The author of Heart Whispers, Elizabeth Canham, writes out of her experience of living for five years as a monastic Oblate in a Benedictine community. She has a very readable style, often reflective, sometimes conversational, as she shares her own lived

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Bathurst's city bells, located in a newly built tower at the All Saints Anglican Cathedral, will ring out together for the first time later this month to welcome the new Catholic Bishop of Bathurst, Fr Michael McKenna. The secretary of the cathedral

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Ho Chi Minh City police have arrested Catholic lawyer, Paul Le Cong Dinh on charges of working with foreigners to overthrow the government and creating "propaganda against the State of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam." Security officials

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The Santa Maria Stella Maris church at Fiumicino, near Rome, has stopped offering holy water to worshippers because the parish priest fears it is being stolen for satanic rituals. Parish priest Fr Walter Palombi said the water is no longer provided

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Former Collingwood AFL star, Nathan Buckley, is furthering his coaching education this week with the US University of Notre Dame's football team, the Fighting Irish. Buckley was due to arrive at Notre Dame yesterday with AFL officials on an AFL

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In a German newspaper article, Freiburg im Brisgau Archbishop Robert Zollitsch has admitted Church orphanages did "wrong" to some children in the 1950s and 1960s and promised individual inquiries. In an article on Monday, June 15, in the

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Well known broadcaster Geraldine Doogue will be in conversation with the former Master of the Dominicans, Fr Timothy Radcliffe at the next Catalyst for Renewal Forum in Sydney on June 24. Fr Radcliffe is a prolific writer and his titles include What

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The Dominican Centre for Interfaith, Ministry, Education and Research (CIMER) engages with communities of people of other faiths, and contributes to mutual understanding and social cohesiveness in the Australian society. It develops theological and other

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In an inspired move, Pope Benedict has declared that the Year of Paul which ends this month will be followed by the Year of the Priest starting on June 19, 2009. In the past year we've been captivated and challenged by this extraordinary layman's passion

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I sense a growing weariness among Christians in the fierce cultural battles currently being waged, such as abortion and gay "marriage." Does it seem like life would be so much easier if we stopped making a big deal about things and just let

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A Paris prosecutor has recommended that a court should dissolve the Church of Scientology's French branch when it rules on charges of fraud against the organisation. Registered as a religion in the United States, Scientology enjoys no such legal

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Good Shepherd's Social Justice Network has called on religious orders and community groups to strengthen anti-trafficking networks worldwide and support those fighting against human trafficking in poor countries, especially in Asia. Christine Carolan,

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Anthony and Christine Foster, who failed in a bid to meet Pope Benedict during last year's World Youth Day visit, want to warn other parents that the "insidious" sexual abuse inflicted on two of their three young girls could happen to anyone.

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The Catholic Superannuation and Retirement Fund (CSRF) has signed the United Nations Principles for Responsible Investment, which are designed to integrate environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors into the investment process. CSRF is also

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The Pave the Way Foundation for interreligious dialogue has announced it has found more than 2,300 pages of original documents illustrating Pope Pius XII's efforts to help Jews in the face of Nazism. Gary Krupp, president of the New York based

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Concert pianist, composer, poet, philosopher, blogger and committed Catholic. Stephen Hough is also a mildly spoken gay activist who disputes Tchaikovsky's supposed suicide - he doesn't believe a word of it - and believes several Christian saints were

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This is classical romantic comedy, and a typical theme for such plots is that when two people start to spend time together, they also start to fall in love, with perfectly predictable results. However, the film offers more than that. The comedy that

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Zenit is a non-profit international news agency whose objective is to inform about the "world seen from Rome," with professionalism and faithfulness to the truth. It views the modern world through the messages of the Pope and the Holy See; tells

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For some men and women, IVF can seem like a godsend. Inability is always felt as a grievous loss for loving couples. But the clinics which offer IVF and other "assisted reproductive technology" techniques are businesses, and offer services, not

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The Vatican warned the Society of St Pius X not to go ahead with plans to ordain new priests this month, describing the ordinations as "illegitimate". The warning was contained in a communique issued by the Holy See Press Office yesterday.

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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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