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Chiara Petrillo was a 28-year-old Italian mother who apparently refused life-saving cancer treatment that would have damaged or destroyed her baby. Her baby, Francesco, was born perfectly well. Chiara died. Chiara’s funeral took place last week in

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Mark 6:1-6 Photo by C Frank Starmer Jesus left that place and came to his hometown, and his disciples followed him. 2On the Sabbath he began to teach in the synagogue, and many who heard him were astounded. They said, ‘Where did this man get all

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When Christians say "Our Father," as we do when reciting the Lord's Prayer, what do we mean by "Our", asks Kevin Hart in ABC Online. Is it understood that we are speaking for our congregation, our denomination, or for all Christians? Or for all Christians

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Sydney priests celebrate 40 years wearing the collar, Jews honour a Catholic war resistance hero, ACU students dive into faith on a retreat and Nazareth House in Victoria (pictured) launches a renovation appeal. Dads volunteer to build a deck (Manly

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Beatification is a step closer for the successor to the founder of Opus Dei, the Pope gives a renewed vote of confidence in Cardinal Bertone, a Slovakian archbishop is removed from his post without notice and the wildfires in Colorado (pictured) leave

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Peter Steele SJ 22/08/1939 – 27/06/2012 - Michael Kelly SJ "Things can only get better," was Peter’s characteristically self-deprecating response to the list of publications, qualifications, accolades and many achievements rehearsed as he

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The Faith of the Faithless: Experiments in political theology by Simon Critchley (Verso) -  Reviewed by Giles Fraser “I feel as if I would like to found an order for those who cannot believe: the Confraternity of the Faithless, one might

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Renowned journalist Christiane Amanpour interviews Sr Joan Chittister, who explains with her usual passion, intelligence, and clarity the following about the Vatican attack on American religious women: "The problem is not radical feminism, it's radical

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On the Feast of St Peter and St Paul last week, the new Archbishop of Brisbane, His Grace Mark Coleridge, was at St Peter’s in Rome for Mass with 30 pilgrims from his archdiocese to receive his pallium from the Pope. After a very busy week, he took some

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My moment of grace came to me in a very practical manner. I am a Conventual Franciscan friar and when I was a missionary in Zambia I experienced what I believe was a very grace-filled episode of my life, writes Fr Adrian-John Robson OFM Conv in Kairos,

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Mark 5:21-43 When Jesus had crossed again in the boat to the other side, a great crowd gathered around him; and he was by the sea. 22Then one of the leaders of the synagogue named Jairus came and, when he saw him, fell at his feet 23and begged him

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Since the end of May, the pope's former butler, Paolo Gabriele, has been detained in a 35-square-metre cell at the Vatican, with a window but no TV. Using the code name "Maria," he allegedly smuggled faxes and letters out of the pope's private quarters. But

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Using art and technology, image-maker Alexander Tsiaras shows extraordinary visualisation of human development from conception to birth and beyond. (to control play and pause, it is necessary to click on the 'full screen' icon that is located above

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After the failure of his first attempt to overthrow the rule of the in Russia Czars, Lenin asked, “What is to be done?” It’s a frequent question when we are faced with failure and a mess, writes Father Michael Kelly SJ in CathNews USA. We

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The passing of Peter Steele, priest and poet, Catholic schools face budget pressure over computers, a Brisbane aged care development, large crowd tipped for a youth ministry conference and Sydney schools participate in a refugee performance

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The Paraguayan leader, a former priest, is ousted in a coup, the Church in Spain may lose its tax perks, an Austrian rebel priest is given an ultimatum and Cafod declares the Rio environment conference a failure.  Paraguay coup prompts

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Gitta Sereny, CBE March 13, 1921 – June 14, 2012 Gitta Sereny chose for her subjects the sort of perpetrators of ‘evil’ that other writers feared to touch — the child murderers Mary Bell and the killers of James Bulger, the

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The Old Ways: A Journey on Foot by Robert Macfarlane (Hamish Hamilton) - Reviewed by William Dalrymple Robert Macfarlane, a young English don at Cambridge, produced his first book in 2003: Mountains of the Mind was a genre-defying look at man's

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Joining the ranks of the Good Samaritan Sisters probably seemed, to some, a logical step for Melbourne-born, Judith Foster SGS. After all, she’d been educated by the sisters throughout her school years and knew them well. But in the early 1960s, while

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The classroom is small and lined with shelves filled with colorful books. A beige statue of the Virgin and Child sits in a niche, below a panorama photograph of Nazareth and beside a painting of the Last Supper. On a stack of metal folding chairs the words

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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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