The head of the Holy See's delegation to last week's Annapolis middle east peace conference said there remains a 'glimmer of hope' for peace between the Palestinians and Israel. Catholic News Service reports that Msgr Pietro Parolin, who led the

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The Vatican's delegation to this week's United Nations climate change conference is largely composed of Church officials and experts from East Asia. Led by Archbishop Leopoldo Girelli, apostolic nuncio to Indonesia, Zenit reports a communique stated

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Archbishop Mark Coleridge of Canberra-Goulburn has said that a "deeply restless culture" requires a "new spirituality of the Lord's Day". In his pastoral letter to mark the beginning of Advent, Archbishop Coleridge writes that the

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Murphy House, the restored presbytery that now serves as a diocesan centre within Parramatta's St Patrick's Cathedral precinct, was last month awarded the local council's Public Heritage Award. Judged by Parramatta councillors and heritage experts,

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Holy phone!

03-Dec-2007

Holy pictures in wallets and even adorning car dashboards are common place, but on your mobile phone? An Italian company has come up with an idea to make phones holy by downloading pictures of your favourite saint or even JPII. However, Reuters

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The clothes of Versace, the music videos of Britney Spears and Christina Aguilera, and sexualised childhood toys like Bratz have created an atmosphere where any woman who covers up anything is deemed a frump. Colleen Hammond, a celebrated model and TV

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When his father died in 1969, Rudd was the only child living at home. His older brother was away in the army, his sister was a novice at a Mercy sisters' convent, and his 14-year-old brother was boarding at the Marist College Ashgrove in suburban Brisbane.

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A special plenary indulgence has been authorised by Pope Benedict to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the Virgin Mary's appearance to St Bernadette at Lourdes. The indulgence has been authorised in an effort to encourage faith and holiness, and

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The Catholic Church in Australia will be focused on movie-goers in this Advent and Christmas season by, with today's debut of its first ever cinema advertising campaign. The advertising blitz targets those whose thoughts might turn to God at Christmas

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A Cuban priest has described police as “barbarians” after his church was raided by undercover police who kicked down the doors, beat parishioners and used pepper spray on a group of dissidents. Five people – who were among a group

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Melbourne’s Telstra Dome has been announced as the venue for the Commissioning Mass for an expected 50,000 pilgrims who will attend Days in the Dioceses on 11 July 2008. Usually reserved for AFL matches and rock concerts, the indoor-outdoor

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Australian Catholic Bishops Conference President Archbishop Philip Wilson has responded to a petition calling for married priests. He gave an assurance that the Bishops had a discussion at last week's plenary meeting on the need to make "adequate

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New York Archdiocese is taking an innovative approach to the problem of sex abuse, using comic and colouring books to warn children about sexual predators. In the colouring books, a guardian angel heeds young children not to keep secrets from their

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When people wish you a Merry Christmas, from those serving us in the stores, television presenters and radio journalists, through to work and personal colleagues, what do they really mean? What seems to have happened is Christ has been so deeply wrapped in

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Kadavu is one of the most sought after tourist destinations of Fiji. Catholic communities live scattered among other denominations. They have no resident priest. At Christmas and Easter, a priest will come from Suva. The people look forward to their

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An appeal by Australia’s Catholic Religious has sought the ear of newly elected Prime Minster Kevin Rudd to lead the nation into more just relationships, helping all Australians become better people and forging a better

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Attaining Christian unity can be achieved through gaining knowledge of Eastern Christianity and support from their churches, Pope Benedict says. Speaking to the staff and students of the Pontifical Oriental Institute, the Holy Father praised the

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Italian media are reporting a meeting yesterday between Cardinal Dionigi Tettamanzi of Milan and the Dalai Lama. Rumours that the Buddhist spiritual leader, who has just started his Italian tour said, would meet with Pope Benedict were quashed when the

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ishop Kevin Manning of Parramatta has pointed out that the General Instruction of the Roman Missal forbids the signing of marriage documentation on the altar. The exchanging of vows and promise before God, the giving and receiving of rings and the

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More than 600 volunteers are needed to take part in the program – TEAM DID08 – to assist in the Commissioning Mass at Telstra Dome and the mass transport movement of over 50,000 pilgrims to World Youth Day Sydney. The Archbishop of

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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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