Catholic Community Services said its trial Housing Support Program's "holistic approach" in working with 77 homeless people in Sydney has achieved a 78 percent success rate in an evaluation by the Australian Catholic University. "The Housing

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Greiving crowds bearing yellow confetti are expected to greet a procession of the late former Philippines president Corazon Aquino, from a Catholic school where her body has lain in state to Manila Cathedral today. Mrs Aquino, fondly referred to by

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Caritas Aotearoa NZ, the Catholic social justice agency, is voting "yes" to a citizen initiated referendum that asks: "Should a smack as part of good parental correction be a criminal offence in New Zealand?" The Crimes Amendment

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Pope Benedict XVI's classical music album will be released on the label that is home to names like U2, Nirvana and Lady GaGa to Guns N' Roses. It is due for release on 30 November. The pontiff will sing and recite prayers to the Virgin Mary on

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Defying Vatican opposition, Italy has authorised the used of the abortion drug Mifepristone, also known as RU-486. The Church is threatening to excommunicate doctors who prescribe the pill and women who take it. The Italian Pharmaceuticals Agency

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The Archbishop of Westminster, Vincent Nichols warned that social networking sites, texting and emails are undermining community life and promoting "transient" relationships that could trigger teen suicide. Archbishop Nichols, the leader

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Despite the celebrated Australian commitment to a fair go, it remains lawful in Victoria to discriminate on the basis of sexuality, disability, marital status, race, sex and other attributes as long as the discrimination conforms to the religious

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We will not make any compromise on the Council. I have no intention of making a compromise. The truth does not tolerate compromise. We do not want a compromise, we want clarity regarding the Council. I would say that we must transcend the Council to

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This is a sophisticated, quality Australian movie, which draws the significance of "Cedar" in its title from the Old Testament, borrowing the connotations of its rich meaning (symbolizing glory, strength, and righteousness) from the culture of

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The Order of Friars Minor Capuchin is a Catholic order of religious priests and brothers with over 11,000 friars in 100 countries. The life of a friar has three main components - prayer, ministry and fraternity. The website is a good mixture of

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Abuse victims advocacy group Broken Rites and at least one victim of Father John Denham is accusing the Church of protecting the priest and assigning him tasks despite a conviction and suspended sentence in 2000, ABC News reported. A victim

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The Institute of Sisters of Mercy of Australia are planning a "Mercy and Justice Conference" that will look at urgent social justice issues, featuring an array of speakers including 2009 Australian of the Year Mick Dodson. The conference, to be held

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Bovis Lend Lease has been appointed Managing Contractor by the Catholic Archdiocese of Sydney for the programmed rollout of new facilities and refurbishments across 110 Catholic schools in the Sydney Archdiocese. Property developer Lend Lease Corp

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The Catholic Church in Papua New Guinea wants to take the lead in the fight against the HIV virus by preventing the spread in the country's rural areas. The Papua New Guinea National Aids Council, of which the Church is a member, says it is taking a

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A senior Brisbane obstetrician said contraband supplies of the controversial drug RU486 smuggled into the country are being used by women to terminate their own pregnancies, The Australian reported. Dr Adrienne Freeman revealed this to the newspaper

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The Vatican has denied an Italian report that the Congregation for Clergy recently convened meetings to look at new sets of rules for the situation created by priests who have relationships with women and father children. The Italian daily La Stampa

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The Age hopes the Brennan inquiry will recommend adoption of a national charter. A correctly framed charter offers a standard against which to measure the compatibility of other statutes with basic rights, and it is appropriate that submissions to

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The demand for human freedom cannot be suppressed forever. This is a universal truth that Than Shwe, the dictator of Burma, has failed to understand. How frustrated must he be that no matter how long he keeps Suu Kyi in detention, no matter how many guns

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Well known Melbourne journalist Martin Flanagan from The Age newspaper together with visiting US theologian and pastor Fr James Bacik will discuss the big questions of faith and spirituality in today's culture and society. Is there really a God?

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How's your Spanish? It will need to be good to read the website for the Madrid World Youth Day in 2011. It does not appear there is an English option. Just recently the logo for the event was released. The image reflects youth of the world beneath

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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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