Excommunicated Archbishop Emmanuel Milingo, who recently formed a self-styled personal prelature for married priests, is in Seoul this month with his Korean wife to study the religion of the Reverend Moon Sun-myung's Unification

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Melbourne's Academy of Mary Immaculate school in inner city Fitzroy, founded 150 years ago this year by Mother Ursula Frayne, now has a school co-captain descended from a cousin of the Australian Mercy Sisters pioneer. The Age reports that Madeleine

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In Europe, the Christian stories of the Fall and Apocalypse no longer have the impact they once did. Environmentalism now fulfils for many people the widespread longing for simple, all-encompassing narratives. Environmentalism offers an alternative account

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The news from China in recent weeks confirms a rift between the official Church created by the authorities in opposition to Rome, and the one that is united with the Pope and not officially recognised by the state. But the same news shows the divisions and

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Following a high level meeting on China, the Vatican has called for dialogue to restore ties with Beijing severed 60 years ago, announcing that Pope Benedict is to write a special letter to Chinese Catholics. In a statement, the Holy See said it wished to

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The NSW Government has announced the appointment of a transport expert, Roy Wakelin-King, as coordinator of the World Youth Day Authority, which will have traffic management powers similar to those at the 2000 Olympics. The Sydney Morning Herald reports

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Christian lay leaders cannot work separately from mainstream justice lobby groups, says a Bangladeshi Catholic youth leader, explaining why so many Catholics are involved in the massive World Social Forum gathering of civil groups being held this week in

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Because of the role of women in Islam, a German Catholic diocese is advising Catholic women who marry Muslims to draw up a new kind of pre-nuptial legal agreement, specifying among other things that marriage is permanent. According to a German DPA agency

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The Australian Catholic University has announced plans to present Vatican Secretary of Catholic Education, Archbishop J Michael Miller, with an honorary doctorate in recognition of his services in the field. According to an ACU statement, Ottawa-born

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Newly released figures show that the Vatican's justice department dealt with 827 civil and criminal cases during 2006, resulting in the tiny papal state having the world's worst per capita crime statistics, a German magazine says. According to

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John Howard's Australia Day message to Catch the Fire Ministries is a perfect example of sub-text at work. Howard's recorded video message will be tame, I am sure, when played to the group on Australia Day. But Howard also knows that Catch the Fire is a

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In my view, our private schools are examples of state-sponsored segregation and state-sponsored separatism. We are seeing in these private schools the increasing segregation by race, ethnicity, class, and religion. It was interesting that after the London

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Pope John Paul II's former secretary has revealed that the late pontiff seriously contemplated resigning because of ill health as news emerges that that three miracles credited to his intercession are on the verge of being accredited. Times Online reports

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Leaders of the Chinese government-recognised and unofficial Catholic communities have welcomed initiatives announced by the Holy See over the weekend including the formation of a permanent Vatican commission on China. According to UCA News, the initiatives

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A former Christian brother yesterday pleaded guilty to five counts of abuse involving three boys at a Perth Catholic college more than 20 years ago, while denying charges involving a fourth boy. ABC News reports that 56-year-old Graeme James Down admitted

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Western Australian Minister for the South West, Mark McGowan, yesterday presented a cheque for $2.5 million to Bunbury Bishop Gerard Holohan for the rebuilding of the city's tornado-devastated Cathedral precinct. According to a statement published on

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France's equivalent of Mother Teresa, a priest known as Abbe Pierre who was a member of the French Resistance during World War II and who became famous for his campaign against homelessness, will be buried with national honours after his death yesterday at

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A Vatican soccer dream team to be selected from the best players in a 16 team soccer league made up of seminarians, clergy and lay men studying in Rome to debut next month may play against top Italian football clubs. Times Online reports that the prospects

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Because Italian Cardinal Camillo Ruini is in charge of "the pope's backyard," his actions carry an emblematic weight that few others can rival. His comments at this week's meeting of the Permanent Council of the Italian Bishops' Conference are thus worth

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In 1949, the future Pope was a misspelled name in the reports sent to the secret police by a turncoat priest in the Krakow curia. But they would get to know him very well over the next forty years, until the death of the regime, while his life was bugged,

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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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