French priest, Fr Patrick Desbois, have opened an exhibition in Paris exposing the "Holocaust by bullets" perpetrated by Nazi forces on Jews in the Ukraine. The exhibition offers new insights into the genocide of Jews in Ukraine during the

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Christians do more

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More people are volunteering, Australian Bureau of Statistics figures reveal, but most volunteers are Christians and/or women. The Age reports analysis of the 2006 Census by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) has found Christians are more likely to

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"Nurse the nation", a new program created by Mater Health Services Brisbane executive, Caroline Hudson, to recruit travelling and holidaying nurses and midwives for short term placements around Australia, launched last week. Catholic

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Sydney Cardinal George Pell has backed a warning by Pope Benedict for marriage tribunals not to fall into the trap of making "exaggerated and almost automatic multiplication of declarations of nullity." Granting marriage annulments too

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A Vatican source has reportedly denied rumours that Rome has decided to create a personal prelature for members of the Traditional Anglican Communion. According to earlier reports, the Traditional Anglican Communion was to be allowed to form a personal

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In a bid to find out why numbers have decreased so drastically over the last 40 years, the Vatican Congregation for Institutes of Consecrated Life and Societies of Apostolic Life has announced an apostolic visitation of US religious women's institutes.

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The new bishop of Linz, Austria, is controversial priest, Fr Gerhard Maria Wagner, who suggested Hurricane Katrina was provoked by sin in New Orleans and described Harry Potter novels as "satanism", Pope Benedict has decided. Fr Gerhard Maria

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A dispute between an abuse victim and the Maitland-Newcastle diocese over the distribution of the estate of convicted pedophile, Fr James Fletcher, has been settled. The victim was repeatedly abused by Fr James Fletcher after becoming an altar boy in his

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Deputy Prime Minister and Education Minister Julia Gillard wants to expand a Rudd Government program under which government and non-government schools will share facilities following an overwhelming number of funding submissions. The Australian

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ROMEreports offers religious based programs geared to meeting the needs of television broadcasting companies around the world, offering extensive reporting from Rome, and coverage of the life of the Church, papal addresses and other current

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The first Compass program for 2009 sees Geraldine Doogue interview high profile Catholic convert and a man intent on underscoring the importance of religion in the twenty first century, Tony Blair. In this interview he speaks on how faith has informed

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How often do we hear about the misinterpretations occurring through the use of phone texts and emails? It seems to be at a point where what was once designed to be a convenience for us, has now become the way of communication. This is not only sad for the

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Recently it occurred to me that God had indeed visited the stigmata upon me many decades ago despite all evidence to the contrary. Many people, I have no doubt, have likewise been afflicted. The penny dropped, beautifully and sadly, some days ago as I

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Fifteen thousand WA Catholic primary school students will star in their own movie, shot by their teachers in a new program introduced by the Catholic Education Office of Western Australia. A CEOWA media statement announces that it has partnered with

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British community nurse, Caroline Petrie, has been suspended without pay and faces sacking and possibly being struck off after she offered to say a prayer for an elderly patient. Ms Petrie, a devout Christian, has already been suspended for an alleged

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Speaking after the annual Red Mass to open the 2009 law term, New South Wales Chief Justice Jim Spigelman challenged lawyers to cut their costs and charges to clients or risk being marginalised. The economic downturn is potentially so severe it could

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The monastery is an oasis, especially so in these times of economic difficulty, empty distractions, materialism, exhibitionism, substance abuse, violence. You feel the serenity as soon as you walk through the gates, and it is confirmed when you meet the

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The official Jewish response to Pope Benedict XVI recent decision to reach out to the St Pius X Society and to revoke the excommunication (though not yet determining the status) of four bishops says a great deal about the psycho-social state of American

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Melbourne: Making a Difference will feature culturally diverse music, dance, ritual and cuisine, as well as highlighting the issues of reconciliation and climate change. Australian Conservation Foundation CEO Don Henry will discuss the challenge of

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St John's College, Darwin has the motto "Strong in Faith" to which it adds the tagline "Strong in Education." Founded by the Missionaries of the Sacred Heart in 1960 as a Day and Boarding School for boys. The College combined with Our

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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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