Archbishop Silvano Tomasi --- Vatican UN Observer Archbishop Silvano Tomasi has lashed out at criticism over the Church's handling of the pedophilia crisis saying the Catholic Church is "busy cleaning its own house" and that the

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Father James Murray --- James Stirling Murray, Anglican priest, teacher and a religious editor for The Australian, died yesterday in Sydney. He was 82. Born in Ireland in 1927, his father a Scots engineer and his mother a talented

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NSW Education Minister Verity Firth --- Parent groups at seven NSW primary schools, including Rozelle Public in Education Minister Verity Firth's electorate, want to operate the ethics pilot program being devised by the St James Ethics

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The Northern Territory Police Association commemorated eight Territory officers who have been killed on duty, to mark National Police Remembrance Day yesterday. The association said many officers die before their time because of the physical and

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Jenny Bill, a counsellor, says she was asked to remove two crosses from around her neck while working at Centacare Fraser Coast in Queensland and her refusal to comply led to her being ignored at work and feeling ridiculed. "This is a shameful

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Bishop Michael Smith of Meath in Ireland thinks that Pope John Paul II is likely to be made a Doctor of the Church, a higher status than sainthood in the Church. Bishop Smith, who was centrally involved in organising John Paul's visit to Ireland 30

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The Justice Literary Event provides a forum where outstanding writers and leaders in the field present how themes of social justice, eco justice and human rights are featured in literature for children and young adults. The day offers an opportunity

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Our daily lives are full of activity and noise. We use many words to express our ideas and thoughts. During the day one needs to ponder the many words and interpretations that one hears. These words and thoughts can distract me from the reality and the

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Real Choices Australia is a website committed to ensuring that women and men have access to accurate information, with the former receiving the support they require to make an informed choice, when pregnant. The site has a question box where people

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St Therese of Lisieux --- St Therese of Lisieux appeared to live an ordinary life, but appearances can be deceptive. Life in a monastery is difficult. She dedicated herself to the daily practice of sacrificial love toward those around her,

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Dr Michael Carr-Gregg --- Structured, regular activities, such as those that give a sense of purpose and belonging, can keep youth away from street crime and violence, said adolescent psychologist Dr Michael Carr-Gregg. "With

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Caritas said its local partner is assessing the areas in Western Samoa worst affected by the 8.3 magnitude earthquake and the tsunami waves that followed, to begin relief work. "While Australia and the Pacific Islands have cancelled their tsunami

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The three composers chosen to write music for Pope Benedict's forthcoming album are Briton Simon Boswell, an agnostic; Stefano Mainetti from Italy, who is Catholic and Nour Eddine, from Morocco, who is Muslim. Alma Mater - Music From The Vatican will

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Telling a church or a mosque it can't employ people who share its ethos is a bit like telling the Labor Party it must employ Liberals. It is good to see the Victorian Government, in its recent review of equal opportunity laws, attempt to strike the right

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A Centacare drop-in centre in Maryborough, Qld, that has been closed since March will reopen and stay open until the end of the year, and so would the Centacare office that was scheduled to close and move to Hervey Bay. The facilities will stay open

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Father Frank Brennan --- The National Human Rights Consultation Committee handed over its final assessment about a possible bill of rights for Australia to the Federal Government on Wednesday, after perusal of more than 35,000 public

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Ray Campbell --- There seems to be some confusion regarding what the Catholic Church believes about abortion and what individual "Catholics" do and believe. A Catholic who holds that abortion is simply a "woman's choice"

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Bishop Ratko Peric --- Bishop Ratko Peric of Mostar-Duvno told youth and parishioners at a confirmation Mass he presided at in Medjugorje not to behave as if the alleged Marian apparitions reported in the parish were real, the Catholic

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Here is a film for the Masterchef era if ever there was one. Lashings of sublime tucker are so prominent that the diet conscious among us are likely to put on a couple of kilos just from watching it. For her latest warm, feelgood movie,

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Flame Youth and Young Adult Ministry is an outreach work of Flame Ministries International which is active in the Archdiocese of Perth. The youth ministry is a Catholic pentecostal work with weekly praise, worship, bible teaching, outreach and

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

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