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I was watching an edition of ABC's Q&A television program last month when, during a discussion about the government's proposal to send "boat people" to Malaysia for processing, a Tweet at the bottom of the screen caught my eye: "My

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History is in the making in Latin America. The ferment of change is everywhere but one watches sadly as both the leaders of church and state in Europe and the United States seem badly informed and out of touch, reports NCR Online. The secular state of

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At 7.30pm tomorrow night, June 23, Bishop-elect Vincent Long Van Ngyuen will be ordained at St Patrick’s Cathedral in Melbourne. The service will streamed live on www.cam.org.au  

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The Diocese of Broken Bay held its first Synod gathering earlier this month. The Diocese's website has a wrap-up of the Synod, plans for the future and photos from the gathering. http://www.dbb.org.au/ourdiocese/synod/Pages/default.aspx

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Charities may be hit by a move that may eventually see the phasing out of cheques, which represent about 60 percent of their donations, reports the Sydney Morning Herald. A spokesperson for the St Vincent de Paul Society said a ''significant amount of

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Screenshot from Derryn Hinch's website --- Broadcaster Derryn Hinch - who once spent time in jail for naming a priest on trial for child sex offences - has been given home detention for after he was found guilty of contempt of court for publicly naming

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'iPod Touch', on Flickr --- The Vatican is lending iPods to pilgrims in a pilot program aimed at lowering the noise level from tour guide chatter - and raise appeal to the young, said an AP report in the Washington Post. From a tiny booth in the back of

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Screenshot from the Blacktown Sun report --- Most parents, teachers and pupils in a Catholic primary school in Blacktown in Sydney's west are pleased with the results of  the switch to a new open learning space, reports the Blacktown

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Screenshot from the report on www.earnedmedia.org --- A US-based fragrance company, Excelsis, has created a new fragrance for Pope Benedict to mark the 60th anniversary of his ordination to the priesthood on June 29, said a Christian Newswire report

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Image of a refugee woman and children, on on Flickr --- A Vatican official in charge of migrant care said refugees faced a "hardening of attitude" from countries they flee to, in an interview with Vatican Radio on the 60th anniversary of the founding of

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The horrors of Nazism and the Holocaust were brought to life recently in a moving experience for a group of Melbourne Year 12 history students when they participated in a Shoah Holocaust Memorial Service for Christians, reports the Good

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I got a shock this week. I had been half-listening to the Sunday program on BBC Radio 4, with children’s author Philip Pullman explaining why he is very fond of the culture of the C of E in which he was raised, but dislikes the “political

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In Kung Fu Panda 2, Po is now living his dream as The Dragon Warrior, protecting the Valley of Peace alongside his friends and fellow kung fu masters, The Furious Five.  But Po’s new life is threatened by the emergence of a formidable

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Bishop-elect Vincent Long, image from the Catholic Archdiocese of Melbourne---Australia's first Asian-born bishop will be ordained tonight at St Patrick's Cathedral in East Melbourne, the Archdiocese of Melbourne said in a media release.The ordination of

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Catholic Mission said its revenue for 2010 was $18.3 million, more than $5 million higher than in 2009, reports the Catholic Weekly. "We are very grateful to our supporters for they offer us their prayers, best wishes and donations in the same

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Screenshot from The Age report --- American Jesuit Father Greg Boyle, who is scheduled to deliver a free talk tonight in Melbourne, has spent 23 years working with gangs in Los Angeles' wildest neighbourhoods, reports The Age. Fr Boyle, or G to his

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An ex-Anglican theologian said the new ordinariate expected next year would likely enhance the liturgical culture of the post-conciliar Catholic Church, reports the Record. Dr Tracy Rowland (pictured), the author of Ratzinger's Faith: the Theology of Pope

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Screenshot from the Independent Catholic News --- The BBC has broadcast a documentary on the experiences of more than 100 former pupils from two prep schools in England and Tanzania, of the Rosminian congregation, who said they were mentally, physically

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An image of Venezuala's Hugo Chavez, on Flickr --- Venezuela's clergy defied Pope John Paul II's urgings to "cool it" on political activism, about ten years ago, according to a series of wires obtained by WikiLeaks, reports Hispanically Speaking

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Australia is a long time signatory of the 1951 Refugee Convention and the 1967 protocol. It is one of the few countries in the region to have ratified the Convention, writes Frank Brennan in The Drum on ABC online. Neighbours like Indonesia and Malaysia

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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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