Sydney Cardinal George Pell has visited the Northern Territory community of Wadeye to launch a training program for Indigenous teachers and to study remote learning. Wadeye priest, Fr Leo Wearden, says the initiative will give gifted Indigenous

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Even those who criticised Notre Dame's invitation to the President and his speech acknowledge that he did offer some gestures towards the concerns of his critics. He spoke of a common effort to reduce the number of abortions, to promote adoptions of infants,

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Security personnel at the Philippines House of Representatives in Manila fired water cannons at a group including farmers, nuns and a local bishop who were pressing for the passage of an agrarian reform bill. The water hit Manila Auxiliary Bishop

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Vatican Radio, one of the world's oldest broadcasters, will introduce commercials from July in order to meet rising costs. But the station now costs about $A50 million a year to run and the Vatican has been looking for ways of raising new funding, BBC

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The Internet Padre is one of the longest established resources for Catholic content on the web. The site features a huge range of topics that are all made easily accessible. Probably a bit old-fashioned as a website now but still provides an

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FertilityCare does not offer IVF to its clients, but is the UK's biggest provider of NaPro Technology, or Natural Procreative Technology (NPT). Developed and still mainly taught at the Pope Paul VI Institute in Nebraska, NPT is offered to couples as an

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Marking the 2009 Week of Prayer for Christian Unity, the Catholic Dioceses of Maitland-Newcastle and Broken Bay and the Anglican Diocese of Newcastle last night renewed their commitment to an ecumenical cooperation covenant adopted one year ago.

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ABC Radio National's Rachael Kohn looks at the future of priests and nuns this Sunday in her program The Spirit of Things. What is the future of priests and nuns, given the frequent reports of systematic abuse of children in their care? Rachael examines

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New Zealand's Family Life International has released a new Gardasil for parents and caregivers. Available on the movement's website. The guide combines various information about the Gardasil vaccine into one easy to access document which aims to

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There is every room for compassion but no room for sentiment and "tough love" is the key to improving the lives of Aboriginal Australians, Sydney Cardinal George Pell said on the first day of his visit to the Northern Territory. Cardinal George

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Whistleblower John Prior, whose allegations of abuse in a Tralee industrial school helped lift the lid on a hidden culture of rape and brutality in the Catholic Church, has revealed the torment he suffered "for daring to tell the

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Eighteen Irish congregations that signed a controversial deal with the Government in 2002 to compensate victims of abuse said they would not renegotiate the terms of the agreement despite pressure from the government and the church hierarchy. The move by

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If confirmed, new Supreme Court nominee, Judge Sonia Sotomayor, will be the sixth Catholic on the nine member court. That is a remarkable accomplishment for US Catholics, who make up 23 percent of the nation's population, and will now potentially

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Pope Benedict has accepted the resignation of Archbishop Paulin Pomodimo from the Central African Republic following an investigation into priests of his diocese who live more or less openly with women and the children they have fathered. The Vatican

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Ireland's religious orders say that they do not have more funds beyond those already committed to abuse victims but the government insists that they must pay more. Irish government leaders also demanded that the secretive orders reveal the true scope of

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With the apostolic visitation to the Leadership Conference of Religious Women, the peak body for women religious worldwide - International Unions of Superiors General - has issued a statement of support for the American leadership. The organisation

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When Pope Benedict XVI told a crowd in St. Peter's Square in April that the Virgin Mary "silently followed her son Jesus to Calvary, taking part with great suffering in his sacrifice, thus cooperating in the mystery of redemption and becoming mother

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Any disaster that warrants the declaration of a state of emergency has at least three distinct phases. The first is the state of emergency itself. This is the period of weeks immediately after the disaster. In those first weeks, a closely governed plan is

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This Franciscan site provides quotations and short stories from eclectic sources that promote positive attitudes, and development of holistic human dignity - from tiny seeds to ripened fruit. The quoteletter is published monthly during the school year by

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The ACT Department of Education and Training, and the Archdiocese of Canberra and Goulburn Catholic Education Office have pledged to provide $24,000 to support Indonesian language teaching assistants, an Indonesian embassy official says. "This

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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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