As a young medical resident in 1968, Dr Thomas Hilgers was concerned with treating his patients and staying abreast of the latest medical advances. As a Catholic, he was also mindful that one of the most significant advances that had occurred in recent years

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Professor Margaret Somerville, founding Director of the Centre for Medicine, Ethics and Law at McGill University, Toronto, Canada, will speak on "A contemporary reflection on the case against euthanasia" on Wednesday at a breakfast briefing organised by

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Travel writing never has quite made it into the pantheon of literature. I mean, who were the great travel writers of the 19th century? Generally, they were writers who were famous in other genres as well, writes Fr Alexander Lucie- Smith in the Catholic

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NAIDOC stands for the National Aborigines and Islanders Day Observance Committee and this week, July 3-10, is NAIDOC Week. The NAIDOC website has links and information about activities taking place all around the country. http://www.naidoc.org.au/

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Screenshot from the report on AdelaideNow --- The Church in Adelaide is setting up a site for online donations to Catholic charities, as more people tap into cyberspace and churches move to reach them, Adelaide Catholic Archdiocese Catholic Charities

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Mass in some far west Catholic parishes in the Wilcannia-Forbes diocese in NSW may only be celebrated every second Sunday, because of the shortage of priests, reports the ABC. The diocese is operating without a Bishop, and minus two priests. A committee

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Screenshot from Father Bob's blog --- South Melbourne's Father Bob Maguire has been named Victorian of the Year for public and community service, reports the ABC. Father Bob is well known for his television and radio appearances and the St Peter and St

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Pope Benedict XVI's first tweet has catapulted the Vatican's presence on Twitter to new heights, adding some 50,000 followers to the English-language account, reports the Catholic News Agency. Thousands of Twitter users retweeted the Pope's June 28

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Screenshot from Miracle claimed for World War Two-era pope, the AP report on stuff.co.nz --- An Italian woman who was diagnosed with a rare and aggressive form of cancer in July 2005 said she recovered from the disease through the intercession of the

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Screenshot from the Los Angeles Times ---The bishop of Tripoli, Giovanni Innocenzo Martinelli, has become the unlikely source of international controversy for persisting in criticism of the NATO-led campaign in Libya, reports the Los Angeles Times. Some

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I was born in Dublin, Ireland in 1941. I think I always wanted to be a priest, as far back as I can remember. I never spoke about it with my parents, but I’m sure that their own devout lifestyle had a lot to do with it, says Fr Bob Purcell in an

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I am chronically ill with a progressive rheumatoid auto-immune disease that destroyed my kidneys and causes inflammation around the lungs, inner chest walls and heart, ischaemic heart disease and peripheral neuropathy, writes Nicholas Tonti-Filippini in the

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El Colacho or Baby Jumping is a traditional Spanish practice dating back to 1620. The festival takes place annually to celebrate the Catholic feast of Corpus Christi in the village of Castrillo de Murcia near Burgos, in Spain. The practice, known as El Salto

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Billed as the year’s most addictive quotable movie, this film aims at gentle comedy about two men, who go on a tour of the country’s finest restaurants in the UK. Steve Coogan works for The Observer, and has been looking forward to a gourmet trip

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Screenshot from the Sydney Morning Herald --- Father Bob Maguire claims he is being pressured to quit his post as parish priest, reports the Age. Father Maguire, who this week was named Victorian of the Year, is due to step down as parish priest at South

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Screenshot from the Sydney Morning Herald --- Loquacious and erudite former judge of the NSW Court of Appeal and old boy of St Ignatius College, Riverview, Roddy Meagher, died on Sunday night, reports the Sydney Morning Herald. He was 79. A cousin of

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Screenshot from the Hills Shire Times --- The two latest paintings by a NSW artist, part of a 32-piece collection commissioned by the Church for the Domus Australia Chapel in Rome, have just been shipped to its destination, reports the Hills

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The national union representing 68,000 non-government school workers has split from the ACTU, accusing it of discriminating against "our tens of thousands of members in Catholic and independent schools" by favouring state-run schools, reports The

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Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak --- Malaysia's Prime Minister will make a private visit to the Vatican to meet Pope Benedict, and establishing diplomatic links is expected to be among the subjects discussed, according to a Malaysian Insider

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The Holy See has released a statement denouncing the unsanctioned episcopal ordination of Father Paul Lei Shiyin in China's Leshan diocese, reports ucanews.com. The four-point statement declares Father Lei has incurred the penalty of Canon 1382 of the Code

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From Parish of Our Lady of The Way, North Sydney & Lavender Bay. The first Mass of the day on YouTube

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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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