Screenshot from the Sydney Morning Herald --- Father Bob Maguire claims he is being pressured to quit his post as parish priest, reports the Age. Father Maguire, who this week was named Victorian of the Year, is due to step down as parish priest at South

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Screenshot from the Sydney Morning Herald --- Loquacious and erudite former judge of the NSW Court of Appeal and old boy of St Ignatius College, Riverview, Roddy Meagher, died on Sunday night, reports the Sydney Morning Herald. He was 79. A cousin of

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Screenshot from the Hills Shire Times --- The two latest paintings by a NSW artist, part of a 32-piece collection commissioned by the Church for the Domus Australia Chapel in Rome, have just been shipped to its destination, reports the Hills

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The national union representing 68,000 non-government school workers has split from the ACTU, accusing it of discriminating against "our tens of thousands of members in Catholic and independent schools" by favouring state-run schools, reports The

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Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak --- Malaysia's Prime Minister will make a private visit to the Vatican to meet Pope Benedict, and establishing diplomatic links is expected to be among the subjects discussed, according to a Malaysian Insider

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The Holy See has released a statement denouncing the unsanctioned episcopal ordination of Father Paul Lei Shiyin in China's Leshan diocese, reports ucanews.com. The four-point statement declares Father Lei has incurred the penalty of Canon 1382 of the Code

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Betty Kanellakis wishes someone had told her about the Billings Method before she endured years of misery trying to get pregnant, reports the Herald Sun. The Melburnian is now blessed with three beautiful children, but she wants to help other women avoid the

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School funding is a controversial issue that elicits strong responses from those for and against Catholic and independent schools receiving taxpayer support, writes Kevin Donnelly in The Drum on ABC Online. The issue is also topical given that a committee

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One way in which to confront the challenges posed to religion by Richard Dawkins et al is via sheer metaphysics; another is to claim a future demographic victory in which the religious will outnumber the non-religious worldwide, writes John Battle in Thinking

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The British Museum's Treasures of Heaven exhibition features over 150 objects from more than 40 institutions including the Vatican, European church treasuries, museums from the USA and Europe. The museum website has a rich array of photos and

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Screenshot from www.caritas.org.au/sudanappeal --- President of the Australian Catholic Bishops Conference, Archbishop Philip Wilson, has called for support for an appeal by Caritas Australia for the Republic of South Sudan, which will emerge as

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Screenshot from the Inner West Courier --- A Sydney author has accused a group of Catholics dubbed the "temple police" of trying to block the sale of his biography of the University of Sydney's first chaplain, reports the Inner West Courier. Francis

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A 2008 image of the back wall of St. Joseph's church, on Flickr --- A plan to replace the burnt-out historic St Joseph's church in Collingwood with a playground for the neighbouring St Joseph's primary school is facing fierce community opposition, reports

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A coalition of Victoria's largest child and family welfare agencies has made a joint submission to a state inquiry on Protecting Victoria's Vulnerable Children, calling for reform of the sector to improve outcomes for the young, the MacKillop Family Services

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'Hallway, Vatican', on Flickr --- The Vatican will display 100 select documents from its Secret Archives at an unprecedented exhibit next year, including previously unpublished papers on World War II-era Pope Pius XII, said an AP report in the

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Screenshot from Kerryman.ie --- The Irish Government has threatened to send in the bailiffs after only two of 18 religious orders responsible for child abuse moved to breach a compensation shortfall of up to $505 million, Kerryman.ie reports. Despite the

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My brother Tuc died recently from kidney cancer. Tuc was not my biological brother, but adopted me as his brother 12 years ago, writes Kerry Murphy in Province Express, in an article first published in Eureka Street. He was a refugee from Vietnam; a strong

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When I was a boy of almost 13, I went with my family to Jerusalem, which at the time was divided between Israel and Jordan, writes Bill Tammeus in NCR Online. We had to stay on the Jordanian side because next we were headed to Egypt, and that country

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Friendly-faced Abby Johnson makes no apologies about demanding people of faith stand up for the life of the unborn. The American pro-life advocate was in Brisbane late last month to encourage exactly that, reports the Catholic Leader. "I don't care if you

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Lots of Irish films these days – and lots of blarney.  This one, as the title suggests, has quite some unhappiness now rather than happy ever afters.  It takes place over one day and shows us two weddings.  One is a Green Card affair

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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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