The Holy Spirit Province of the Blessed Sacrament congregation is an Australian community of priests and brothers who, inspired by the mystery of the Eucharist, live their lives in the footsteps of the order's founder, St Peter Julian Eymard. Their

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Cairns Catholic Bishop James Foley has joined leaders of others faiths in supporting the construction of a mosque in the North Queensland resort town. Cairns.com.au reports leaders from across the religious spectrum have thrown their support behind a

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Debate raged yesterday over WYD regulations threatening $5,500 fines for "annoyance" to pilgrims with Jesuit Professor Frank Brennan condemning the regulations while NSW WYD Minister Kristina Keneally insisted the regulations were similar to those

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At a meeting with two Brazilian Indians yesterday, Pope Benedict pledged his support for their struggle to defend their lands. Survival International reports Pope Benedict met with the Indians at the Vatican yesterday, saying "We will do

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Victoria's Coalition parties have promised an aditional $400 million in funding for Catholic schools which say that they are increasingly underfunded by the state Labor government. The Age reports that in an early election pledge, Coalition

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Lourdes rector and treasurer, Fr Raymond Zambelli, is under investigation for fraud after more than $700,000 in funds was discovered in his personal bank account. The Daily Mail reports Fr Raymond Zambelli is suspected of embezzling hundreds of

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YouTube has pulled a pro-life video that exposes another documentary film project as a pro-abortion initiative. Zenit quotes a Catholic News Service report that the video sharing site pulled "The Decency Gap/Eve Reinhardt", which shows a

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Cardinal George Pell has laid the foundation stone for a new Sydney seminary to be set up by the Neo-Catechumenal Way for the archdiocese. The Catholic Weekly reports a foundation stone blessed in the Vatican by Pope Benedict was set in place at

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This inner moral compass is what defines Mem as a children's author and her principal goal in such a prolific writing career has been to ensure every child has the chance to read and every parent gets to experience the joy of reading aloud to their child.

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The Edmund Rice Youth Ministry Festival is an official World Youth Day event and an opportunity for students of schools in the Edmund Rice tradition or young people inspired by Blessed Edmund's charism to gather and celebrate. Even people not

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The Courier-Mail in Brisbane is featuring a dedicated World Youth Day section on its website combining Queensland pilgrim stories and stories about the event from further afield. The section is being coordinated by Marcus Kuczynski, the former editor

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The NSW Government's controversial amendment to the World Youth Day Act is a dreadful interference with civil liberties, and contrary to the spirit of Catholic Social Teaching on human rights. As an Australian Catholic lawyer, I am saddened that the

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Rural Fire Service and State Emergency Service volunteers will not seek "authorised person" status while assisting with WYD in order to avoid "negative interactions with people". The Sydney Morning Herald reports the controversial

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A record number of Vietnamese pilgrims will attend World Youth Day this year but US numbers are down - and 50 Angola pilgrims are stranded in Sydney instead of Adelaide because tour organisers thought the SA capital was only an hour way. The Sydney

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Orthodox Patriarch Bartholomew of Constantinople and representatives of other Orthodox and Anglican churches accompanied Pope Benedict in lighting a candle to launch the Year of St Paul. Opening the year last weekend, Pope Benedict said the apostle's

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His challenge was to see the beauty in every face, even when the owner of that face had long given up on it. Surely, that is to love others as Jesus did—Jesus the One who never gives up on us. If we are to love as Jesus loved, we need to be forgiving

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"People who leave the Church are not leaving because they are rejecting the teachings of John Paul II or Pope Benedict. Most do so because they go to Catholic schools and they think that the kind of warm secular humanism with Christian gloss

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Kung Fu Panda is essentially a martial arts comedy and is a total action movie. It has striking effects and action sequences and a particularly impressive concluding fantasy sequence which brings DreamWorks to a new level of technological

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First Things is a monthly ecumenical journal concerned with the creation of a "religiously informed public philosophy for the ordering of society." It is published by The Institute on Religion and Public Life in the United States of America.

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Two hundred South Korean priests have celebrated a street Mass in Seoul to protest an unpopular government decision to resume beef imports from the US. UCA News reports the priests urged the government to listen to the voice of the people and

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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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