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Bishop Paul Hinder is a 69-year-old Capuchin prelate from Switzerland. He lives in Abu Dhabi, and as the vicar apostolic of Southern Arabia, is responsible for the largest Catholic territory in the world – one covering some three million square

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Mark 14:1 - 15:47 It was two days before the Passover and the festival of Unleavened Bread. The chief priests and the scribes were looking for a way to arrest Jesus by stealth and kill him; 2for they said, “Not during the festival, or there may be a

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Have you ever stopped to think about the courage of Jesus as he set out for Jerusalem for the Passover celebration that was to culminate in his conquering sin and death by dying on the Cross and rising from the dead? asks Bishop Peter Ingham of

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Want to know why Catholics wave palms on Palm Sunday; wash each other’s feet on Holy Thursday; or kiss the cross on Good Friday? Look no further than Busted Halo’s two-minute video that describes the final week of Lent we spend preparing for

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In an unusual study whose main results were released at a Catholic University of America conference last week, Villanova University in Philadelphia asked former Catholics in the Trenton, New Jersey, diocese why they left the church, reports NCR Online. While

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Fr John Milliken and Mr Albanese unveil the plaques marking the opening and blessing of the buildings at St Michael's in Stanmore --- A Melbourne school pilots an anti-bullying program, the restoration of St Mary's in Brisbane has been blessed, a

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The British government is urged to cut ties with the abortion industry, Vietnam blocks a Vatican beatification mission, a former English gossip columnist is appointed to a leading church position and in Syria the Orthodox Church says 90% of

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Fr Gregory Winterton Born July 9 1922, died January 18 2012 Father Gregory Winterton, who has died aged 89, was Provost of the Oratory in Birmingham for 18 years, the longest serving superior since its founder, Cardinal John Henry Newman; his efforts

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Catholic Bioethics for a New Millennium by Anthony Fisher (Cambridge University Press) Reviewed by David Albert Jones This is a long-awaited book. Its author is one of the best-known young scholars within English speaking Catholic bioethics and certainly

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Football runs deep in the Fosdike family tree. It’s one of the reasons principal Craig Fosdike, father of retired AFL football star Nic Fosdike, chose to head St Joseph’s Memorial School in Norwood, Adelaide, five years ago. But, as Southern Cross

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Is it just me or does anyone else think it odd that Apple uses for its logo the bitten apple, a symbol of humanity’s Fall? Such weighty questions are more the ken of saintlier minds than mine but, regardless of the answer, I won’t be giving up my

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John 12:20-33 Now among those who went up to worship at the festival were some Greeks. 21They came to Philip, who was from Bethsaida in Galilee, and said to him, ‘Sir, we wish to see Jesus.’ 22Philip went and told Andrew; then Andrew and

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Living in Asia, you can’t go very far without meeting up with people from the Philippines. Ten million of them live outside the country as guest workers and they bring their Catholicism with them. In Lent, it’s Pasion - spelt without the double s

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This year marks the fiftieth anniversary of the opening of the Second Vatican Council. Even with the passing of half a century, amongst members of the Catholic Church there is still contention and ambivalence about the legacy of this momentous meeting.Many of

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The liberal-conservative coalition has made a case for redefining marriage to allow same-sex couples to enter it that is both liberal ("a matter of equal rights") and conservative ("we believe in the ties that bind"). Opposing the proposed amendment can make

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A Sydney church's bells are silenced for the time being, a very young writer wins an award, the Catholc Education Office in Sydney is open to earlier school starting times, Tasmanian schools resist change, and a son's quick thinking saves his

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In the UK, Archbishop Nicholls pays tribute to Rowan Williams, Mexican drug cartels promise no violence during the Pope's upcoming visit, a suspended US priest replies over his denial of communion and Cuba has freed the White Ladies rebels

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William Hamilton Born March 9, 1924, died February 28, 2012 William Hamilton was a tenured professor of church history at a small divinity school in Rochester in April 1966 when Time magazine created a sensation with a cover article featuring some of the

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Our Man in Rome: Henry VIII and his Italian Ambassador, by Catherine Fletcher (Bodley Head) Reviewed by  Duncan Fallowell In the past few years, Catherine-of-Aragonitis seems to have gripped British historians. Numerous books and articles have been

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It brings great joy to Bob and Kirrily Corbett when they see their children, six-year-old Marley and three-year old-Matilda, staging impromptu concerts at home. For Bob and Kirrily, music is an integral part of life, and for Bob and his musical mother

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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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