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One cold morning in 1950, a dying man was released from Belgium’s tough Charleroi jail. Waiting to greet him was a married couple, rather younger. The former prisoner was the Abbé Norbert Wallez, former editor of the Belgian Catholic newspaper

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Even in a career full of threats and harassment, the day someone deposited four cats at her office door, all with their throats slit, stands out for Consuelo Morales, reports the Los Angeles Times. "They were telling us to be quiet or we'd be next," she

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Mark 13:33-37 Jesus said to his disciples: ‘Beware, keep alert; for you do not know when the time will come. 34It is like a man going on a journey, when he leaves home and puts his slaves in charge, each with his work, and commands the doorkeeper to be

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The season of Advent is not so easy for us to understand and celebrate. This is especially so in Australia, where it comes at the beginning of summer, as the working year concludes and the beaches and barbeques beckon, writes Michael McKenna, the Bishop of

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A Nun's New Habit

26-Nov-2011

This program, A Nun’s New Habit, follows the story of Sister Carmel Wauchope, a sister of the Good Samaritans who resides in the outback town of Whyalla, not far from the recently closed Baxter detention centre. Sister Carmel kicked off her habit some

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Two Queensland choirs have been chosen to sing at Anzac Cove, Capuchin monks will take over Father Bob's Melbourne parish, Catholic hospitals receive a vote of trust, the first step is taken for a new cathedral in Canberra, and an innovative program will keep

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Franciscans have doubts over UNESCO rulings, military chaplains are surprised at a laspe in treating war dead, Austrian bishops reject lay-led Mass, an American priest is appointed nuncio to Ireland and a Columban missionary insists the Egyptian

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A priest known for his unusual method for charitable giving has died in Los Angeles. Father Maurice Chase, also known as Father Dollar Bill, passed away Sunday evening at home. Chase visited LA's Skid Row every Sunday to hand out single dollar bills to

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Ann Rennie The Secret Garden of Spirituality Michelle Anderson Publishing Click here for a 20% discount on this and other books from Church Resources and John Garrett Publishing This volume presents a wide-ranging series of reflections on

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Craig Battams started his career off as a painter and musician. But his dreams of becoming the next Picasso took a back seat later in life when he had a young family to feed, reports Southern Cross. At 29-years of age he began teaching Art at St Paul’s

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Words are two-edged swords: they can connect us through shared meanings or they can divide us through misunderstandings. "Charity begins at home" can be understood both as an invitation that unites and as a slogan that divides, writes Fr Christopher Jamison

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He was planning to spread the Word of God from the altar. Instead he eventually chose to do it from behind the desk of Adelaide’s most successful advertising agency, reports Southern Cross. Founding partner of kwp! Advertising Andrew Killey, 63,

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Matthew 25:31-46 Jesus said to his disciples: ‘When the Son of Man comes in his glory, and all the angels with him, then he will sit on the throne of his glory. 32All the nations will be gathered before him, and he will separate people one from another

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In December 2000, a tiny band of American monks with faith and courage and not much else re-founded monastic life in Norcia, Italy at the birthplace of St Benedict. Powerful forces hostile to the faith had expelled the monks in 1810 and almost two centuries

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The Feast of Christ the King brings to a close our liturgical year and invites us again to reflect on the place of Jesus Christ in our lives.  The question for this time is: What is the kingdom all about, asks Brian Heenan, Bishop of

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Daniel C. Dennett and Alvin Plantinga, Science and Religion: Are they compatible? (Oxford University ?Press 2011) Click here for a 20% discount on this and other books from Church Resources and John Garrett PublishingThe basic premise of this

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Bil Keane was creator of The Family Circus, the gentle, long-running comic syndicated in almost 1500 newspapers. Mr Keane, who has died at the age of 89 at his home in Arizona, became a wry poet of the innocence of childhood, his single-panel cartoon

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In Canberra a church faces an uncertain future, in Sydney tributes flowed for Fr Bill Robley and in Western Australia the new Bunbury Cathedral (pictured) has won a major building award. Future of Canberra church in balance (Canberra Times) Doctors form

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Not long ago, an unusual visitor arrived at the sleek headquarters of Goldman Sachs in Lower Manhattan. It wasn’t some CEO, or a politician from Athens or Washington, or even a sign-waving Wall Street occupier, reports the New York Times. It was Sister

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The Bible is translated into Dutch slang, CAFOD will send a climate change convoy across Africa, Irish Orangemen protested outside the British PM's office and the Pope and EU President discussed the debt crisis.  Catholic abuse crisis a boon

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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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