History tells us that one of the last things Archbishop Patrick Clune asked for on his death bed was an assurance that the Carmelite Nuns who were destined for Perth were “on the water” and therefore would not be retained in Sydney. The Archbishop had

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This recently launched newsletter and website promotes the work of Caroline Chisholm as someone who worked tirelessly for the good of others. Chisholm was one of Australia's great pioneers, but many do not know that her work was motivated by her faith in

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Think of Peru and, alongside the rich heritage and spectacular scenery, it’s easy to conjure up a picture of political unrest, corruption, human rights discrimination and Shining Path guerrillas. These may be the stuff of headlines, but a New Zealand

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Anglican Archbishop Roger Herft --- Perth's Anglican Archbishop Roger Herft said it was "unhelpful and untrue" to suggest the Christian faith had a monopoly on moral integrity and cautioned against making simplistic assessments of

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Caritas Australia says the Coalition's proposed cuts to International Development Assistance would increase the vulnerability and marginalisation of the poorest communities in the region. The coalition has reaffirmed its budget commitments to

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Perth's Catholic Archbishop Barry Hickey recently drew attention to Julia Gillard's atheism and its potential to harm the interests of the Church. He said that her atheism might influence Christian voters not to vote Labor at this month's federal election,

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Education Minister Simon Crean has confirmed that private schools should not assume they would have their funding maintained in real terms by a re-elected Gillard government. Mr Crean told the Weekend Australian he still believed schools would come out

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A tornado ripped through the historic town of Penola on the weekend, causing millions of dollars in damage to structures including the historic Mary MacKillop Centre, which lost part of its roof and suffered minor structural damage. The State

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Image of Joanna Cole accompanying the Sydney Morning Herald report --- Opera soprano Joanna Cole has been cast to play Blessed Mary MacKillop, in MacKillop, a musical that has been 10 years in the making. The Sydney Morning Herald

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The Vatican's Pontifical Academy for Life is preparing a document on the effects of abortion on women, often called post-abortion syndrome. The document will focus on the study of the "habit of abortion" and is expected to be published next year, said

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This French subtitled film is a romantic thriller, that has been released following its inclusion in French Film Festivals around Australia. Kristin Scott-Thomas plays the role of Suzanne, a married woman living in the South of France, who has a steamy

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The Theology of the Body Institute exists to promote the revolutionary teaching of Pope John Paul II on the divine meaning of the human body and human sexuality. Its site includes details about courses, testimonials, videos and the teachings of John Paul II.

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When Paul and Julie Maguire, from Elderslie in Sydney's west, were looking around for something meaningful to do after their five children had grown up, they found themselves drawn to support the work of the Himalayan Light Foundation in southern Asia.

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Mates Andrew Sav, Andrew Carnell and Dave Carnell aim to cover 2000 kilometres --- Three friends plan to walk 2000 kilometres, from Cairns to Stanthorpe in Queensland to raise awareness that the Bible remains untraslated in 2000

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South Australia Premier Mike Rann in front of the storm-ravaged Josephite schoolhouse---South Australian Premier Mike Rann has promised the local Catholic Church $100,000 for repairs to the town's old school house to be made before the canonisation of Mary

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Image of a cell phase, from Wikipedia --- The Vatican has condemned the recent decision by US regulators to begin using embryonic stem cells in clinical tests on human patients, saying the destruction of embryos used is tantamount to

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The National Council of Priests of Australia recently invited one of the church's most widely read commentators on the church's sex abuse crisis to address the council. American priest Fr. Donald Cozzens is the author of a number of books including The

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Catholic schools are among those that have been served with notices by WorkCover NSW for workplace safety breaches in handling asbestos. Workcover NSW has issued 22 notices for workplace safety breaches in handling asbestos over a three and a half year

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Pope Benedict XVI has appointed American Redemptorist priest Father Joseph William Tobin as secretary of the Congregation for Institutes of Consecrated Life and Societies of Apostolic Life, which oversees religious orders globally. Fr Tobin, 58, will help

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Catholic Social Services Australia has welcomed Prime Minister Julia Gillard's pledge of increased payments for young people aged 16-18 years. "Our research with Jesuit Social Services, Dropping off the Edge, identified education as a key

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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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