Severe flooding on the main island of Guadalcanal and neighbouring Savo Island has washed away homes and bridges and affected 1,800 families in the Solomon Islands, a Caritas Australia report says. At least nine people have been confirmed dead and at

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Former Religion Report radio host Stephen Crittenden has returned to work three months after his suspension for attacking ABC management on air over the axing of his show. The Radio National journalist was stood down on full pay last October and

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hey are praying types, the good folk of St Mary's College, just outside San Francisco. This week they will be dusting off their rosaries and asking for a special favour. Sure the almighty might be busy dealing with the global financial meltdown, but the

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Anyone reading the life of Christ in the gospels does so out of their own life experience. Jesus Christ consciously and deliberately identified himself with "ritually unclean" people who were ostracised and therefore, on the edge of their culture.

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Brisbane's Griffith University Multifaith Centre is hosting an inter-faith summit titled One Humanity, Many Faiths seeking to promote peace and harmony in Australia and the Asia/Pacific region. It will explore the role of people of faith in

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We have YouTube, GodTube and now Catholic Tube. In the same traditions of video and broadcast sharing websites, this latest incarnation proclaims that it is broadcasting Christ and His Church to the world. This site has "channels"

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The Australian Catholic Office for Film and Broadcasting has named Elissa Down's "Black Balloon" as its film of the year for 2008.  Director of the office and jury chair, Jesuit priest, Fr Richard Leonard said, "This film is all about

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Pope Benedict chose World Communications Day to launch the Vatican's YouTube channel, and praised social networking sites for fostering friendships and understanding, but warning they also can isolate people. The Pope urged a culture of online respect in

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As criticism mounted of Pope Benedict's decision to lift the excommunication on four SSPX bishops, Vatican Cardinal Walter Kasper slammed Holocaust denying comments by rehabilitated Bishop Richard Williamson as "stupid" and

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World Youth Day 2008 has led to unprecedented growth in the Australian Young Christian Workers movement, according to national secretary Marie Rehab. Perth based Ms Raheb, told The Record that pre and post-WYD formation resources distributed to parishes

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Catholic bishops have accused leaders of the Southern African Development Community of complicity in a "passive genocide" in Zimbabwe by their failure to act against starvation conditions. The bishops in a message said that SADC had sustained

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Welfare groups were already "overstretched" even before the current economic downturn, Catholic Social Services executive director, Frank Quinlan has told the Federal Government. "Employers are already using more part time work and

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Ukrainian-rite Bishop Peter Stasiuk, Hobart Archbishop Adrian Doyle, and former South Australian education minister, Greg Crafter, were among the Catholics honoured in the Australia Day list. Archbishop Doyle is one of four Tasmanians named Members of

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That Pope Benedict apparently did not widely discuss a matter that has provoked anger among Jewish groups and liberal Catholics was not out of character. It was just the latest example of how the pope is increasingly focused on internal doctrinal issues and

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During the past five years, St Vincent de Paul in NSW has struggled to transform itself from a network of little parish committees into a centrally administered mega charity. Change had to come because the financial affairs of the society were in complete

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ABC Local Radio's The Conversation Hour hosted by Richard Fidler in Queensland and New South Wales will today feature an interview with the parish priest of St Mary's at South Brisbane, Fr Peter Kennedy. The parish has been in the media in recent

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The website of Catholic Education in South Australia covers the Archdiocese of Adelaide and the Diocese of Port Pirie and includes the South Australian Commission for Catholic Schools. It features the Catholic schools within the state and supports staff,

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Catholic development network, CIDSE, has slammed current methods of extracting natural resources in Latin America as leading to loss of livelihood, violent conflict, persistent human rights violations and environmental degradation.   "Local

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Australia now has a shortfall of 1,300 doctors and 13,000 nurses, Catholic Health Australia CEO Martin Laverty said warning of a growing health workforce crisis. "The crisis in the health workforce is creeping up on us," Mr Laverty, who

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The Conventual Chapter of the Benedictine Community of New Norcia has elected Fr John Herbert the seventh Abbot of New Norcia succeeding the late Abbot Placid Spearritt. Fr Herbert, aged 45, was born in Melbourne and joined the community in 1995

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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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