John Borserio --- John Borserio, the director of Catholic Education in Toowoomba says he sees no reason why teachers need to strike next week, while Brisbane Catholic Education said none of its 133 schools would be hit by a strike.

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Bishop Richard Williamson --- A German court will decide within the week whether to fine the Society of St Pius X Bishop Richard Williamson for statements in a Swedish TV interview disputing that Nazis had killed Jews in gas chambers

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Phil Glendenning --- Australian laws allow asylum seekers to enter the country and this must be observed to ensure that none are returned to face danger and death, said the Edmund Rice Centre director Phil Glendenning.

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A student from St Patrick's Catholic College in Mackay, Queensland was expelled after he was caught trafficking ecstasy outside school hours. Only his "extreme youth" has kept him out of jail, Justice Kerry Cullinane said in the Supreme

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Cardinal William Levada --- Pope Benedict is publishing an Apostolic Constitution introducing a structure to allow the establishment of "personal ordinariates" for Anglicans who wish to enter full communion with the Catholic

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Right to Life NZ is against the New Zealand Family Planning Association's application for a licence to perform medical abortions, NZ Catholic reports. Information obtained under the Official Information Act shows NZFPA has applied to the Abortion Supervisory

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US based Lighthouse Catholic Media is a not for profit corporation whose mission is to serve the Church in providing inspirational CDs and brochures that will enrich peoples relationship with Jesus and better understand their Catholic faith. A recent

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As the contributors to this book demonstrate, women are instructed from an early age that their value stems from their sexual allure and availability. No longer are young girls aspiring to a place in parliament or to shatter the glass ceiling in their

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We, in the developed world, have disproportionately used the earth's atmospheric space. As Australians specifically are among those with the highest per capita carbon emissions, we owe it to the poor of the world to radically reduce our emissions and to

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There have been plenty of critics of Western foreign aid, and quite often, rightly so. They have pointed out the waste, inefficiencies and counter-productive nature of much of our overseas aid programs. But of course such critics can simply be dismissed

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Michael Kirby --- Former high court judge Michael Kirby expressed support for a proposed charter of human rights, dismissing criticism of its potential to give a voice to unelected judges on the matter of rights. Mr Kirby was cited

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The Queensland Independent Education Union defended a strike action planned for next week by its members, saying it springs from nine months of pleas for a pay hike being ignored. "We don't see why a teacher teaching in a Catholic school in

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Ireland's Minister for Justice Dermot Ahern --- A report due to be made public about the handling by Church and State authorities of allegations of the abuse of children by Catholic priests in the Dublin Archdiocese is not going to be

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The Bishops of Victoria marked a year since the state's abortion law reform with a statement that condemns the termination of innocent life, and questioned the coercion of unwilling doctors and nurses to cooperate in the procurement of abortion. The

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Even as the media spotlight dims, Caritas Australia said it is helping more than 277,000 victims of the typhoons, tsunamis, earthquakes and flooding that ripped through the Asia-Pacific region some three weeks ago. "Although the media focus has

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Melbourne's Mount Waverley Secondary College students face the rap from the principal over a muck-up day incident being investigated by the police, while antics by some students from the Genazzano FCJ College landed them in trouble at school. On

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NSW Premier Nathan Rees said the National Partnerships program, that shares resources with schools in disadvantaged areas, will get $175 million and expanded to become available to 616 NSW public, independent and Catholic schools. The program,

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Many Catholics have watched in prayer with hopeful, heartfelt longing for their Christian brethren in the Anglican Communion. Many Anglican Christians have suffered from the ravages of their community from within brought about by moves away from Christian

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An Education is set in London in 1961, the year before The Beatles would be a sign to the UK and the world that the post-war age of innocence was at an end, Jenny (Carey Mulligan), is in her final year at school. Her solidly middle class family has great

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There are five Centres of Ignatian Spirituality across four states funded and supported by the Australian Jesuits. Since 2006 the centres have offered a national approach to their programs in order to give retreants a wider variety of retreats and access

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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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