Screenshot from the Vatican Insider report --- The oldest cloistered nun in the world, aged 103 years, has met Pope Benedict and given him a book with a dedication, reports the Vatican Insider. Sister Teresita, who has spent the past 84 years inside the

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Screenshot from Pope Benedict XVI: Faith is a gift of God --- At the final Mass closing World Youth Day Aug 21 in Madrid, the Pope challenged some 1.4 million gathered Catholic pilgrims to take their faith, make it grow and share it with the world,

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Dear Young Friends, I greet all of you, especially the young people who have asked me their questions, and I thank them for the sincerity with which they set forth their concerns, that express the longing which all of you have to achieve something great in

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In contrast to British society’s failure to speak the truth on the things that matter, Pope Benedict XVI is not afraid to challenge the young to moral excellence, writes Ben Akers in First Things. Recently there was another gathering of youth in

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This website, from the National Catholic Education Commission, addresses all of the contemporary issues affecting education and schooling. http://www.fundinginfo.catholic.edu.au/ 

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This is an American romantic comedy about two people, Jamie and Dylan, who become friends. They both decide to make their relationship sexual, but want no commitment or consequences from doing so. Jamie (Mila Kunis) works as a head-hunter for a recruiting

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Image from the World Youth Day on Sunday. Photo supplied. --- Sydney's Cardinal George Pell urged young people to keep the flame of faith burning, during a catechesis session at World Youth Day, according to a statement by the Archdiocese of

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A former priest was sentenced to two years in jail for the sexual abuse of a student 28 years ago, said reports in the Age and the ABC. Michael Aulsebrook, 55, will serve nine months of his sentence. The remaining 15 months is suspended. He was in

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Screenshot from Middle East Online --- Around 200 Iraqis found a sense of safety at the World Youth Day in Madrid, reports the Middle East Online. Fade Sarkis, a Christian who fled Iraq after receiving death threats, says he has finally found a sense of

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Australian not-for-profit organisations have renewed their calls for child refugees to be allowed to stay here as the High Court decides upon their fate, reports Pro Bono Australia. Both Baptcare and Mission Australia have pledged their expert welfare

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Flickr image of an immigrant rights march in the US --- An announcement by the US Obama administration that new discretion will be exercised over deporting immigrants with criminal records has been hailed by advocates, reports the Catholic News

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'Cross', on Flickr --- The former Bishop of the Diocese of Cloyne in Ireland, John Magee, has begged forgiveness for failing to protect children and investigate abusive priests, according to Kerryman.ie. "I fully understand why they are angry - I let

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Thirteen years have passed since the massacre of 45 men, women and children in a Catholic chapel in Acteal, Mexico, in 1997, reports NCR Online. Their relatives and neighbors scattered, afraid to return home or go to their fields to harvest their coffee

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At Clapham Junction, in south-west London, stands Debenhams department store. Last Saturday morning, I stood with a crowd of onlookers reading the many messages on its boarded-up windows illustrating the range of reactions to last week’s riots,

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Catholic Religious Australia has a new website. National President Anne Derwin says the new site will enable CRA to more effectively report on those ministries and keep the Catholic and wider community up-to-date on the latest news and issues. The home page

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Film Review - Pina

22-Aug-2011

This is a film 'For Pina Bausch', the German choreographer. Director Wim Wenders had planned a film with her and about her and her dance theatre but she unexpectedly died in 2009.  Although she appears in some archival footage, this film is about her

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More than 50 church leaders, including Cardinal George Pell, have directly appealed to all 226 federal MPs not to change the Marriage Act, in a campaign to defeat moves by Labor and the Greens to allow same-sex marriage, reports the Australian. The leaders

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Demand for places in Catholic secondary education in Geelong, Victoria is at an all-time high, with principals of the region's four existing Catholic secondary schools saying there were far more applicants than places available, reports the Geelong

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Pilgrims at a World Youth Day event in Madrid --- Arturo Fernandez, the president of Madrid's House of Commerce said that hotels, transportation services and businesses in the Spanish capital took in $219 million during World Youth Day, reports the

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Image of a church in China on Flickr --- Security officials in China have detained a number of underground Church leaders from Tianshui diocese in the northwestern Gansu province, reports ucanews.com. They include diocesan administrator Father John

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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

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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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