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The residence of the archbishop of Ho Chi Minh City – an ancient colonial mansion in whose grounds one can also find the city’s oldest building – is an oasis of peace amid the constant roar of the motorbikes filling the streets of the city

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John 2:13-25 The Passover of the Jews was near, and Jesus went up to Jerusalem. 14In the temple he found people selling cattle, sheep, and doves, and the money changers seated at their tables. 15 Making a whip of cords, he drove all of them out of the

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Most of us would be offended if we were to be described as aggressive. Most would think of aggressive behaviour as the use of power to achieve one’s ends with total disregard for all those involved. However, psychologists tell us that aggression in part

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Cardinal Levada is the Vatican's Prefect for the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith. In this interview in 2010, Cardinal Levada discusses some of the major issues and challenges facing the Church today: the spread of the Catholic faith,

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A beloved priest is farewelled in Sydney, the head of Qld Cath Education steps down, the ACU defends its handling of a campus redevelopment and Bendigo schoolgirls (pictured) take a stand against violence on International Women's Day. Tears

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The US Congress fights for an Iranian pastor, an Indian publisher apologises over an image of Christ, Malaysians mark 400 years of a local bible, an Irish church pleads for the return of a 900-year-old relic and the church asks Filipino boxer Manny

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Walter Joseph Hauser 15-1-1928 – 5-2-2012 Walter Hauser, a leading member of Melbourne's Austrian community and famed as one of the Vienna Mozart Choir boys, has died at Cabrini Hospital in Malvern after a long illness. He was 84. Hauser, the

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After the affair was over: Alfred Dreyfus (left) was a lieutenant colonel in the French army during the First World War. Photograph: Hulton Archive/Getty Images ---  The Dreyfus Affair: The Story of the Most Infamous Miscarriage of Justice in French

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This year marks a significant milestone for Good Samaritan Sister, Margaret Keane. It’s the fiftieth anniversary of her profession as a religious sister. And as Margaret looks back on those 50 years, it’s her time as a teacher and principal that

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Recounting their rural Bavarian childhood and subsequent lifelong friendship, the elder brother of Pope Benedict XVI offers a privileged look at the personal side of the spiritual leader of 1.3 billion Catholics, reports CNS. My Brother, the Pope, scheduled

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Mark 9:2-10  Six days later, Jesus took with him Peter and James and John, and led them up a high mountain apart, by themselves. And he was transfigured before them, 3and his clothes became dazzling white, such as no one on earth could bleach them.

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On Ash Wednesday, I was trying to get my head around the new Collect for the mass which reads: “Grant, O Lord, that we may begin with holy fasting this campaign of Christian service, so that as we take up battle against spiritual evils, we may be armed

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The divorce process is always painful because you are ending a life with someone with whom you shared everything. How does the Church support those who are going through such a difficult time?Salt + Light features Lisa Duffy, author of the book Divorced

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After his arrival in the Big Apple and his surprising election as President of the US bishops, newspapers and TV have begun to call Timothy Dolan “the American Pope”, reports Vatican Insider. Now that the Cardinals have heard him talk of

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A Christian paper is launched to counter atheists, a new priest in Western Australia (pictured) sees the kindness of Australians, Sandhurst unveils a portrait of Bishop Grech and St Benedict's Broadway in Sydney celebrates its 150th anniversary. Christian

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The Vatican and Vietnam plan on resuming talks, a blast rocks a Nigerian church, the Pope is to make a statement about Medjugorje (pictured) and Iran curbs Christian services in its native language. Blast rocks Nigerian church (Yahoo) Pope to make

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Dory Previn, October 22, 1925 - February 14 2012 Dorothy Veronica Langan at Rahway, New Jersey, on October 22 1925, the daughter of an Irish Catholic labourer, she once said: ‘I was raised with fear of God, guilt over Jesus and terror of the

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Beautiful Souls: Saying No, Breaking Ranks, and Heeding the Voice of Conscience in Dark Times by Eyal Press (Farrar, Straus & Giroux) Reviewed by Mark Oppenheimer Would you have the courage to shelter Anne Frank? You would hope so, but doing the

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I’m in a bit of an awkward situation. My name’s Christian and I’ve got a wedding on Saturday, writes Christian Stephens in The Catholic Weekly. This is the situation. At the wedding, I will be watching two people enjoy

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A British excavation has struck archaeological gold with a discovery that may solve the mystery of where the Queen of Sheba of biblical legend derived her fabled treasures, reports The Observer. Almost 3,000 years ago, the ruler of Sheba, which spanned

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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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