Raised in a Catholic family, at the age of nine a Kenyan girl encountered a Franciscan sister. Before long she had decided she wanted to model her life after that woman. Decades later, that young girl has grown up. She entered the Franciscans and now goes by

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Online Catholic news service Ucanews has just relaunched its Indian edition, with a fresh design and home page. The site has a robust news coverage of events and trends in the subcontinent and Asian region, along with anlaysis and

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The report on government services was published yesterday, outlining the Productivity Commission's review of government spending on schools in Australia. Government school funding advocates will no doubt scour its 400 pages to find any combination of

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This is an American biographical drama, that focuses on the personal life and professional career of J Edgar Hoover, who was Director of the FBI in the US from 1924 to 1972. Once called the second most powerful man in the US, Hoover served five US Presidents

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We naturally rejoice in the extraordinary achievement of the human genome project and other research, which has contributed so much to our understanding of the human condition and which is so pregnant with therapeutic possibilities, writes Bishop Anthony

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Underworld: Awakening is the fourth in a series of films about vampires and were-wolves (called Lycans), which has as its hero a Marvel Comics "mutant" vampire called Selena (Kate Beckinsale), who is not only immortalbut invulnerable to daylight, and able to

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Susan Bentley pictured with the head of the orphanage in Cambodia --- When All Hallows' School English and history teacher Susan Bentley tells her students they can make a difference, they believe her. Susan completed a solo immersion in Cambodia late in

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The Bishop of Parramatta, Anthony Fisher OP, has written a book on bioethics - Catholic Bioethics for a New Millennium - which will be launched in Sydney tonight by Cardinal George Pell, Archbishop of Sydney. The book will be launched at the

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As Christians in Nigeria face new threats from the militant Islamic Boko Haram movement, following the Christmas Day church bombings that claimed around 200 lives, two new reports suggest the Nigerian drama is part of a global pattern of anti-Christian

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Archbishop Barry Hickey --- Archbishop Barry Hickey of Perth has highlighted a recent report, detailing the dramatic deterioration in the past 10 years of Australian children's welfare, in a weekly broadcast series by the archdiocese's Faith Centre, said

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Screenshot of Sister Maria Casey with Pope Benedict, from www.marymackillop.org.au --- Two Josephite religious sisters and the priest who acted as Postulator for the Canonisation of Mary Mackillop were among Australians honoured with the Medal of the

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Screenshot from the ABC report --- Crowds of churchgoers crammed into St Peter and Paul's parish in South Melbourne for the farewell of priest and media personality Father Bob Maguire, reports the ABC. The 77-year-old, who had campaigned tirelessly

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Les Darcy, from en.wikipedia.org --- Work has been completed on the restoration of the family vault of boxing champion Les Darcy, at the East Maitland Catholic cemetery, said an article in the Maitland Mercury. Darcy was an apprentice blacksmith and

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St Peter's Square in the Vatican, on Flickr --- An Italian television broadcast claiming to disclose financial corruption at the Vatican exaggerated the situation, said Vatican spokesman Father Federico Lombardi, according to the Catholic News Agency. Fr

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Screenshot from the Vatican Radio report --- Oscar Luigi Scalfaro, a past president of Italy who helped write its post-war constitution and was a founding member of the former Christian Democrats, has died in Rome at 93. A devout Roman Catholic with a

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Representatives of most of the world's bishops' conferences and 30 religious orders will meet in Rome early next month to launch an initiative aiming to efforts to halt abuse and better protect children and vulnerable adults, reports the Catholic News

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Screenshot from the Daily Telegraph --- About 40 judges and magistrates marched behind cross-bearers into Sydney's St Mary's Cathedral Monday morning, for the annual Red Mass marking the start of the judicial term for judges and lawyers, said an AAP

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Screenshot from ucanews.com --- A former soccer player for English football club Manchester United is training to become a priest, said a report in the Catholic Herald. Phil Mulryne, who was once a teammate of Ryan Giggs and David Beckham, has

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Screenshot from news.com.au --- Veteran newsman Mike Willesee will make an unexpected return to television current affairs as the new recruit on Seven's Sunday Night program, said a report on news.com.au from the Daily Telegraph. Willesee, a who turns 70

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The same-sex marriage issue will be facing lawmakers and voters in several US states this year, said a Catholic News Service report on NCR. Democratic-controlled legislatures in Washington state, Maryland and New Jersey are considering legislation that would

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From Parish of Our Lady of The Way, North Sydney & Lavender Bay. 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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