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The Congregation for the Causes of Saints have approved a miracle attributed to Cardinal John Henry Newman, the last step before Pope Benedict promulgates the British cardinal's beatification. The congregation recognised the cure of a spinal

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A total of 13 Bathurst Diocese Catholic primary schools have received $22.6 million in the second round of grants under the Federal Government's economic stimulus package. All projects in the diocese, from Lithgow in the east to Gilgandra in the west,

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Pope Benedict has signed a record deal for an album of religious music and prayers for Christmas to be released under the Geffen label, which also distributes music for Lady GaGa and U2. Benedict XVI, 82, and Vatican priests will record music and

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Italy's major Catholic newspaper Avvenire has called on Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi to "respond to public opinion" urgently over allegations that escorts were paid to attend parties at his residences. For more than a week, Italy has

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The successful Catholic Education Office Melbourne and University of Melbourne co-developed Literacy Assessment Project will be rolled out across 600 Victorian public schools. The project started out in 19 Catholic schools some four years ago,

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An Australian-Irish community at Crossley in western Victoria fighting to retain their 130 year old St Brigid's Church and hall which are up on sale, raised $10,000 for its cause from a musical display over last weekend. The display, led by

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When we hear the comment that the churches are dying, however, we think first of the Church institution and reject the idea. Whether the numbers be great or small in particular places, and whether local communities flourish or close down, it will never

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The Vatican's Congregation for the Clergy have developed this website to mark the recently commenced "Year for Priests", a special year to deepen the commitment of all priests to interior renewal for the sake of a more forceful and incisive

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This is a fast paced, science fiction thriller that maintains its suspense and energy through excellent animation, and it should thoroughly engage Transformer fans. The plot is more than a little complex and confusing, as people are moved from one place

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ACRATH says women and children are continually trafficked to Australia from Southeast Asia, South Korea and China. Some leave their homelands voluntarily to work in brothels, while others are forced or deceived into coming. They are slaves, but often do

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Vandals caused some $40,000 worth of damage at the St Thomas More Catholic Church in Margaret River in a weekend attack. Police said a person or group of people smashed a window and entered the church on Saturday night. The intruders smashed a number

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Christian Brother John Francis Coswello, 70, will serve 15 months in jail for molesting a boy at the St Vincent de Paul Boys Orphanage in South Melbourne in the early 1970s. A jury found Coswello guilty on two counts of indecent assault and three

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The Catholic Education Office Melbourne will benefit from an $860,000 linkage grant from the Australian Research Council to continue research into the successful Literacy Assessment Project (LAP) in Catholic schools. The research grant, awarded to The

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Australian cricket legend Steve Waugh has launched a unit of his charity foundation in India, saying his inspiration to do social work came from Blessed Mother Teresa of Kolkata. The Steve Waugh Foundation will collaborate with Udayan, a home for

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The killer of an Austrian priest working in South Africa has confessed to the crime in an anonymous note left at a church, South African police say. They said the handwritten note found in the Mariazell mission church where victim Ernst Plochl, 78,

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Another website out of the Just Act series of sites, Just Holy Hardware is for people who do not want to buy Christian devotional items made under gross exploitation or from illegally obtained material. The site states a recent report found that

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A couple of weeks ago departing Telstra Chief Sol Trujillo was quoted extensively in the media on his comments about Australia being a backward nation of racists. I joined in unison with Indigenous leaders around the nation by offering a wry smirk and a

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In a few days time, we, the leaders of Catholic Religious in Australia, will gather for our annual assembly. Our focus this year is on the nature of our multifaith society - its reality, gift and challenge. It is appropriate, too, that this focus follows

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The Life, Marriage and Family Office of the Archdiocese of Melbourne invites people who are celebrating their 25th, 40th, 50th or 60th anniversaries in 2009 to the Annual Anniversary Mass. The Mass will be celebrated at St Patrick's Cathedral on

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A 14 year old Chisholm Catholic College student escaped with minor cuts after a rock was thrown at a bus in Alexander Heights in Perth on Monday afternoon. Police said the bus was hit as it neared the intersection of Alexander Drive and

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

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