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Mark 1:12-15 And the Spirit immediately drove him out into the wilderness. 13He was in the wilderness for forty days, tempted by Satan; and he was with the wild beasts; and the angels waited on him.14 Now after John was arrested, Jesus came to Galilee,

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Father Greg Boyle

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Father Greg Boyle is an American Jesuit Priest and the founder and Executive Director of Homeboy Industries, a non-profit that works with former gang members to help transform their lives, create positive communities and "find the person they are really

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 Soccer fever sweeps Canberra Catholic primary schools, the Prime Minister attends an opening at MacKillop college in the national capital, Caloundra in Queensland gets a new priest and in Sydney, tests are being carried out on the loudness of bells

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When Tom Fitzsimon started Prep this year at St Anthony's School in Brisbane (pictured), he continued a family connection with Brisbane Catholic Education (BCE) that began back in 1973, reports The Catholic Leader. It was a proud day for the Fitzsimon family

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In his first Letter, the Apostle Peter unites the Death-Resurrection of Jesus with the mystery or sacrament of baptism, writes the Most Reverend Robert Rabbat, Bishop of the Melkite Catholic Eparchy of Australia and New Zealand. In this coalescence of ideas

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Presidential religious lives are, for the most part, rather unremarkable - just like the majority of Americans they represent. As the 2012 presidential race hots up, the religion of the Republican frontrunner Mitt Romney continues to be an issue for many

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The Irish government is talking with the Vatican about sharing an embassy with other countries, the Vatican's property tax could reach $880m, a Catholic sister is stabbed in Congo and singer Susan Boyle (pictured) is helping to fundraise for Lent in

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God’s Biologist: A Life of Alister Hardy by David Hay Reviewed by Gerard J. Hughes SJ This book might almost have been entitled, From Plankton to Prayer. Bizarre, to be sure; but one does not often come across someone who is an expert in

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Sr Shirley Kathleen Rose Sedawie, OAM 23-9-1924 to 31-12-2011   Born in Sydney in the 1920s, Shirley Sedawie grew up the granddaughter of Syrian migrants. At the age of 22, she was formally admitted as a Sister of Our Lady of Sion as Sister

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Ash Wednesday’s clear message is one of invitation to enter forty days of prayer, penance and almsgiving in preparation for our greatest feast day, Easter! In the early Church these forty days were a time of retreat for those about to be baptised,

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As the conversation surrounding the controversial birth control mandate continues, prominent theologians are saying President Barack Obama's decision on that subject just underlines the need for a much broader discussion among Catholics regarding the complex

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The Vatican says no Papal trip is planned to Iran, an American bishop says the right to conscience must be protected by law, the Church in Japan vows to fight sexual abuse, and a German post office witch (pictured) is to get a new trial after 400

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Claire O’Mara, Ursuline sister May 20, 1922 – January 8, 2012 Ursuline Sr Claire O’Mara, who spent 17 years in Latin America with her order before later spending time in jail in protest of the School of the Americas, passed away January 8,

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Bernini: His Life and His Rome by Franco Mormando (University of Chicago Press)Reviewed by Jonathan Keates Not content with being the greatest sculptor of his age and one of its most gifted architects, Gian Lorenzo Bernini had some talent as a painter and

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The sense of the Council is all wrapped up in the binomial loyalty-renewal," affirms 96-year-old Archbishop Loris Francesco Capovilla, the right arm of John XXIII and later papal delegate to Loreto. The portrait that this exceptional witness creates 50 years

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Mark 2:1-12  When Jesus returned to Capernaum after some days, it was reported that he was at home. 2So many gathered around that there was no longer room for them, not even in front of the door; and he was speaking the word to them. 3 Then some people

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Born in Morocco, a young Philippe Barbarin was raised in a family of 11 children. He went on to study at the Sorbonne and the Catholic Institute of Paris before eventually becoming the Archbishop of Lyon. In 2003, he was appointed to the College of Cardinals

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The Church plays cupid for St Valentine's Day, the Australian ordinariate is given a name, this year's Our Lady of Lourdes procession sets a record, and musicians head for churches (pictured) to perform their music. Church plays cupid to help couples see the

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Divine Word Missionaries Father Liam Horsfall may be 84, but age has yet to stop him from sharing his knowledge and compassion of the poorest of the poor with Australian youth, reports The Catholic Leader. We are not talking armchair stories, although Fr

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Archbishop Luis Antonio Tagle of Manila in the Philippines spoke at the “Towards Healing and Renewal” symposium, and has traced some features of Asian culture that make both the understanding of sexual abuse, and the church’s

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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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