Father Maurizio Pettená CS --- Pope Benedict has appointed the director of the Australian Catholic Migrant and Refugee Office, Father Maurizio Pettená CS, as a consultor to the Pontifical Council for Migrants and Refugees, said reports in

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Dr Dan White, Executive Director of Sydney's Catholic Schools --- The recently released Productivity Commission Report on government funding of schools has again exposed the inaccuracy of the claims that public schools receive less funding than

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Screenshot from Rome Reports video New challenges face religious life on YouTube --- The number of religious in the world has dropped over the past year, said Rome Reports. There are now 793,709 religious across the globe, according to newly published

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The Pope Benedict XVI Medical Library at the Notre Dame University Sydney campus --- Notre Dame University is pitching to be become a public university - which could see the institution lose its right to have full-fee places but allow it to compete openly

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Bishop Greg O'Kelly --- Bishop Greg O'Kelly, Chairman of the Bishops' Commission for Catholic Education, has marked the start of the new school year with a tribute to the work of teachers, particularly those who work in Catholic schools, said a media

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Pope John Paul II --- Around 15,000 beds in religious communities across Rome were booked up within a day of the announcement of Pope John Paul II's beatification, and the city is bracing for the impact of a million pilgrims expected to converge for

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Benedict XVI has travelled to various monasteries, and plans to visit the Carthusian monastery of Serra San Bruno in October, reaffirming the value of this vocation to silent contemplation. ZENIT spoke with Fabio Tassone, director of the

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The NSW Opposition has backed down from a promise to scrap ethics classes from the state's public schools if it is elected, unwilling to legislate to remove them - after the sitting government and the Greens enshrined the legal right to the classes, reports

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The King's School Parramatta, ca. 1890, from Wikipedia --- The Church and Parramatta Council in Sydney's west are discussing a deal to share the Old Kings School site under church ownership, despite a fight to keep it in public hands, reports the

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Image from 'Confession: A Roman Catholic App', on itunes.apple.com --- The Developers of the new "Confession: A Roman Catholic App" for Apple's iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch think their product helps people respond to the Pope's call to both proclaim the

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Province Express image of Fr Aloysious Mowe with Jesuit Refugee Service's Associate Director, Dr Maryanne Loughry --- Malaysian Jesuit Father Aloysius Mowe has taken over as the new director of Jesuit Refugee Service Australia from Father Sacha

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Jesus Christ and President Barack Obama are equally popular role models among teens in the US, a study has found, according to a report on the Christian Today website. A new Barna Group study on teen role models also found that two out of three teens named

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Kenyan police are investigating an incident in which a Catholic nun committed suicide at the weekend at a church compound in the town of Muchatha, Kiambu province, said a report in the Standard. The nun identified as Karimi Njue, burned herself after she

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Screenshot from the Caritas Australia website --- Caritas Australia has urged all Australians to remain in "solidarity" with "vulnerable communities", as 64 million more people across the glob plunged into extreme poverty in the past year, reports The

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Brisbane's pro-life leaders are urging Catholics and others opposed to the decriminalisation of abortion in Queensland to participate in an upcoming 'Rally for Life', calling it a "matter of life and death for the unborn", reports The Catholic

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'Typing', on Flickr --- An Adelaide high school principal and a representative for Catholic principals across South Australia, has told a federal parliamentary committee that cyber-bullying involving students was a major distraction for teachers, said a

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AIDS Ribbon Sculpture on Flickr --- The Vatican will host international scientists at a conference on AIDS in late May, an encounter church officials hope will help clarify Pope Benedict XVI's recent comments on condom use in AIDS prevention, reports the

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The Independent Education Union of Australia has nearly 65,000 members. It is the federally registered industry union representing all employees working in non-government schools and institutions across Australia. The site carries a broad range of

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They arrive in prep, bright, hopeful, ready for the big adventure of finally going to school. Most of them leave 13 years later, almost ready for the big adventure of adult life, writes Ann Rennie in The Age. Whether your child goes to a well-endowed private

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How well would Harry Potter do in his Year 12 exams? The question has been raised by a Harvard research fellow about just how fine an education Harry Potter and his friends received at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, writes Valerie

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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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