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A 24-year-old man who robbed a NSW priest of the congregation's weekend offerings has been sentenced to jail by a the Wagga District Court. Daniel Little, who was given two three-year good behaviour bonds in Wagga Local Court in 2008 for assault,

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Italian prosecutors have launched an inquiry into Vatican Bank chairman Ettore Gotti Tedeschi and another top executive for allegedly violating laws against money laundering. The Vatican said it is "perplexed and astonished". Both executives

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Fr Sacha Bermudez-Goldman SJ with baby Risen, image from Province Express --- Risen, a baby born in detention to refugee parents, was baptised this month in Sydney's St Canice's parish by the Director of Jesuit Refugee Service. "Risen has been invited to

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Monsignor Patrick Hoogmartens, one of two Belgian bishops quoted speaking up on clerical celibacy --- Two Belgian bishops have questioned the mandatory nature of clerical celibacy in debates sparked by revelations of pervasive sexual abuse within the

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On the Veneration of Relics, from the Blessed Mary MacKillop website --- A reliquary containing a lock of Blessed Mary MacKillop's hair has been unveiled at the the Caravita Oratory in the centre of Rome by Australian Ambassador to the Holy

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Anew website and smartphone App has been launched, giving a real time, comprehensive birds-eye view of  what is happening on the West Bank in Israel. Developed by Americans for Peace Now, Facts on the Ground: The APN Map Project  'App' for iPhone

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This is a welcome sequel: 23 years earlier, Michael Douglas’ Oscar-winning role as insider trader, Gordon Gecko, with his now immortalised motto, Greed is good, became one of the screen’s most famous icons. However, as the 1980s were drawing to a

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This website of the British Jesuits has a rich array of reading about the impact of the Pope's recent trip to the UK. It includes articles by people who met the Pontiff, reflecting on the impact of his visit. They include the following two: "Those 20 or so

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Screenshot of schoolchildren gathered to meet the Pope at St Mary's University College in Twickenham, a suburb of London --- Pope Benedict XVI has said that the importance of faith in public life is a priority for the entire Western world. He told an

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Australia Post's planned commemorative stamp --- Australia Post has announced the release of a new commemorative stamp series on October 18 to mark of the canonisation of Mary MacKillop. “The canonisation of Blessed Mary MacKillop will be

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Pope Benedict blesses two gift Ducatis --- Two Ducati Multistrada motorcycles have been presented to the Pope for use in his Vatican City official security motorcade. Ducati Motor Holding made the gift of the two bikes in a ceremony at Castel Gandolfo,

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Cardinal George Pell --- Cardinal George Pell has described a new biography of St Mary's Cathedral architect William Wardell as a tribute to his "irreplaceable contribution to the colonies of NSW and Victoria". Paramount among Wardell's contributions

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Original image from Armin Kübelbeck on Wikimedia Commons --- NSW MPs will get a conscience vote on euthanasia, while a leading Catholic advocate has labelled the idea a "corrupting quick fix". Director of the Archdiocese of Sydney's Life Marriage

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Northern Ireland's deputy first minister has said the Pope could visit Ireland in 2012, according to the BBC. Sinn Féin's Martin McGuinness was asked why he and First Minister Peter Robinson did not meet the Pope last week in Scotland. He replied that

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The probe of the Vatican Bank by Italian investigators was the result of a misunderstanding, said Vatican spokesman Father Federico Lombardi. "The nature and aims of the transactions under investigation could have been clarified with great simplicity, being

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A Legislative Assembly committee will examine future options for Canberra's Calvary Public Hospital, saying the ACT Government has thus far poorly handled a process of trying to buy the hospital from the Little Company of Mary. The Government had wanted to

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A voluntary euthanasia bill has been defeated in WA's parliament. The West Australian Greens MP Robin Chapple, whose voluntary euthanasia bill was voted down, has vowed to continue pushing for the legislation, said an AAP report in the Sydney Morning

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Like the veins running over the back of his hands, Patrick Mung Mung knows every feature of his Dreaming land. This is Gija country: the brown earth and iron red hills of the East Kimberley region of north-western Australia at Warmun (Turkey Creek) on the

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The Bishop of the Australian Defence Force has expressed concerns about the difficulties of arranging for priests to join the ADF in Afghanistan as chaplains. The Catholic Weekly reports Bishop Max Davis saying he had been able to arrange for a few

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Footy club songs and popular music have been banned in a set of Catholic funeral guidelines sent by Archbishop of Melbourne Denis Hart to priests and funeral directors. The guidelines also declare that a funeral should not be a "celebration" of the

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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

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Live streamed from Our Lady of the Rosary Cathedral, Waitara

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Daily Prayer

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

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