Based loosely on a 1950s short story by Philip K. Dick (who wrote Blade Runner), this film blends together political conspiracy, sci-fi drama, and romantic comedy. Matt Damon plays David Norris, a charismatic New York politician on an ambitious rise to

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The Jesuit Refugee Service has urged the EU to act on the Libyan refugee crisis. The European website carries details of its release on the subject, and other current campaigns. www.jrseurope.org

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Pope Benedict --- Pope Benedict will answer three questions on Jesus on a pre-recorded Good Friday television program for the Italian RAI network, the Guardian reports. Rosario Carello, presenter of a special program to be broadcast on Italy's publicly

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A former Catholic brother who molested two 12-year-old boys in his charge in the 1960s has pleaded guilty to three counts of indecent assault and was yesterday jailed for two years and four months, reports the Herald Sun. But Peter Paul Van Ruth, 64, who is

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Image from The Northern Star report --- Year 6 students at St Carthage's School in Lismore, northern NSW, marked Shrove Tuesday just before the start of Lent by cooking up pancakes, reports the Northern Star. The children said they would be giving up

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Aged care services currently operated by CatholicCare Hunter-Manning, in New South Wales, will be transfered to Little Company of Mary Health Care (LCMHC), said the Catholic Diocese of Maitland-Newcastle in a media release. The combination of CatholicCare

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The Auxiliary Bishop of Canberra, Pat Power, wrote to the Pope last November over his concerns about the Church in Australia, according to a report in the Sydney Morning Herald from the Canberra Times. No reply has been received. The bishop had

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One of the nuns at the convent, Isabel Guerra, is a painter whose work is highly valued. Image from artpapa.com --- Spanish police are investigating the theft of just over $2 million in cash that was kept in plastic bags by nuns at a convent, said a

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Last year Stephen Hawking released his book, The Grand Design, which purported to explain why a creator is unnecessary. Hawking's book raises the question of whether the existence of God can be disproved by science, writes Ashleigh Green in Eureka

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Like many Roman Catholics, Marie Lutkus felt anger, sadness and disillusionment after her beloved church was shut down in a consolidation of parishes, reports sify news. St Francis of Assisi in Pennsylvania (pictured with protesters), had been her spiritual

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The Vatican has released the discussion paper for the next Synod of Bishops, the 13th General Assembly, the details of which are available online. www.vatican.va/roman_curia/synod/documents/rc_synod_doc_20110202_lineamenta-xiii-assembly_en.html

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Hall Pass, a new film from the Farrelly Brothers (Dumb and Dumber) is about two married men with families, Rick (Owen Wilson) and Fred (Jason Sudeikis), who believe like children that nobody can see the way they gawk, snigger and gesture obscenely at any

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Pope Benedict --- Pope Benedict said humanity's selfishness is causing the earth to cry out in pain, said a report by the Vatican Information service and AKI. The pontiff was announcing the motto of this year's Fraternity Campaign, an annual initiative

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Bishop Christopher Saunders --- The announcement of the construction of a 1500-bed detention centre on the outskirts of Darwin reveals, once more, Australia's 'hard-hearted' response to asylum seekers, says the Chairman of the Australian Catholic Social

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Lighting a votive candle, on Flickr --- Some 600 Anglicans, with at least 20 members of their clergy throughout England and Wales, formally joined the newly established Personal Ordinariate of Our Lady of Walsingham on Ash Wednesday, said reports in the

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Bishop Pat Power --- The Auxiliary Bishop of Canberra, Pat Power, said he did not indicate to a journalist "that my possible retirement was in any way connected with not receiving a reply to a letter I wrote to the Pope about the critical shortage of

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In an unprecedented move, a total of 21 priests in the US Archdiocese of Philadelphia have been placed on leave over sexual abuse cases, reports Catholic News Service. Parishes where the priests had been assigned were informed of the action at Masses on

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The launch of the My School 2.0 website has debunked repeated claims by the Australian Education Union and other groups that Catholic schools are overfunded, said a report in the Catholic Weekly. The Catholic Education Office (CEO), Sydney, and the National

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Image from the Catholic News Service report --- Pope Benedict has presented Jesus as a reconciler, not a political revolutionary or mere moralist in his new book on Christ. He writes of "the real Jesus" as the son of God who inaugurated a new

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Image from the Parramatta Advertiser --- Parramatta Lord Mayor John Chedid has denied links to a letter allegedly written by him to Catholic community leaders slamming fellow Catholic councillors for voting against church ownership of the old Kings School

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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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