Eamon Duffy, Marking the Hours: English People and their Prayers, 1240-1570, Yale University Press Click here for a 20% discount on these and other books from Church Resources and John Garrett Publishing "Hours" refers to a type of popular devotional book,

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US priest Roy Bourgeois, who faces expulsion from his Maryknoll Order for his support of the ordination of women, gave this reason for refusing to recant: "After much reflection, study, and prayer, I believe that our Church's teaching that excludes women

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Artwork gifted to the Sacred Heart Church community from one of the asylum seekers --- While the issue of asylum seekers in Australia continues to dominate our media mostly in negative terms, Good Samaritan Sister Annette Dever says there is a good

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Matthew 15:21-28  Jesus left that place and went away to the district of Tyre and Sidon. 22Just then a Canaanite woman from that region came out and started shouting, ‘Have mercy on me, Lord, Son of David; my daughter is tormented by a

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Fr Michael died well. As a Benedictine monk, he’d led a life of great dedication to the people he served, combined with a traditional piety that gave him a firm foundation. He died surrounded by his brethren and fortified by the rites of the Church. His

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This video, on the xt3 website, has become a hit on Youtube.

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In 1989, when he was a pastor in Santiago de Compostela, Monsignor Rouco Varela received Karol Wojtyla. When he got into the “Popemobile,” the pontiff’s secretary said to him: “But Excellency, you are a youngster.” At

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A week marked by celebration, sadness and local parish news. Monsignor Sean O'Shea (pictured), the priest at Rottnest Island, off Perth, celebrated 50 years, while in Sydney, there was sadness at the death of Fr Christopher Sheehy. In Melbourne, thieves

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Protesters re-occupied a Madrid square ahead of WYD, Salvadoran soldiers turned themselves in over killing Jesuits, a US study invesitgated the impact of education on religiosity and in Rome, new documents added to the story about Vatican's role in WWII.

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Italian Archbishop Pietro Sambi, the Vatican nuncio to the United States, died late late last month in Baltimore at the age of 73. On July 22, the apostolic nunciature in Washington announced that the archbishop had been "placed on assisted ventilation to

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Ronald Rolheiser, Out One Great Act of Fidelity: Waiting for Christ in the Eucharist, Three Rivers Press Click here for a 20% discount on these and other books from Church Resources and John Garrett Publishing In his new book Our One Great Act of

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One night there were more buildings aflame in London than at any time since World War II. Police were unable to cope as across the capital - and in other cities in the UK - gangs of hooded youths took to the streets in copycat riots, torching and looting in

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A new school is to open in Bendigo, one delayed in Canberra due to moths, unrest over a merger between two in Lismore, and ACU will launch a new degree to help developing countries. In other news, the church is trying to heal a rift over a

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In England a crypt linked to Shakespeare was opened, British Catholic charities are fighting government cuts, a car bomb at an Iraqi church left 15 injured, and Cardinal Burke (pictured) said religion 'purified' politics. In America, women religious have

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The residents of Chickanayakanahalli village in suburban Bangalore, India were ecstatic when the ambulance from the Sumanahalli Society arrived. Their beloved Sister Jean (pictured) was back, reports NCR Online. Montfort Sister Jacqueline Jean McEwan

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Matthew 14:22-33  Immediately Jesus made the disciples get into the boat and go on ahead to the other side, while he dismissed the crowds. 23 And after he had dismissed the crowds, he went up the mountain by himself to pray. When evening came, he was

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In a bindery outside Vicenza, Italy, the new altar missals are picked off a conveyor belt, checked carefully and placed on a stack. They are almost ready, but not quite: ribbons and leather tabs are still to be added. After that, they will be wrapped in

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  Robert Fitzgerald speaks at a Social Policy Connections public policy forum on Advancing Human Wellbeing in a changing society.

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Spanish Jesuit Father Luis Ruiz Suarez, who dedicated his entire life to needy people in Macau and mainland China, died last week at the age of 97. Father Ruiz was a giant because of the size of his heart. It was as big as a horse. His missionary work in

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Augustine’s Confessions: A Biography, Garry Wills, Princeton University Press/Footprint Books, HB, 174pp, $29.95 Dietrich Bonhoeffer’s Letters and Papers from Prison: A Biography, Martin E. Marty, Princeton University Press/Footprint Books, HB,

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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

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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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