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The Sheen-Estevez family has had its gloss knocked off by a prodigal son but they’re still standing tall, reports The Sydney Morning Herald. Martin Sheen and his eldest son, Emilio Estevez, bonded as never before on The Way, a movie set along El Camino

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  John 20:1-9 Early on the first day of the week, while it was still dark, Mary Magdalene came to the tomb and saw that the stone had been removed from the tomb. 2So she ran and went to Simon Peter and the other disciple, the one whom Jesus loved, and

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When Jesus and His disciples walked through the city of Jerusalem to the place where they were going to celebrate the Last Supper, they walked through rubbish and refuse. Everybody did because that’s what it was like living in those cities in those

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James Martin, SJ, reflects on his visit to Capernaum and the Sea of Galilee.

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This Lent I was struck by the number of articles and conversations I have engaged with on the subject of giving things up, especially in the food line. Some writers remark on how people they know who have given up all other practices of religion continue to

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The Faith on Tap Mass at St Joseph's Church, Kangaroo Point, Brisbane --- St Vincent de Paul wins a grant to provide meals for the homeless and marginalised, plans for a new hospital in Bathurst are stalled, and Bishop Geoffrey Jarrett

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A Vatican-Jewish dialogue calls for moderation, the Bilbao soccer team in Spain is supported by nuns' prayers, the Church welcomes Burma's election results, a Mexican drug czar is jailed for 25 years, and a prominent US bishop warns that the film Hunger Games

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  JAMES ‘JIM’ STYNES, OAMFootballer, youth worker, philanthropist23/04/1966 — 20/03/2012 Jim Stynes once described his mother Teresa as an incurable optimist who believed all things were possible through faith and prayer. His father,

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  REVELATIONS Visions, Prophecy, and Politics in the Book of Revelation by Elaine Pagels (Viking) - Reviewed by DWIGHT GARNER Elaine Pagels, a professor of religion at Princeton, possesses a calm, sane, supple voice. It’s among the reasons

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Denise Lacey is manager of the Marriage and Relationship Education Unit at CatholicCare. She speaks to the Catholic Archdiocese of Melbourne website about her work. Tell me about your role? Our programs include pre-marriage, marriage enrichment,

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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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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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