Gender-neutral phrases used in the Liturgy have been ruled as invalid by the Vatican saying anyone baptised using any other term other than "Our Father" will have to be re-baptised. The Age reports the Congregation of the Doctrine of the

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More than 100 Palestinians have been killed in Gaza in the past five days prompting Pope Benedict to call on both sides for an unconditional halt to the violence. Reuters reports Pope Bendict said showing "absolute respect for human life" is

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The Foreshore site which will used to for the arrival and official welcome by Pope Benedict for World Youth Day is contaminated with toxic chemicals including cyanide, benzene and lead. However, assurances have been given by Sydney Harbour Foreshore

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Australia's Catholic Bishops have welcomed a political agreement reached in Kenya and hope it will help achieve reconciliation and forge a just and lasting peace. Kenyan President Mwai Kibaki and opposition leader Raila Odinga have signed a deal to end

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The St Vincent de Paul Society has elected Victorian Syd Tutton as its new National President. Mr Tutton, who has been an active member of the Vinnies for 36 years takes over from John Meahan, who has finished his term. Born in Richmond, Victoria, Mr

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The more we thank God for what he has done, the more faith we have to believe for what he is going to do. The more we dwell on the prayers he has already granted, the more confidence we have that he will answer our next prayers too. But there’s

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Celebrate Love is an initiative of the Sydney-based Pastoral and Matrimonial Renewal Centre (PMRC). It is a seminar for married couples exploring intimacy and spirituality in the Catholic context. The website has extensive information about future talks

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Sylvester Stallone proved at 60 he could revive his iconic creation, Rocky Balboa, after five movies over a thirty year period. He adjusted the character of Rocky to his late 50s and made an agreeably emotional fight film. At age 61, he resurrects his

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Most Australians have never imagined a world without teenagers, without groups of self-confident adolescents moving through our shopping centres, beaches and sporting events with their ipods and mobiles. In fact adolescence is an American invention, a

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Mystic monk Padre Pio's body has been exhumed 40 years after his death to be prepared for display to his devotees. Reuters reports the Capuchin friar's coffin was exhumed in the southern Italian town where he died during a three hour servce. Padre

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More than 4,000 Victorian Catholic school teachers will strike on Friday in their bid for higher wages, smaller class sizes and better working conditions. The Age reports teachers from 480 Catholic schools will walk off the job leaving about 130 schools

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A rebel commander who was at the home of East Timor's President, Jose Ramos-Horta the morning he was shot and seriously wounded has surrendered amid strong indications other rebels, including their new leader Gastao Salsinha, may follow suit after

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Pope Benedict has encouraged the Salesians of Don Bosco and other religious to continue to seek out a spiritual life rooted in "profound mysticism and a solid asceticism" instead of activism. Catholic News Agency reports the Order, who are

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Cardinal George Pell was presented with the official World Youth Day commemorative gold and silver coins in a ceremony at St Mary's Cathedral House yesterday. The Perth Mint chief Ed Harbuz presented Cardinal Pell with the coins. The event also

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More Australians will be eating fish on Good Friday as seafood retailers reveal sales on Holy Thursday have doubled in the last three years. The Southern Cross reports Adelaide's Cappo Brothers Seafood, who have been in the fish business since 1919,

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Operating in New South Wales and now in south-east Queensland as a result of recently taking responsibility of the Villa Maria centres formerly run by the Sisters of Perpetual Adoration, Catholic Healthcare conducts 40 residential age care facilities, 10

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Melbourne priest Fr Gerard Dowling OAM hosts this Sunday night family counselling program on racing and sports network, Sport 927. It is the longest running broadcast of its type in Australia having outlasted similar shows in other capital cities. The

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ww Daily we find ourselves sitting across from someone where the situation calls for a new story and we can only stutter. There’s supplication in the other person’s eyes and in the situation itself - please a new story, not the old one! But

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Anna Lee is 82 years old this year and recalls her days of captivity with the Imperial Japanese Army as if it was a recent happening. From the security of her room at Sharing House she recalls the painful years and memories that still linger after fifty

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The Vatican will be erecting a statue of Galileo Galilei inside the city's walls - 400 years after the scientist was tried for heresy. The Times reports the Vatican hopes that by putting up the statue, it will "close the Galileo affair and reach a

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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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