'Come Hell or High Water', on Flickr --- The Archbishop of San Salvador, Msgr Jose Luis Escobar Alas, has said that climate change is the most serious problem confronting humanity at the present time, said a Fides report on the Independent Catholic

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Kathy Kelly is a United States school teacher who has devoted much of her life to working for peace. The Catholic Leader speaks to her on the eve of her visit to Australia. "Too radical" is often the tag given to people like United States activist

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The phenomenon of globalisation is not entirely new: Greece, Rome, China and the Habsburg Empire had global pretentions. Christianity, Islam, the colonial enterprise and the Universal Declaration of Human Rights also have a universal dimension while not

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This is an American fight movie, involving turbulent family dynamics. Tommy (Tom Hardy) is a mixed-up veteran from the Iraq War. He is killer-soldier, war-hero, and deserter, and he approaches his father, Paddy (Nick Nolte), for help. He wants his father to

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2012 marks the 90th edition of the Columban Calendar which is well known for its traditional religious paintings and liturgical information. The first Calendar was produced in 1923, the year Vegemite hit Victorian tastebuds. The iconic calendar has become a

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Image of Pope Benedict and the bishops of Australia, from CNA --- The Australian Catholic bishops' delegation to Rome has issued a statement about the Vatican's response on the retirement of Bishop William Morris of the Diocese of Toowoomba, reports the

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A NSW Supreme Court judge has overturned a ruling that enabled five men abused as boys to seek damages from the church's asset-holding trust fund, reports the Australian. The newspaper said that the landmark ruling will increase pressure on governments to

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Archbishop Denis Hart --- Archbishop of Melbourne, Denis Hart, said reports in the Age newspaper on October 14, critical of the Melbourne Response, contained inaccuracies. In order to address some of the inaccuracies in the articles, the following letter

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Anglicans in Melbourne have rejected a proposal to introduce a multi-faith general religious education into all Victorian state schools, in a move described by one of the proposers as a return to sectarianism, the Age reports. Melbourne historian Peter

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The Vatican said the death of Libyan strongman Moammar Gadhafi marked the end of a "harsh and oppressive regime" that was based on power instead of human dignity, reports the Catholic News Service. It expressed hope that the bloodshed would end in the North

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Image from the Catholic News Service report --- In a quiet modification of a traditional format, the Vatican has dropped most of the individual private meetings between Pope Benedict XVI and bishops making their "ad limina" visits to Rome. The

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Author Thomas Craughwell's latest two books speak to society's growing fascination with saints and relics - but with an engaging wit that is rarely seen on the topic, reports the Catholic News Agency. “If by 'pious' you mean sentimental and humorless,

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Two volumes recently published by Encounter Books address key issues in the New Evangelization, writes George Weigel in Ethics and Public policy Centre. The first, Marcello Pera's Why We Must Call Ourselves Christians, is another effort by a distinguished

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Sister Elvira Maria de Witt, DCJ, is an opera singer turned nun who has found a new way to win vocations to the religious life - by going online. Sister Elvira is the novice mistress at the Carmelite Sisters of the Divine Heart of Jesus convent in the

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Paul W S Anderson’s 3D revamp of The Three Musketeers is a fantastical reinterpretation of Alexandre Dumas’ classic swashbuckling tale, which turns the novel’s "caped crusaders" into strangely anachronistic superheroes. Set in France during

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The Vatican has released a document calling for the gradual creation of a world political authority with broad powers to regulate financial markets and rein in the "inequalities and distortions of capitalist development", reports the Catholic News

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Screenshot from the Daily Telegraph --- The Muslim organisation behind the "Jesus is a Prophet of Islam'' billboards will begin screening a TV commercial espousing Islamic values during some top-rating programs, reports the Daily Telegraph. The

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Day 28 Occupy Wall Street - performance by Tom Morello of the band Rage Against the Machine, on Flickr --- Catholic social teaching and the Occupy Wall Street movement agree that the economy should be at the service of the human person, and the growing

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Every secondary school student in Australia will have a computer by December 31, the Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations has confirmed, reports the Australian. With public schools well on their way to meeting the target, Catholic and

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Priests and religious in Spain have been accused of collaborating from the 1930s until the 1990s in the theft of thousands of babies in order to sell them to "approved" families, said a report in the Tablet. A BBC2 documentary in Britain, aired on Tuesday,

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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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