Coburg Church

Four weddings planned for this weekend have been rescheduled after fire severely damaged St Paul's Church, Coburg in Melbourne's north last night. The Herald Sun reports fire crews were called to St Paul's Church at Sydney Rd, Coburg just after 5pm.

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Teachers Union

A Catholic teachers union in the US diocese of Scranton, Pennsylvania will appeal to the Holy See Congregation for Education after local Bishop Joseph F. Martino refused to negotiate with it. The Scranton Times-Tribune reports that the Scranton Diocese

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Booze Ban

Australia's Catholic bishops are headed for a clash with the AFL and Cricket Australia after the ACBC backed a proposal to ban TV alcohol advertising before 9pm. The Herald Sun reports that in their submission to a Senate inquiry into the Bill

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Religion cannot but now find itself in conflict with the unfettered rule of money - a capitalism that seeks to dominate exactly the social and personal arena which religion has always regarded as its own preserve. And as it becomes less useful as an

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The $150 million price tag doesn't include disruptions to the normal running of the city. The Sydney Harbour Bridge will be closed for a mammoth 12 hours on Saturday 19 July, for the pilgrims' walk from North Sydney across to Randwick to listen to Pope

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Paid Maternity Leave

National shopping chains Myer and ALDI have announced the introduction of six and fourteen weeks paid maternity leave respectively for their staff, still far below the benchmark of one year's paid leave offered by Australian Catholic University. The Age

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Founded in the late 1800's by religious sisters from the Faithful Companions of Jesus and named after an Italian town noted for pilgrims to Our Lady of Good Counsel, Genazzano FCJ College is a Catholic girls school located in Melbourne's inner-eastern

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This is the kind of film that "sophisticated" types look down their noses at and they will do so with this one. Risking lack of sophistication, I found myself enjoying 10,000 BC much more than expected – although distractions like thinking

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Pope Benedict celebrated the start of Holy Week yesterday with the blessing of palms and olive branches in St Peter's Square. AP reports during the Palm Sunday service, which commemorated Jesus' entry into Jerusalem, the Pope told the faithful that

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Pope Benedict has denounced the war in Iraq and issued one of his strongest appeals for peace after the death of kidnapped Chaldean Catholic Archbishop Paulos Faraj Rahho (pictured). AP reports the Pope said the five year war had provoked the complete

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One of the most influential women in the modern Catholic Church, Chiara Lubich, has died at the age of 88. BBC news reports Lubich, who founded the Focolare Movement, died in Rome after years of ill health. The UNESCO peace prize winner - who was

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This website was created to help individuals of all denominations and perspectives better understand the Catholic Faith. Catholic Culture.org has been developed by the US-based Trinity Communications, who are also behind the influential international news

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The Dalai Lama has called for an investigation into whether cultural genocide, intentional or not, was taking place in Tibet. ABC Online reports the Buddhist spiritual leader added China was relying on force to achieve peace and that the international

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The parents and parish priest of convicted drug trafficker Scott Rush say the fight for his life has entered its most critical phase. The Catholic Leader reports the biggest concern for Rush, who is sentenced to death in Indonesia, is being held with

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British theologian Robert Beckford traces the relationship between faith and film, from the first Bible movies made over a century ago, to the more contemporary blockbusters such as The Last Temptation of Christ, Mel Gibson’s The Passion of Christ,

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Young people who believed their parents or friends approved of drinking tended to drink more and were more likely to drink with potentially harmful consequences, according to studies conducted by Australian Catholic University. The findings are part

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It seems the long-documented drift from established religions has not left generation Y godless, or at least has not left it lacking in spirit. Experts suggest young Australians are increasingly embracing spirituality, whether in rebellion against their

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In any consideration of "Celtic spirituality" one is immediately confronted by issues of terminology, in this case what is meant by the world "Celtic" and the word "spirituality". The lack of agreement on what these

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Floating in style

20-Mar-2008

Sydney Harbour will provide a beautiful backdrop for Pope Benedict when he arrives in the city for World Youth Day in a nautical adaptation of his traditional motorcade. WYD organisers and ABC News reports the Pope will arrive in Sydney as part of the

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The Rudd Government is being urged to send a full-time Australian ambassador to the Vatican ahead of the papal visit. The Sydney Morning Herald reports the posting, that has been used only once in a full time capacity for several months under the Hawke

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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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Daily Prayer

Daily Prayer

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