Students from two Hobart Catholic colleges have continued their holiday in New Zealand after experiencing the shock earthquake that hit Christchurch. Nine students from Dominic College and six from Sacred Heart College were asleep in a youth hostel -

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Screenshot from the Sun-Herald report---Concerns have been raised that the Blake Prize entry by artist Rodney Pople, called Cardinal with Altar Boy, could cause "a Bill Henson-type debacle" over sexually explicit art.Pople's entry shows a young boy sitting on

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Bishop Eugene Hurley --- Darwin's Bishop Eugene Hurley said Australia needs to remember its "great history of being big-hearted people" in the treatment and view of asylum seekers, after locals called for men who broke out of a

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Damage done to buildings near the Marist Community, Manchester St, Christchurch --- The Marist order religious in Christchurch has reported that the community suffered only property damage in the earthquake that hit the city over the

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Pope Benedict has appointed Monsignor Giorgio Lingua as the Holy See's representative to Iraq and Jordan, as the Iraqi Church struggles to find peace. He enters the Iraqi nunciature as Church officials in the nation cry out for assistance and

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Christopher Patten, former Governor of Hong Kong, has overseen preparations for the Papal visit of Great Britain, which is due to start on September 16. In this video interview with the BBC, Lord Patten discusses the build-up, what the Pope will try to

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If ever there was real schlock horror, then this is it. Piranha 3D can probably be best described as a "hoot".  It is one of those movies that can be watched at home by a young adult audience, better with a group who will laugh out loud, jump and scream

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It would be "inappropriate" to try an elderly priest suffering from dementia over charges of indecently assaulting two boys more than 50 years ago, his lawyer told a Sydney court. The priest, now 81, is charged with five counts of indecently assaulting

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The committee overseeing Pope Benedict's itinerary in Britain next week announced today that they have chosen a hip-hop track to be the official "youth anthem" for his visit. Heart's Cry, by Catholic trio Ooberfuse, is a world away from

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Carmel Charlton --- A parishioner from Western Australia has produced a CD with a Josephite sister with music to be used for liturgies and Masses that celebrate Mary MacKillop's canonisation. The CD by Carmel Charlton has five songs,

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The University of Wollongong has held high-level talks with the St Vincent's and Mater Health Sydney group over running a proposed $300 million private hospital and a health and medical precinct. ''Nothing is signed yet but we are working with

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An independent evaluator of NSW's trial ethics classes is wading through submissions and will deliver her report later this month. Dr Sue Knight, an academic at the University of South Australia, has received submissions from religious organisations

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Image of an exam hall --- A South Indian professor, whose hand was chopped off by Muslim extremists over an exam question allegedly insulting Prophet Muhammad, has lost his job at his Catholic college. Professor T. J. Joseph said he

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There is a profound ignorance among Catholics about the role of fertility with intimacy in the communication between spouses preparing for marriage in the Church, according to Perth Auxiliary Bishop Donald Sproxton. When it comes to discussing intimacy as a

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There are ministries. And there are ministries, writes Joan Chittister. Some ministries in life a person can spend a lifetime planning. Like how to become a paramedic or how to join the fire department or how to go about being an advocate for people in need.

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When it comes to elections there are odd results, strange results and bizarre results. Australia has just managed to achieve the surreal, writes Greg Craven, Vice-Chancelllor of the Australian Catholic University. The Gillard government has survived with two

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The Jesus the Christ econference begins on September 16, to be led by Fr Gerald O'Collins, who will share his insights into the life and ministry of Christ. Fr O'Collins is an Australian Jesuit priest who is professor emeritus of theology at the Gregorian

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Dorcas Gichane moved swiftly through the midday bustle of central Nairobi. High above her, a billboard advertising whisky suggested "Keep Walking". But Gichane, like hundreds of other devout Kenyans on their lunch breaks, had reached her destination – the

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Catholic leaders worldwide and US officials are protesting against a plan to publicly burn the Koran on September 11.Larry Jones of Dove World Outreach Center in Gainesville has said that he wants to hold a "Koran Burning Day" on Saturday's anniversary of the

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The Church has donated 48 hectares of land to Carteret Islanders whose homeland off Papua New Guinea is dfisappearing under a rising sea. About 1700 Carteret Islanders - more than half the population - must evacuate to Bougainville in Papua New

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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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All your daily readings, reflections and prayers can be found here... 

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