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An image from Flickr showing damage at Fukushima --- Missionaries and their leaders are grappling with whether to remain in Japan or leave - either to other parts of it or out of the country entirely - following the earthquake, tsunami and potential

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Cardinal Sean O'Malley, screenshot from BostonCatholic.org --- An American order of nuns is suing the Archbishop of Boston, Cardinal Sean O'Malley, after years of trying, in vain, to withdraw from a church-run pension fund, said a Boston Globe

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Vatican spokesman Father Federico Lombardi --- Japan's nuclear disaster has "raised questions that cannot be neglected", said Vatican spokesman Father Federico Lombardi, reports Zenit. Fr Lombardi said nuclear energy is an immense resource for man but

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For the past three weeks Jesuit Social Services volunteer, Brazilian-born Renata Botelho, has been visiting Jesuit Social Services programs making a DVD to be screened at this year’s Annual Dinner next month, reports Province

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'Win win win!', on Flickr --- Australia's major churches met at a national forum in Canberra yesterday to launch the Australian Churches Gambling Taskforce, urging for gambling reform, said a report on the Christian Today Australia website. Senior

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Image from the Parramatta Advertiser report --- NSW Premier Kristina Keneally has released a plan outlining the look of the new $24 million arts and education precinct for the old King's School site in western Sydney, reports the Parramatta

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Pope Benedict's new book on Jesus has entered the The New York Times bestseller list, at 10th place in the non-fiction category, said the Ignatius Insight Scoop website. Since its worldwide release on March 10, 1.2 million copies of the book have

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Victoria's biggest charities and employers in the community sector have called on the Baillieu government to honour its promise to fund an equal pay case that could lead to much higher wages for tens of thousands of workers, reports the Age. The new

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Dr Paul Sharkey, image from Catholic Education Office South Australia --- South Australia's Catholic education sector would be happy to keep its proportion of students constant rather than push for more enrolments, new Catholic Education director Dr Paul

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Archbishop Silvano Tomasi --- There is a growing and "disturbing" trend of vilifying those who criticise gay sexual relations for religious or moral reasons, a Vatican diplomat told the United Nations Human Rights Council, according to a Reuters report in

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It has been a turbulent start to 2011 with tragic natural disasters, political uprisings and most recently, the devastating tsunami in Japan, writes Anne Derwin, President of Catholic Religious Australia in the CRA March newsletter. Most of us have watched

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Cardinal Pell will speak on Catholic Intellectual Life and the Universities at Notre Dame University in Sydney on March 29. The lecture, hosted by Notre Dame's Centre for Faith, Ethics and Society, will be the first of the Bishops Speaking Out

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The judgment just handed down by the European Court of Human Rights, allowing Italian schools to display crucifixes, is not about any kind of recognition (as the Vatican's Fr Lombardi put it) that “the culture of the rights of man must

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The ongoing nuclear plant disaster in Japan raises not only environmental and health issues, but ethical questions about energy use and the future of nuclear power, according to Catholic scholars and other ethicists, reports NCR Online. The accident could be

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This is not a close encounter of the friendly kind. Aliens have been targeting earth in the last few decades, and not with kind intentions.  Think War of the Worlds, Independence Day, Monsters, Skyline. In fact, this looks and sounds

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The Edmund Rice Centre has called for a major policy overhaul of Australia's management of asylum-seekers, proposing that the country implements the community supervision method adopted by western nations, the Centre said in a media release. "Overseas

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Image from Catholic Education Diocese of Parramatta --- Catholic school families and staff must make their vote count in the upcoming NSW election, by being aware of the educational policies of the major political parties, said the Diocese of

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Screenshot from www.madrid11.com/en/schedule --- More than 4000 Australian youth are expected to travel to Spain in August for World Youth Day in Madrid, reports The Catholic Weekly. The Aus­tralians (mostly aged from 18-35 years) will be joined by

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Screenshot from the video, University of Santo Tomas Quadricentennial Celebration - Zenon Cardinal Grocholewski arrives, on YouTube --- Studies for priests and theologians face a renewed emphasis on metaphysics, according to a newly-published Decree on

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Screenshot from the ucanews.com report --- About 500 Catholics representing various organisations and parishes in Indonesia staged a rally yesterday over the torture of Catholic youths - one of whom died, reports ucanews.com. The Coalition Forum of Belu

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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

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Live streamed from Our Lady of the Rosary Cathedral, Waitara

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