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My Dear Church, I write to you on this the occasion of your fiftieth anniversary – 50 years since you, ancient Mother, set upon your aggiornamento. Congratulations to you, the arrested eternal, throwing open your windows to the particularity of a new

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Luke 1:57-66 Now the time came for Elizabeth to give birth, and she bore a son. 58Her neighbours and relatives heard that the Lord had shown his great mercy to her, and they rejoiced with her. 59On the eighth day they came to circumcise the child, and they

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Living for others

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Along the path of life we come across both selfish and unselfish people. To which group do you and I belong? Perhaps we are a mixture of both generosity and selfishness. But to the extent that we may still be partly selfish, self-centred, and self-indulgent,

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The four Bishops on the Year of Grace Working Party (Archbishop Coleridge, Archbishop Costelloe, Bishop Putney, Bishop Walker) share their thoughts on the significance of this spiritual journey.

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No-one knows how difficult it is to serve both God and Mammon as much as the men who run the Institute for the Works of Religion (IOR), the so-called Vatican Bank. Turmoil over the recent ousting of its president, Ettore Gotti Tedeschi, has not only made that

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Melbourne priests are honoured by the Pope, a Vinnie dinner raises much-needed funds in the west of Sydney, and Wagga priest Father Bernie Thomas (pictured) celebrates 40 years in the job. Melbourne priests honoured by Pope (CAM) Manly locals to air

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SSPX predicts delays in Vatican talks due to  doctrinal difficulties, the Pope is to meet with cardinals investigating leaked documents, and American nuns (pictured) kick off a nationwide bus tour. SSPX says doctrinal difficulties could prolong

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Sr Rosalie Bertell, GNSH, PhD  4 April 1929 – June 14, 2012 Sister Rosalie Bertell, GNSH, PhD, an internationally recognized environmental epidemiologist, cancer researcher and public health advocate, died 14 June, 2012, at age 83 in Saint Mary

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The Arab Awakening: Islam and the New Middle East by Tariq Ramadan (Penguin) -  Reviewed by Robert Irwin Many opportunistic books on the Arab spring have been published in recent months. Tariq Ramadan has wisely avoided using the phrase ‘Arab

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“The sick and the poor are always with us, it’s just a matter of responding in one way or another,” says Fra’ Matthew Festing, Prince and Grand Master of the Sovereign Military Hospitaller Order of St John of Jerusalem, of Rhodes and

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In the wake of Tuesday's meeting with representatives of the Leadership Conference of Women Religious, the Vatican official responsible for a recent crackdown said he still believes the relationship can work, but also warned of a possible "dialogue of the

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Mark 4:26-34 Jesus said to the crowds: ‘The kingdom of God is as if someone would scatter seed on the ground, 27and would sleep and rise night and day, and the seed would sprout and grow, he does not know how. 28The earth produces of itself, first

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I am often asked why I am not angry and bitter about what has happened in my life. This is the way I look at it, writes Lindy Chamberlain-Creighton in Aurora. We will be betrayed in life and it is not always intentional or personal. Sometimes it is because

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Salt + Light presents a daily video update from the Eucharistic Congress in Dublin and also has archives of videos during the past week.

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  The Church of the Nativity in Bethlehem, seen from Manger Square --- Israeli archaeologists have recovered a seal containing the oldest mention of Bethlehem ever found. It dates back to 2,700 years old. “The Bible mentions Bethlehem. Now, this

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A Catholic presbytery in Adelaide to be sold, a beloved principal in Melbourne is farewelled, and honours are awarded to educators David Hutton and Tracy Rowland (pictured). Catholics honoured with top awards (Catholic

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The Cardinal of Havana, Jaime Ortega (pictured), fights back at his critics, London Catholics are urged to open their homes for the Olympics, and there are fears that foetal screening could lead to eugenics. Many US Catholics still suspect

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Fr Wally Fingleton 1915-2012 - Greg Growden Father Wally kept breathing into his 98th year, and to his last days remained a friend and mentor to many throughout Australia, Papua New Guinea and the Solomon Islands, where for several decades he served

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On the Eve: the Jews of Europe before the Second World War by Bernard Wasserstein (Profile Books) -  Reviewed by Ian Thomson Brick Lane, east London's most mythologised street, was once a labyrinth of Jewish immigrant culture and Hasidic

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“Did somebody famous die?” a passerby asked Andrew Coorey as police stopped traffic in central Sydney, near St Mary's Cathedral, to allow the funeral procession to proceed, reports The Catholic Weekly. No, he wasn’t famous or a

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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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