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As the Vatican Plenary Commission on China meets in Rome, "underground" or "unrecognised" Bishop Julius Jia Zhiguo of Zhengding in Hebei province has been arrested and taken to an undisclosed location. AsiaNews reports that five

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Although not affiliated with any religious denomination, the AA experience has a spiritual basis in that it recognises human dependency on the help of a "higher power". AA groups meet every day, all over the world, a testimony to the courage of

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We celebrate the pinnacle of the Good News, the Resurrection of Jesus from the dead, in the midst of a lot of bad news this year. The deaths of hundreds of people in bushfires in Victoria are fresh in our minds as we approach Easter and ponder anew the

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British theologian Robert Beckford investigates remarkable parallels to the Jesus story in other faiths; some that predate Christianity by thousands of years. He looks at the stories of Horus, Mithras, Krishna and the Buddha. He also examines the radical

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As its name suggests, this website is dedicated to the cause of Newman's canonisation. It has numerous articles and biographical details on one of the Church's great converts. Opportunities exist to receive newsletter or email feeds about Newman as well as

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South Burnett Catholic College deputy principal, Sean Erwin, says that a lack of doctors in southern Queensland is forcing his staff to travel to Brisbane for medical needs leaving some classes without a teacher. Mr Erwin says specialists only visit

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Fr Peter Kennedy's decision to lead parishioners to a new worship location at the Trades and Labour Council (TLC) building does not mean that St Mary's parish itself is in exile, Brisbane Chancellor Fr Adrian Farrelly has said. Fr Farrelly, a canon

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The architect of one of the world's most successful outreach programs to non-practising Catholics, Mr Tom Peterson, of the US based Catholics Come Home, will be the keynote speaker at the upcoming National Catholic Media Congress in Sydney. The

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In a letter to Prime Minister Gordon Brown, Pope Benedict has urged the United Kingdom to set the tone for world leaders and remember the poor at this week's Group of 20 summit in London. Zenit reports the Pope spoke on behalf of those "whose

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On a visit to Mexico City, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton took time out to visit the Basilica of Our Lady of Guadalupe where she asked basilica rector, Monsignor Diego Monroy, who painted the image. During her visit to the Basilica, Clinton was

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Left wing Spanish political group, Solidarity, has issued a press release explaining that its ideology has led it to defend the right to life of the unborn from conception to natural death, in clear opposition to abortion. In its statement, Solidarity

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Four years after the death of Pope John Paul II, screen legend Sophia Loren has called for his beatification. Ms Loren, 74, a devout Catholic, told church officials the reason behind the move, which would confirm the religious leader's place in history,

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The Franciscan Schools Association covers any school that professes a Franciscan ethos either by virtue of their school name or the founding congregation. Its purpose is to assist in the sharing of resources in order to enrich Franciscan

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This series follows the journey of best selling author, Bruce Feiler, who on a visit to Jerusalem, the epicentre of the three monotheistic religions - Judaism, Christianity and Islam - realised that many of the stories from the Bible were about real people.

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A common complaint about the classical Christian teachings on sexuality is that so many of these have been written by vowed celibates, unmarried priests and nuns who do not have sex. The complaint is not that these people teach something that is wrong,

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Mary Glowrey was said to radiate Christ by word and example. The poor were the people of her choice and incurable patients had a special place in her heart. Mary never attempted anything without praying to the Holy Spirit, knowing that with the help of the

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Melbourne based group, Youth for Life, has drawn fire over its "revelation tour" of anti-abortion protests in NSW and Victoria for which it has sponsored the participation of four American "friends". The group has raised the funds

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Afghani refugee, Asmatullah Mohammadi, has said that 11 asylum seekers detained on Nauru had been killed by the Taliban after they were sent back to Afghanistan but Edmund Rice Centre director Phil Glendenning says he believes the true figure is even

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CSSA head Frank Quinlan has slammed Federal government changes to job placement and training programs, describing comments by Minister for Employment Participation, Brendan O'Connor, as "madness". The Brisbane Times reports that 1,000 people

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MacKillop Family Service director of services, Helen Burt, has said the organisation is devastated at the failure of Victoria's Department of Human Services to disclose that a 12 year old year placed in their care had been accused of rape. The Age

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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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