This year, as Catholic universities and the bishops observe the 10th anniversary of the application of "Ex Corde Ecclesiae" for the United States, it seems appropriate to reflect on the role of institutions of education and their participation both in the

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Josephite missionary Sr Mary Noonan has launched a website that traces the stories of her 85 years of life from her birth in Tasmania to the Highlands of Papua New Guinea. "You will come to know me through the stories of my 85 years of life," Sr Mary writes.

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Columban Fr Robert McCulloch SSC will deliver the John Duffus Memorial Lecture at Bendigo's Sacred Heart Cathedral tonight on the theme "A mission of compassion in the changing reality of Pakistan". Fr Robert McCulloch was ordained a Columban Father in 1970

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Archbishop John Hepworth, from a screenshot of a video on YouTube --- A third party, who attended the meetings between Monsignor David Cappo and Archbishop John Hepworth, has disputed some claims made by the Adelaide archdiocese in its defence of

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Pope Benedict --- Pope Benedict on Sunday called upon all Catholics to participate in a new evangelisation of the world, reports the Catholic News Agency, and expressed his hope for his visit to Germany this week. "Today's liturgy reminds us that we are

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The Hunter region is facing a dementia epidemic with numbers of people living with the brain disorder expected to quadruple by 2050, reports the Newcastle Herald. Advocates say the region is struggling to cope with demand, and an urgent injection of resources

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'stacks of books', on Flickr --- Findings from a survey of principals in primary and secondary schools across Australia reveal school leaders are highly stressed and doubt whether they are well equipped to implement the broad suite of policy changes, reports

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St Vincent's Health has been contracted by the Department of Justice in Victoria to distribute condoms and dental dams to prisoners at Dhurringile and Marngoneet men's prisons and the Dame Phyllis Frost Centre and Tarrengower women's prison, reports the

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A nursing home run by a former Labor aged care minister, Peter Staples, has been ordered to pay a Catholic priest $47,500 for unfair dismissal, reports The Age. Mr Staples sacked the priest, Father Andrea Bellia, by email in January last year. Father Bellia

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The Rethinking Bretton Woods (RBW) was founded in 1995 to promote reforms of international financial institutions --such as the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund -- and policies, with the purpose of democratising economic policy-making, achieving

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Johnny English (Rowan Atkinson) returns in this movie to pit his skills against international assassins, who are plotting to murder the Premier of China with the aid of a mind-control drug that routinely programs anyone to kill. He has been mothballed for

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Fr Robert Reyes is a Catholic priest, but he is better known for putting on his running shoes and jogging around the country promoting different causes. "People don't know my name anymore," Fr Reyes says, smiling. "They see me and say: 'That's the running

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Senator Nick Xenophon --- The priest named by Senator Nick Xenophon over alleged sexual abuse of a fellow cleric has revealed damage to his mental and physical health since the Catholic Church began investigating the allegations in February, reports The

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Screenshot from the Herald Sun report ---  Islamic religious law, or sharia, is often vilified but is really about freedom and tolerance, Australia's new grand mufti said, according to the Herald Sun. Dr Ibrahim Abu Mohamed, elected in weekend

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The 'new stone schoolhouse' to which St Mary and her pupils moved in 1867, having previously shared a converted six-stalled stable with two horses and an ever-growing number of enthusiastic pupils. Image from

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Sign painted on a parking lot, on Flickr ---  The Gillard government's plan to save cash by tightening eligibility for disability pensions has received the nod from a Senate parliamentary inquiry, but welfare groups and a dissenting Greens senator

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A primary school in Western Australia has stopped the recital of the Lord's Prayer at school assemblies, reports The West Australian. Edgewater Primary School suspended its 25-year-old tradition last month while it sought advice, after some parents protested

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'Flag - Palestine', on Flickr ---  The Vatican is maintaining its neutrality on Palestine's bid for United Nations membership, despite the move being openly backed the former Latin Patriarch of Jerusalem, reports the Catholic News Agency. "We have

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Peace & Reconciliation: Spiritual Reflections on a Decade After 9/11" sounds like a fairly generic religious colloquium on the past decade. But this conference, run by pacifist organization Pax Christi, went well beyond calls to "reflect," as Barton

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This year the Daughters of Our Lady of the Sacred Heart Congregation celebrate the centenary of the formation of their Australian Province. As well as working in every Australian state, the sisters also have projects in 27 countries. The Australian story of

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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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