Top trip for Pope

28-Jul-2008
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Before leaving for vacation, Pope Benedict on Sunday described his trip to Australia for World Youth Day as an "extraordinary experience". "I still have in the eyes and in the heart this extraordinary experience which enabled me to see

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Forty years ago, Pope Paul VI provoked the greatest uproar against a papal edict in the long history of the Roman Catholic Church when he reiterated the Church's ban on artificial birth control by issuing the encyclical "Humanae Vitae." At the

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Ireland's high profile Catholic priest Father Michael Cleary fooled an entire nation with a secret that was revealed only after his death. He had a wife, and they had a son. With exclusive access to friends and family, including frank interviews with his

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Tight security surrounded Mercedes College Perth on Friday as US Secretary of State visited the school with Australian Foreign Minister Stephen Smith. The West Australian reports the block around the high school, in Perth's central business

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Pure Online seeks to enable men and women to conquer sexual issues like pornography addiction and sex addiction and regain control of their lives. The primary objective of the Pure Online project is to enable a speedy and effective recovery for men dealing

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It is unjust to suggest that everything happened in a blinding flash of light on the road to Damascus. Something dramatic certainly happened. It was enough to stop St Paul carrying out his mission of persecution. It seems to have been enough

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An Italian Catholic youth organisation set up an inflatable church at a Mediterranean beach, but a strong breeze threatened to lift it into the heavens. The Times Online reports the "bouncy church" is 30 metres long and 15 metres wide, and

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After months of industrial unrest, Victorian Catholic teachers are to get a pay rise that will place them on parity with state school teachers. The Age reports teachers in Catholic schools have brokered an agreement that will bring them into line with

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Three US parishioners who incurred excommunication for their part in hiring a suspended priest for their St Louis parish have been reconciled with the Church and have joined a civil law suit against other dissidents. According to a statement last week

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A US priest who is an adviser to President George W. Bush says that welfare leads to "moral decay". The New Zealand Herald reports Fr Robert Sirico, who heads a Michigan think tank to integrate Christianity with free market principles, spent

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The Congregation for Divine Worship and the Sacraments has approved the first section of a new English translation of the Roman Missal. Zenit quotes a US report saying American bishops have received the "recognitio" from the Holy See for the

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Six outstanding contributors to Catholic education from around Queensland have been presented with “Spirit of Catholic Education Awards” by Emeritus Professor Peter Sheehan AO, Chair, Queensland Catholic Education Commission, as part

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Two students from Brisbane's St Laurence's College were hospitalised after alleged gang members entered the school and slashed the students with knives. The Brisbane Times reports police were last night interviewing three youths accused of

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The fans will lap up this thrilling new feature that has gestated in the belly of the hugely popular series for years. From its no holds barred start to its heartfelt finish, the film is compelling entertainment, thanks in part to a great script and to the

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A "pilgrimage" has certainly become an in vogue term thanks to the recent World Youth Day event in Sydney. This is the website of Harvest Pilgrimages, an organisation founded 21 years ago and self proclaimed as "Australia's most trusted name

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The very notion that we can "shop”" for a church like we shop for consumer goods is simply mistaken. It misses the nature of the Church. The Christian faith is not just about "Me and Jesus", it is about "Me in Jesus". It

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Every choice is a series of renunciations: If I marry one person, I cannot marry anyone else; if I live in one place, I cannot live anywhere else; if I choose a certain career, that excludes many other careers; if I have this, then I cannot have that. The

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ACBC spokesman on immigration issues, Bishop Joseph Grech has welcomed a move by the Australian government to restrict mandatory detention for asylum seekers. Bishop Grech said the announcement by Immigration Minister Chris Evans represented an

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Seven Brisbane youths have been charged over a meat cleaver attack on two St Laurence's College students. Brisbane Magistrates Court was told horrific details of the assault at South Brisbane's St Laurence's School, The Courier-Mail reports. The

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Australian Catholic University vice-chancellor Professor Greg Craven has warned there is an "equity bidding war" going on between universities seeking government favour. The Australian reports that when Universities Australia met Prime

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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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