'Flag of Egypt all over Tahrir Square', by RamyRaoof on Flickr --- Two priests with strong ties to Egypt have said they fear young Egyptian Catholics will turn away from the Church because it did not back the protests that led to the resignation of

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The Saint Mary MacKillop Memorial Wall was yesterday officially opened at Sydney's Gore Hill Cemetery in Sydney, where she was originally buried, said a media release. The wall, which was erected as part of the ongoing commemoration of Mary MacKillop since

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A Catholic priest who converted to Islam has been speaking about his reasons for changing faith. Idris Tawfiq was a guest speaker at the University of Cambridge's annual Experience Islam Week, which aims to raise awareness and foster tolerance. Mr Tawfiq

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"I recently heard that the second priest to have ever dined in my parents' home had been implicated in sex abuse scandal. As a former child abuse prosecutor and now mother of four, it has been a particularly difficult question to answer why stay in light

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Fondacio is an international Christian community, a school of the Gospel, at the service of the world. It has a status of "private association of the faithful" and is listed in the Vatican directory under new communities and movements. Fondacio, now

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Dr Margaret Ghosn of the Broken Bay Institute will present a forthcoming course entitled "Sacred Journey - The 2011 WYD Pilgrimage" in preparation for this year's World Youth Day in Madrid. 1 July - 10 SeptemberSacred Journey - The World Youth Day

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Catholic parishes could be closed in western New South Wales as part of a review of the Wilcannia-Forbes diocese, as concerns are raised about the drop in the number of priests available for 22 parishes, reports the ABC. There are three vacant positions in

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The Jesuit theologian and commentator Father Andrew Hamilton has called for a "shift in the public imagination concerning asylum seekers". It would be "indecent in a time of grief" to speculate on what individual politicians might have meant what they said

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Screenshot from the Jesuit Social Services' new research report --- New research by Jesuit Social Services' shows that the number of young people in remand in Victoria is growing. The organisation called on the government for reform as well as support

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Screenshot of The Catholic Weekly report --- A portrait of St Mary of the Cross MacKillop is the feature work of several paintings by Sydney artist Paul Newton that are headed to Italy for the Domus Australia pilgrim centre, reports The Catholic

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Screenshot from the Bendigo Advertiser report --- A tree sapling growing out of the Sacred Heart Cathedral in Bendigo has moved to new home - the front yard of the crane operator who pulled it out of the building's gutter, said the Bendigo Advertiser. "I

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Screenshot from Father Bob's blog --- "Spread the word, comrades. I will not do gay weddings. I cannot do gay weddings. The H/S headliner is wrong," tweeted Father Bob Maguire in response to a news report headline this week, said The Age. In true Father

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As Britain’s David Cameron embraces the ideal of worker co-operatives, a remarkable hi-tech variant with global operations is already thriving in the industrial heartland of Northern Spain. The Mondragon group is the world's biggest co-op, though the

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Young people are leaving the Church or - worse - becoming ambivalent toward it. I see it everywhere. It's as if I can no longer call myself "Catholic," but say "I grew up Catholic" to avoid the impression that I would ever participate in such silliness. David

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An exciting new Compass series hosted by theologian Scott Stephens who talks to high profile Australians about what they think is the meaning of life. First up is MasterChef's Matt Preston. Not only has Matt been at the forefront of one of Australia's

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The first spinoff from CathNews, CathNewsUSA has been in recess for the last six months. Now a new team is preparing to relaunch the publication. The "new" team comprises Church Resources founder Fr Michael Kelly, former CathNews news editor Stefan Gigacz

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Catholic Education Commission Executive Director, Brian Croke, has denied claims that Catholic schools whose funding had been maintained were "overfunded", reports the Sydney Morning Herald. A news analysis by Trevor Cobbold, the former Productivity

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'Alcohol and Pornography Ban. Northern Territory', on Wikipedia --- Three years after the Australian Government's historic apology to the Stolen Generations, Jesuit Father Frank Brennan says Indigenous people are still being singled out by policies which

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Lawyers acting for Queensland Attorney-General Cameron Dick urged the Court of Appeal to increase a sentence imposed on a Toowoomba school teacher for child-sex offences to as much as 15 years, because the current sentence does not adequately reflect the

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Friends of St Brigid's Teresa O'Brien --- The story behind the successful campaign to save Crossley's historic St Brigid's Church will be a part of a major exhibition at the National Museum of Australia from next month, reports The Warrnambool

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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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