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Catholic Health Australia has proposed the creation of a National Health Workforce Commission to coordinate attempts to boost the health workforce. Catholic Health Australia presented the idea to a meeting of the National Health and Hospital Reform

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The Catholic Church's National Committee for Professional Standards has welcomed Pope Benedict's apology to victims of abuse by Church personnel as an important step in the ongoing healing process. "We welcome Pope Benedict's heartfelt words of

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Backers of Venezuela's controversial President Hugo Chavez have launched a self styled Reformed Catholic Church. "The church of Rome is fearful that it could lose more priests like us," said Bishop Coadjutor Jon Jen Sui-García, 37, the

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Film - Stop-Loss

28-Jul-2008

"Stop-Loss" is one of those unusual terms associated with American war activity that does not immediately mean anything to the casual observer. Like "rendition", it has to be explained. It actually refers to the decision concerning

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Many people would have heard of New Norcia, Australia's only monastic township 130 kilometres north of Perth, but would never have been for a visit. This website contains all the information about the Benedictine community; the town; its events;

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Ecumenical guests are always asked to the once a decade conference but Archbishop Rowan Williams has set a very different tone to this Lambeth Conference. He has spoken openly of the crisis in the family and pleaded for close engagement and prayer; and he

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Today's teacher has to survive in a world of gimmickry. Students pay better attention to ringtones than to the human voice. They expect colour pictures and flashing graphics rather than pen and whiteboard. So a good teacher must learn to tap into short

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Pope Benedict yesterday urged a teeming World Youth Day final Mass crowd estimated at up to 400,000 to become prophets of a new age to bring faith to a "spiritually barren" world. The Pope's challenge echoed over a vast sea of Catholics

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Pope Benedict this morning met three victims of clerical abuse after the pontiff apologised Saturday for the "shame which we have all felt". In breaking news, the Sydney Morning Herald reports that the Pope this morning met three victims of

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Pope Benedict has prayed for hospitalised former Vatican colleague, Cardinal Edward Cassidy, as well as visiting retired Sydney Cardinal Edward Clancy and 92 year old Catholic lay pioneer, Rosemarie Goldie. The Australian reports Pope Benedict has

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In a speech to Muslim and Jewish leaders in Sydney, Pope Benedict called for all religions to unite against terrorism and to resolve conflicts peacefully. "In a world threatened by sinister and indiscriminate forms of violence, the united voice of

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Three women to be ordained in the USA overnight separate themselves from the Church by their own actions, the Boston archdiocese says. The Age reports the three women were to be ordained as priests on Sunday in Boston one of America's most Catholic

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Over 1,000 priests were hearing confession at any one time during World Youth Day, organisers say. AsiaOne reports at World Youth Day one of the biggest queues was for confessing sins with more than 1,000 priests at any moment hearing sins and

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Now we have seen the splendid and varied reality of World Youth Day, it is worth reflecting back upon the controversies that accompanied it. The principal points at issue were the support given by the State to a Church event, the laws introduced to cover

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Thirty years ago this week the world's first IVF baby was born in Britain. It was a landmark day in our relationship with technology: the natural process of creating life through love was challenged by one which assembled life for a profit. From a

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Australian Catholic University (ACU National) Melbourne Campus (St. Patrick's) will host a public lecture on Pope John Paul II's new evangelisation by visiting research professor Dr Richard Rymarz on Thursday 24 July. John Paul II's New Evangelisation:

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In a significant foreign policy decision, the Australian government has appointed former Nationals leader and Deputy Prime Minister Tim Fischer as Australia's first resident ambassador to the Holy See. The West Australian reports Prime Minister Kevin

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Before leaving Australia yesterday, Pope Benedict thanked 8,000 World Youth Day volunteers while Prime Minister Kevin Rudd said the Pope's visit had left an indelible mark. The Age reports Pope Benedict took time to thank volunteers and organisers,

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Two victims of clerical sex abuse who took part in a private Mass celebration with Pope Benedict yesterday welcomed the meeting saying they were moved by the pontiff's compassion but other victims condemned the event as a staged publicity stunt. The Age

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WYD costs totalled

21-Jul-2008
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The Catholic Church's portion of the costs of hosting World Youth Day may be more than anticipated but will not result in extra levies on parishes or dioceses, Sydney Cardinal George Pell says. The Sydney Morning Herald reports out-of-pocket expenses

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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

Daily Prayer

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

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