In October last year, Martin "Marty" Hegarty celebrated 40 years in a unique, creative ministry assisting Catholic priests transitioning out of the clerical state into lay life.  No one has kept score, but it is generally estimated that Hegarty and his

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Julian Guthrie, The Grace of Everyday Saints:  How a Band of Believers Lost Their Church and Found Their Faith Click here for a 20% discount on this and other books from Church Resources and John Garrett Publishing Bishops have struggled with the

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Sue Rivett with Father Kevin Taylor --- Adelaide woman Sue Rivett has become a canon lawyer, the first non-religious South Australian woman to get this role. The 63-year-old mother of three received the Licence in Canon Law from the Catholic

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People of the Nook

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Publishers Weekly recently reported that we are in the midst of a "Digital Bible Explosion." Apps of the Bible are now more frequently downloaded than Angry Birds, and the sacred texts of other religions aren’t far behind: there’s an iQuran,

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Matthew 25:1-13 Jesus told this parable to his disciples: ‘The kingdom of heaven will be like this. Ten bridesmaids took their lamps and went to meet the bridegroom. 2 Five of them were foolish, and five were wise. 3When the foolish took their lamps,

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After a six-hour drive, I motored into Rockhampton in Central Queensland with only 20 minutes to spare last Sunday night. At 7.30pm, there was to be a paraliturgy in St Joseph’s Cathedral celebrating the life of Michael Hayes who had been a priest

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This Youtube video features Archbishop Philip Wilson speaking about the ethos of being a Living Catholic. From this week until Lent, Perspectives will run stories about how the Catholic faith is lived every day at home and around the world, starting below

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As protesters demonstrate against corporate greed and politicians struggle with the eurozone crisis, the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace has published proposals for reforming international finance. It is a document that puts morality back into the

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Cardinal Pell responds to an article in the Australian, and there are two notable deaths within the community: Sr Eileen Heath, 106, in Eest Australia and Fr Michael Hayes in Rockhampton. On a brighter note, a new school was blessed in Newcastle, a new Bible

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SSPX leaders rejected a proposed Vatican preamble, a new book explored the morality of cell research, an association of Irish priests pushed for reform and English sister Jacinta (pictured holding the statue) said she hopes to evangelise 'pagan'

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The  popular Catholic DJ, zany entertainer and philanthropist, Sir Jimmy Saville, died last month at his home in the northern English city of Leeds, just two days before his 85th birthday. Born on October 31, 1926 in Leeds, Jimmy was the youngest of

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Carole Garibaldi Rogers, An Oral History of American Nuns (Oxford University Press) Click here for a 20% discount on this and other books from Church Resources and John Garrett Publishing Anyone who is curious about the life of women religious in recent

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Will we soon see a distinguished-looking older man in long, white robes walking among the Occupy Wall Street demonstrators in New York’s Zuccotti Park? Is Pope Benedict XVI joining the protest movement? Well, yes and no.  Yes, the Vatican’s

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Susan Tassone won’t admit it, but she is one of the experts on the souls in purgatory. Her credentials speak for her. She has written six books on the subject, reports the National Catholic Register. She has recently begun her seventh

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Matthew 23:1-12  Then Jesus said to the crowds and to his disciples, 2’The scribes and the Pharisees sit on Moses’ seat; 3therefore, do whatever they teach you and follow it; but do not do as they do, for they do not practice what they

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On this mountain, The lord of hosts will prepare for all peoples a banquet of rich food. On this mountain he will remove, the mourning veil covering all peoples, and the shroud enwrapping all nations, he will destroy death forever. Isaiah 25:6-7 In many

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Wadeye in the remote Australian outback is a community filled with faith and spirituality. During World Mission Month, Catholic Mission Australia celebrates with them.

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A week of varied news: a drunk priest was caught driving, a cathedral was damaged by storms, a retired priest passed away, Archbishop Bathersby recalled his meeting with the Pope, and a Victorian teacher (pictured) was nominated for a national award for

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A Cuban founding dissident (pictured) dies, Israel gives the Pope an ancient olive tree, China suspends a bishop, Myanmar troops attack a church, Indian police to investigate a priest's death and Pakistan launches new Bibles.  Founder of Ladies in White

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Anita Caspary died this month at the age of 95. The former congregational leader of the Sisters of the Immaculate Heart of Mary in California was described by the National Catholic Reporter as a religious visionary. She on October 5 surrounded by her family

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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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