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The Church plays cupid for St Valentine's Day, the Australian ordinariate is given a name, this year's Our Lady of Lourdes procession sets a record, and musicians head for churches (pictured) to perform their music. Church plays cupid to help couples see the

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Divine Word Missionaries Father Liam Horsfall may be 84, but age has yet to stop him from sharing his knowledge and compassion of the poorest of the poor with Australian youth, reports The Catholic Leader. We are not talking armchair stories, although Fr

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Archbishop Luis Antonio Tagle of Manila in the Philippines spoke at the “Towards Healing and Renewal” symposium, and has traced some features of Asian culture that make both the understanding of sexual abuse, and the church’s

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Mark 1:40-45 A leper came to Jesus begging him, and kneeling he said to him, ‘If you choose, you can make me clean.’ 41Moved with pity, Jesus stretched out his hand and touched him, and said to him, ‘I do choose. Be made clean!’

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As the viral video by Jefferson Bethke (pictured), “Why I Hate Religion, But Love Jesus,” which affirms a love of Jesus but expresses a distrust of the church, approaches 18 million views, I will add my response into the clutter, writes Phil Fox

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Symbols of art, archeology and of course religion are all part of the Basilica of St Paul Outside the Walls in Rome. Most recently there's been more attention on the tomb of St Paul...and whether or not he's actually buried in it. The story goes back

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'Creative Conservative' is a term coined in the United States.  They are a new generation of bishops, termed conservative because they are loyal to the doctrine of the Church, but at the same time creative and capable of inserting this doctrine in

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The National Council of Priests will hold its annual convention in Warrnambool, Archbishop Hart's pastoral letter for Lent, Australian scientists investigate using DNA from three parents to minimise genetic problems and a group of Brisbane

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The Pope is to visit Lebanon, Indian communists are criticised for politicising the Last Supper, anti-Christian graffiti is daubed on a Jerusalem monastery and the US army stops chaplains (pictured) from reading a bishop's pastoral letter. Obama says he

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Imagine awaiting the birth of an eleventh sibling and twelfth child. That's the blessed reality for Fiona and Paul Webb of Toowoomba, west of Brisbane, and their almost apostle-sized brood, reports The Catholic Leader. Asked society's reaction to such a

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John Eddy SJ, 1933-2011 Born on March 6, 1933, at Cottesloe in Western Australia, John Eddy was the son of William, a federal public servant, and his wife, Mary (née Crosse). He was educated at St Louis School in Perth, then Xavier College in

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God's Jury: The Inquisition and the Making of the Modern World by Cullen Murphy. (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt). Reviewed by Patricia Cohen for The New York Times. Click here for a 20% discount on this and other books from Church Resources and John

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Magnus Macfarlane-Barrow’s first experience of delivering aid was to drive a Land Rover crammed with food, clothing and medicine from the Highlands of Scotland down to Bosnia, reports the Catholic Herald. At the time he was a salmon farmer: he had

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Mark 1:29-39 As soon as they left the synagogue, they entered the house of Simon and Andrew, with James and John. 30Now Simon’s mother-in-law was in bed with a fever, and they told him about her at once. 31He came and took her by the hand and lifted

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I grew up with strong, conservative, Roman Catholic roots: the Baltimore Catechism, the Latin mass, daily rosary, daily mass if possible, and a rich stream of devotional practices. And that's a gift for which I'm deeply grateful, writes Ron Rolheiser. But

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Catholic Health leads the fight for non-profit groups, the tireless work of Sister Ann Halpin (pictured) in Dandenong, Victoria, is honoured with a street sign, a new school opens near Wollongong and a huge turnout farewells the former mayor of Mosman in

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Actor Liam Neeson considers converting to Islam, the Pope will meet with Raul Castro during his visit to Cuba, a prominent Catholic survivor of Auschwitz dies and Ethiopian Christians (pictured) are to be deported from Saudi Arabia. Liam Neeson considers

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Salt + Light asks Fr Kevin Doran, Secretary General of the 2012 International Eucharistic Congress in Dublin, what the Congress offers Catholics, and also looks back at the last Congress, in Quebec City, for some answers.

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The US Department of Health and Human Services’ recent refusal to expand the federal definition of religious employers who can be exempted from offering contraceptive and sterilisation coverage in their employee health insurance plans has stirred strong

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One of the first things Daughter of Our Lady of the Sacred Heart Sister Rita Grunke will do when she arrives back in South Sudan is find a village that needs a water well, reports the Catholic Leader. Sr Rita is not expecting it to be all that difficult in

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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

All your daily readings, reflections and prayers can be found here... 

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