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A new exhibition at Mary MacKillop Place Museum celebrating the links between the Sisters of St Joseph and their Irish counterparts will be officially opened by Limerick-born, Bishop David Cremin today before opening to the public

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Former Anglican bishop Ross Davies --- A former bishop who resigned last year from his position in the Anglican church has become a Catholic, reports the Australian. "I think I am the only Anglican bishop in Australia to join the Catholic church so far,"

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Victoria's Equal Opportunity Amendment Bill passed the upper house on Wednesday, giving leeway to faith-based groups to be discriminating on grounds such as religion, marital status and gender under controversial legislation, 9News reports. The government

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Screenshot from podcast of the ordination of Bishop William Wright --- More than two dozen priests and bishops and hundreds of parishioners packed the Sacred Heart Cathedral at Hamilton in NSW for the ordination of Father William Wright as the eighth

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CORRECTION: Due to an editing error, a quote in this story was mistakenly attributed to Fr Laurie Bissett. The quote: "Let's be frank, the Government is acting in extraordinary bad faith and when I say the Government I don't mean simply the current

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Screenshot from the report on Independent Catholic News --- The Syrian government must resist protests created by forces seeking "destabilisation and Islamisation" - and it has the people's backing to do so, said one of the country's Catholic bishops,

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Melkite Catholic Eparch of Australia and New Zealand, Most Rev Issam Darwish, moves to a position in Lebanon. Image from the Melkite Catholic Eparchy of Australia and New Zealand --- Pope Benedict has appointed the Rt Rev Archimandrite Robert Rabbat as

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Seventy-five-year-old Bob Hentzen, the president and co-founder of the Christian Foundation for Children and Aging, wended his 17-month, 13,000-km walk across 12 countries to show solidarity with the poor this month, reports the Catholic News Service,

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The central theme of the Vatican II document, Gaudium et Spies, was that the Church should be engaged with the world, it is to be its Joy and its Hope, says Archbishop Barry Hickey in a lecture given last week, and published in the

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This is a comedy about the experiences of Lillian (Maya Rudolph), who asks five of her friends to be bridesmaids at her wedding. They are a motley lot. Annie (Kristen Wiig) has a life that is spiralling out of control, and she is given the task of organizing

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Screenshot from The Australian --- The Vinnies CEO Sleepout last night raised more than $3.4 million, with more than 1,000 chief executives and leaders participating last night across the country, reports the Australian. Chief executives armed themselves

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Screenshot of the Christchurch Basilica from a video on YouTube in February --- Christchurch's Anglican and Catholic cathedrals may have to be demolished after sustaining further damage in the latest earthquake to rock the New Zealand city, said an AFP

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Image of a microscope, on Flickr --- The Vatican has signed its first ever commercial agreement with an outside company, a contract with US-based bio-pharmaceutical firm NeoStem to advance ethical research into stem cells, reports the Catholic News

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Cardinal Donald Wuerl, from the Archdiocese of Washington website --- As many as 100 US Anglican priests and 2,000 laypeople could be the first members of a US personal ordinariate for former Anglicans wanting to enter full communion with the Catholic

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Not for the first time, Caritas Internationalis, the ­second-largest humanitarian relief agency in the world after the Red Cross, has been going through a rough patch in its relations with the Vatican, writes The Tablet. This has resulted in the

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Representatives from all major religions met politicians in Canberra yesterday to discuss climate change action, calling for a price on carbon, according to reports in the Herald Sun and the Sydney Morning Herald. Sister Geraldine Kearney from Catholic

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Image from www.domusaustralia.org --- The new Australian pilgrim centre in Rome, Domus Australia, has begun taking bookings for July onwards, reports the Catholic News Agency. Sydney's Cardinal George Pell described the newly renovated pilgrim centre as

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A bitter international battle is raging over which nation has the biggest Jesus Christ, reports the Sunday Herald Sun. For years, Brazil held the title with its imposing Christ the Redeemer statue overlooking Rio de Janeiro. The 30m statue of Christ with

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Not a sequel, the title declares, it is just part 2 where, as the characters keep reminding us, it is happening all over again.  But, this time in Bangkok. We know what to expect and, according to the huge box office returns during the first week of

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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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