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"Recognisably Australian" red, orange, yellow and blue banners will adorn Sydney for World Youth Day and Pope Benedict's visit, Cardinal George Pell has announced. The Daily Telegraph reports the colours which are reminiscent of the

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The Holy See is to publish an edition of the complete works of Pope Benedict including all of the major writings he produced as a theologian prior to his election as pontiff. Times Online reports Pope Benedict is proving such a bestselling author that

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Retired Sydney Bishop Geoffrey Robinson is continuing his US tour despite accusations that his positions are "not in keeping with the Church" and that he is spreading "misinformation" about the Church's efforts to combat abuse. The

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Melbourne missionary couple Shirley and Kevin Blake and Brisbane Archbishop John Bathersby were among numerous Catholics honoured in yesterday's Queen's Birthday honours list. The Moonee Valley Leader reports Essendon couple Shirley and Kevin Blake

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Two elderly Italian Carmelite nuns who chained themselves to a lamp post outside the Vatican on Sunday claim to have been expelled from their convent. Two nuns chained themselves in front of the Vatican to get Pope Benedict's attention claiming they

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We wear more than physical clothing to cover our naked selves, we cover our nakedness too with a specific ethnicity, language, religious identity, culture, political affiliation, ideology, set of moral judgments, and a whole gamut of private wounds and

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Fashion and friendship are the two stars of this breathlessly awaited movie spin off from the TV series that revisits the lives of the four savvy, sassy and sexy women whose playground is the Big Apple. Love gets a look in although there is nothing raunchy

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Established in 1961 by the De La Salle Brothers as a boys residential school at Beaudesert in Queensland, BoysTown has morphed into one of the most successful organisations in Australia looking after the interests of disadvantaged children and

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The trial on sex abuses charges of St John of God Br Rodger Moloney has begun in Christchurch following his extradition from Australia. Stuff.co.nz reports the High Court trial for Br Moloney, who fought three years to avoid it, began in

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The papacy is a "gift" of the Catholic Church to other Christians but it needs "repair" before those other Christians are likely to accept it. According to a leading Catholic ecumenist, Pope John Paul II was an "engaging

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The Holy See has has established two new anti-terrorist units and begun closer collaboration with Interpol, the Vatican security chief says. New Zealand Catholic reports the Vatican has set up two new anti-terrorism units that will work closely

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Continuing the healthcare mission of the Sisters of Charity, St Vincent's Health provides acute medical and surgical services, aged care, diagnostics, rehabilitation, allied health, mental health, palliative care and residential care in Melbourne and

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If the conservation movement's words are any guide, the Nature to be conserved consists of all living creatures other than man. Conserving mankind forms no part of conserving Nature because humans form no part of a Nature which has been

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Israel, homosexuality, and Hollywood are targeted for elimination according to the young men from the al-Aqsa Martyrs' Brigades, Hamas, and Islamic Jihad. Aaron Klein an Orthodox Jew and intrepid journalist, has made it a point to seek them out and get

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All human beings adopt some form of spirituality to make meaning in their lives. In its broadest sense, spirituality has to do with the connectedness of things, especially in a transcendent sense (beyond this place and present time). Spirituality has

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Federal Environment Minister Peter Garrett will today launch Greening Communities, a Church Resources initiative to help church and non-profit organisations to save water and energy. Founder and Executive Director of Church Resources, Fr Michael Kelly

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A Catholic seminary in Nigeria faces closure as a result of "astronomical" food prices, its rector says. The Catholic seminary in Makurdi in central Nigeria is facing the stark choice of closure as a result of the worldwide food crisis,

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Saying parents cannot afford to raise and educate children on $750 a week, Australian Catholic Council for Employment Relations chair Brian Lawrence has called for a boost in the federal minimum wage. With the Australian Fair Pay Commission (AFPC)

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Jordanian archaeologists have uncovered what they believe to be the world's first church dating from 33 to 70 AD. "We have uncovered what we believe to be the first church in the world, dating from 33 AD to 70 AD," the head of Jordan's Rihab

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After consultations with Catholic and Protestant authorities, the Swiss canton of Glarus is to rehabilitate a woman executed in 1782 on witchcraft charges. Anna Goeldi, the last witch executed in Europe should be rehabilitated because she was a victim

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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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