Somewhere down the line, historians may point to Sunday, October 9, 2011, as the date when the Arab Spring began to give way to a deadly winter, especially for the Christians of the Middle East, writes John Allen in NCR Online. On that date in a Cairo

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Fr Peter Steele SJ, from Newman College, distinguished poet, priest, scholar, educator - is a major Australian cultural figure. This Encounter program pays tribute to a man whose figure of poetry as 'the mind in love' points to the motif that ties the

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Tomorrow night and Saturday, Jesuit Social services will host a National Justice Symposium in Melbourne. The symposium will be opened by Andrew McIntosh, the Victorian Minister for Crime Prevention, Minister for Corrections. Friday evening's keynote

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Screenshot from the news.com.au report --- The Pope has spoken fondly of his visit to Australia as he inaugurated the Domus Australia pilgrim centre, said an AFP report on news.com.au. Pope Benedict told pilgrims at the Domus Australia overnight that he

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The ABC's managing director, Mark Scott, has defended the public broadcaster's coverage of same-sex marriage during a Senate Estimates hearing in Canberra this week, reports GNN. Liberal Senator Eric Abetz put it to Scott that a July episode of Compass in

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Screenshot from The Catholic Weekly --- The Sisters of St Joseph celebrated the first anniversary of the canonisation of St Mary of the Cross MacKillop, with congregational leader Sr Anne Derwin saying it was "somehow important to just reconnect with this

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'Nuns on bicycle...', on Flickr --- The number of sisters in the majority of religious communities of women in the United States has declined fairly rapidly over the past five years, said the National Catholic Reporter. The loss,

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The Vatican has prepared a document on reform of the global financial system and the potential role of a public regulatory authority, reports the Catholic News Service. The Vatican said the document, to be released by the Pontifical Council for Justice and

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Bishop Richard Williamson --- European rabbis have urged the Vatican to suspend unity talks with the Society of St Pius X until the movement pledged to fight what they called anti-Semitism in its ranks, said a Reuters report in the West Australian. The

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Convened in Assisi in 1986 by Pope John Paul II, the Day of Prayer for Peace was an event without precedent, and both Christians and members of other religions are still engaged with the process of reflecting on it, appraising its significance and taking

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Consider two of Pope Benedict XVI's most emphatic invitations during his historic visit to the UK last year, writes Austen Ivereigh (pictured) on the ABC website. The first was made in Glasgow, when he spoke of evangelising our culture at a time when there

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This charming, romantic comedy-fantasy tells the story of a group of people, who travel to Paris. Gil (Owen Wilson) and Inez (Rachel McAdams), the woman to whom he has become engaged, accompany Inez’s conservative parents, who are critical of Gil as a

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The October edition of this website for Catholic educators is now available. http://www.beingcatholic.com.au/

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Archbishop Philip Wilson --- In an address to Pope Benedict during the Ad Limina visit, President of the Australian Catholic Bishops Conference, Archbishop Philip Wilson, has announced that the Church in Australia will celebrate a Year of

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Screenshot from the Rome Reports video, Pope meets with Australian bishops during ad limina visit --- Pope Benedict XVI has urged the Church in Australia to evangelise all Australians, not simply reaching out to those who are Catholic, reports the

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Archbishop Mark Coleridge --- Australian bishops are preparing to release a joint statement on the diocese of Toowoomba, the Archbishop of Canberra and Goulburn, Mark Coleridge, said, in a report by the Catholic News Agency. "I don't think anybody

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Screenshot from The Australian --- Sydney's Cardinal George Pell said Pope Benedict's willingness to open the Domus Australia was a reflection of his belief that the Catholic Church in Australia was doing a good job tackling the problems of an

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Catholic Health Australia (CHA) chief executive, Martin Laverty --- Catholic Health Australia (CHA) chief executive, Martin Laverty, has expressed optimism that both sides of politics supported the Productivity Commission's (PC) aged care reform package,

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Image from www.tonyabbott.com.au --- Opposition Leader Tony Abbott says he will not wind back the clock on abortion law should he become prime minister, and argues his personal evolution has been in a ''reassuring'' direction for progressives, reports the

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An image on Flickr, called 'Sharia Law Enforced Here' --- The push to recognise sharia law in Australia has entered an ambitious new phase that draws on the tactics that have handed success to Islamists in Britain, says The Australian. The latest move

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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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