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A leaked US State Department cable on WikiLeaks shows that its Vatican Embassy sees Catholic statements on the environment in terms of population control policy, reports the Catholic News Agency. The November 2009 cable, titled "Pope Turns up the

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CathNews is taking a short break over the holiday season. We will return on Monday, January 17. We wish all our readers a Merry Christmas, a happy New Year and thank you for your support during this past year.

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Pope Benedict --- Pope Benedict is set to deliver the Christmas broadcast on BBC Radio's Thought for the Day, becoming the first Pope to speak in the program's famous religious slot, said a report from The Times in The Australian. He will make a "warm

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Cardinal George Pell --- Life is mostly good in Australia, and those blessed with prosperity and happiness should strive to spread the cheer and happiness to the less advantaged, said the Archbishop of Sydney, Cardinal George Pell, in his Chrismas

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Archbishop Philip Wilson --- Archbishop Philip Wilson says the canonisation of Mary MacKillop is expected to inspire large crowds for Christmas mass this year, according to Ninemsn. "Mary's love for God and her capacity to never see a need without

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From the idiosyncratic land of the Leningrad Cowboys, something wicked this way comes in the form of Rare Exports, a clever, gleefully irreverent Christmas fantasy that is best viewed by children no younger than 10 or 11, preferably with parents in tow. Not

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The OECD Program for International Student Assessment (PISA) surveys 15-year-old students in the principal industrialised countries. Every three years, it assesses how far students have acquired some of the knowledge and skills essential for full

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Mary Glowrey front, tends to children in the dispensary that would become St Joseph's Hospital in Guntur, Andhra Pradesh, India. Photo: The Glowrey Papers with permission of the Catholic Women's League of Victoria and Wagga Wagga. ---- “Every

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We have seen, heard and almost smelt their talents in the kitchen. Junior MasterChef's Isabella and Sofia from All Hallows School, Brisbane, cooked their way into our homes and hearts, graciously supporting each other in the competition which heralded "Issy"

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Senator Mark Arbib --- Labor Senator Mark Arbib, outed by Wikileaks as an informant for the US, is a Catholic who was born in Sydney in 1971, according to a "Frequently Asked Questions" report by the Herald Sun. "According to cables,

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Screenshot from Father Bob's blog --- South Melbourne priest Father Bob Maguire has been crowned Old Bastard of the Year for 2010 by the International Society of Old Bastards in recognition of his work with the homeless and disadvantaged in Melbourne,

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The Catholic News Agency report image of Bishop David Ricken at the now-recognised US apparition chapel --- A chapel in Wisconsin in the US has been recognised as the first approved Marian apparition site in the country, where a young Belgian immigrant

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The Sisters of St Joseph have launched a new website for their Spirituality and Education Centre in Kincumber South, just north of Sydney. The website has details of upcoming retreats at the Centre, plus portals on the history of the St Mary's links to the

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Year 11 student at St James College, Spring Hill, K'Chin has received the prestigious Queensland Education and Training International (QETI) award for the International Student of the Year for 2010, reports The Catholic Leader. The award was presented by the

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Professor Peter Bray (pictured), Vice-Chancellor of the Bethlehem University in Palestine, will speak at a public seminar at the Australian Catholic University's Strathfield campus on Thursday about education under occupation and the challenges faced by

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Pope Benedict --- Anglican ordinariates were proposed by Pope Benedict with the Anglican church's Australian and US congregations in mind, secret US diplomatic cables reveal, reports the Herald Sun. The cables, made public by WikiLeaks, also reveal the

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Mary MacKillop's canonisation has been recognised with the publication of a booklet showing how she bought property and borrowed money to fund her spiritual work, according to a media release from the Land and Property Management Authority. The Land and

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Christianity remains the world's biggest religion, but Islam is catching up, while non-belief increased enormously over the past century but is now in sharp decline, The Age reports. Australian religious trends of rising agnosticism and declining

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The Herald Sun photo of the image to be used on Ms Gillard's Christmas card --- Prime Minister Julia Gillard will be sending a charity card from Oxfam to those on her Christmas card list - instead of one with a picture of herself and partner Tim Mathieson

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Screenshot from Wikileaks.org --- The Vatican has expressed scepticism at the reliability of reports based on leaked US cables on Wikileaks, following revelations of an initial Vatican anger over the Irish probe into abuse by clergy in Dublin, said

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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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