Australia’s Blake Prize for Religious Art was established in 1951 to push the boundaries of contemporary religious art. Today entrants explore spiritual, political and pop iconic ideas ranging from conflict in the Middle East to Jesus living in modern

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There has been speculation Sophie Delezio's remarkable survival could provide the proof of a second miracle needed for Mary MacKillop's canonisation. For Sophie's recovery to be deemed a miracle it must be proved it went beyond scientific and medical

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An Iraqi court has sentenced an al Qaeda leader to death for the March murder of Chaldean Catholic Archbishop Paulos Faraj Rahho. The Iraqi Central Criminal Court imposed the death sentence on Ahmed Ali Ahmed, known as Abu Omar, Iraqi government

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Replacement grass worth more than $2 million is being grown north of Sydney as insurance against damage to Randwick racecourse turf during July's World Youth Day events. The Sydney Morning Herald reports the replacement turf is being grown in the

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Science and religion have always at heart, been mates. Every now and again one gets the huff and charges off without the other. But, even during the Western "enlightenment" period, most scientists were religious. The Vatican astronomer is the

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Catholicism in the Middle East may be obliged to be discreet, but it's alive and well nevertheless. There are signs of hope but the situation can get better or worse according to the vagaries of the international scene. If Muslims and Christians are not at

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Captivity is a nasty film experience. Most audiences will want to leave fairly early in the film. By the time that some more interesting elements and twists come into the film, it is too late. Most audiences will have given up. The main surprise is that

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This UK based website is serious about vocations. It contains a suggested text for just about everyone in the Catholic community to raise with people they believe should consider a religious calling. Claiming that around 10 percent of survey

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A US priest has taken out a restraining order barring a family of seven from attending Mass with their autistic 13 year old 100 kg son. Bertha, Minnesota parish priest, Fr Daniel Walz alleges that Adam Race's unruly behaviour endangers others who

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In a letter to the world's Catholic bishops, Holy See Secretary of State Cardinal Tarcisio Bertone has reaffirmed a ban on men with "deep-seated homosexual tendencies" or who support "gay culture." The letter sent with the approval

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Two women who are suing the Catholic Church over alleged physical, spiritual and mental abuse at a former Adelaide orphanage have accused other women of faking rape claims to get compensation. Adelaide Now reports the two veteran campaigners against

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Thirty Hindu fundamentalists have attacked a Presentation Sisters convent in the Indian state of Orissa beating two sisters and causing significant damage to the convent. AsiaNews quotes an Indian Church spokesman as saying the government of Madhya

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Paramilitary-backed Islamist militants have kidnapped thirteen Christian girls and destroyed six churches in a remote area of south-east Nigeria. Europenews reports police recovered two of the kidnapped Christian girls, Mary Chikwodi Okoye, 15, and

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Pope Benedict will visit the tomb of Blessed Mary MacKillop during his visit to Sydney for World Youth Day it has been confirmed. However, Blessed Mary MacKillop is unlikely to be named Australia's first saint named during the visit, The Sydney

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The Australian Catholic Bishops Conference has established a working party to consult on the practice of "Sunday celebrations in the absence of a priest." The bishops made the decision at their Plenary meeting held at Mary Mackillop

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The Vatican has moved from a neutral position in a Europe-US confrontation over GM food and will come down in favour of genetic modification in a major report to be released next month. Truthabouttrade reports the Vatican has stunned opponents of

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The recent election of ex-Catholic Bishop Fernando Lugo Méndez in Paraguay has seen another leftist leader take office in Latin America. With a ten point lead over his nearest rival Blanca Ovelar, Lugo's centre-left Patriotic Alliance for Change

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We can sometimes forget, when we confess our own sins and are given absolution, that we, as witnesses, need to make visible the grace of Christ's superabundant mercy that flowed from His side pierced for us on the Cross. He cleanses us from our sins, heals

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Over 12 months ago, CathNews featured this Catholic blog site, StBlogs.net as one of its featured websites. At the time it promised to offer a Catholic focused service and it has delivered. It contains dozens of active Catholic blogs in addition to

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Describing herself as a "good Catholic girl", Cherie Blair, wife of former British Prime Minister Tony Blair, has defended her use of contraception saying that fertility control is an important reason that "women's lives have changed".

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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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