Latin is a practical language well suited to the engineers and soldiers of the Roman empire. But how has this pragmatism influenced Western Christianity and how does it compare with the Eastern churches and their Greek tradition? Encounter delves into the

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Antoni Gaudí is mostly known for his unique style and for being the most important architect of Catalan Modernism. But, in the future, the Spaniard could also be known as a Saint. Vatican Insider presents a video on the cause for his

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Bishop Peter Comensoli --- The Australian Bureau of Stat­istics has undermined the census as a "true record" of marriage in the country by allowing anyone to nominate a husband or wife - regardless of gender or marital

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A Canberra man accused of defrauding the Catholic Education Office is facing so many charges that a magistrate has had to postpone formally charging him until a special court sitting today, reports the ABC. Timothy Patrick Cousins, 50, from Calwell is facing

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Image from The Catholic Weekly --- About 3000 people marked the first Feast Day of Australia's first Saint at Mary Mackillop Place in  North Sydney, attending Mass and visiting the chapel and museum, reports the Catholic Weekly. "There was a

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Screenshot from The Catholic Weekly --- A group of disabled young Australians was greeted by Pope Benedict XVI during an audience at Castelgandolfo, with nine individually greeted and blessed by the pontiff, reports the Catholic Weekly. They were in

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The Maryknoll Fathers and Brothers in the US have notified an excommunicated priest that he will be dismissed from their order unless he renounces his "defiant stance" against Catholic teaching on the ordination of women, reports the Catholic News

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'Cross', on Flickr --- Morale among Irish priests in the diocese of Cloyne has been shattered by a lack of leadership since a report on the cover-up of clerical sex abuse was published, a clergyman from the Association of Catholic Priests has claimed,

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It took 32 days for 0to make it from her drought-racked farm in Somalia to the relative safety of a sprawling refugee settlement in north-eastern Kenya, reports the Catholic News Service in an article published in the Catholic Leader. There were days, she

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When I wrote a few months ago about the enduring legacy of Blessed John Paul II, in particular the World Youth Day that he began to hold every three years around the world during his pontificate, several posts that followed were severely critical, writes

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This is a marvellous, British-French, animated movie, based on a script written in 1956 by the famed director and actor, Jacques Tati. It was Tati, who gave us the comedy cinema classics of Monsieur Hulot’s Holiday (1953), Mon Oncle (1958), and Playtime

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Today is International Youth Day and Fr Chris Riley's Youth off the Streets has called on Australians to remember the 36,000 homeless children in Australia. The website carries details of special programs the organsiation has planned to mark

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Cardinal George Pell --- Sydney's Cardinal George Pell will address a pro-life festival next week, organised to coincide with the World Youth Day in Madrid, reports LifeSiteNews. "Cardinal Pell is a world renowned pro-life leader, who has long been an

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Image of youths on www.madrid11.com/en --- The first people to arrive for World Youth Day, from Zimbabwe, have reached Toledo, south of Madrid, reports the Vatican Insider from the L'Osservatore Romano. The six young people were

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The South Australian government is to crack down on serial graffiti offenders, with the harshest penalties planned for those who deface memorials, cemeteries or places of worship and religious significance, AdelaideNow reports from the

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 A Colombian court has ordered the Church in the country to pay the parents of two children abused by a priest $240,000, a first in the devoutly Catholic country, said an AFP report in the West Australian. The Church has appealed the judgment handed

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Bishop of Sale, Christopher Prowse has annouced a Vatican judgement in a long-running case --- A long-running dispute in Victoria between a Morwell priest and his former bishop over the running of the parish has ended with the Vatican judging in favour of

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A rendering of the Memorial at night, from www.911memorial.org --- A group representing atheists in America says the installation of a cross-shaped beam at the September 11 museum is unconstitutional, according to an AP report in the Washington Post. The

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A new chapter in the history of Joseph Ratzinger this will be revealed in September when a book about the pope by his brother, titled My Brother, the Pope, will be published, reports Zenit. The elder Ratzinger spoke with the historian Michael

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Australia, a founding signatory to the Convention Relating to the Status of Refugees, and Malaysia, a long time sceptic of international human rights instruments, have now signed an agreement under which unvisaed asylum seekers heading for Australia by sea

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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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