Celebrate Love is an initiative of the Sydney-based Pastoral and Matrimonial Renewal Centre (PMRC). It is a seminar for married couples exploring intimacy and spirituality in the Catholic context. The website has extensive information about future talks

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Sylvester Stallone proved at 60 he could revive his iconic creation, Rocky Balboa, after five movies over a thirty year period. He adjusted the character of Rocky to his late 50s and made an agreeably emotional fight film. At age 61, he resurrects his

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Most Australians have never imagined a world without teenagers, without groups of self-confident adolescents moving through our shopping centres, beaches and sporting events with their ipods and mobiles. In fact adolescence is an American invention, a

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Mystic monk Padre Pio's body has been exhumed 40 years after his death to be prepared for display to his devotees. Reuters reports the Capuchin friar's coffin was exhumed in the southern Italian town where he died during a three hour servce. Padre

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More than 4,000 Victorian Catholic school teachers will strike on Friday in their bid for higher wages, smaller class sizes and better working conditions. The Age reports teachers from 480 Catholic schools will walk off the job leaving about 130 schools

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A rebel commander who was at the home of East Timor's President, Jose Ramos-Horta the morning he was shot and seriously wounded has surrendered amid strong indications other rebels, including their new leader Gastao Salsinha, may follow suit after

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Pope Benedict has encouraged the Salesians of Don Bosco and other religious to continue to seek out a spiritual life rooted in "profound mysticism and a solid asceticism" instead of activism. Catholic News Agency reports the Order, who are

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Cardinal George Pell was presented with the official World Youth Day commemorative gold and silver coins in a ceremony at St Mary's Cathedral House yesterday. The Perth Mint chief Ed Harbuz presented Cardinal Pell with the coins. The event also

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More Australians will be eating fish on Good Friday as seafood retailers reveal sales on Holy Thursday have doubled in the last three years. The Southern Cross reports Adelaide's Cappo Brothers Seafood, who have been in the fish business since 1919,

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Operating in New South Wales and now in south-east Queensland as a result of recently taking responsibility of the Villa Maria centres formerly run by the Sisters of Perpetual Adoration, Catholic Healthcare conducts 40 residential age care facilities, 10

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Melbourne priest Fr Gerard Dowling OAM hosts this Sunday night family counselling program on racing and sports network, Sport 927. It is the longest running broadcast of its type in Australia having outlasted similar shows in other capital cities. The

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ww Daily we find ourselves sitting across from someone where the situation calls for a new story and we can only stutter. There’s supplication in the other person’s eyes and in the situation itself - please a new story, not the old one! But

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Anna Lee is 82 years old this year and recalls her days of captivity with the Imperial Japanese Army as if it was a recent happening. From the security of her room at Sharing House she recalls the painful years and memories that still linger after fifty

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The Vatican will be erecting a statue of Galileo Galilei inside the city's walls - 400 years after the scientist was tried for heresy. The Times reports the Vatican hopes that by putting up the statue, it will "close the Galileo affair and reach a

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The cost to host World Youth Day has blown out to $150 million dollars a sharp rise from the initial figure of $100 million. The Sydney Morning Herald reports the Catholic Church in Sydney disclosed the new budget of $150 million in a confidential

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The Iraqi Prime Minister had ordered the country's security forces to step up efforts to secure the release of a kidnapped Chaldean Catholic archbishop. Archbishop Paulos Faraj Rahho was kidnapped last Friday in the northern city of Mosul after a deadly

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The Padre Pio association has accused the Vatican of "tampering with the dead" after the body of Italy's favourite saint was exhumed from its tomb. The Telegraph UK reports the association has attacked the Vatican saying they dug up the

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A special celebration was held on the weekend at Mary MacKillop place to mark the changes to the Congregational Leadership Team of the Josephites. The Sisters of St Joseph celebrated on Saturday at North Sydney with family and friends as Sr Katrina

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A Brazilian priest who doubles as a pop singer has sold 3.3 million recordings, outselling the most popular secular performers in Brazil. Catholic World News reports Fr Marcelo Rossi, a 40-year-old priest from Sao Paulo, latest CD, entitled My

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But these three Gospels show us that these are never the last word, the final word. Into each of these situations, where the last word seems clearly to have been spoken, comes a new word. Into each of these situations comes the Word, Jesus, the living Word,

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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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