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Vatican radio has an audio tour of the Pope's Apostolic library, which captures the aura and ancientness of this historical treasure. The site below has a written version of the tour, with a link to the audio

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I stood at a street corner in New York, holding my last few dollars tightly inside my coat pocket, with nowhere to go, writes Michael Sullivan in The Huffington Post. My tumultuous relationship with my father had rapidly deteriorated after my mother

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The revamped MySchool website will allow parents to measure how much an individual school improves the performance of their child, said the Sydney Morning Herald. It will score public, independent and Catholic schools on their students' combined performances

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New York's Archbishop Timothy Dolan --- The US bishops have elected Archbishop Timothy Dolan of New York as their conference president, said the Catholic News Agency. The move was unprecedented, as the bishops traditionally choose the previous

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John Dominic Crossan, on Flickr --- The Lord's Prayer is utterly, totally, fully Jewish - there's nothing in it that is particularly Christian," an American theologian argues in a new book, reports The Jerusalem Post. In traditional Christian thinking,

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Screenshot of the Irish Central report --- The Association of Catholic Priests in Ireland has described as "unwise" and "counterproductive" a Vatican ban on unapproved future writings by an Irish Capuchin - which followed an article by him that suggested

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Bishop Michael Malone --- Bishop Michael Malone (pictured) has announced that an independent investigation by the Church has cleared the way for Father Peter Brock to return to ministry, according to a press statement. In 2009, allegations of abuse

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Screenshot from the Catholic News Service report --- The Vatican television centre now has a multimillion-dollar high definition mobile television studio, which will be operational in time for the pope's Christmas midnight Mass, thanks to a discount from

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Special ethics education should not be allowed for children not attending scripture classes. Nor should ethics education be "special". Rather, it should be available to all children, not only those withdrawn from scripture classes, says Robert Haddad

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A Perth parish group’s pilgrimage to the Holy Land has revealed in October what could very well be the tomb of St Joseph, husband of the Virgin Mary, the Mother of God, reports The Record. Under the convent of the Sisters of Nazareth in the town where

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This American film is an adaption of the novel, Winter’s Bone, by Daniel Woodrell, which was published in 2006. It won the Grand Jury Prize for a Dramatic Film and best Screen Play at the 2010 Sundance Film Festival. It tells the story of a group of

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Xt3.com will launch its third annual Advent Calendar on the first Sunday of Advent, 2010. The highly popular Advent Calendar is an online resource with daily reflections and features, well suited for youth groups, parishes, schools, or for your own

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Bust of St Mary of the Cross, from the CathNews Gallery on Flickr --- St Mary MacKillop's canonisation has boosted enquiries at Australia's Catholic Enquiry Centre by 63 per cent in the past year, reports The Catholic Leader. The Catholic Enquiry Centre

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Bishop Julian Porteous --- Homosexual marriage would fundamentally change our understanding of marriage as a life-giving and sexually complementary union, to one that is personal, romantic, without true communion or connection to procreation, Bishop

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Screenshot from the ABBA official website --- Students from Sydney's Cammeray Public School will perform an ABBA song after they were encouraged by a teacher not to refer to God or Jesus in their end-of-year concert, reports The Mosman Daily. A teacher,

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The Record's image of new Domus Australia Rector Fr Anthony Denton --- Former Melbourne Archdiocesan vocations director Fr Anthony Denton has been named inaugural Rector of Domus Australia, charged with the mission of turning Australian tourists in Rome

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Wikimedia Commons image of St Martin Duomo in Italy, inscription reading: Demone vexatum salvas Martine beate ("Blessed Martin, you are saving a man vexed by a devil") --- Over 100 US bishops and priests attended a conference on exorcism, hosted by the US

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A meeting of European churches has adopted a "Budapest Call for Climate Justice", calling for social and ecological values to be a central goal in policy-making among industralised nations, the Independent Catholic News reports. Some 80

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Image from The Catholic Weekly report --- Parishes across Sydney will hold a World Youth Day 2011 Madrid "awareness weekend" this weekend to alert parishioners and encourage registration, reports The Catholic Weekly. "The archdiocese is expecting to send

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The Victorian coalition has promised a $240 million package for Catholic and independent schools, to fund their students at 25 percent of their state school counterparts if elected next week, says an AAP report in the Sydney Morning Herald. Opposition Leader

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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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