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A new spirituality centre to open in Brisbane's southern bayside suburb of Ormiston next year will be named the Santa Teresa Spirituality Centre. The Catholic Leader reports in naming the site in honour of St Therese of Lisieux (Santa Teresa), the

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With well under two months before the start of World Youth Day now is the time for registered pilgrims, unregistered participants, visitors to, and residents of, Sydney to be making their detailed plans about how they are going to manage their way through

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The Sisters of St Joseph will welcome their youngest member in 20 years when 24 year old Anne-Marie Gallagher takes her first profession of vows this Sunday at the Mary MacKillop chapel in North Sydney. In a media statement issued by the order,

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Affectionately known as "Indy IV", this is the most recent of the Indiana Jones series and after a 19 year absence it returns Harrison Ford as Dr Henry "Indiana" Jones Jr to front line action. Now wiser and considerably older, Jones

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Politics is a vital part of human society and the Church must accept that fact and participate fully in the political process, even to the extent of allowing once again clergy and religious to seek and hold public office. If the Church hopes to

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Unlike football our other ways of ranking people, by what stuff we have, where we went to school or where our family comes from, are rarely fluid. Those at the top are practised at consolidating their advantage. It's into this human condition that Jesus

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A US company is talking up a new environmentally friendly method of destroying human corpses by alkaline hydrolysis which dissolves bodies into a sterile coffee coloured liquid but a Church spokesperson says the process is "undignified." The

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Quarantining welfare payments in indigenous communities fails to address the real issues putting children at risk and undermines people's sense of responsibility, according to Catholic Social Services Australia Executive Director, Frank Quinlan.

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Pontifical Council on Christian Unity head, Cardinal Walter Kasper, has warned the Anglican Church that it "must clarify its identity" and make "difficult decisions" ahead of its forthcoming Lambeth Conference. Catholic News Agency

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The Vatican website has introduced a section in Latin which will publish the official original editions of pontifical documents. The BBC reports the Catholic Church, for centuries a bastion of Latin usage, has given the ancient tongue a 21st Century

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Australian Catholic University has announced that starting in 2009 it will base its selection of students on their involvement in cultural, sporting and religious activities including volunteering as well as on academic performance. The Sydney Morning

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Melbourne Archbishop Denis Hart has attacked the Victorian government for its failure to increase funding for Catholic schools while boosting support for public schools by $1.3 billion and raising state teachers' annual salaries by $5,000. The Age

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Since Pope John Paul II launched World Youth Day 22 years ago, it has become the Olympic Games of world religion, the largest and most complex spiritual event held on a recurring basis across the globe. One part worship and one part Woodstock, the youth

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Without other standards of human flourishing to counteract those communicated on billboards and in advertising, the young members of some communities are deprived of all sources of self-esteem and respect. Unable to hope for those signs of success which the

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A television program devoted to showcasing people living with a disability is indeed a rare find in our commercialised world and its quest for perfection. No Limits looks at living life to the fullest with a disability, featuring stories about workshops

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May is a month of devotion to Our Lady often best expressed through the Rosary. This website is encouraging people not just to pray the Rosary in their homes, but to take the pray with others to the street. The Australia Needs Fatima organisation is

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At least two priests and several sisters are among the ten of thousands of Burmese killed by Cyclone Nargis, a Salesian priest says, with many churches and related projects also badly damaged.  Salesian provincial for Myanmar, Fr Joaquim Ye

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As Israel nears the 60th anniversary of its foundation, Pope has recognised its legitimate security and defence needs but called on the middle eastern state to lift travel restrictions on Christians in the Holy Land. The International Herald Tribune

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Retired Sydney auxiliary Bishop Geoffrey Robinson is "uncertain" about Christ's authority and knowledge and his recently published book "casts doubt" on Church teaching, according to a statement by the Australian Catholic bishops.

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Western Australian Therese Temby has been appointed as the new chair of the National Catholic Education Commission to replace long serving Monsignor Tom Doyle who has retired after 35 years in Catholic education. "We are fortunate to have Mrs

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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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