'Tropical Cyclone Yasi Headed Toward Queensland, Australia', on Flickr ---  More than 50 state schools in north and far north Queensland remained closed yesterday due to damage from Cyclone Yasi, but most Catholic schools in Cairns and all Catholic

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The Archdiocesan Liturgical Commission in the Archdiocese of Canberra and Goulburn has produced a prayer resource to help people pray the scriptures, reports the archdiocesan website. The resource is a result of Archbishop Mark Coleridge's request for "a

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Catholic young adults aren't as attached to the church as their counterparts from the 1940s and 1950s, but they are hardly a lost generation and have not abandoned the faith, said a report in the Catholic News Service. More than 700 people registered for a

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'Anthony Hopkins', on Flickr ---  Sir Anthony Hopkins has revealed he believes in the concept of God, and admits his new role as a priest in 'The Rite' made him evaluate his faith, reports Contact Music.com. Hopkins, who stars in new supernatural

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Perhaps the situation in Egypt will resolve itself peacefully. Or perhaps we'll see a long stretch of public unrest before the nation finally stumbles its way into a new form of stable government. But there's one easy prediction to make: Whatever happens,

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The euthanasia debate is a passionate one. End of life issues are very serious matters which deserve careful consideration. David Swanton ACT Chapter Coordinator for Exit International (Canberra Times, 31 January) argues that: "Euthanasia is defined as a

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Film - Hereafter

07-Feb-2011

An impressive film for audiences who like to reflect on the themes of their movies. The credentials are impressive. The screenplay was written by Peter Morgan, best known for his political dramas like The Queen, The Special Relationship, The Last King of

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Easter shopping has been resurrected by the Baillieu Government in Victoria, reports the Herald Sun, with a legislation that will give all businesses the right to open on Christianity's holiest day and a chance to cash in on Easter tourism. Small Business

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'Protest Face Paint', by Ahmad Hammoud on Flickr --- The situation in Egypt is returning to normal, even with continuing protests in Tahrir Square, according to a Comboni missionary priest who works in Cairo, reports Fides. "Yesterday I witnessed a

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Image from the Indonesian-language blog by Archbishop Johannes Pujasumarta of Semarang, titled 'Yesus' --- An attack on three churches and a priest in Indonesia as well as clashes between police and protesters in the central Java city of Temanggung on

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The Greens candidate for the state seat of Wollongong in NSW is calling on the Catholic Church and Health Department to surrender land to the homeless, but the seat's incumbent dismissed it as a 'stunt', reports the Illawarra Mercury. The Greens Brendan Cook

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Archbishop John Bathersby --- In a first for South East Queensland, Brisbane Archbishop John Bathersby will join the leaders of five Christian churches coming together over the next few months to conduct a series of free gatherings themed 'Living

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Pope John Paul II --- The Diocese of Rome has launched a new website dedicated to the beatification and canonisation of Pope John Paul II, reports the Catholic News Service. Published in seven languages, the site - www.karol-wojtyla.org - offers news

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Fr Brian Gore is back in Negros in the Philippines working with the Negros Nine Foundation. Last year I visited Fr Brian Gore who has recently returned to Bantollinao, in the mountains of Negros Occidental where he is implementing the work of the Negros

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Just over a year ago, I decided that in good conscience I could no longer continue as a member of the Legionaries of Christ, and took action to incardinate in the Archdiocese of New York as a diocesan priest. The revelations about the sordid double life of

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A Chicago medical center has become one of the nation's first Roman Catholic hospitals to adopt a practice of halting second-trimester abortions for women who change their minds after the multiday medical procedure has begun. Working with two anti-abortion

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A congregation at Mass, on Flickr --- Pope Benedict is urging those who seek to defend Church doctrine to do it without attacking those who disagree, or "giving into disrespect and angry rhetoric", reports the Catholic News Service. The pontiff cited the

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A retired Hunter Valley priest will face the district court next week after being committed to stand trial over child sex offences dating back to the 1980s, the ABC reports. He is charged with 17 sex offences, and accused of indecently assaulting three boys

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Image from the Indonesian-language blog by Archbishop Johannes Pujasumarta of Semarang, titled 'Maria' --- While Indonesian police patrolled Christian churches to discourage further violent protests, a priest said that "verbal violence" from Christian

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Screenshot from Confession: A Roman Catholic App on itunes.apple.com --- Catholic Church officials in both the US and the UK have just given their blessing to the iPhone app that seeks to help prepare people for confession, but warn, like Father Brian

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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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