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Screenshot from The Catholic Leader --- The chaplain to the Queensland Police Service faced one of his toughest days officiating at the funeral service for slain Gold Coast policeman Damian Leeding, reports the Catholic Leader. When Father Columba

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Screenshot from The Australian --- Sydney's new Auxiliary Bishop Peter Comensoli was ordained last night at St Mary's Cathedral and said he is looking forward to "30 years of hard work upfront and centre", reports the Australian. At 47, he is the

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'Wheat heads', on Flickr --- Israeli authorities have been forced to rename a wheat strain named after Pope Benedict to "Binyamin" after religious local farmers refused to grow it, reports Ynetnews. The hybrid of two different Israeli-grown strains was

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Images of rainbows are being discouraged in a Catholic school in Canada because they are seen as too politically-charged for the anti-homophobia club that wants to use them, reports parentcentral.ca. The organiser of the unofficial anti-homophobia club at St

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'two altar servers', on Flickr ---  The Vatican's Pontifical Commission Ecclesia Dei has clarified that girls are not allowed to serve at the Extraordinary Form of the Mass, reports the Catholic Herald. It made clear that the Instruction on Summorum

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As a child growing up in Bethlehem, Rosetta Andon joined in her family's close connection with the Salesian priests there. Little did she know this friendship would one day bear fruit which would nourish Sudanese refugees in Egypt, reports the Catholic

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The bobbleheaded Pope figurine which nodded sagely on my desk, has been carefully encased in bubble-wrap. It (or one very much like it) featured in an ad for the Washington Metro during Pope Benedict’s visit to the United States in 2008, writes Anna

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This Australian film tells the story of a Nottingham social worker, Margaret Humphreys (Emily Watson), who almost single-handedly confronted the UK Government on its relocation scheme that forcibly moved more than 130,000 children from the UK to other

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'Photovoltaik', Flickr --- Governments should back "the exploitation of clean energy sources," Pope Benedict told a group of ambassadors at the Vatican, reports the Catholic News Agency. "We must adopt a lifestyle that respects the environment and

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The Queensland Catholic Education Commission has welcomed an announcement that Year 7 will become part of secondary school in the state from 2015. "This move will be educationally beneficial for our children and needs to be made if Queensland is to maintain

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Sign painted on a parking lot, on Flickr --- A total overhaul for Disability Care and Support in Australia is needed, as the current system is under-funded, crisis driven and generally unco-ordinated, CatholicCare chief executive officer Bernard Boerma

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The Catholic international development agency CIDSE is leading a new push for developed nations to introduce a Financial Transaction Tax (FTT) to finance the fight against climate change, in statements published on its website. A newly-published CIDSE report

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The Church has welcomed the draft R18+ Computer Games Guidelines by the Minister for Home Affairs and Justice, the Australian Catholic Bishops Conference said in a statement. Fr Richard Leonard SJ, Director of the Australian Catholic Office for Film and

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ACT Chief Minister Katy Gallagher and Prime Minister Julia Gillard --- The new ACT Chief Minister Katy Gallagher has met with Prime Minister Julia Gillard to urge her to support controversial territories' legislation - which could pave the way for

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Anti-Catholicism might be the last acceptable prejudice in society today, but Canadian author and journalist Michael Coren (pictured) isn't going to take it lying down, reports Zenit. In his recently published book, Why Catholics Are Right (McClelland

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I arrived in Rome in November 1945 as an 18-year-old draftee and part of the US occupation army. My very pleasant assignment was to arrange trips to Rome for GI veterans, who, after several years of duty in war-torn Europe, were returning to the States,

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French architect Matthieu Lehanneur has converted the choir at St Hilaire church in Melle in the Deux-Sèvres department in France, to create a topographic, geological feeling. To reinforce that the church was built there, the Romanesque building has

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Sinclair Lewis once wrote an important American novel about an ordinary American town – what better than to call it Main Street?  This is not a version of Lewis’ novel, but it is in his spirit. For 2011, this seems an extraordinarily

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Families who choose a Catholic education will spend close to $250,000 in the 13 years of schooling, according to a new study reported by the Sunday Telegraph. Figures from the Australian Scholarships Group show the cost of educating a baby born in 2011 in

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Cardinal George Pell --- Cardinal George Pell said the early retirement of Toowoomba's Bishop William Morris is "a tragedy" but added that Rome had been "very patient" with the bishop for more than a decade, in an interview with the Catholic News

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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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