It has been a tumultuous time for the Diocese of Wilmington covering Delaware and parts of Maryland in the United States. Its Bishop Emeritus has recently died and the diocese has filed for Chapter 11 reorganisation under the US Bankruptcy Code. This

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Archbishop Vincent Nichols --- Clergy who want to leave the Church of England for Catholicism want to take property with them, a stance expected to draw "formidable legal obstacles", The Age cites from UK's The Guardian.

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Da Vinci Code author, Dan Brown, says he would like to meet Pope Benedict but has not sought an audience in order not to embarrass the pontiff, an Italian paper says. Interviewed by La Repubblica to mark the publication in Italy of his latest novel,

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Galileo Galilei --- Donning academic gowns to represent figures in a retrial, a high profile "bench" reopened the inquisition of Galileo Galilei at the University of NSW last night. The cast included Julian Burnside, Anna

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Bishop Pat Power --- NB: Bishop Power denies he used the words "gutless" and "suckering" in his comments on this matter to The Age newspaper. He stands by his comments reported by AAP. - Editor  Bishop Pat

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The NSW Jewish Board of Deputies wants the immediate withdrawal of a HSC textbook that it says contains anti-Semitic slurs. The 2009 edition of Cambridge Studies of Religion Stage 6 has offended the Jewish group with its publication of statements

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Praise the Lord and hang on to the horses for the Bungendore Rodeo, a fundraiser for the town's Catholic and Anglican churches, reports The Canberra Times. The event that was held on Sunday drew some 200 riders, including some who have taken part in

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Dawkins and Hitchens assume all believers accept the Bible literally, which in the case of the majority of Jews and other co-religionists, has never been true. Theologians have often questioned institutional religion and have criticised the use of rigid

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One of the ways of exploring the realities of love and commitment, happiness and sorrow and loss, is to use the conventions of time travel fantasy. Based on a very popular novel by Audrey Niffenegger, The Time Traveler's Wife is firmly in this genre - and

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More than 200 teachers in far north Queensland, members of the Queensland Independent Education Union, are expected to strike for pay parity with cross border colleagues, ABC reported. Eight Catholic far northern schools will be closed, while others

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Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams with Pope Benedict XVI --- This Pope really believes the authentic Christian Tradition is not only about preserving the past and protecting orthodoxy and orthopraxy, but also about securing the path to

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4marks is a social networking site which helps people meet and exchange information, enabling them to connect in the physical world and strengthen Christian culture. The educational area of the site offers several subscription courses for

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Archbishop Philip Wilson --- President of the Australian Catholic Bishops Conference Archbishop Philip Wilson told participants of a migrant and refugee conference that Australia's immigration can be improved, and urged for more than just

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Cardinal George Pell --- Sydney's Cardinal George Pell may be appointed to a post in the Roman Curia by Pope Benedict, The Australian reports. The newspaper said "Catholic circles" here and in Rome "are abuzz with

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Bishop Richard Williamson --- A German court fined British SSPX Bishop Richard Williamson €12,000 (around $AUD19,000) after he was found guilty of denying the Holocaust. The court in the Bavarian city of Regensburg sent Bishop

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Mike Byrne --- A 24 hour teachers' strike today over a pay dispute will hit some of Brisbane's Catholic schools and close at least six schools in Queensland, the Courier Mail reports. Some schools will shut while others will remain

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Irish Archbishop Michael Neary rejected recent reports of apparitions at the country's National Marian Shrine in Knock, saying they could obscure the shrine's message and mislead people. About 5,000 people gathered at the shrine earlier this month

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The apology to the generations of "Forgotten Australians" and British child migrants will be delivered by Prime Minister Kevin Rudd and endorsed by Opposition Leader Malcolm Turnbull on November 16. The statement will be presented at a formal

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Gavin D'Costa's theology is always both meticulously creative and creatively meticulous. This work recapitulates earlier studies but also offers a creative new twist to a key remaining issue for those who explicitly acknowledge a properly Christian

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The website for the Diocese of Sale is an easily navigable and clear site which answers the questions and provides the information one would expect for a country diocese. A pleasing aspect is the site's listing of all diocesan personnel and its various

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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

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

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