The morality of the Iraq war, nuclear weapons and defying governments through civil disobedience will be among the issues tackled at a World Youth Day forum about how young people can be peacemakers in today's war ravaged world. The four speakers will

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Always People is an international movement involved in a wide variety of activities working for justice, peace, the environment and the well being and happiness of people. It is predominately comprised of lay Catholics and two of its founders where

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The National Office for Evangelisation is launching a new program Rewired to help welcome young people back to parishes following World Youth Day. The Director of the Australian Catholic Bishops Conference's National Office for Evangelisation, Marita

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Cardinal George Pell has referred a controversial sex abuse case involving a former Sydney priest to a special panel chaired by a retired Supreme Court judge. The ABC reports that in response to mounting pressure Cardinal Pell, has referred the

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TV personality Eddie McGuire will tonight take on a new role at Melbourne's Telstra Dome as master of ceremonies for the city's World Youth Day commissioning Mass. Mr McGuire was last night named as the official event patron of the Days in the

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Jesuit Fr Paul Coleman will officiate at a Sydney baptism for Nicole Kidman and Keith Urban's baby daughter Sunday Rose but no date has yet been set. The Sun-Herald reports Fr Coleman who married the pair in June 2006 revealed he would be honoured to

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Pope Benedict has named 70 year old Italian Archbishop Angelo Amato as the new prefect for the Vatican Congregation for the Causes of Saints. Salesian Archbishop Amato, currently secretary of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, was a long

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Perhaps the real reason that the Church is dying in Australia is that the Catholic Church may not have arrived at all in Australia. What Australia may have imported was primarily a class and nationalist struggle, with a Church preaching from the pulpit and

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Mamma Mia is one film that is definitely critic proof. Fans will want to see (and hear) it, no matter what. For those who detest Abba songs, nothing will get them to go to see it. Fair enough. But what about those of us who are stranded somewhere along the

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Catholic Health Australia has warned Prime Minister Kevin Rudd the Government's move to raise Medicare surcharge levy thresholds will hurt families. In a critique of one of the Prime Minister's main 2008-09 budget initiatives, Catholic Health

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Christians do not have to be obsessed with morality, we may leave that to the pietists and the puritans, that is not what we are about. For we know that any attempt at purity that relies on our own efforts is delusion. What we do know is that if we attend

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Loreto College, Marryatville in Adelaide is a Preschool to Year 12 school for girls. From the homepage of its website you are left in no doubt - "believe to achieve" and "emerge with confidence" - aka girls can do anything! Loreto,

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A Minnesota judge has upheld the right of a local priest to exclude an autistic boy from a parish church for his "disruptive conduct." The Minnesota Star-Tribune reports Todd County District Judge Sally Ireland Robertson, upheld a

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Society of St Pius X head, Bishop Bernard Fellay, has snubbed a Vatican offer to rejoin Rome. The Age reports that Bishop Fellay said conditions set by the Vatican amounted to muzzling the traditionalists who claim to be the only true Catholics since

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Announcing a move away from Year 12 scores in its selection criteria, ACU Vice Chancellor Professor Greg Craven said the university believed that intellect and character were two sides of the same coin. The Age reports the decision by

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Sydney Cardinal George Pell says that he would back an apology by Pope Benedict for sexual and physical abuse by Catholic clergy. The Sydney Morning Herald reports Cardinal Pell said would support an apology from Pope Benedict when he visits Australia

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Former action movie hero, California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger has promised to say "twenty rosaries" a day if necessary to get a radical plan for the state's 6.7 million people without health insurance cover. Catholic News Agency

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A Canberra law firm has lodged papers in the ACT Supreme Court seeking a list of former principals, deputy principals and senior teachers at Marist College following the conviction on abuse charges of a former teacher at the school. The Australian

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American Archbishop Raymond Burke of St Louis, Missouri, a renowned disciplinarian, has been named as the first American to head the Holy See supreme court, the Apostolic Signatura. The International Herald Tribune reports that as archbishop, Burke

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A NSW coroner's vehicle transporting the body of a baby girl who died suddenly could not wait 45 minutes for the arrival of the grieving father from WA, despite an offer from the local parish priest to cover any extra costs of the delay. The Sydney

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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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