After the intensity of Sam Mendes' earlier films American Beauty and The Road to Perdition and even Revolutionary Road, the light touch of Away We Go comes as something of a pleasant surprise. It's as if the British director decided it was time, after his

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The recently launched As One Voice website aims to serve those who use AOV or those who are looking for music for use within the parish or school. It currently contains a complete list of every song contained within Volumes 1 and 2 of the hugely

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Phil Glendenning --- The Edmund Rice Centre, which is in attendance at the UN climate summit at Copenhagen, issued an appeal calling Australians to make known to the Rudd Government the need for "urgent and drastic action" on

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Bishop Kevin Manning ordains three deacons --- Owen Rogers, the newly ordained deacon of St Patrick's Parish in Sydney's Blacktown said he always wanted to be a priest but circumstances never allowed it. Now, at 68 years and a grandad, he

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A total of 24 victims who suffered abuse by Father John Sidney Denham joined a class action lawsuit. A lawyer acting for them is hoping to avoid court and wants to negotiate a multi-million dollar settlement. Fr Denham has pleaded guilty to 29 child

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Inmates in the Maricopa County jail system in Phoenix, USA, filed lawsuits and grievances against the Sheriff's order that Christmas music be played throughout the jails all day. Holiday music from all countries and faiths are included in the

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Pope Benedict XVI says industrialised countries have to be responsible over environmental problems and that government policies, the activities of multinationals, and individual behaviour all have an impact on the environment. In a message for World

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Kevin Rudd --- The chaplain and sisters at the Blessed Mary MacKillop's Chapel in Sydney were caught unawares by the Prime Minister's visit on Sunday and had to quickly decide on whether to refuse him Holy Communion, The Australian

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President Obama --- President Obama's speech last week in Oslo, where he received the Nobel Peace Prize, undermined the example of all the peacemakers of the ages. Standing before the world, he defended America's military misadventures,

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Father Ron Rolheiser --- We nurture family life, our friendship circles and our workplaces by working and reworking to death old stories, old jokes and old anecdotes until that repetition becomes its own story, its own humour and its own

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Archbishop Barry Hickey --- As part of the continuing celebration for the re-dedication of Perth's St Mary's Cathedral, it will host a Mass for parishes and the Cathedral community on December 20 which will also be a celebration for the

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The Catholic Media Coalition is an association of independent Catholic publications, authors and websites based in the United States. The website is a national link allowing what it terms "orthodox" Catholics around the country to access

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Pope Benedict has made two changes in canon law, regarding marriage for those who have formally renounced the Church, and clarifying the ministry of deacons. The changes came in a "motu proprio" entitled "Omnium in mentem" (In the

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The poor Oklahoma farm boy who popularised the idea of a "prosperity gospel", and one of most recognisable US televangelists, Oral Roberts, died on Tuesday, the Los Angeles Times reports. He was 91. Roberts died of complications of pneumonia

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Sisters of St Joseph of the Sacred Heart, founded by Blessed Mary MacKillop, said they believe their 24 hour prayer vigil during the surgery on conjoined twins Krishna and Trishna aided their miraculous success. Sister Bernadine Guinane said the

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Australians apparently prefer a traditional Christmas to a politically correct one, with people liking religious carols, but going to church for Christmas isn't as popular. Research commissioned by the Centre for Public Christianity, found that 91

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A billboard featuring a dejected Joseph in bed with Mary, with a caption reading "Poor Joseph. God is a hard act to follow", will be raised at an Auckland church, aiming to challenge and provoke discussion about the Christmas story. The

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The Malaysian High Court has set December 30 to deliver its decision on an application by the Church challenging a government ban on using the word "Allah" to refer to God in the Malay language in its Herald weekly newspaper. High Court

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Here is a news flash. Individuals, even really worthy religious ones, are not capable of curing terminally ill patients by using their God-like powers. This is even less likely after that individual has died. It is a nonsense, and a transparent

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In the dark days after she was excommunicated by her local bishop in 1879, not even the devout Mary MacKillop would have dared to dream of the possibility that she would one day be poised on the brink of sainthood. The woman about to be recognised as

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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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