It is almost impossible to conceive the change in the position of Roman Catholicism in  England over the last 50 years. In the 1960s to be a Catholic was to be an outsider, a group outside the mainstream of British life, separate, slightly alien. As if to

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Even though the Vatican Library is opening its doors next week after a three-year major renovation, most of the general public will never get a chance to walk down the frescoed halls of the pope's library. Only qualified students, scholars and historians are

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Newcastle police have launched a formal investigation into allegations that the Church concealed abuses committed by a priest and tried to defrock him privately. It is one of only a handful of formal investigations of alleged Catholic Church cover-ups

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This week the chief executive officer of the Australian Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting Authority (ACARA), Dr Peter Hill, delivered the annual Ann D Clark lecture for Catholic Education, Diocese of Parramatta. The lecture was given to more than 550

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Cardinal Kasper (left) --- A senior papal adviser pulled out of Pope Benedict's visit to Britain following an interview in which the cardinal likened the UK to a Third World country marked by "aggressive atheism". The Vatican said the cardinal wasn't

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Catholic Health Australia and the health insurance industry have expressed concern that a government plan to means-test the private health insurance rebate could make the cover more expensive. "The government has again flagged a plan to make private

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Screenshot from the Sydney Morning Herald report---Demonstrators have protested the opening of artist Rodney Pople's exhibition in Sydney's Paddington, carrying placards and a statue of the Virgin Mary and spending three hours praying outside. Many of

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Geoffrey Robertson's new book, The Case of the Pope: Vatican Accountability for Human Rights Abuse, contains many dramatic and false claims, says Bishop Julian Porteous, auxiliary Bishop of Sydney and Vicar General."For a lawyer of some standing the claims

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A Spanish Catholic humanitarian organisation has won the country's prestigious Prince of Asturias Concord prize for "helping millions of people worldwide" to improve their living conditions. Manos Unidas "fights against

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Cardinal George Pell will launch the biography of leading Australian architect William Wardell this evening at St Mary's Cathedral. William Wardell: Building with Conviction, by Anthony G. Evans, tells the story of the man who designed St Mary's Cathedral in

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Widespread distribution of the morning-after pill in Spain is distorting the number of abortions in the country rather than reducing it, said the Spanish Institute for Family Policy. The group's president, Eduardo Hertfelder, said government claims

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The documentary Blessed Mary: A Saint for All Australians, hosted by broadcaster Alan Jones, will be launched on DVD in October. Universal Pictures Home Entertainment will mark the historic canonisation with the premier of the program on The History

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The crowd gathered for Mass at Bellahouston Park in Glasgow---Pope Benedict has warned against "atheist extremism" in Britain, urging the crowds that met him not to let rampant secularism swamp or destroy the country's Christian roots."The United Kingdom

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Recently the 11th anniversary of the commemoration of the Australian Monument to the Great Irish Famine (1845-1848) was celebrated. This website aims to provide a rewarding experience for anyone interested in Irish History and Genealogy, especially those

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Jewish, evangelical and Catholic speakers, some with backgrounds in national security and interfaith relations, have called the controversy over plans to build an Islamic community centre and mosque a few blocks from ground zero in New York "contrived" and

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Screenshot of the artwork, featured on the Blake Prize website --- Brisbane artist Leonard Brown, who has been ordained in the Russian Orthodox Church - and once sang on stage with the Bee Gees - has won the prestigious $20,000 first prize

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Some 500 pilgrims have registered their interest to attend the Mary MacKillop canonisation celebration in South Australia's Penola, within the first week that bookings opened for the event. "We were very surprised. I thought that was a staggering number,"

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The 2010 Australasian Catholic Press Association Annual Awards for Excellence were presented in Hobart last night, honouring the best in Catholic media across Australia and The Pacific over the past year.Wel-Com, a publication of the Dioceses of Wellington

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Pope Benedict XVI's pastoral visit to Great Britain this month will unfold along a pilgrim's path metaphorically strewn with landmines, writes George Weigel. Headline-grabbing new atheists like Richard Dawkins, along with their allies in the international

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Film review - Salt

06-Sep-2010

Of course, The Salt Identity, The Salt Supremacy and The Salt Ultimatum. We had thought that all the sleepers trained in Russia and infiltrated into ordinary and suburban US society in Cold War decades were more than middle-aged by now.  But, it looks as

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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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