope's mid-winter Sydney harbour cruise, says he hopes his

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English speakers who have a story to tell about the late Pope John Paul II, are being called on by the office in charge of promoting his canonisation cause to let their voices be heard. Catholic News Service reports the office is looking for English

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John Cleary interviews US thinker Jim Wallis, author of God's Politics: Why the Right Gets It Wrong and the Left Doesn't Get It and the forthcoming The Great Awakening, Reviving Faith and Politics in a Post-Religious Right America. Over the past

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The Australian Greens have called on the Federal Government to remove restrictions on Australian overseas aid funding which currently bans it from being used on activities that support abortions. ABC News reports the Labor caucus has voted to set up a

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Who speaks of the Cross today as a way to change the world? And yet isn't that precisely the methodology of the Gospel, the road to salvation, global transformation and peace? Jesus confronts the empire, enacts truth and love, saves humanity from our

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Exorcisms and other faith-based cures have been blasted by the peak body for mental health professionals who have made a stern warning about the potential dangers associated with them. The Sydney Morning Herald reports allegations have been revealed of

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A new survey on marriage reveals those who attend Mass every week are six times as likely as those who rarely or never attend to report that their view of marriage has been "very" informed by their Catholic faith. Catholic News Service reports

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Through Lent we are called to recognise our need for healing and forgiveness, to recognise how our lack of compassion can continue to crucify the powerless, the ones who raise uncomfortable questions, the ones who challenge us to recognise the prejudice

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Australian Catholic University will hold a round table discussion with other key Catholic agencies from across the health, education and social services sectors for the second Colloquium on Mission and Identity in Church-based organisations. Taking place

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One of the "Big Two" Catholic super funds in Australia. The Catholic Super & Retirement Fund has its strengths among NSW and Queensland Catholic agencies and employees but since 2006 it has offered industry fund membership to the wider

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Australian Catholic Bishop Council President Philip Wilson has reminded Australians this Easter that the Lord's suffering, death and resurrection gives hope to the world. Wishing the country a happy Easter, he says it is a time hear the call of Christ

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They managed to persuade Nomo to stay and Fr Tomas washed his feet. This ritual washing had an extraordinary effect on him and he told others after Mass, "Now I have seen a true religion - I came into this house, a total stranger and the master of the

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Filipinos taking part in Easter crucifixions and self-flagellation rituals have been sent a stern warning by health officials to get a tetanus shot first and sterilise the nails to avoid infections. AFP reports that every year dozens of men in the

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Campaigners for Mary MacKillop's canonisation will be urging the Pope next month to recognise Australia's first saint in the universal Church. The Adelaide Advertiser reports vice-postular for the cause of canonisation of Blessed Mary MacKillop, Sr

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The Commissariat (Office) of the Holy Land in Australia is responsible for raising the awareness of Australian Christians to the needs of the people in the Holy Land. The Commissariat coordinates the Good Friday Appeal which raises $900,000 annually for the

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Mary, the sister of Martha, occurs in three scenes in the Gospels. At the start of Holy Week we read one of these in which she anoints Jesus' feet before his passion. In the other two, she is also situated at the feet of Jesus. All three offer us some

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Pope Benedict will do less walking during the traditional Good Friday procession at the Colosseum opting to watch most of the service from a vantage point on a nearby hill. Reuters reports Vatican spokesman Fr Federico Lombardi said the change was only

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Five kilometres of Sydney streets are expected to be closed for the Papal welcome for World Youth Day in July as organisers plan for the motorcade to move through George Street and around Circular Quay. The Sydney Morning Herald reports the timing of the

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Catholic Health Australia (CHA) has announced the appointment of lawyer and policy advocate, Martin Laverty as its new chief executive officer. Board Chairman Mr Tony Wheeler said the Board welcomed Mr Laverty to the role at a time when it had

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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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