Screenshot from the website by the Catholic Bishops' Conference of the Philippines --- A traditional Filipino recitation of a day-long prayer of Jesus Christ's passion is now on the Internet, thanks to a website by the country's bishops, said an AFP

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People in the leper colony in Nigeria who are helped through Fr Nweke's Voice of the Voiceless ministry --- Perth's Voice of the Voiceless ministry that prays for and financially assists seminarians and the poor around the world has spread to

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The number of people who have left the Catholic church is huge. We all have heard stories about why people leave. Parents share stories about their children. Academics talk about their students. Everyone has a friend who has left, writes Thomas Reese in the

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An image from the Sagrada Familia website -- A local man walked into the sacristy of the Sagrada Familia basilica in Barcelona, sprayed it with flammable liquid and set fire to priest's robes stored there, report the Guardian and The Canadian

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Language expert, Professor Roly Sussex (pictured), discusses the origins and meanings of the words of Easter, on ABC radio's daily interview show with Richard Fidler. Here is the transcript and audio

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Image from the Australian Ageing Agenda report --- Aged and Community Services Australia (ACSA) has announced that Patrick McClure AO, a former Franciscan priest, will take the helm at ACSA's new national headquarters in Canberra from June 1, said a

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Image from the report on the Archdiocese of Canberra and Goulburn News & Events website --- Bishop Pat Power was the principal celebrant at the Archdiocese of Canberra and Goulburn's Chrism Mass this week, in recognition of his 25th anniversary of

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Screenshot from the Vandals target 'Piss Christ' report on the SBS website --- An artwork by US artist Andres Serrano, which shows a crucifix submerged in a glass of the artist's urine, was vandalised at a French gallery where it is on display, said

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Screenshot from the Wikipedia page for the film --- An Italian film about a panic-prone pope who needs a psychoanalyst has opened in Italian cinemas to mixed response, with an editorial in the bishops' newspaper calling for its boycott - but no official

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Screenshot of the book cover from Amazon.com --- The chairman of the US Bishops' Committee on Doctrine has written to the country's bishops outlining a fresh relationship between them and theologians, aimed at preserving authentic Catholic doctrine - in

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Potiche is the kind of comedy with serious undertones that the French do so well (with some Gallic behaviour, especially in relationships, that other cultures are more reticent about). Director Francois Ozon has made some serious films in his time (Under the

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Ninety-year-old Kokoda Trail veteran Colin Richardson, of St Lucia in Brisbane, never got to thank the army chaplain who anointed him as he lay bleeding from a massive chest wound partly held together with safety pins, reports the Catholic Leader. But Mr

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The Vatican's newspaper, L'osservatore Romano, has launched its online edition. Readers can now go straight to the site for all the latest news and details from the Vatican. www.osservatoreromano.va/portal/dt?locale=en

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We are now in Holy Week, a period in which we will hear proclaimed yet again the narrative of the trial and execution of Jesus of Nazareth, the one whom we venerate as Saviour and Lord. The passion narratives we find in our gospels contain many voices and I

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This Canadian movie, sub-titled in French, was nominated as Best Foreign Language Film of the year in the 2011 Academy Awards. The movie is adapted from the work of a Lebanese–born playwright, Wajdi Mouawad, who wrote Scorched for the stage. The film

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A loophole in federal laws passed under former Prime Minister John Howard could allow states and territories to pass laws to allow gay marriage, ACT Chief Minister Jon Stanhope says in an AAP report in the Sydney Morning Herald. The Australian Greens have

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A larger than life statue of St Mary MacKillop created by Adelaide sculptor Judith Rolevink is about to be tested by fire as part of the bronze casting process, said a media release on behalf of the Sisters of St Joseph. Ms Rolevink has spent the past three

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Image from Mari & Nacho on Flickr --- Lady Gaga is "talentless and boring", said the US-based Catholic League for Religious and Civil Rights, reports the Sydney Morning Herald. Its president, Bill Donohue, spoke out about the pop star and her new

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Pope Benedict --- The Easter Triduum marks the "the three holy days in which the Church commemorates the mystery of Jesus' passion, death, and resurrection", Pope Benedict said in a Vatican Information Service report on Independent Catholic News. "Holy

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Bishop Christopher Prowse --- Grieving families will be discouraged from using photo presentations and popular music during funerals in the Diocese of Sale in Victoria, under new guidelines set by its bishop, Christopher Prowse, reports the ABC. "I don't

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Mass on Demand

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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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Daily Prayer

Daily Prayer

All your daily readings, reflections and prayers can be found here... 

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