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Education Minister Simon Crean has confirmed that private schools should not assume they would have their funding maintained in real terms by a re-elected Gillard government. Mr Crean told the Weekend Australian he still believed schools would come out

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A tornado ripped through the historic town of Penola on the weekend, causing millions of dollars in damage to structures including the historic Mary MacKillop Centre, which lost part of its roof and suffered minor structural damage. The State

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Image of Joanna Cole accompanying the Sydney Morning Herald report --- Opera soprano Joanna Cole has been cast to play Blessed Mary MacKillop, in MacKillop, a musical that has been 10 years in the making. The Sydney Morning Herald

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The Vatican's Pontifical Academy for Life is preparing a document on the effects of abortion on women, often called post-abortion syndrome. The document will focus on the study of the "habit of abortion" and is expected to be published next year, said

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This French subtitled film is a romantic thriller, that has been released following its inclusion in French Film Festivals around Australia. Kristin Scott-Thomas plays the role of Suzanne, a married woman living in the South of France, who has a steamy

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The Theology of the Body Institute exists to promote the revolutionary teaching of Pope John Paul II on the divine meaning of the human body and human sexuality. Its site includes details about courses, testimonials, videos and the teachings of John Paul II.

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When Paul and Julie Maguire, from Elderslie in Sydney's west, were looking around for something meaningful to do after their five children had grown up, they found themselves drawn to support the work of the Himalayan Light Foundation in southern Asia.

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Mates Andrew Sav, Andrew Carnell and Dave Carnell aim to cover 2000 kilometres --- Three friends plan to walk 2000 kilometres, from Cairns to Stanthorpe in Queensland to raise awareness that the Bible remains untraslated in 2000

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South Australia Premier Mike Rann in front of the storm-ravaged Josephite schoolhouse---South Australian Premier Mike Rann has promised the local Catholic Church $100,000 for repairs to the town's old school house to be made before the canonisation of Mary

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Image of a cell phase, from Wikipedia --- The Vatican has condemned the recent decision by US regulators to begin using embryonic stem cells in clinical tests on human patients, saying the destruction of embryos used is tantamount to

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The National Council of Priests of Australia recently invited one of the church's most widely read commentators on the church's sex abuse crisis to address the council. American priest Fr. Donald Cozzens is the author of a number of books including The

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Catholic schools are among those that have been served with notices by WorkCover NSW for workplace safety breaches in handling asbestos. Workcover NSW has issued 22 notices for workplace safety breaches in handling asbestos over a three and a half year

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Pope Benedict XVI has appointed American Redemptorist priest Father Joseph William Tobin as secretary of the Congregation for Institutes of Consecrated Life and Societies of Apostolic Life, which oversees religious orders globally. Fr Tobin, 58, will help

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Catholic Social Services Australia has welcomed Prime Minister Julia Gillard's pledge of increased payments for young people aged 16-18 years. "Our research with Jesuit Social Services, Dropping off the Edge, identified education as a key

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This is the third film in the trilogy which dramatizes the political career of Tony Blair, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from 1997 to 2007. The first two films dealt with Blair’s relationship with Bill Clinton and George Bush, both past presidents

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In his recent book Christianity and Contemporary Politics, Luke Bretherton observes how Western liberal democracies such as Britain, Australia and the United States are increasingly partnering with religious organizations in order to fill gaps left by "the

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Cardinal George Pell is by a long distance the most impressive churchman Australia has produced in many decades, writes Greg Sheridan. Internationally he was important in electing Pope Benedict and is a mover and shaker at the highest levels of Vatican

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Tradition holds that St Peter was jailed in Rome's maximum security Mamertine Prison before he was crucified upside down and buried on the hill where St Peter's Basilica was later built. And now after recent excavations in Rome's oldest prison, archaeologists

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The MacKillop Cross will arrive in Goulburn on Sunday as the first stop in a national tour in honour of Australia's first saint, says the Archdiocese of Canberra and Goulburn's news page. Organised by the Knights of the Southern Cross, on behalf of the

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The Australian Catholic Bishops Conference and the Broken Bay Institute are expecting thousands across the country and the globe to participate in an upcoming Jesus the Christ eConference on September 16. This fourth eConference, presented by the

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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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