Pope Benedict XVI is appealing to the Sri Lankan government to hasten the process of allowing displaced civilians to return home from internment camps. In the six months since the end of decades of civil war "that stained Sri Lanka with

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US District Court judge Cameron Currie this week ruled the South Carolina state legislature had shown favoured treatement to one religion in allowing cross adorned car number plates, and ordered to halt its issue. The "I believe" car number

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Online registrations opened Sunday for Pray 2010, a three day program envisioned by Brisbane Archbishop John Bathersby to reinvigorate the prayer life of Catholics. "I have often stressed the importance of worship as being the anchor point of

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Legionaries of Christ founder Father Marcial Maciel Degollado --- Miami Archbishop John Favalora has announced an immediate official ban on members of the Legionaries of Christ from exercising any ministry in the archdiocese. Msgr.

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Bart Cummings --- Emerging from the annual racing fraternity Mass at St Francis' Catholic church in Lonsdale St, Melbourne yesterday, Val Cummings and husband Cups King Bart Cummings said they were praying for another winner on race

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Cardinal George Pell --- The Catholic and Anglican Churches are praising a decision that overturned a finding favouring a gay couple's bid to become foster parents, with Sydney's Cardinal George Pell calling it a "helpful" step

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Father Michael Sinnott --- A ransom of US$2 million is being demanded for the release of Irish Columban Father Michael Sinnott, according to a video released with footage of him. The video reportedly showed the 79 year old priest

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Archbishop of Canberra and Goulburn Mark Coleridge said the deal surrounding Calvary Hospital's purchase by the ACT Government has been shrouded in secrecy and a false sense of inevitability, the Canberra Times reports. "I also shared that sense

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This new generation seems ideally positioned to address the lamentable tendency to drive a wedge between the Church's pro-life message and its peace and justice commitments. They can help us find the sane middle between two extremes: What George Weigel

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The moral argument must begin with the humanity of the asylum seekers and their need, with consideration of what demands are reasonably made on Australia. By these standards the Indonesian solution is morally unjustifiable. The circumstances in

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The Italian Chapel is described as a historical novel, but it is easy to imagine it as a film script or a television drama. Each chapter feels like a scene and, were I a movie producer looking for an idea based on a breathtakingly beautiful wind and rain

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Edmund Rice Institute for Social Justice is based in Fremantle, Western Australia and is a ministry of the Oceania Province of the Christian Brothers. Its mission is to build community commitment, capacity and action for social justice. Its website

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A historic free concert will be held at Westminster Cathedral on December 2 featuring UK's first live UK performance of music from 'Alma Mater - Music From the Vatican' the album featuring the voice of Pope Benedict XVI. The concert will officially

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Pope John Paul II --- The late Pope John Paul II could be beatified in the coming months, the mayor of Rome has been reported as saying, nudging him closer to sainthood. Speaking on a visit to Krakow, in the former Pope's native

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The Australian Catholic Bishops Conference is inviting youth leaders from across the country to attend a Youth Ministry Convention in 2010, to draw them together for dialogue, network and exchange of ideas. This event organised by the Bishops

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Cardinal William Levada --- Congregation for the Doctrine of Faith Prefect Cardinal William Levada has moved to quash speculation the forthcoming apostolic constitution for converting Anglican communities has been delayed over Vatican

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Knock Shrine --- Clergy in Ireland are "alarmed" over the level of support for alleged Marian sightings claimed by a self-proclaimed Dublin visionary, the Belfast Telegraph reported. The newspaper said a standoff between

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The St Vincent de Paul Society is calling for fairness and compassion in dealing with asylum seekers and urged for a "humanitarian position" on the matter. "We are always at the ready to contribute to the care and support of recently

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Teachers who go on strike over pay and conditions deserve no thanks and in fact demean other teachers. There is no reason to strike, ever, over pay and conditions. No matter that teachers at some of Queensland's most influential Catholic schools saw fit

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My grandson Peter died on Thursday July 26, the Feast of Saints Martha, Mary and Lazarus. He was sixteen weeks old, a perfect little boy. He was as long as his mother's hand, and died as soon as he was born. I am dating his life, of course, from his

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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

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

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