This week is National Homelessness Week and St Vincent de Paul is at the forefront of fighting the problem. Its website carries a range of responses, links and activities. http://www.vinnies.org.au/home-nsw

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'kneeling chair', on Flickr ---  The Vatican cardinal in charge of the Mass wants to the faithful to go back to the practice of receiving communion on the tongue while kneeling, reports the Australian. The prefect of the Congregation for Divine

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'Blessing the wedding bands', on Flickr --- Catholics must "stand-up" and express "strong opposition" to any proposal to amend the Commonwealth Marr­iage Act to provide for same-sex marriage, said NSW Legislative Council MP Greg Donnelly in the

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Image from the Catholic Leader report --- Archbishop John Bathersby of Brisbane has been feted at a farewell reception hosted by Queensland premier Anna Bligh, following his recent 75th birthday and the submission of his resignation to the Pope,

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'Music sheets', on Flickr --- Around 3,100 Catholic pastoral musicians from around the United States, Canada and Mexico gathered in the US to prepare for the implementation of the new translation of the Roman Missal, said a Catholic News Service

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  Image of a crucifix, on Flickr --- Catholic lay groups have threatened to take legal action against the Cultural Centre of the Philippines unless it closes a controversial art exhibit which includes a crucifix with a phallic symbol, according

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It "shouldn't bother anybody" that a group of young people are gathering for a festival and paying their own way, said the executive director of World Youth Day 2011, Yago de la Cierva, in response to criticism of the event, reports the Catholic News

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Father Paul Glynn is a man at peace with himself. A man who believes every single person can change the world and create peace. But peace, like charity, begins at home, reports the Northern Rivers Echo. Father Paul Glynn and his brother Tony, both Lismore

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Ireland has become the most stridently anti-Catholic country in the Western world, writes George Weigel in Ethics and Public Policy Centre. Its Taoiseach (prime minister), Enda Kenny, recently took to the floor of the Dáil to denounce the Vatican

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The Stewardship Network is an association of representatives from nine Australian Catholic dioceses who have agreed to participate in regular teleconferences to advance the growth of stewardship across Australia and New Zealand. On September 9-10,

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Frank Lotito’s Big Mamma’s Boy tagline is ‘a comedy about life, love and lasagna’, a clear sign that its creator and lead actor is poking fun at multicultural Australia in the well-worn tradition of Nick Giannopoulos’ Wogboys,

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Premier Barry O'Farrell --- A $25 million Parramatta arts precinct promised by the previous state government may be axed by Premier Barry O'Farrell, reports the Parramatta Advertiser. Mr O'Farrell told the newspaper that the project for the old Kings

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Screenshot from the report on Round Town News --- Preparations for World Youth Day in Madrid this month include the installation of 200 novelty portable, flat-pack confessional boxes, reports Round Town News. The convenient flat-pack confessional

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Screenshot from ucanews.com --- A young priest in northern Hebei province in China was released back to his home town on July 23, nearly four months after being detained, Church sources told ucanews.com. Father Joseph Chen Hailong of Xuanhua, who has

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'AtomicEffects-Hiroshima', on Wikipedia --- Ten of Japan's 16 bishops are gathering on August 6 to mark humanity's first use of an atomic bomb in an act of war, reports the National Catholic Reporter. In the annual pilgrimage, the bishops will join

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Image of a confessional, on Flickr --- The secretary of the Australian Catholic Bishops' Conference, Father Brian Lucas, said Senator Nick Xenophon's proposal - for laws that could require priests to disclose confessions - was misinformed, reports the

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Archbishop Diarmuid Martin --- The Archbishop of Dublin has launched an emotional attack on church leaders in Ireland over the cover-up of child abuse, saying he is "angry, ashamed and appalled" at the behaviour of those who had deliberately ignored

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When China’s state-run Catholic Church ordained a new bishop for the Diocese of Shantou on July 14 without the Vatican’s approval, it represented the latest step back from years of progress in a complex relationship, reports the Religion News

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Many thousands of our young people are getting ready to travel to Spain.  But why?  To see that marvellous country?  Of course - it is well worth seeing.  To admire its magnificent culture and art?  Again, of course, that would be

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This is an American comedy-drama starring two of Hollywood’s stellar stars. With iconic films behind them both, this movie aims for the heart and mind by offering a conventional, but likeable, romance story about two people caught up in their own

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Mass on Demand

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From Parish of Our Lady of The Way, North Sydney & Lavender Bay. 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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