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We are all powerfully, incurably, and wonderfully sexed, this is part of a conspiracy between God and nature.  Sexuality lies right next to our instinct for breathing and it is ever-present in our lives, writes Ron Rolheiser.  Spiritual literature

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This webshow by Video Volunteers focuses on the group’s recently launched campaign demanding that the Indian government implements Article 17 of the country’s constitution, which criminalizes practices of untouchability. The video is presented

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Remember the “Gospel of Jesus’ Wife”? A couple of months ago, Professor Karen King, from the Harvard Divinity School, announced she had discovered a tiny 4th century fragment of papyrus in Coptic language containing the phrase "Jesus said to

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Catholic and Jewish students participate in a Kristllnacht ceremony together, former Olympic sprinter Matt Shirvington visits his old school, A Sydney teacher is an inspiration in a radio competition and Archbishop Mark Coleridge (pictured) takes a trip down

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The Pope calls for more literary Latin lovers, a British man whose wife was murdered on their honeymoon sets up a foundation, French bishops warn against the rise of Catholic Islamophobia and US bishops consider the sainthood cause of Dorothy Day

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Henry Herx June 29, 1933 – August 15, 2012 Henry Herx, who over three decades wrote thousands of movie reviews for Roman Catholic publications, assessing the moral complexities raised on screen through the prism of church tenets, died on August 15 at

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Proof of Heaven: A neurosurgeon’s journey into the afterlife, by Eben Alexander (Simon & Schuster) - Reviewed by Peter Stanford  Heaven has an edge over every other construct of the human imagination because, built into the design, alongside

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It would be a mistake to help the Timorese and expect gratitude, says Rita Mary Hayes SGS. They deserve our assistance because of what we have done to them and not done for them, reports Rita Mary Hayes in the bulletin of the National Office for the

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In 1968 a young Croatian girl, Slavica Turcic, left her homeland  with her parents and eight brothers and sisters to start a new life in Australia. Her plan was to stay with her family just long enough to see them established and to save enough money to

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Mark 13:24-32 Jesus was sitting on the Mount of Olives, opposite the temple and began to talk to his disciples about the end which is to come. “In those days, after that suffering, the sun will be darkened, and the moon will not give its light, and

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October 17 marked the 100th anniversary of the birth of Albino Luciani, the man who would become John Paul I, the "Smiling Pope" of just 33 days in 1978. On the day of the anniversary, an official positio, or "position paper," was filed in the Vatican to

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On the evening of October 11, 1962, John XXIII spoke from the heart to the thousands gathered in St Peter’s Square. As the moon shone above, he asked parents to return home and, “give your children a warm hug from the pope”. He spoke of the

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Pope Benedict in his message for the World Day of Peace in 2010 chose the theme If You Want to Cultivate Peace, Protect Creation. In this message he says "creation is the beginning and the foundation of all God's works', and its preservation has now

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These days, both wings in the Church are saying the Council was a failure. The left wing is saying the Council didn't go far enough. The right wing is saying it went too far. I do not believe the Council was a failure. It has already changed the way we live -

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A Canberra church survives a blaze in its sacristy, the behaviour of louts at St John's College at the University of Sydney has put at risk their long-term career prospects, and the new Bishop of Toowoomba, Robert McGuckin (pictured), reflects on his hectic

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Indonesian Muslims block a Sunday prayer service, abortion supporters try to attack a Buenos Aires cathedral, outrage in Poland over a risque ad for coffins, and anger in Scotland over a 'bigotry award' given to Cardinal Keith O'Brien

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Sister Mary Rose McGeady Born, June 28, 1928, died September 13, 2012 -  By Dennis Hevesi Sister Mary Rose McGeady, the Roman Catholic nun who resuscitated Covenant House, America’s largest network of shelters for homeless youngsters, in the wake

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The Late Medieval English Church: vitality and vulnerability before the break with Rome By GW Bernard  (Yale University Press) -  Reviewed by Eamon Duffy GW Bernard is one of the ablest, and one of the most disputatious, of early-modern English

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Shanelle Bennett is so much more than executive director of National Evangelisation Teams (NET). As the ministry approaches its 25th year in Australia there's time to reflect on the spiritual and emotional motherhood she's offered to more than 600 young

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Who Jesus condemns

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Mark 12:38-44 As Jesus taught, he said, “Beware of the scribes, who like to walk around in long robes, and to be greeted with respect in the marketplaces, 39and to have the best seats in the synagogues and places of honour at banquets! 40They devour

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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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