More Australian family photos are needed for a giant "Mosaic of Families" that will form a portrait of Pope Benedict to be unveiled at next year's World Meeting of Families to be held in Mexico City in January. The Mosaic of the Families has

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Comparing it to playing football during an Anzac Day service, Bellerive parish priest Fr Peter O'Loughlin says he is disgusted by AFL Tasmania's plan to play three games on Good Friday next year. North Hobart Demons chaplain and Bellerive and Lindisfarne

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Dougherty resigns

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Pope Benedict has accepted the resignation of Bishop Patrick Dougherty who has reached the age limit for retirement after 25 years at the helm of Bathurst diocese. "The Holy Father has accepted the resignation of His Lordship the Most Reverend

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Cairns Bishop James Foley has slammed a nudist resort proposal to boost sagging tourism figures with swingers and sex parties. The Courier Mail reports the White Cockatoo resort in Mossman, near Port Douglas, north Queensland, is promoting an adults only

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To avoid an aged care shortfall, we need reform, and we need it now. We should change how people plan for their care, how they are assessed for entry into care, how services are funded, and how staff are trained and paid. My organisation, Catholic Health

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Where are the rites of passage that help our young men become adults in our society? Where is that moment, experience or ritual when young men realise that adult responsibilities as well as privileges have come upon them? Where is the social celebration and

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Bridget Curran is a young West Australian woman who exudes life and vitality. She's a natural story teller, using her characteristic giggle as punctuation while she tells stories she has collected for her recently published book, The Miracles of Mary:

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Micah Challenge Australia is part of a global movement of Christian agencies, churches, groups and individuals inspiring and equipping Christians to speak out against poverty and injustice. It works in support of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and

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The Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith has given American Maryknoll priest Fr Roy Bourgeois 30 days to recant his support for the ordination of women or face excommunication. The threat is revealed in a letter from Fr Bourgeois to the CDF

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A Brazilian rancher suspected over the killing of American land rights activist Sr Dorothy Stang now claims that he owns the land she died trying to defend, a prosecutor says. The International Herald Tribune reports the action by Regivaldo Galvao appears

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Xavier College and the Australian Jesuit Province have appointed Christian Brother Bill Wilding to undertake a full investigation into events in which a student was injured and property damaged in an end of year "rampage". "The Xavier

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Obama phones Pope

10-Nov-2008

US President-elect Barack Obama has wasted no time in phoning Pope Benedict to thank the pontiff for his congratulations but US bishops say they will confront the incoming administration on abortion and other life issues. The Vatican spokesman, Jesuit

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It is impossible to understand Vatican II without the pontificate of Pius XII, Pope Benedict has said, noting that his predecessor is cited over 200 times in Council documents. Pope Benedict spoke of his predecessor on Saturday when he received in

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Italy has grounded 35 military helicopters including the ones used to transport Pope Benedict after eight people died when a similar helicopter crashed last month. An investigation of the October 23 incident, in which eight people aboard were killed,

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Opening a major international conference, United Nations President, Fr Miguel d'Escoto Brockmann, lashed Western morals saying that the world desperately needs to learn the positive lessons of religion. Fr D'Escoto said all religions promoted

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How should schools treat students who self-identify as homosexual? Today entire school systems promote "acceptance". The demand for acceptance is based on the premise that patterns of sexual attraction are determined at birth and unchangeable;

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A new educational resource released by Catholic Earthcare Australia aims to bring the wonder and fragility of Australia's diverse coastal reef systems into the classroom. Reefs are the cradles of the ocean's food chain and are directly being impacted by the

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Marist Mission Centre Australia is a special work of the Australian Province of Marist Fathers. Initially established in 1949 to support the work of the Marist Fathers in Japan, it now supports the international missions of the order thoughout countries of

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A Well Founded Fear is a documentary that follows the work of a small group of committed Australians who have made it their mission to find the asylum seekers Australia has rejected. Director of the Edmund Rice Centre, Phil Glendenning heads a small

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Newly appointed Bathurst diocese administrator, Fr Patrick O'Regan, says that he is unable to clarify speculation that the diocese may be merged with neighbouring Wilcannia-Forbes. The Western Advocate reports that Fr O'Regan has been appointed

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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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