St Marys

Getting in close and ear-splitting contact with an eclectic bunch of highly skilled and committed bell ringers, ABC producer Caitlin Gibson treks up into the bell tower at Sydney's iconic St Mary's Cathedral to discover the ins and outs of bell ringing.

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Dying of the light

Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI once labelled two common contemporary spiritual disorders 'bourgeois Pelagianism' and 'pious Pelagianism', writes Tracey Rowland in ABC Online.

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The Divine Word Missionaries are an international community of priests and brothers, founded in 1875 by St Arnold Janssen. Across the world today, there are more than 6000 members in more than 70 countries. 

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Retired Bishop Pat Power

Retired Bishop Pat Power, of Canberra and Goulburn, said a Palm Sunday rally in Canberra to support refugees will be an opportunity for the wider community to give expression to 'what's deep in the heart of many,' reports The Canberra Times.

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Treating Ebola victim

Armed withe chlorine and soap, 60 Caritas agents in Guinea have gone out to areas worst hit by the Ebola virus. Their aim is to encourage the population to pay greater attention to hygiene, reports Vatican Insider.

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Italian rules controversial

The Church in Italy will implement new guidelines against child sex abuse that have proved controversial because they impose a 'moral duty' but no legal obligation to report allegations to the police, reports SkyNews.

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Noah

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Action over spirituality

This is an American film about Noah and the Ark he built for God. Noah (Russell Crowe) has visions of a deluge sent by God that will cover the Earth, and he wants to protect his wife (Jennifer Connelly) and children.

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Cardinal with a cause

April 1, 2014 may go down as the day immigration reform officially became a 'pro-life' cause for the Church in the United States, writes John Allen in The Boston Globe.

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This religious congregation was founded by Blessed James Alberione in Italy in 1924, and is now present in 31 countries around the world. 

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Notre Dame University

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New theory on Shroud

A new study conducted by Liverpool scientists suggests that the Shroud of Turin proves Jesus was crucified with his hands over his head in a 'Y' shape, rather than to the sides in a 'T' shape, as traditionally depicted in Christian art, reports Ucanews.

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The cortege arrives

A large crowd gathered to attend the funeral of Bishop Michael Putney in Townsville yesterday, reports The Townsville Bulletin.

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Fr Van der Lugt shot

A Dutch Jesuit priest who chose to remain in the beseiged city of Homs to care for its starving population has been shot dead, according to media reports, writes The Catholic Herald.

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Kathleen McCormack work recognised

Pope Francis has declared Kathleen McCormack, founder and former Director CatholicCare in the Diocese of Wollongong, a Dame of the Order of Saint Gregory The Great, following her reitrement. She reflects on her work with The Illawarra Mercury.

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Tragedy

Heed the words of Pope Francis on today’s slave trade, implores a Loreto sister ahead of an international conference on human trafficking in Rome this week.

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Text message punishment

A court in eastern Pakistan has sentenced a Christian couple to death for sending a blasphemous text message 'insulting to the Prophet Mohammed,' their lawyer said on Saturday, reports AFP/Yahoo7.

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Dr White with students

Growing unease with Australia’s treatment of asylum-seekers, particularly the locking up of children in detention centres, has prompted one of the largest Catholic school systems to offer free education to refugee students, reports The Australian.

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Dark period

Brazil's Bishops' Conference has issued a declaration acknowledging that some of its members supported the authoritarian military dictatorship that ruled the country from 1964 to 1985, reports the Catholic News Agency.

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Disgraced Cardinal investigated

A top Vatican investigator has been appointed to examine claims of sexual misconduct in the Archdiocese of St Andrews and Edinburgh, where Cardinal Keith O’Brien resigned amid scandal last year, reports The Tablet.

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Belfast invitation disputed

Unionists at Belfast City Hall have refused to back an historic bid to invite the Pope to the city, blasting it as 'presumptuous,' 'dishonourable' and 'electioneering,' reports The Belfast Telegraph.

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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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