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American theologian Fr Joseph Komonchak may be best known as co-editor of a multi-volume history of Vatican II. Now retired, he continues to reflect on the Council, this week offering a collection of limericks written by various conciliar bishops including

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At the present time, all of the parishes and churches of the United States are receiving the new English version of the Roman Missal, which will be used starting on the first Sunday of Advent, this November 27. The change that has prompted the greatest

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Susan Mitchell's 196-page tome Tony Abbott: A Man's Man is essentially an anti-Catholic sectarian rant of a kind prevalent in Australia a century ago. Mitchell's message is that Australians should not elect the Coalition led by Abbott because he is a

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The Pontifical Council for Migrants and Travelers is the latest Vatican agency to launch its own website. Although the site is actually multilingual, you would not know it from glancing at the home page which is exclusively in Italian except for a few links

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First of all, so many reviews are going to mention The Champ and Rocky, that I will mention them now as well. Plus Rollerball, Death Race and other futuristic sports films that emphasise smashing competitions and fanatical audiences. But... This is meant to

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An image from Flickr --- The Dooleys Lidcombe Catholic Club in Sydney will ask members to remove a constitutional ban on the club taking part in political activities so it can campaign against the Federal Government's planned betting limits on poker

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Catholic Parish of Sts Peter and Paul South Melbourne --- The Catholic Archdiocese of Melbourne has reportedly signed up the Capuchins to run the South Melbourne parish of Sts Peter and Paul, reports The Age. After a public outcry over the call for

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Social media icons, on Flickr --- Major internet media platforms and service providers have policies that hinder Christian evangelisation and censor speech on issues like abortion and marriage, a new report says, according to the Catholic News

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Bishop Eugene Hurley --- Bishop of Darwin, Eugene Hurley, says he is angered by national leaders trying to make political gain from the plight of asylum seekers, reports the ABC. Bishop Hurley says political slogans are creating a climate of fear. "They

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The Vatican newspaper said it was "historically senseless hypocrisy" for the BBC to drop the dating abbreviations B.C. and A.D. on the grounds that they might offend non-Christians, reports the Catholic News Service. In a front-page commentary Oct. 4,

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Location of Italian city of Viareggio --- An Italian man reportedly ripped out his own eyeballs during Sunday Mass at a church in Viareggio, near Pisa, northern Italy, according to British news reports, said the Sydney Morning Herald. Aldo Bianchini, 46, a

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Addressing the federal government's tax forum, Bishop Pat Power challenged participants to try and live on the $35 a day New Start allowance, according to an AAP report in the Sydney Morning Herald. Bishop Power also put in a big word for the working poor,

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Senator Nick Xenophon --- A priest at the centre of controversial rape allegations, named in parliament by Independent Senator Nick Xenophon, has since been the target of hate mail - but says some "goodness" has come from all "the pain and evil", reports

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A Flickr image of Indian dancing at Darling Harbour --- A document on multicultural policy issued by the Archdiocese of Sydney stres­ses "a shared faith and a common mission" of Catholic from all cultural and linguistic heritage, and ritual

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Screenshot from the Catholic News Agency report --- The Legionaries of Christ have appointed Fr Jaime Rodriguez as their new general secretary, reports the Catholic News Agency. The 35-year-old Spaniard replaces Fr Everisto Sada, who held the post for the

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A Flickr image of Mass celebrated by SSPX members --- There must be no "false or dangerous compromise" in attempting to reconcile the Vatican and the Society of St Pius X, a senior SSPX figure told the Catholic News Agency. The leadership of the Church

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An image taken on a street in Kachin state, in 2006, on Flickr --- More than 20,000 civilians have been displaced as a result of a renewed offensive by the Myanmar government in Kachin state, according to a London-based rights group, reports

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The Archdiocese of Canberra-Goulburn is making final preparations for an Archdiocesan Assembly on "The Changing Face of Sunday" to be held on 12 November. The Assembly will involve further consideration of a number of related issues including how to observe

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The second annual Ride to Worship Week organised by the Australian Religious Response to Climate Change begins tomorrow. The Week will run from 7-13 October 2011. ARRCC describes the week as "a chance to join with people of all faiths from around Australia

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The cause of free speech draws passionate defenders and high rhetoric. It is associated with images of the struggle of oppressed people for democracy and of journalist martyrs killed for uncovering the truth of political or commercial corruption. Some saw

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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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