The Brave Foundation is a registered charity dedicated to supporting women facing unexpected and teenage pregnancy. Its primary aim is to see mothers and their children, in a happy, healthy, skilled family environment over time. It also aims

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This is a docudrama and it is one of the most difficult genres to get right, easily becoming neither a satisfying drama nor a good documentary. But Canberra-based Bearcage Productions have got it just right. Blessed Mary is both satisfying and good. The

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World Youth Day 2011 will be a time to address relativism and the confusion in the lives of many young people created by it, said a Vatican official. President of the Pontifical Council for Laity, Cardinal Stanislaw Rylko - refering to the theme chosen

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Image from The Catholic Weekly report --- The musical based on the life of Mary MacKillop opened to a sell-out audience in Sydney on Friday. Australian soprano Joanna Cole led the mixed professional and amateur cast of the musical, MACKILLOP, which also

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Father Paul Gardiner, image from the Blessed Mary MacKillop website --- Father Paul Gardiner, who spent 25 years lobbying for Mary MacKillop's canonisation, has rejected recent media reports that he linked her excommunication to her reporting child abuse

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A cropped shot of the Mary Mackillop Chapel in North Sydney --- Newly-released historic property deeds bearing Mary MacKillop's signature reveal that she was a savvy investor in numerous properties around the state to help carry out her spiritual

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A group of German Catholics and some of the country's celebrities want to replace Santa Claus this Christmas with the actual St Nicholas, whom they say represents genine selfless giving. The Bonifatiuswerk of German Catholics - a Catholic aid organisation -

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Archbishop Denis Hart --- Melbourne Archbishop Denis Hart has called for a response of "truth and compassion" to renewed calls for the legalisation of euthanasia, calling it "the opposite of care" and that it represents "abandonement". "Advocates of

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There was a time - and it lasted many years - when the crisis caused by clerical sex abuse happened outside the Vatican's walls. Even when it was no longer seen as just an Anglo-Saxon problem, it remained a bishops' problem, "a question for the local Church"

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Adelaide public radio will broadcast an interview today with Claire Larkin, Chairperson of the Mary MacKillop Centre, and Pam Ronan, Principal of Tenison Woods College in Mount Gambier. The focus of the interview, done by Learning

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Pope Benedict---Pope Benedict XVI has appointed Italian Monsignor Mauro Piacenza to head the Vatican office in charge of the world's 400,000 priests, and African Archbishop Robert Sarah to lead the Holy See's department for charity and relief, "Cor

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The University of Notre Dame Australia, Sydney University and UTS chaplaincies are planning "the largest youth event in Sydney" to celebrate the canonisation of Blessed Mary MacKillop. According to a media release, the gathering planned for Tuesday, October

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Bishop Anthony Fisher --- Parramatta's Bishop Anthony Fisher said euthanasia thinking can spread virally, not just between people but also within the conscience of a person. The Catholic Weekly reports him saying: "We begin by thinking that just a little

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This Sunday, CathNews will publish the first of its eight special editions to celebrate the canonisation of Mary Mackillop. The special editions, containing features exclusive to its subscribers, include exclusive reflections by

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You're at a dinner party and the conversation turns to schools. Soon good teachers are remembered. They are the teachers who have had an impact on our lives. Maybe it was academically, maybe personally through their life values, and maybe by example through

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This amiable, non-abrasive pre-teen comedy is based on the book of the same name by American cartoonist-author Jeff Kinney which spawned a series of sequels that have racked up sales of some 28 million. Its landscape is middle school, the period in the U.S

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When Pope Benedict XVI visits Spain’s most popular tourist attraction on November 6, he will consecrate the 128-year-old structure known as the Expiatory Temple of the Holy Family, and it will become a Catholic church. Since Barcelona is already

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Recently I've been asked to discuss Islamophobia on several ABC stations. This issue has come to the fore as a result of the threat of Koran-burning by a fundamentalist preacher in Florida. However, I've never been asked to talk about "Catholicophobia" or,

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When Mary MacKillop becomes Australia's first certified saint on October 17 her image will hang at St Peter's facade on a huge painted drape. Customary for new saints, it is an archaic form of celebrity promotion that acquires new force with television. But

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Little Company of Mary Health Care is a national Catholic health care organisation providing high quality values-based care and support for those who are sick, dying and in need. Its history of compassionate care was started by the Sisters of the

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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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