Winner of the Audience Award for best documentary at the 2010 Sundance Film Festival, this movie takes on the public education system in the USA by focusing on its failures. It does this through the eyes of five children (Anthony, Daisy, Francesco, Bianca,

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The Sisters of St Joseph, the order founded by Saint Mary MacKillop, are celebrating 30 years of  helping the poor in Peru. Some of the mission's leaders are visiting Australia to mark the occasion. The website also carries news of the full

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Melbourne Vicar-General Bishop Les Tomlinson has confirmed that two priests Melbourne priests guilty of sexual abuse have been removed from the priesthood, reports the Age. One priest, Paul Pavlou, formerly of Healesville, was defrocked by the Vatican, while

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Holy books such as the Bible, the Koran and the Torah, are acceptable at Australian citizenship ceremonies - provided people bring their own, said a Nine News report. On Monday, Immigration and Citizenship Minister Chris Bowen moved to clear up confusion

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Image from the Newcastle Herald report --- The incoming Bishop of Maitland-Newcastle diocese said the sexual abuse crisis in the Church is a cause of "great sadness" and that he is prepared to do his best to meet the challenge to do things right,

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Screenshot from the Catholic News Service report, image of Pakistani Archbishop Lawrence Saldanha --- The president of the Pakistani bishops' conference has called for the arrest of US pastor Terry Jones - whose burning of the Koran has sparked fury in

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Pope John Paul II --- The beatification ceremony of Pope John Paul II on May 1 will be divided into stages to maintain a solemn spirit across three days of prayerful preparation, celebration and thanksgiving, reports the Catholic News Agency. Cardinal

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Archbishop Diarmuid Martin --- Archbishop Diarmuid Martin of Dublin, Ireland has described the struggles he encountered in bringing to light the "disastrous situation" of abuse in the Dublin archdiocese, from assembling documentation to facing the

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Twenty-five miles north of Assisi, where last week some 250 representatives of 12 religions summoned the world to peace, a famous wolf stalked the woods in the 13th century, preying on the citizens of an Umbrian town, writes Austen Ivereigh

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Internet hackers have acquired a dubious reputation for piracy, sabotage and the spilling of sensitive secrets, but an authoritative Vatican publication appears to rehabilitate them and traces parallels between hacker philosophy and the teachings of

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This is a screen adaptation of a novel by popular crime writer, Michael Connolly - and this reviewer has read all Connolly’s books so was in a high state of expectation for the film. Expectations more than fulfilled! The Lincoln Lawyer is Mike

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Saudi Arabia is considered holy ground by the Muslim majority who live there. Hence, Christians and even Muslims of other sects, face severe restrictions. Christians make up only about 3% of the population, but they have no churches and never display their

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Archbishop Barry Hickey --- Archbishop of Perth Barry Hickey has tendered his resignation to Pope Benedict XVI, in keeping with Canon Law that says all Bishops must offer the Holy Father their resignation when they turn 75, reports The Record. Archbishop

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Students at Our Lady of Sion College in Box Hill, Victoria were horrified when they received their school photos back this week to find they had been touched-up to enhance their appearance, reports the Herald Sun. One parent, "Kelly", told 3AW's Neil

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Image from The Record report --- A team from Singles for Christ, based at the Victoria Park parish of St Joachim's, in Perth, has taken the top prize in a sand sculpture competition held as a lead-up to World Youth Day, reports the Record. Crowds of

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Image from a blog by a different detained Vietnamese Catholic lawyer, Le Quoc Quan --- Vietnamese officials arrested and beat a group of Catholics for attempting to peacefully attend a trial of a prominent lawyer and human rights activist on Monday,

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Image from richardtwaghorne.wordpress.com --- A new law in Ireland that upholds civil partnerships for homosexuals has prompted more calls to recognise gay marriage - but at least one homosexual political analyst disagrees, said the Catholic News

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Screenshot from the Catholic News Service report, showing Paul Bhatti (left) --- Paul Bhatti, brother of the former Pakistani minister for minorities who was murdered by Islamic extremists, said he and his family have forgiven his brother's assassins,

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Every year during Lent I try really hard not to eat meat on Fridays, and every year I usually fail at least once.  Sometimes it’s intentional, like when I'm tyring not to offend someone who's cooked for me and sometimes, despite a post-it

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A new iphones app has been developed - Catholic TV and Radio, which claims to "brings you the best Catholic television and radio broadcasting from the English-speaking world". This website provides details of how to sample 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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