He has spent 21 years in the ambulance that follows the pope around, serving as a nurse, and a total of 33 years serving at the Vatican. Meet Brother Martin Mendez, 76, the pope's oldest pharmacist. Br Martino, the name he is affectionally known by,

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Papal delegate Cardinal Francis Arinze opened an assembly of Asian bishops in Manila, stressing the Eucharist's transforming power, and emphasising evangelisation rather than "proselytism, which is forbidden by canon law." It matters "a

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A Canadian Catholic film crew, who went in the footsteps of Blessed Mary MacKillop during last year's World Youth Day, has produced a short documentary on her life and inspiration. Salt + Light Television screened the broadcast of their "Mary

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A Newcastle woman's eulogy at her father's funeral was cut short by a priest, when she began repeating lines from a news report about police recommendations to charge the late Monsignor Patrick Cotter over concealing abuse allegations against priest Vince

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Cardinal Ennio Antonelli of the Vatican's Pontifical Council for the Family criticised a ruling by Italy's highest court that found no substantial legal difference between a family from marriage and a family resulting from a cohabiting couple. The

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The idea of God being "with" someone is one of the most common and yet one of the richest expressions in the Bible, running like a thread through the Old and the New Testaments. From such dialogues we can learn that God's being "with"

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Principal of the Anglican theological Ridley College, Dr Peter Adam says Christians must consider appropriate recompense to Australia's Aboriginal peoples, who suffered European colonisation, church planting and nation-building. "God's

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Archbishop Fernando Filoni, who served as the Vatican's envoy to Iraq from 2001 to 2006, said it was important that Iraqi Christians are given greater protection, to stop their widespread emigration. "The authorities must do everything they can

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This week's edition of The Spirit of Things features Tom Harpur, Canada's best known religion journalist. He went from being an Anglican priest with a famous radio show, Harpur's Heaven and Hell, to being an advocate of a cosmic spirituality which denies

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The Vatican City State website celebrated its second anniversary last month. It has registered over three million hits since it was launched. The site gives users an up close look at Vatican City with its most popular pages being those featuring

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One of my favourite sayings about Jesus is that "he spoke with authority." When people heard him speak they recognised that what he said was profoundly true, that ‘he knew.' He understood what their lives were about. He did not speak in

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Three Mexicans claiming to be additional children of Legionaries of Christ founder Fr Marcial Maciel Degollado have intiated action against the order, asking to be recognised as heirs to the founder. Mexican lawyer representing them, Jose Bonilla

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New York Archbishop Timothy Dolan said there is "never any dearth of challenges" for the US Church, and one of them is a falling vocation to marriage. "Oh, there's tons of challenges, my Lord, there's never any dearth of

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Polish Sister Anastazja Pustelnik has become a bestselling author with her five cookbooks that have now sold over one million copies. Sr Anastazja has been cooking for the Jesuits for years, and they got the idea to put some of her recipes together in a

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Quadriplegic Perth man Christian Rossiter has asked The Brightwater Care Group, which cares for him, to stop feeding him through a tube, but would rather travel to Switzerland for assisted death. Mr Rossiter, 49, is seeking to end his life. The

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Liberal senator Bill Heffernan clashed with three civil union activists from the "Equal Love" group at a breakfast in parliament's Great Hall, allegedly telling them: "I don't mind gay people, I just want you to stop f---ing the kids".

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Film Review - Adam

10-Aug-2009

Adam is a romantic comedy with a difference. Aren't they all? Well, this one has a significant difference: Asperges Syndrome. The story is rather straightforward, familiar in style to many a New York romance. A young man buries his father who took care of

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How Catholics speak about Mary tells other people much about our faith. There is, first, her simple name. In Catholic homes, "Mary" - regularly referred to just like that, simply as Mary - is a familiar and beloved member of the family. She is

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Mary of Nazareth International Centre is part of an evangelisation project to publicise the mystery of the Mother of God through technology. The website is divided into a range of topics with experts in theology, history and science offering their

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Pope Benedict will meet some of his former students in his annual "Ratzinger School Circle", or "Ratzinger Schulerkreis", gathering at Castel Gandolfo at the end of this month. Before being elected Pontiff, Cardinal Joseph

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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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