Rather than trying to ignore or resist the growing popularity of Halloween in this country, perhaps we can take advantage of the opportunities it offers to talk about a Christian understanding of the big issues of life and death, good and

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Fr Hilary Martin will be the guest speaker at this event organised by the Melbourne based Social Policy Connections. He has been a regular visitor to the Northern Territory over the past 25 years which has enabled him to write and teach about the sacred

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In the first chapter of his new book, German Archbishop Reinhard Marx addresses a letter to his nineteenth century namesake the communist founder, Karl Marx. Munich Archbishop Marx wrote the first chapter of his "Das Kapital: A Plea for

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This is the website of our recently launched sister publication, CathNews USA. It is an initiative between Paulist Press, Church Resources and Jesuit Communications Australia. Regular readers of the original CathNews will note several similarities with our

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The charity and not for profit sector is highly complex and generally poorly understood by regulatory authorities, ACBC secretary Fr Brian Lucas says.  Fr Brian Lucas, was speaking after appearing at the Senate Standing Committee on Economics'

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India's Orissa state government will ask the police to probe the death of Fr Bernard Digal, who died in a Chennai hospital after being injured during communal violence. "As the government wanted to clear doubts over the reason behind Fr Digal's

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Pope Benedict has told Jewish leaders he is "seriously considering" freezing the sainthood process of Pope Pius XII until historical archives can be opened, a Jewish leader says.  But the Vatican said it would be ''at least six or seven

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Doing Anger Differently addresses the fundamental question of how parents can speak and intervene well in their families, and whilst the focus of the book is adolescent boys, the advice crosses gender and age barriers. It had become evident to the author

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I have never been to confession. But if I had, I'd like to think that what I told my spiritual adviser would never leave the confessional. But in WA, like the rest of Australia, there is no such guarantee. If authorities had reason to believe the

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Compassion Australia is part of an international Christian child development ministry, committed to child advocacy and working in partnership with local churches around the world to foster the spiritual, economic, social, physical and emotional development

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Leeton mourned hero, Ian "Scotty" Ryan, who died saving a seven year old girl, at a packed funeral at St Joseph's Catholic Church in the southern New South Wales town. The Daily Advertiser reports that more than 600 people packed the church to

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Twenty people were injured after Basque separatists set off a bomb yesterday at Spain's Opus Dei run University of Navarra. Catholic News Agency reports around 11.00am a car bomb exploded at a parking lot located between the main building and the

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Some have argued, Crittenden foremost among them, that this is not so much a farewell as a brutal assassination inflicted by ignorant managers. He may have a point. The report balanced the political, economic and the religious in a manner few programs in

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East Timor President Jose Ramos Horta called for a "concordat" or legal agreement to be signed with the Holy See while the Catholic country's final draft penal code bans abortions except in extreme circumstances. Radio Australia reports the

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Adelaide Archdiocese is reported to be eyeing a new real estate development project to match its groundbreaking VS1 tower. Independent Weekly reports the Catholic Church is gearing up for another big property investment to complement its Victoria

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Chairing an English language working group at the Bible Synod, Canberra Archbishop Mark Coleridge says there is a need "to stress the essential evangelising mission of the laity by virtue of their Baptism." Among other points raised by the

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The Holy See has approved three alternatives to "Ita missa est", the priest's final words at Mass, Congregation for Divine Worship and Sacraments head, Cardinal Francis Arinze, has announced. The final message is currently rendered in

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Vatican spokesman Fr Federico Lombardi has issued a call to both Catholics and Jews to stop pressuring Pope Benedict over the sainthood prospects of the late Pope Pius XII. Chief Vatican spokesman Fr Federico Lombardi issued an unusual statement after

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Poland's Catholic Church has issued a 22 point guide explaining how Catholics who want to leave the Church may do so. If a Catholic in Poland wants to leave the Church, the country's bishops won't be standing in the in the way, Zenit reports. The

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Twelve years ago, three Aussie nuns decided they were needed in the crowded slums of Lima. At an age when most Australian women are counting their super and looking forward to retirement, Sisters of Mercy Tricia McDermott, Joan Doyle and Jacqueline Ford are

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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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