There are parallels and similarities between the Great Irish Famine of 150 years ago and that afflicting 10 million people in Africa today, including inaction, which led to the deaths of so many, said the chairman of the Great Irish Famine Commemoration

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Bishop Raymond Sumlut Gam --- Catholic and Baptist Churches in Myanmar are leading the way in supporting internal refugees as more rural people make their way to cities, a bishop told ucanews.com. Bishop Raymond Sumlut Gam of Banmaw Diocese said: "These

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Governments that mandate sex education in the schools are fooling themselves about its effectiveness, the Vatican newspaper said, according to a report on the Catholic News Service. Writing on the front page of L'Osservatore Romano on August 30, Lucetta

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A winning $80,000 lottery ticket was anonymously dropped into the collection plate of a church in the US state of Georgia - and it is not the first time the church has received a donation in that manner, the Herald Sun reports. However the Cathedral of

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If problems that the Church faces worldwide can be tackled in the spirit of the recent World Youth Day celebrations in Madrid, then certainly there is hope. This applies particularly to the unfolding crisis in the Austrian Church, which if not handled with

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A group of 25 or so hardy souls will set off today on foot from St Joseph's Catholic Church in Subiaco, Perth. They may have an ecumenical song in their hearts and their feet will be in fine working order. In time, though their hearts will remain robust,

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Next Thursday, the ACU in Fitzroy, Melbourne, in conjunction with the Australian Catholic Migrant and Refugee Office, will host a colloquium on the ethics of migration. The keynote speakers are the Honourable Chris Bowen, Minister for Immigration

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National Child Protection Week begins on Sunday and Father Chris Riley, founder of Youth Off the Streets,has launched a campaign calling for the renewed protection of youing people. Details can be found on the

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Father Frank Brennan SJ has described Prime Minister Julia Gillard's attack on High Court Chief Justice Robert French as "a new low in the treatment meted out by politicians to judges when they don't like the result", reports the Australian. Reacting

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In the light of the High Court's Malaysia decision, the Edmund Rice Centre has invited the charting of a new direction in asylum-seeker policy, it said in a press release. "The High Court ruling on deportations to Malaysia, should serve as call to reflection

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Image from www.madrid11.com --- Stories of poor organisation during the World Youth Day in Madrid have prompted talk on how things can be improved in Rio, reports the Catholic News Agency. "My sons went to World Youth Day in a group of 29," wrote one

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A decision to use politically correct terms - which do not mention Jesus Christ - for dates BC and AD in the new national history curriculum was an act of Christian cleansing, church leaders told the Daily Telegraph. BCE (Before Common Era), BP (Before

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Cardinal Christoph Schönborn --- Highly influential Austrian abbots said this week that talk of schism in the Austrian Church could not be damped down, nor the current conflict resolved, by a meeting between the Archbishop of Vienna, Cardinal

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Screenshot from the Catholic News Agency report --- Two theologians said their article on marriage was going to be published in the US journal Theological Studies in "a substantially reduced form", stripping away critical facts. They added that Church

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Pope Benedict --- Pope Benedict XVI has called for the economy to work for people, not profit, as he landed in crisis-torn Spain for World Youth Day, said an AFP report on the ABC. He delivered the message hours after protesters clashed with pilgrims and

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Pilgrims waiting for the arrival of Pope Benedict --- Thousands of protesters angry over a visit by Pope Benedict for World Youth Day took to Madrid's streets, and were confronted by Catholic pilgrims who sang 'hallelujah' and sat on the ground and

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Merrylands High School principal Lila Mularczyk says her days are spent juggling priorities --- One Saturday night, not so long ago, a group of teenage boys trashed property and cars in the parking area of a McDonald's in western Sydney. Some of them went

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By now, the threat facing Christianity in its birthplace is depressingly clear. Christians represented 30 percent of British Mandate Palestine in 1948, while today in Israel and the Palestinian Territories they’re 1.25 percent, writes john Allen in NCR

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This film is an American comedy-drama. Mike Flaherty (Paul Giamatti) works part-time as a wrestling coach at a High School in New Jersey, USA. He has high hopes for his team, but it loses nearly every game it plays, and its losing streak parallels

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Screenshot from WYD 2011. Benedict XVI to the youth: "We can not follow Jesus on our own" --- A violent storm forced Pope Benedict to interrupt his speech at the weekend, sweeping off his skullcap, shaking the stage and drenching masses of pilgrims at a

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From Parish of Our Lady of The Way, North Sydney & Lavender Bay. 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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