Yogi Bear is 50 years old this year. He first appeared in his television series in 1961, then a feature film in 1964, Hey There, It’s Yogi Bear.  With revival of interest in the 1980s, a new series, and the some specials in the 1990s, he has

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The Vatican's website has a comprehensive section offering guidance on education in human sexuality, which is a valuable resource for

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Social media icons, on Flickr --- Pope Benedict said Christians should be part of social networks and websites - without "enclosing oneself" in just virtual relationships, and in a "Christian way" that is "honest and open, responsible and respectful of

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Screenshot of ucanews.com report --- The Supreme Court in India has upheld life sentences handed down to the killers of Australian missioner Graham Stuart Staines and his two young sons, and upheld the acquittal of 11 other accused, ucanews.com

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The Catholic Weekly report photo of 7-year-old Jordan Tate with his mother and family members --- A seven-year-old Catholic student from the western suburbs of Sydney has won a Community Hero of the Year award for saving his mother's

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Two Sisters of St Joseph will undertake a "travelling roadshow" across Australia to raise funds for community project grants that will benefit those affected by the recent floods, according to a media release. From March to October, the Travelling

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Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi --- As outrage in Italy grows over sex scandals surrounding Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi, Pope Benedict has called on government officials "to rediscover spiritual and moral roots", said an Asian News

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The tradition of passing the church plate might become a relic of the past, as a majority of Americans pay bills electronically and move away from using cash or writing cheques, said a Reuters report on SBS.com. Despite concerns about commercialising

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At least 31 Catholics received recognition for service - to fellow citizens and internationally - by Governor-General Quentin Bryce on Australia Day 2011 Honours List, according to a media release. Among those named on the list include legal professionals,

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The Catholic Leader report's image of Ray O'Donnell and other Vinnies' workers starting to unload items at the QEII evacuation centre --- As news broke about the impending flood disaster in Brisbane, the state's St Vincent de Paul Society got a team ready

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Image from The Christian Post report on Christian Today.com --- A massive crowd, including Catholic parishioners, gathered for the March for Life at the US Capitol in Washington DC this week, demanding the country's Congress pass legislation ending

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'The opening of the Second Session of Vatican II', on Wikipedia --- The announcement of a second Vatican Council was broadcast by the media before Pope John XXIII could tell his cardinals about it - because he was delayed in prayer while the embargo

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Cardinal Angelo Bagnasco --- Italy's most senior Catholic bishop said Silvio Berlusconi's private life threatened to turn Italy into a moral vacuum, and that the leader's behavious was sowing the seeds of an "anthropological disaster", said a Telegraph

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The Archdiocese of Liverpool in England has announced plans to change the order in which young people receive the sacraments of Christian Initiation, placing Confirmation before First Communion, said a report in Catholic Culture. From September next year,

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'Stack of books', on Flickr --- Data to be released today by the Productivity Commission suggests that public funding for each student at private schools has declined over recent years, once state government funding is taken into account, reports the

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Sister Orla Treacy ibvm --- An Irish nun working in Southern Sudan said Southerners were returning from Northern Sudan for fear of what will happen after results of the referendum for the South's independence are announced, according to a Catholic News

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The Archdiocese of Boston has decreed that children of same-sex couples can enrol in its parochial schools, reversing a 2010 decision at the parish level refusing one such admission, reports the National Catholic Register. The decision drew a mixed

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The Vatican-related leaked documents on WikiLeaks underscore the importance placed by the US on the Holy See, reports the Catholic News Service. In memo after memo in recent years, officials of the US Embassy to the Holy See have reported back to Washington

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Bishop Michael Malone --- The Catholic Diocese of Maitland-Newcastle has announced that it will enter into exclusive negotiations with Little Company of Mary Health Care for the transfer of CatholicCare's residential and community aged care services,

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A Vatican official said the Holy See should pursue a "strategy of reconciliation" with US religious currently undergoing a visitation, according to a report on LifeSiteNews, based on an interview in the National Catholic Reporter. Archbishop Joseph Tobin,

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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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All your daily readings, reflections and prayers can be found here... 

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