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It’s not quite accurate to say that one will enjoy The Help.  Actually, one might be squirming in one’s seat at times – for the right reasons.  This is a film about American racism, as late as 1967.  Some of the sequences are

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The new translation of the Mass is now up and running, and its launch seems to have passed off without any awkwardness at all, writes William Oddie in the Catholic Herald. “And with your spirit” was confidently and (as far as I could see)

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Screenshot from the Sydney Morning Herald report --- Australia's first mental health reform commission will be headed by Monsignor David Cappo, who has a strong background in social reform, reports the Sydney Morning Herald. Monsignor Cappo's first task

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A survey of 300 Australian IT workers and their bosses has found employees were frequently using their own smart phones and tablets to send work emails - from bed, from places of worship and while on holidays, said an AAP report in the Sydney Morning

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Cardinal Christoph Schönborn --- Cardinal Christoph Schonborn of Vienna wants to get the priests who are calling for reforms in church practice to work with him to bring new life to Viennese parishes, his spokesman said, according to the

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Screenshot from the Rome Reports video, A look back at Benedict XVI's visit to ground zero in 2008 --- The Archbishop of Sydney, Cardinal George Pell, will host an Interfaith Memorial Service to mark the 10th anniversary of September 11, for families,

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Bishop Stanley Roman of the Diocese of Quilon, in South India --- Indian Catholics have been urged not to retaliate to attacks by masked vandals who desecrated a church in the southern state of Kerala on September 4, reports the Catholic News

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Irish PM Enda Kenny --- Irish government officials planned to meet early this month to discuss the Vatican response to criticisms by Irish Prime Minister Enda Kenny over the findings of an Irish judicial report on the handling of clerical sex abuse,

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Job Ebenezer, a retired engineer living in Columbus, Ohio, has words of empowerment and comfort for people who worry about famines, food shortages and overpopulation: Recycle those worries, compost them, begin growing vegetables, lots of them, reports NCR

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Thousands across Asia attend an English-language Mass, particularly in the Philippines and the increasingly polyglot larger cities, writes Mike MacLachlan in Ucanews. If you are one of those thousands you may already be using the “new”

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This week, Compass examines the deep and enduring social, religious and cultural implications of 9/11 from an Australian perspective.Ten years ago we watched in disbelief as the Twin Towers collapsed before our eyes. Even as it was happening we were told the

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A new social justice resource – an eight-minute film, Cyber Sin – will be screened in Sydney’s Catholic schools as part of a major resource in the war on cyber-bullying. The Catholic Education Office (CEO), Sydney, has been close to the

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Image from Flickr --- The St Vincent de Paul Society's national council, the Edmund Rice Centre and Brisbane archdiocese's Catholic Justice and Peace Commission (CJPC) have expressed varying degrees of support for the Government's carbon pricing plans

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Monsignor David Cappo --- South Australia's social inclusion commissioner Monsignor David Cappo will step down in December from his state Labor government roles, reports the Australian. Monsignor Cappo has confirmed the paper's report saying Julia

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Screenshot from the Parramatta Advertiser --- Parishioners' love for Father Rod Bray was evident when they spilled out on to the pavement at his funeral service in the Sydney suburb of Merrylands last week, reports the Parramatta Advertiser. An

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'man talking on a mobile phone', on Flickr --- Britain's Advertising Standards Authority has banned an ad by a mobile phone company commercial which featured a cartoon Jesus who winked and gave a thumbs-up gesture, said an AFP report on 9News and a

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A British parliamentary amendment that would have placed restrictions on abortion providers giving pregnancy counselling has been defeated, reports the Catholic Herald. The Dorries and Field amendment to the Health and Social Care Bill proposed that

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An image from 'Ground Zero', on Flickr --- Religion has to play a major role in dialogue, to build peace out of the ruins of the September 11  attacks, said Vatican spokesman Father Federico Lombardi, according to the Catholic News Service. The day

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Monsignor David Cappo has set himself two tough tasks to complete before he departs as Commissioner for Social Inclusion in December, reports the Adelaide Advertiser. Under intense pressure yesterday to justify his role as anything more than Labor Government

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The Vatican's response to the Cloyne report, as well as to comments by Irish PM Enda Kenny and his ministers would have us believe that the clerical child sex abuse scandals in Ireland are an Irish problem, where Rome’s only involvement

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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

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

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