It seems the Occupy Movement has finally run out of puff. The press has moved on and city councils from London to New York, Sydney to Seattle, have cleared their public spaces. They’re gone, but did they have a point, asks Michael Elphick in

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Screenshot from The Sydney Morning Herald --- Frustration and something bordering on barely concealed mutual disdain boiled over more than once during the ABC's Q&A television show Monday evening, in the hour-long debate between Cardinal George Pell

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Screenshot from The Daily Telegraph --- Catholic schools in Sydney will forge ahead with open-plan classrooms of 200 students despite parents pulling their children out of schools and teachers quitting, reports The Daily Telegraph. The Catholic Education

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Screenshot from The Vatican Insider --- Pope Benedict has appealed for peace in the Middle East, South Sudan and Nigeria, in his Easter message, reports the Vatican Insider. The pontiff called on the resurrected Jesus to “grant hope to the Middle

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Screenshot from The West Australian --- The Catholic Archbishop of Perth, Timothy Costelloe, urged Catholics to feel hope and joy from the resurrection of Christ as he celebrated his first Easter Sunday Mass, at St Mary's Cathedral, since becoming leader

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Queensland's LNP government has sought legal advice about repealing civil unions in the state and is not ruling out the retrospective scrapping of the partnerships, reports The Australian. Attorney-General Jarrod Bleijie said he had requested a full legal

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Twenty-two people have been killed and 36 injured when the roof of a Catholic church in rural Nigeria collapsed during services, reports Kerryman.ie. Benue state spokesman Cletus Akwaya has said that the collapse happened on Saturday night at St Robert's

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The Herzu Jesu church in Lubeck, where the martyrs were based --- The execution of his own grandfather by the Nazis in 1943 has been the impetus for Adelaide  parishioner John Jasiukaitis to raise the profile of three Catholic priests and a Lutheran

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Screenshot from www.abc.net.au/tv/qanda --- Religion vs science has delivered the ABC's Q&A program its biggest audience in two years, reports AAP in The Sydney Morning Herald. Q&A invited Professor Richard Dawkins, author of The God Delusion,

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Unrelated stockphoto image --- Residents of West Ryde in Sydney are reportedly still waiting for asbestos found two years ago on a derelict church site to be cleaned up, reports The Sydney Morning Herald. Brown and white bonded asbestos was found on the

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Rick Santorum, on Wikipedia --- Rick Santorum has suspending his campaign for the US Republican presidential nomination, effectively conceding the primary race to front-runner Mitt Romney, said a report in The Herald Sun. Santorum, a Catholic, said

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Father Tony Flannery, screenshot from the Vatican Insider --- The Association of Irish Priests (ACP), which represents about a third of all the priests in Ireland, says it is “disturbed” at the silencing of Father Tony Flannery, one of its

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Cardinal Daoud with Pope John Paul II, screenshot from the Salt + Light TV blog --- Cardinal Ignace Moussa Daoud, the former patriarch of the Syrian Catholic Church, died in Rome on April 7, the morning of Holy Saturday, reports the Catholic News

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The Cuban Commission on Human Rights reported that 43 dissidents have been detained by the Communist government in a new wave of repression launched on April 2 in the city of Santiago, according to The Catholic News Agency. Former political prisoner Jose

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There were times in Monday night's great debate on the ABC's Q&A between Catholic Cardinal George Pell and militant atheist Richard Dawkins when you felt the boxing authorities would step in and call a halt to the bout, writes Greg Sheridan in The

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'espera - waiting', on Flickr --- Taxes will have to rise unless the family home is taken into account when assessing the ability of ageing Australians to pay for nursing home care, said Catholic Health Australia, reports The Australian. Its chief,

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Churches are battling to keep their right to refuse to employ gay, lesbian and transgender people, reports The Herald Sun. The Federal Government has thrown open for debate the laws which exempt religious organisations from court action if they refuse to

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Screenshot from the report in the Herald Sun --- Three faiths were honoured in yesterday's state funeral for Lionel Bowen: Catholicism in the liturgy; Labor by the man's old colleagues gathered in the pews; and in every eulogy something was said about

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Screenshot from a blog entry on America Magazine --- On Hollywood's red carpet on the night of the 84th Academy Awards presentations, Mother Dolores Hart, prioress of the Abbey of Regina Laudis, told reporters she was wearing the seventh-century

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Archbishop of Vienna, Cardinal Christoph Schönborn --- Austrian bishops received no diktat from the Vatican ordering them to intervene against priests who form part of the Pfarrer Initiative, reports the Vatican Insider. This was confirmed by

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From Parish of Our Lady of The Way, North Sydney & Lavender Bay. 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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