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Brisbane Archbishop John Bathersby says he is praying for St Mary's parish and has called on the whole archdiocese to pray for the parish. The Catholic Leader reports Archbishop Bathersby issued the call at a press conference at his

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Mozambican nuns have obtained a wheelchair for a disabled young African woman who crawled four kilometres to Mass every Sunday despite not having any legs. Catholic News Agency reports the Little Sisters of the Abandoned Elderly in Chissano, Mozambique,

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Only Titanic has taken more money at the French box office than this comedy and it is poised to become the most successful French film ever released in France. This is a comedy that is directed at exposing French prejudices among communities that live

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Darwin City Council is considering an alderman's proposal to scrap the Lord's Prayer from its meetings and to rotate prayers from a roster of religious groups. News.com.au reports that Greens alderman Greg Jarvis' proposal would mirror pre-meeting

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The Australian Catholic Historical Society is one of the keepers of Australia's Catholic heritage. It is Sydney based, but judging by its existing programs and events, it takes a whole of country approach. The Society has held monthly meetings since

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The pain and suffering, physical and mental, that are part of everyone's life are the strongest weapons in the armoury of the atheist thinkers who on both sides of the Atlantic are unleashing a denunciation of religious faith. They talk about the

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In sharp contrast to the deep, interior joy stemming from humility, pride produces in us nothing but unrest and dissatisfaction. Pride leads a person to orient everything around one’s own ego and to judge events from a subjective point of view:

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Former leader of the Australian Democrats Lyn Allison argued the Bible is a "cruel text" at a debate on religion in Sydney last night while another speaker pointed to the need to believe in a "higher being". Global warming was an

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Maitland-Newcastle diocese Vicar General Fr Tom Brennan has been charged by NSW police with perverting the course of justice over an investigation into sexual abuse. The Sydney Morning Herald reports Fr Tom Brennan, 70, was charged with perverting the

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Two American Dominican Sisters of St Cecilia who spent twelve months in Australia preparing for World Youth Day will return to Sydney to launch a permanent mission while an Adelaide busker is joining the Mercy Sisters. Catholic News Service reports

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BA "Bob" Santamaria, was "a pessimist attracted to crisis situations," Sydney Cardinal George Pell said at a launch of the second volume of the late Catholic political activist's writings. The Catholic Weekly reports Santamaria

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Investments by Catholic agencies including $8.9 million from the Society of St Vincent de Paul may be at risk as a result of the US subprime crisis. The Age reports hundreds of organisations across the country, including Boystown and other Catholic

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As part of a three year makeover, the Vatican Library will get a fireproof bunker for manuscripts and a climate controlled room for papyrus fragments. Catholic News Service reports the library is reclaiming as a reading room the finely decorated Sistine

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Emphasising the universality of the Church's mission, Pope Benedict yesterday called for an end to racism. Catholic News Agency reports Pope Benedict highlighted the Church’s responsibility to society to overcome racism, intolerance and

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He owns three Harleys, is a self described staunch Roman Catholic and has helped kill dozens of men. Dr Alan Doerhoff calls himself the "world's authority on lethal injection." Doerhoff practiced surgery 20 years in Missouri's prison

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NGOs who conduct aid work overseas do not involve themselves in politics. They focus on the needs of the people as determined by their own independent assessment teams. They prefer to use their own resources. They are often better equipped than anybody

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If you intensely dislike "ocker comedies", slasher films, and the road crash genre, then do not under circumstances go and see Not Quite Hollywood. If however, you are an adult who wants to see what all the fuss was about in the early years of the

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The Union of Catholic Asian News (UCAN) has been a bastion of Catholic news reporting in Asia since its founding in Hong Kong in 1979. Its mission has been to report news of interest to the growing Church in Asia. It provides a daily English language

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On the eve of state elections, Perth Archbishop Barry Hickey has criticised Western Australia's Labor government for failing the homeless while the Broome diocese has also highlighted housing issues in the region. Archbishop Hickey said the homeless

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Sydney's Josephite community is praying to Mary MacKillop for her intercession to save convicted Brisbane drug trafficker Scott Rush from the death penalty. The Catholic Leader reports Rush’s father Lee, said he and wife Christine, of Brisbane,

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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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