The first national online survey into staff bullying in Australian schools conducted by ACU National and the University of New England has shown that a staggering 99.6 percent of participants have experienced bullying in the workplace. More than 800

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Queensland police have charged the principal of a Toowoomba Catholic school with allegedly failing to report suspected child abuse in the first such case brought against an educator in Australia. The principal yesterday appeared in the Toowoomba

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Africa's Catholic bishops have backed Pope Benedict stance rejecting condom use in the fight against HIV/AIDS, Cardinal Polycarp Pengo, the president of the Symposium of Episcopal Conferences of Africa has said. Cardinal Pengo reiterated the Pope was

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Retired Milwaukee Archbishop Rembert Weakland, who resigned in 2002 over a sex and financial scandal, has published a memoir detailing his struggle with being gay. Archbishop Weakland "is up front about his homosexuality in a Church that

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After a mixed reception to his speech at the Yad Vashem Holocaust Memorial and an interrupted interfaith meeting on Monday, Pope Benedict on Tuesday visited the Western Wall and the Temple Mount. The pontiff appeared at the Western Wall in Jerusalem

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With rugby league in the national headlines for all the wrong reasons at the moment, this repeat edition of Compass examines how three high profile rugby league players turn to prayer and worship for team motivation to see them through challenging moments

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Founded by French priest St Marcellin Champagnat, the Marist Brothers have been active in Australia since their arrival in Sydney in 1872. The current Sydney province covers most of New South Wales, Queensland and the ACT. It shares supervision for Papua

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People will read, not words written on a page but the life giving words of your heart. The closer you are to God, the clearer is your translation. Think of Mother Teresa, Brother Roger of Taizé, Chiara Lubich. Think too of the neighbour who helps

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I wrote in response to the first Rudd Labor Budget that we may have turned a corner, towards a fairer Australia and a more sustainable community sector, but that only time would tell. After all the scripted theatre of pre-budget leaks, secure lock-ups and

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CSSA executive director, Frank Quinlan, has warned that an "untargetted" boost to the First Home Buyers Grant may unleash market forces that make home ownership more difficult for working Australians. The "untargetted" grant boost

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The Vatican is making public the original copy of English King Henry VIII's letter to Pope Clement VII seeking an annulment of his marriage to Catherine of Aragon. Dated July 13, 1530 and addressed to Pope Clement VII, the letter asks for the

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Visiting Bethlehem Pope Benedict has strongly backed an independent Palestinian state and prayed the embargo on Gaza will soon be lifted. The pope challenged the reluctant Israeli leadership to find a two state solution to the enduring conflict in the

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Polish priest Fr Ksawery Knotz, who gained international fame with his "divine sex" workshops, has now gone into print, publishing his first book "Sex as you don't know it: For married couples who love God." "Some people,

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Cardinal George Pell has ordained four new priests for Sydney, the highest number of ordinations on one day since 1988. The priests were ordained to the priesthood in a "great celebration for the Church" at St Mary's Cathedral on Thursday,

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Marcus Einfeld had been a long serving Federal Court judge, the founding president of the Human Rights Commission, and a prominent member of the Jewish community. He had enjoyed success, status and esteem. Now, this one time national "living

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On his lone day in the Palestinian Territories, Benedict delivered the papal equivalent of Ronald Reagan’s famous 1987 "tear down this wall!" speech in Berlin. Standing in a Palestinian refugee camp located in the shadow of Israel’s

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The Nuns' Run website supports the campaign of two Sisters of Charity who intend to walk from Dubbo to Darlinghurst in Sydney to raise funds for the Garvan St Vincent's Campus Cancer Centre. The site promotes the activities and towns that will be

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With a terrific cast and a cracking script, distinguished director Barry Levinson has fashioned a thoroughly entertaining satirical putdown on the film business told from the inside. All in all, What Just Happened? is an amusing, credible insight

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Following a request from Archbishop John Bathersby, the Congregation for Divine Worship has declared that Blessed Mary MacKillop is now patron of Brisbane archdiocese. Archbishop Bathersby said Mary MacKillop's "deep faith, energy, courage,

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Australia's Catholic bishops and Catholic Religious Australia have expressed their prayerful solidarity with the people of Sri Lanka as the nation's escalating civil war leads to a mounting humanitarian crisis.  In a statement, the Bishops and

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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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