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The Catholic News Agency report image of Bishop David Ricken at the now-recognised US apparition chapel --- A chapel in Wisconsin in the US has been recognised as the first approved Marian apparition site in the country, where a young Belgian immigrant

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The Sisters of St Joseph have launched a new website for their Spirituality and Education Centre in Kincumber South, just north of Sydney. The website has details of upcoming retreats at the Centre, plus portals on the history of the St Mary's links to the

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Year 11 student at St James College, Spring Hill, K'Chin has received the prestigious Queensland Education and Training International (QETI) award for the International Student of the Year for 2010, reports The Catholic Leader. The award was presented by the

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Professor Peter Bray (pictured), Vice-Chancellor of the Bethlehem University in Palestine, will speak at a public seminar at the Australian Catholic University's Strathfield campus on Thursday about education under occupation and the challenges faced by

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Pope Benedict --- Anglican ordinariates were proposed by Pope Benedict with the Anglican church's Australian and US congregations in mind, secret US diplomatic cables reveal, reports the Herald Sun. The cables, made public by WikiLeaks, also reveal the

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Mary MacKillop's canonisation has been recognised with the publication of a booklet showing how she bought property and borrowed money to fund her spiritual work, according to a media release from the Land and Property Management Authority. The Land and

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Christianity remains the world's biggest religion, but Islam is catching up, while non-belief increased enormously over the past century but is now in sharp decline, The Age reports. Australian religious trends of rising agnosticism and declining

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The Herald Sun photo of the image to be used on Ms Gillard's Christmas card --- Prime Minister Julia Gillard will be sending a charity card from Oxfam to those on her Christmas card list - instead of one with a picture of herself and partner Tim Mathieson

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Screenshot from Wikileaks.org --- The Vatican has expressed scepticism at the reliability of reports based on leaked US cables on Wikileaks, following revelations of an initial Vatican anger over the Irish probe into abuse by clergy in Dublin, said

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Screenshot from the YouTube video Church Bombing in Iraq --- Hundreds of Iraqi Christians attended mass under heavy security to mark 40 days since dozens of worshippers were killed in a church siege by an al-Qaeda linked group, said an AFP report in the

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The style of Oprah Winfrey's show forms an interesting contrast with WikiLeaks, which holds up such a telling mirror to so many aspects of our culture, writes Andrew Hamilton in Eureka Street. Winfrey's style is confessional in therapeutic mode. The

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Father Bernardo Cervellera, a long-time observer of Sino-Vatican affairs, is deeply troubled by recent moves made by China’s communist authorities, reports the Catholic News Agency. "We are back in the 1950s,” said Fr Cervellera, a missionary of

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"As I sat there I had a strange feeling. I was enjoying myself. I'd never really enjoyed Christmas before.'' It's a big call when you're about to tuck into a vegetarian dinner of nutloaf with parsnip gravy but this is nonetheless the observation of Will, the

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This film is a comedy romance drama about a pharmaceutical salesman, Jamie Randall (Jake Gyllenhaal), whose sales take a turn for the better when the sexual performance drug, Viagra, is released onto the market. He works as a drug reprentative for Pfizer in

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The Centre for the Study of Global Christianity has just released the results of its comparison of the state of global religions from 1910 and 2010. Its website contains details of the update and a wealth of other geographic and demographic information about

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Archbishop Philip Wilson --- President of the Australian Catholic Bishops Conference, Archbishop Philip Wilson, has called on Australians to pray or peace in solidarity with the people of Sudan as they prepare to vote on a referendum for their country's

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The Federal Government needs to provide the "best possible care" to prevent cases of self-harm in detention centres, Bishop Joseph Grech, the Aus­tralian Catholic Bishops Con­fer­ence delegate for refugee and migrant issues, told The Catholic

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James Dibble presenting the first news bulletin on ABC TV in 1956, from Wikipedia --- James Dibble, the ABC newsreader who lent his voice to everything from a series of sex-education programs for Catholic schools to a surrealist radio play to a Snowy

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'Angels Choir', on Flickr --- Church leaders in the Philippines are backing a government ban on children carolling in the streets because of the danger it poses, reports ucanews.com. Monsignor Pedro Quitorio III , media director of the Catholic bishops'

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Image of a cross from Flickr --- A newly released report about intolerance and discrimination against Christians in Europe is worrying, but is "an important offering for reflection and engagement", said Vatican spokesman Father Federico Lombardi,

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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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