Image from It's about PEOPLE!! - Fr. Kevin Mullins on the St Columbans Mission Society --- Ministering in a city where crime is pervasive and murders occur at an alarming rate, Columban Father Kevin Mullins knows he's been very fortunate, writes Joseph

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One of the highlights of the British National Gallery's recent exhibition, Devotion by Design – a show featuring pre-1500 Italian altarpieces – is Giovanni del Ponte's masterpiece, the ascension of John the Baptist, writes Catherine Pepinster

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This movie pays homage to the iconic status of The Melbourne Cup, a race that routinely stops the nation in the first week of November each year. The 2002 Melbourne Cup was special. The nation had been shocked by the Bali bombings less than a month

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On June 25, this year, Madeleine Slingo braved a night in the cold, sleeping on cardboard in the name of social justice. "We did it to raise awareness of the plight of the homeless, particularly in Melbourne, and to gain a better understanding of the struggle

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The Catholic Women’s League of Victoria and Wagga Wagga has just launched its new website to help meet the increasing demand from around the world for information about the cause of Dr Sr Mary Glowrey JMJ. http://www.cwl-vic-ww.org/

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Screeshot from The Australian --- Pope Benedict will open Domus Australia, the new home away from home for Australians in central Rome, on Wednesday week, reports the Australian. Australia's bishops, who will be in Rome for their five-yearly visit to the

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Bishop Kevin Manning --- The matter of clerical abuse "hasn't helped the image of the priesthood" in an area where there is a shortage of pastors, said the administrator of the Wilcannia-Forbes diocese, reports the ABC. The future of the diocese is being

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'kids on skype', on Flickr --- A program called Leap Ahead is being trialled by the Archdiocese of Adelaide to help isolated parishes reach out to youth through technology such as Skype, reports the Advertiser. The trial is helping a number of the

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A priest wrongly accused of raping a teenager in Kenya and fathering her child has been welcomed back home to his parish in Ireland, reports Kerryman.ie. Father Kevin Reynolds received a standing ovation as he attended Mass in Saint Cuan's Church, Ahascragh,

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A painting of the Pope, on Flickr --- Pope Benedict XVI has condemned the organised crime that blights Italy's far south during a one-day visit to the area, reports the Catholic News Agency. He noted the region's beauty, but said "an often vicious

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Members of the Austrian Priests' Initiative, led by Vienna's former vicar-general Mgr Helmut Schüller, have said they cannot revoke the "Call to Disobedience" issued in June, reports the Tablet. In their latest newsletter, the 407 priests and deacons

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Two recent books argue that explorers Christopher Columbus and Vasco da Gama were more like Christian crusaders than greedy mercenaries or curious adventurers. Other historians, however, remain sceptical, reports the ReligionNews Service in NCR Online. The

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I have been both astonished and moved by the tremendous outpouring of emotion over the death of Steve Jobs, writes Rev James Martin in Huffington Post. Jobs, as is known by anyone whose fingers ever touched a computer or held an iPhone, was a dazzlingly

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Norwegian Wood is adapted from the 1987 novel by Japanese writer Haruki Murakami, widely regarded as a contemporary literary classic. His novels are impossible to put down, once you begin reading them. Equally, it is impossible to categorize what kind of

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Teams Oceania Catholic Marriage Conference was held in Adelaide over the weekend and the conference's website has details of the event, including the launch of a new marriage anthem. www.teamsoceania.com.au  

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The government must act to increase the Newstart Allowance, improve housing affordability and remove disincentives for people to increase their workforce participation, Catholic Social Services Australia said in a statement in response to the Tax

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Anglican Archbishop Peter Jensen --- The Anglican Archbishop of Sydney has come out in strong support of the proposed poker machine reforms, warning that the penetration of gambling culture into sport and media ''bodes ill for the future of sport in this

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Screenshot from The Age --- The leader of Australia's 70,000 Coptic Christians has urged Australia to expel the Egyptian ambassador over Sunday's massacre in Cairo, saying the ambassador sought to silence Copts in this country, reports the Age. Bishop

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Young couples' financial independence is contributing to a surge in the number of civil wedding ceremonies and registry nuptials - with just a third of marriages now taking place in church, reports the Advertiser. Since 2009, the rate of civil marriages has

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SSPX Bishop Bernard Fellay --- The Society of St Pius X (SSPX) will respond to the Vatican's conditions for reconciliation "in a reasonable time," its leaders said following a meeting last Friday. They did not announce a decision or say when

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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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