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Our Man in Rome: Henry VIII and his Italian Ambassador, by Catherine Fletcher (Bodley Head) Reviewed by  Duncan Fallowell In the past few years, Catherine-of-Aragonitis seems to have gripped British historians. Numerous books and articles have been

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It brings great joy to Bob and Kirrily Corbett when they see their children, six-year-old Marley and three-year old-Matilda, staging impromptu concerts at home. For Bob and Kirrily, music is an integral part of life, and for Bob and his musical mother

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Known to many as “Sister Di”, Diana describes her education at the Sydney Dominican School, “Santa Sabina”, as “the best thing that happened to me, the best gift my parents ever gave me.” She responded to the expectation

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John 3:14-21 Jesus said to Nicodemus: ‘And just as Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, so must the Son of Man be lifted up, 15that whoever believes in him may have eternal life. 16For God so loved the world that he gave his only Son, so

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"Rejoice Jerusalem and all who love her. Be joyful all who were in mourning." Mid-Lent Sunday, or Laetare Sunday, from the first word of the Entrance Antiphon, shows us that in our Lenten springtime we come to realise that because we rejoice in God’s

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This year marks the 90th edition of the Columban Calendar which is well known for its traditional religious paintings and liturgical information. Columbans have produced this beautiful presentation which gives a brief explanation of each painting

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Cardinal John Tong Hon, the seventh Chinese cardinal in the history of the Church, speaks of his childhood in mainland China in this first part of a long interview, reports Vatican Insider. Here he talks about his first official visit to Beijing in

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A new hall for St Andrews College opens in the west of Sydney, Vinnies reports a rising number of homeless women, the bishop of Broome is shocked by local murder statistics and the Catholic Education Foundation is launched (pictured). National abuse agency

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The Vatican website is hacked for a second time, the JPII second miracle is still to be confirmed, Red Bull pulls a 'Jesus walks on water' ad, Irish abuse survivors meet Cardinal Brady and a researcher says radiation could have created the Shroud of Turin

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Photo: PA Mary Raftery Born December 21 1957, died January 10 2012 Mary Raftery was not the first to reveal that children had been abused in Ireland’s so-called industrial schools (state-financed reformatories for poor, neglected and abandonned

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Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World that Can't Stop Talking by Susan Cain (Random House) Reviewed by Jordan Timm  There’s a new guy in my office, and I’m not talking to him. It’s not anything personal, mind you. He seems like a

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The three pairs of well-worn sandshoes, lined up purposefully at the door of Brisbane's Canali House, didn't belong to each of its new residents. Nor did they belong to vocations director for Brisbane archdiocese and live-in co-ordinator Fr Morgan Batt,

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Fr David Neuhaus was born into a Jewish family and yet at an early age he converted to Christianity. Now the Patriarchal Vicar of the Hebrew-speaking Catholic vicariate in Israel, Fr Neuhaus tells Aid to the Church in Need about his spiritual

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The residence of the archbishop of Ho Chi Minh City – an ancient colonial mansion in whose grounds one can also find the city’s oldest building – is an oasis of peace amid the constant roar of the motorbikes filling the streets of the city

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John 2:13-25 The Passover of the Jews was near, and Jesus went up to Jerusalem. 14In the temple he found people selling cattle, sheep, and doves, and the money changers seated at their tables. 15 Making a whip of cords, he drove all of them out of the

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Most of us would be offended if we were to be described as aggressive. Most would think of aggressive behaviour as the use of power to achieve one’s ends with total disregard for all those involved. However, psychologists tell us that aggression in part

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Cardinal Levada is the Vatican's Prefect for the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith. In this interview in 2010, Cardinal Levada discusses some of the major issues and challenges facing the Church today: the spread of the Catholic faith,

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A beloved priest is farewelled in Sydney, the head of Qld Cath Education steps down, the ACU defends its handling of a campus redevelopment and Bendigo schoolgirls (pictured) take a stand against violence on International Women's Day. Tears

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The US Congress fights for an Iranian pastor, an Indian publisher apologises over an image of Christ, Malaysians mark 400 years of a local bible, an Irish church pleads for the return of a 900-year-old relic and the church asks Filipino boxer Manny

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Walter Joseph Hauser 15-1-1928 – 5-2-2012 Walter Hauser, a leading member of Melbourne's Austrian community and famed as one of the Vienna Mozart Choir boys, has died at Cabrini Hospital in Malvern after a long illness. He was 84. Hauser, the

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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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