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On a visit to Australia for the inaugural chapter of the Christian Brothers new Oceania province, congregation leader Br Philip Pinto has challenged the brothers to take risks and embrace new thinking. EdmundRice.org reports Br Pinto, who was

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Eat the tension around you! Mary pondered, not by thinking deep intellectual thoughts but by holding, carrying, and transforming tension so as not to give it back in kind. Like Jesus, she helped take sin and tension away by absorbing it, like a water filter

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The Holy See has moved to defend the late Vatican banker, Archbishop Paul Marcinkus, over "baseless and defamatory" allegations that he ordered hit men to murder an Italian teenager in 1983. The Washington Post reports Archbishop Marcinkus,

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Throughout the western world the Church is declining numerically. The most prominent exception to the general rule of decline is the rise and growth of the movements and communities described as "ecclesial" rather than "lay" by Pope John

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The 20th annual Mt Olivet Charity Race Day is the major fundraising event for Brisbane's Mt Olivet Hospital. It has alreay raised in excess of $1 million over the past two decades for this well known caregiving facility and funds raised his year will

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Established in 1982 by St Kilda parish priest, Fr Ernie Smith, Sacred Heart Mission began with the simple act of sharing a meal with a homeless man and has grown into a substantial agency which serves as a lifeline to the homeless and thousands of people in

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World Youth Day chief operating officer Danny Casey has advised people who are not registered WYD pilgrims to "get up early" if they wish to secure tickets for the papal Mass at Randwick next month. The Sydney Morning Herald reports more

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In a split decision, Bunbury Council has decided to impose a $50,000 planning fee for the construction of the Western Australian city's new Catholic cathedral. ABC News reports the Church will have to pay application fees to rebuild the

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Founded in 1927, the Conference of International Catholic Organisations has voted to dissolve and allow its members to join a new Vatican-backed Forum for Catholic NGOs. Catholic News Agency reports the ICO Conference made the decision by a two-thirds

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In a message for Sea Sunday next month, Cardinal Renato Martino of the Pontifical Council for Migrants and Travelers has warned that the threat of pirates to seafarers and the welfare of the world's fishing communities are major concerns. "Sea

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No Prada for Pope

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An article in L'Osservatore Romano has put paid to stories that Pope Benedict's red shoes are made by Prada but fashion commentators say that the pontiff's liturgical outfit tastes are "very 2008". The Times Online quotes the Vatican paper

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A psychosexual assessment and treatment centre set up by the Catholic Church to deal with abusive clergy is to close this month pending a restructuring. The Sydney Morning Herald reports the closure comes at a sensitive time, on the eve of Pope

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Professional alarmists and their first cousins the knockers come up against a brick wall when they are confronted by those professional and incurable optimists, the Christians. People captivated by Jesus as their Risen friend overpower by their enduring

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Children of the Silk Road bids to be an epic tale of heroism and endurance in war-torn China of the late 1930's. It is based on fact, being the story of George Hogg, a British journalist who ran foul of the occupying Japanese army when he photographed

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St Patrick's College in the western Sydney suburb of Strathfield is a Year 5 to 12 school now under the auspices of Edmund Rice Education Australia. Like other NSW schools, Term 2 concludes today and it has been a busy period in recent times for

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There are those who seem concerned that the "visionaries", instead of retiring to the cloister, have chosen to marry and raise families. In an age addicted to profligacy and promiscuity, where marriage is demeaned and family life dangerously

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The Australian bishops this weekend launched a major media advertising campaign that aims to reconnect Catholics who have drifted from their faith with the Church. In a campaign described as the Church's "biggest ever outreach", the bishops

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An American priest who jogged naked around a city park in his parish has been convicted of indecent exposure. Michigan priest, Fr Robert Whipkey will be sentenced on August 11 in a local court and may be forced to register as a sex offender.

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Bush a Catholic?

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European newspapers are reporting that US President George Bush may follow his brother Florida Governor Jeb Bush and former British PM Tony Blair by converting to Catholicism at the end of his presidential term. The UK Telegraph reports various

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A new dispute has broken out between Sydney City Council and Word Youth Day organisers over who will pay for repairs to the city's famous Hyde Park. The Sydney Morning Herald reports Lord Mayor Clover Moore plans to kick Pope Benedict and the six day

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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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