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Brazilian authorities have formally confirmed the identity of a body found floating off the coast as that of ballooning priest, Fr Adelir Antonio de Carli, who disappeared during a fundraising flight earlier this year. The BBC reports that DNA tests

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Some of the massive IT infrastructure set up for World Youth Day is expected to be redistributed to Catholic schools. Techworld reports now that WYD is over, much of the IT equipment used is sitting in warehouses and at the WYD head office, waiting to

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Pope Benedict has granted incoming Paraguay President Fernando Lugo a special dispensation making the former bishop a layman in the eyes of the Church. Reuters reports that Pope Benedict granted Mr Lugo the dispensation to allow him to take office

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Addressing the Lambeth Conference "as a friend" yesterday, Vatican Cardinal Walter Kasper said the Anglican communion needs to find ways to encourage the active role of women in the church while remaining faithful to tradition and scripture.

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Jesuit educated new High Court Chief Justice Robert French also played a key role in a recent decision by the Federal Court in which he found "anti-annoyance" provisions of NSW World Youth Day legislation to be invalid. The Sydney Morning

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Brisbane pilgrim Joe Frassetto dropped on bended knee during the World Youth Day Sydney Harbour Bridge walk and proposed to partner Samantha Ovett who accepted amid cheering onlookers. The Catholic Leader reports that Joe made his proposal in the

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Describing sexual abuse as "respulsive and repugnant", Salesians Australian head, Fr Frank Moloney SDB, has apologised to victims of a former priest Paul Evans convicted last week of a series of offences. "The fact that a professed

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Ignatius as mystic is probably the Ignatius most members of the Society know best these days. The last thirty years have seen a tremendous growth in the giving of his Spiritual Exercises and now spirituality is something that practically every Jesuit can

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Long serving South Australian federal Liberal MP and Shadow Minister for Justice and Border Protection, Christopher Pyne will be the speaker at the next St Thomas Forum on the topic Sense and Sensibility: The Key to Catholic and Islamic Co-existence in the

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Of all the life experiences that I have had, this has been the most rewarding. As I reflect on the many people who have been part of the fabric of my life, I give gratitude to God that I have had the opportunity to learn from these western people who accept

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This is the website of the Liturgical Commission of the Archdiocese of Brisbane. It is a liturgist's dream! The commission's objectives are directed towards educating and consulting for the parishes of the archdiocese and publishing liturgical

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The Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith has confirmed that it is "seriously" considering a proposal for union from traditional Anglicans for "full, corporate, sacramental union". The CDF is following with "serious

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A US clergy group is organising a day of prayer and fasting today in reparation for the desecration of a consecrated communion host by a Minnesota professor. Father John Trigilio, Jr, the president of the Confraternity of Catholic Clergy, an American

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Catholic Health Australia has proposed the creation of a National Health Workforce Commission to coordinate attempts to boost the health workforce. Catholic Health Australia presented the idea to a meeting of the National Health and Hospital Reform

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The Catholic Church's National Committee for Professional Standards has welcomed Pope Benedict's apology to victims of abuse by Church personnel as an important step in the ongoing healing process. "We welcome Pope Benedict's heartfelt words of

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Backers of Venezuela's controversial President Hugo Chavez have launched a self styled Reformed Catholic Church. "The church of Rome is fearful that it could lose more priests like us," said Bishop Coadjutor Jon Jen Sui-García, 37, the

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Film - Stop-Loss

28-Jul-2008

"Stop-Loss" is one of those unusual terms associated with American war activity that does not immediately mean anything to the casual observer. Like "rendition", it has to be explained. It actually refers to the decision concerning

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Many people would have heard of New Norcia, Australia's only monastic township 130 kilometres north of Perth, but would never have been for a visit. This website contains all the information about the Benedictine community; the town; its events;

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Ecumenical guests are always asked to the once a decade conference but Archbishop Rowan Williams has set a very different tone to this Lambeth Conference. He has spoken openly of the crisis in the family and pleaded for close engagement and prayer; and he

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Today's teacher has to survive in a world of gimmickry. Students pay better attention to ringtones than to the human voice. They expect colour pictures and flashing graphics rather than pen and whiteboard. So a good teacher must learn to tap into short

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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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Daily Prayer

Daily Prayer

All your daily readings, reflections and prayers can be found here... 

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