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As a General Practitioner working in primary health care in Lewisham and a specialist member of the Faculty of Homeopathy, Mabel Aghadiuno is no stranger to the poverty and hardship of many of her patients, writes Sister Janet Fearns in Thinking Faith. Yet

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XT3, the Catholic Social Network website, has details of a pro-life film contest. The competition asks entrants to consider and to include the words from St Paul to the Romans “…the life and death of each of us has its influence on

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Australian Catholic Migrant and Refugee Office (ACMRO) Director, Fr Maurizio Pettenà --- The welfare of all migrants is paramount and outweighs any policy which punishes 800 asylum seekers who in desperation turn to people smugglers for help, the

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The Australian Catholic University is one of two tertiary institutions chosen for a pilot program to trial the the use of instructional software and other web-based learning resources, reports the Australian. A three-year pilot will overhaul two subjects

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Screenshot from His Holiness Pope Benedict XVI on Flickr, from the signed photograph donated for the Drawn... to Darfur project. -- Unique works of art created by 100 celebrities - including a signed photograph of Pope Benedict - will be auctioned off in

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Archbishop Barry Hickey --- Perth Archbishop Barry Hickey says he has "little evidence" of forced adoption practices in Catholic hospitals despite a national apology delivered by the health arm of the Catholic Church yesterday for "unethical or unlawful"

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 An outspoken Hong Kong Catholic priest said he has been denied entry into China due to a row between the Vatican and Beijing over the ordination of bishops, reports AFP in the West Australian. In a sign of escalating tension between the Church and

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Irish PM Enda Kenny --- Archbishop Gianfranco Girotti, of the Vatican's Apostolic Penitentiary, has slammed the suggestion by Irish officials including Prime Minister Enda Kenny that priests should break the secrets of the confessional box and reveal

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John Hoyle signs the register in the the Abbey of Arles sur Tech, France, watched by his wife Bobby --- I felt the first intimations of my spiritual journey when I was only seven years old, over 65 years ago. Born into a Jewish family, my father had brought

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Many Irish parents and grandparents would find astonishing the acidly anti-clerical views expressed in the Republic of Ireland today, writes Mary Kenny in the UK Telegraph. The land that once called itself a foremost Catholic nation and most loyal ally of

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When Benedict XVI visits Spain for WSYD in August, the pope will have a very special defence team. The group is called the Young Swiss Guard. About 60 children, dressed in the unique and traditional uniform are hoping they'll make the pope feels

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A bit of cinema froth.  Black froth.  Easily blown away, but may leave a bad taste in the mouth.  But, it is still only froth and to be judged accordingly.  Anyone who goes to see Bad Teacher thinking it is a film about education obviously

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A lawyer representing a group of victims said the Christian Brothers will be sued in relation to abuse by Robert Charles Best, reports the Geelong Advertiser. Legal action has also been launched against the Victorian government by 14 male victims who were

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The St Vincent de Paul Society National Council has criticised the Malaysia deal over refugees, citing Australia's responsibilities as a global citizen, in a media release. National Council Chief Executive, Dr John Falzon said in the statement: "This deal

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Image from The Catholic Weekly --- More than 60 priests attended a dinner to celebrate priestly jubilees, ranging from 25- to 60-year anniversaries of ordination, at the former St Patrick's Seminary at Manly last week,

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'Newborn's Foot', on Flickr --- A former chief executive of the Hunter area Health Service has defended medical staff who delivered babies that were put up for adoption between the 1950s and 1970s, reports the Newcastle Herald. Dr Owen

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Australia's bishops have urged all Catholics to declare and affirm the importance of their faith for their life and identity in this year's Census, reports the Catholic Weekly. With a campaign urging people to tick "no religion" in the census on August 9,

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Ireland's Senator Cáit Keane --- A member of the ruling Fine Gael party has said an international Catholic conference in Dublin next year should be postponed, in light of the row over the Vatican's attitude to clerical child sex abuse inquiries in

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Soon after the Oslo massacre, it emerged that the man responsible, Anders Breivik, resented Islamic immigrants and was a self-confessed Christian. My instinctive response was one of relief. But why should it have mattered who had done these terrible

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In the course of my lifetime I have been called by many names – ‘good-for-nothing’, ‘slow coach’ and ‘dreamer’ – all names that are easily understood and perfectly applicable.” (The Horizon, January

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

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