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Bishop Greg O'Kelly --- The Bishop of Port Pirie Greg O'Kelly is urging for proper perspective on the matter of asylum sekeers, pointing out that Mary, Joseph and Jesus were "technically asylum seekers fleeing to Egypt

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Bishop Michael Malone --- The case of convicted priest John Denham could produce a total compensation payout greater than the previous known highest Australian payout of $6 million, paid to nine victims of Maitland-Newcastle priest Vince

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A Prayer Book For Spouses that was first published by the Catholic Truth Society in Britain with a "prayer before making love" is now available in Australia. Other prayers in the 64 page book are for raising children and caring for sick or

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Julia Gillard --- Only 13 percent of teachers think the standard of education at Victorian Catholic schools is world class, 25 percent consider the level of education at Victorian independent schools to be so, while 21 percent think state

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Prime Minister Kevin Rudd and Opposition Leader Malcolm Turnbull will apologise today to 500,000 "forgotten Australians" and former child migrants who grew up facing deprivation and exploitation in orphanages and homes. The apology

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Centacare Catholic Family Services and Victoria Police organised a unique weekend camp to help 15 African dads and their children to adapt to local culture. It included surfing lessons. Police multicultural liaison officer Richard Dove, one of the

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We naturally want to engage with and seek to understand people of other faiths in order to ensure that our relationships with them are harmonious and peaceful and that their human right to freedom of belief is respected, just as we wish our rights to be

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A line drawing of Jesus carrying his Cross adorned his light blue T-shirt as he stood, waiting for Mass to begin, occasionally moving to make space for the steady stream of men heading towards the makeshift confessional. One or two of them appeared

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The Intercessors of the Lamb is a US based Catholic community of Priests, Brothers, Sisters and Laity in full obedience to the Holy Father and to the teaching of the Magisterium of the Church. They are dedicated to the contemplative formation of all

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Dr Mary Glowery --- Australian Catholic University will be hosting a public lecture on the life of Dr Mary Glowery, Sister Mary of the Sacred Heart. She was known throughout her extraordinary life for being an authentic witness to

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The Vatican Library has added to its collection a South Carolina State University professor's study on the inculturation of voodoo in a Catholic Mass. Associate Professor Dr Robert Grenier was recently informed that his article, "Werner

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Kevin Rudd --- Prime Minister Kevin Rudd must act in the interests of the Australian community and veto the ACT legislation on same sex civil unions and support marriage, as he has done before, Archbishop Mark Coleridge said. In a

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The Australian Catholic Bishops Conference reiterated its own apology to children who suffered in institutional care, as a national apology was made yesterday and news media highlighted tales of abuse from former victims. "We are ... deeply

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Father Michael Sinnott --- Philippines authorities have charged several members of the Moro Islamic Liberation Front over the kidnapping of Father Michael Sinnott. Task Force Zebra of the Zamboanga del Sur Crisis Management

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Rudd offered his apology via a carefully crafted speech in the presence of hundreds of former residents of these institutions, some euphoric and some distressed, in the Great Hall of Parliament House. He accepted that this was "an ugly story"

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A Toowoomba Catholic primary school principal charged with failing to report a student's complaint of sexual assault by a teacher claimed he had followed the instructions of his superiors. The principal, who cannot be named so as to protect the

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Retired former Fairy Meadow priest Father Kelvin Gerald Sharkey pleaded guilty to repeatedly sexually assaulting an altar boy 40 years ago. Fr Sharkey, 80 was too frail to enter the dock or stand yesterday when Wollongong District Court Judge Paul

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Like many others, the UCA martyrs were killed for the way they lived, that is, for how they expressed their faith in love. They stood for a new kind of university, a new kind of society, a "new" church. The Jesuits and their colleagues concluded

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Today we usually seek novelty whenever we visit a bookshop. We are, as scholars sometimes put it, literary nomads, always in search of fresh pastures. This is the modern disease. During the medieval and early modern periods people were far more interested

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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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