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This week is Anti-Poverty Week, which has two aims. Firstly: strengthen public understanding of the causes and consequences of poverty and hardship around the world and in Australia. Secondly: encourage research, discussion and action to address

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Resident Evil is a computer game movie that led to sequels and by this fourth instalment, the first in 3D, it has become a franchise – especially, since we are given the opening scenes for Resident Evil 5 at the end of this one. It is only for the fans

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Anita Flores grew up in what used to be a Columban-run parish in the northern suburbs of Lima. Her barrio was first settled by migrants from the provinces in the 1960s. From her family and hernpersonal life experience she learned about poverty, solidarity

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World Food Day last weekend shines a light on the struggle to overcome global hunger. This year's theme is: "United against hunger, chosen to recognize the efforts made in the fight against world hunger at national, regional and international levels. Uniting

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NSW is expected to adopt a proposal to offer ethics classes to students as an alternative to scripture by next year. In an exclusive report, the Sydney Morning Herald said that the state's Minister for Education, Verity Firth, will today release the

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Moving children and vulnerable families out of immigration detention centres into community-based accommodation is a major step forward in giving asylum seekers a 'fair go', says Catholic Religious Australia. Father Tim Norton SVD, Acting President of CRA,

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A celebration of "epic proportions" will be held today at Port Macquarie on the NSW mid-north coast in honour of Australia's new St Mary of the Cross. The Port Maquarie News said the Port Macquarie Regional Sports Stadium will host a crowd of up to 5000

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Monsignor David Cappo --- South Australia's Social Inclusion Commissioner Monsignor David Cappo has begged the state to embrace Adelaide-bound asylum seekers headed for the facility at Inverbrackie proposed by the Federal Government. Monsignor Cappo

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Image of the Pope and Lord Sacks in the Catholic Herald report --- Britain's Chief Rabbi has described his meeting with Pope Benedict XVI during his visit last month as "an epiphany". The Chief Rabbi, Lord Sacks, met the Pope at a meeting with religious

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Catholic News Service image of Baghdad's Syrian Archbishop Athanase Matoka --- The tiny minority of Christians in Iraq continues to leave largely because of fears for their safety and to a lesser extent, economic difficulties. Kidnappings for

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"And, in the dawn, armed with an ardent patience, we shall enter magnificent cities.'' (Arthur Rimbaud) There's something disquieting about quietness imposed from above in the heart of a democracy. Something eerie, writes John Falzon, CEO  of St Vincent

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Victorian sculptor Louis Laumen has cast his own miracle, creating a bronze statue of Australia’s first saint, Mary MacKillop, in record time. Saint Mary was canonised at the Vatican on Sunday, a week after Mr Laumen’s statue was unveiled by

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This edition of Compass investigates support and opposition to the growing number of chaplains in our state schools. Since the Federal Government’s National School Chaplaincy Program (NSCP) was announced in 2006, the number of chaplains in government

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Sinead O'Connor --- Singer and activist Sinead O'Connor said Mary MacKillop will become "very important" in Ireland because she stood up to persecution linked to the reporting of abuse by a priest. ''Mary MacKillop is going to become a very important

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St Mary of the Cross --- The Church says it is disgusted by the Zoo Weekly magazine 'tribute' to Mary MacKillop - featuring a lingerie model wearing a wimple. The six-page article in the magazine features a series of tasteless poses with puerile

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Screenshot from a YouTube video on a "muck-up day" --- A group of Melbourne students on a muck-up day march, including those from Xavier College, have thrown lit flares in a busy shopping strip. The students, mostly from Xavier College, were being

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Susan Boyle --- Susan Boyle, who sang for Pope Benedict during his trip to Edinburgh recently, has revealed in a new autobiography that doctors had told her mother to abort her, because they thought the pregnancy was risky. Boyle soared to stardom in

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Homer Simpson --- The Jesuit author of an in-depth religious study of The Simpsons says the Vatican newspaper L'Osservatore Romano misinterpreted his writing on show. Father Francesco Occhetta, staff writer for the Rome-based journal Civilta'

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Pope Benedict XVI named 24 new cardinals at the end of his weekly general audience on Wednesday, and said he would formally install the cardinals during a special consistory at the Vatican November 20, Catholic News Service has reported. "The

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They were all there at the Exhibition Building on Sunday afternoon for the Melbourne ceremony marking the canonisation of Mary MacKillop. Up on stage were Prime Minister Julia Gillard (Australia's most famous atheist since Bob Hawke) as well as Victorian

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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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