The National Institute for Newman Studies is based in Pittsburgh, USA and its aim is to increase awareness of the life, work and influence of Catholic convert, Cardinal John Henry Newman. The website is designed to provide scholars and all those

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Father Federico Lombardi --- Vatican spokesman Father Federico Lombardi quoted from the Catechism of the Catholic Church to counter recent assertions by Cardinal Javier Lozano Barragan, the retired president of the Pontifical Council for

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Representatives from the Pacific Island communities most threatened by rising sea levels, will travel to the Copenhagen UN climate summit next week, together with Australian human rights advocates, to ensure the human face of climate change is not

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Father Peter Brock --- All 22 child sex charges levelled against Father Peter Julian Brock were dropped by Director of Public Prosecutions solicitor John Stanhope at the Newcastle Local Court yesterday.  Mr Stanhope did not

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Archbishop Denis Hart --- Archbishop of Melbourne Denis Hart will contact police over concerns the Church's investigator Peter O'Callaghan QC, tipped off two priests that they were under investigation by detectives for alleged sexual

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Kristina Keneally --- Kristina Keneally, a self-declared Catholic feminist, is poised to take over the reins as the next Labor premier of NSW from Nathan Rees. Keneally dismissed talk she would be a puppet for the party's reputed

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When I look back I think I was both blessed and "cursed" to be ordained at the time I was. I was ordained at the peak of the wave. Our seminaries were full; our missionaries young and confident. But it has been a time of questioning since the

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About 4,000 delegates are gathered for the Parliament of the World's Religions in Melbourne this week. The opening of the meeting was blessed by Zoroastrians, Jains, Hindus, Buddhists, Sikhs, Jews, Christians, Muslims, Baha'is, Aborigines, Shintos and in

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The author quotes an old Persian proverb as an example of the national sense of insecurity which has led, he claims, to a mentality of short-termism, a lack of trust in the state and a reliance on strong family and clan loyalty. There is a lack of

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Bishop Greg O'Kelly --- The trouble with Ipods and texting on mobiles is that it becomes self-entertainment, lacking the exercise of living relationships with one's immediate community, the family. Through meals together, games together,

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Founded in Canberra in 1986 by Fr Ken Baker, Missionaries of God's Love are a consecrated group of men and women seeking to bring the fire of God's love to all people. Bolding exclaiming the Gospel verse from St Luke, the Missionaries of God's Love exist to

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Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams --- Pope Benedict and the Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams agreed to foster closer relations between Catholics and Anglicans, said a report in the Sydney Morning Herald. A meeting on

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Prime Minister Kevin Rudd --- Prime Minister Kevin Rudd committed government support to extend the National School Chaplaincy program, which was due to end in late 2010, by another 12 months. The government will provide $42.8

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A 20 year old man who allegedly broke into a number of schools, stealing a crucifix and other items, said in court that he was motivated by boredom. Rodney James Payne, 20, appeared in the ACT Magistrates Court yesterday accused of trespassing at

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A Vatican scholar claims to have deciphered the "death certificate" imprinted on the Shroud of Turin, saying she has reconstructed the text from fragments of Greek, Hebrew and Latin writing imprinted on the cloth. Dr Barbara Frale, a

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The Broken Bay Institute is partnering with the University of Newcastle to offer undergraduate and postgraduate qualifications in the study of theology, delivering a "comprehensive theological education," the body said. BBI students will be

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Prime Minister Kevin Rudd says the Federal Government is awating legal advice to decide on whether to block the ACT's law on same sex civil unions, while the Australian Greens leader Senator Bob Brown and the Victorian ALP spoke up in support of such

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US Rep Patrick Kennedy --- US Representative Patrick Kennedy, son of the late senator Edward Kennedy and nephew to late president John F. Kennedy, has been barred from receiving communion at his Catholic church due to his support for

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Kiribati --- When a coconut tree dies the decay starts at the top. The leaves fall, then the fruit. All that is left is a desiccated trunk, cut off at half mast. In areas flooded with seawater, dead palms resemble tidal gauges, the high

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What follows is probably a superfluous review insofar as New Moon is already being hailed as the fastest and vastest pre-booking movie event of all time. Since the four novels by Stephanie Meyer have sold gazillions of copies, the market of teenage

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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

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

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