Catholic.net is a US website related to the National Catholic Register weekly newspaper in that country. Known for its strict adherence to Church doctrine, both the website and the paper are proud proclaimers of the faith. The site has the usual mix

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Sarajevo Cardinal Vinko Puljic says the Bosnian church is awaiting new guidelines from the Vatican on the claimed apparitions of Our Lady at Medjugorje. "We are now awaiting a new directive on this issue," Cardinal Puljic said in a Reuters

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Caritas Australia's Indian and Nepalses partners have begun helping in the "worst flooding in 100 years" in India's Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh states, and in Nepal's Accham and Dadeldhura districts where rains triggered landslides. An

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Calvary Hospital, Canberra --- Canberra and Goulburn Archbishop Mark Coleridge is urging Catholics to "vigorously and creatively" have their say on the proposed sale of Calvary Public Hospital to the ACT Government, saying he

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Father Frank Brennan --- The Rudd government appointed National Human Rights Consultation committee's final report that was released yesterday recommended the country adopts a Human Rights Act. It said Australia "has a

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The Irish Catholic Bishops met representatives and victims who suffered child abuse at the hands of clergy and religious in Catholic run schools, orphanages and workhouses, a meeting described as the first step of many to bring closure. The Archbishop of

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Patricia Hansen --- Australian Catholic University academic Patricia Hansen and child welfare advocate Frank Ainsworth have come out strongly against protecting the anonymity of children killed by their parents, saying it protects the

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More than 40,000 people participated in the National Human Rights Consultation. Despite the burdens of the global financial crisis and the complexities of an emissions trading scheme, Australians are able to walk and chew gum at the same time. They are

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Proponents of same sex marriage argue that it is mainly about adult satisfactions -love, affection, intimacy, mutual support - just as (they say) it is for most opposite sex couples. In these proposals, children are strictly optional, a matter of private

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The debate occasioned by the writings of the "new atheists", headed by Richard Dawkins, has become polarised, and the quality of argument, on both sides, has not always been very high, with many theologians and philosophers preferring to remain

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The Catherine of Siena Institute is a program of the Western Dominican Province of the United States dedicated to equipping parishes for the formation of lay Catholics for their mission in the world. It provides programs, resources, and leadership

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South Melbourne parish priest Fr Bob Maguire will continue in his position until 2012 but hand over the financial reins of the parish to a Melbourne Archdiocese appointed administrator, in a compromise solution. "We've signed an agreement where

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Six students at Whitefriars College in Donvale, Victoria, have been suspended over the expellable offense of alleged cannabis sharing and trafficking arrangement, and smoking marijuana. All cases have been referred to police. The school is

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Eoin Cameron --- Former federal MP and ABC presenter Eoin Cameron spoke publicly for the first time about sexual abuse he had suffered at the Marist Brothers College in Mount Gambier, South Australia in the 1960s. The Perth breakfast

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Victorian Attorney-General Rob Hulls has approved a plan that will allow church run organisations to refuse employment to anyone who undermines their beliefs. Mr Hulls said a new Equal Opportunity Bill will be introduced into parliament next year with

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Seven primary schools in New South Wales want to participate in a pilot of an ethics course as an alternative to religion classes. The state government's religious education advisory panel is against the pilot altogether. The Education Act, reflectig

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Epistle at the start of the Gutenberg Bible, image from Wikimedia Commons --- The Latin Vulgate Bible aged more than half a millenium and one of the first books printed by the Gutenberg Press is on display as part of a Bible Society

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Western Australia's government is "appalled" at the level of binge drinking among teenagers, with the worst being 17 year old girls, found by the Australian School Students Alcohol and Drug survey, the state's biggest survey of student drug and

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Pope Benedict told some 120,000 gathered to meet him in the Czech city of Brno that spiritual renewal and an acknowledgement of the region's Christian heritage is needed to meet modern and cultural challenges. "History has demonstrated the

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In a lighter passage of Guardian of the Light, Paddy Kearney's splendid biography of Archbishop Denis Hurley, we encounter the usually reserved archbishop being taught by his nieces to "jive" to the music of The Beatles. The terminology suggests

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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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