Elton John --- Gay rock star Sir Elton John has told a magazine that "Jesus was a compassionate, super-intelligent gay man who understood human problems." The remarks, given in an interview with Parade magazine, are

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Pope Benedict XVI has called for the preservation of human dignity, in a talk to airport workers held at the Vatican. His comments were a reference to the use of body scanners in airports, the Telegraph.co.uk reported. The report

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Women are called “shock absorbers” because they are the first to feel the crises caused by the economic and social insecurity of globalization, and right now specifically by the financial crisis. In my many interactions and dialogues with

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Sacro Song 3 was one of the more striking releases of 2009 and it’s a crying shame, if not altogether surprising, that this remarkable culmination of a remarkable trilogy did not get more publicity. Rap is not a genre always associated with

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While I adore the parish at which I am serving this year, I sometimes wonder if it is run by Quakers rather than Catholics. Because at the beginning of Daily Masses at my Church, only the priest seems to have an assigned role. Daily Masses are

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Victims of clerical child sexual abuse in the Archdiocese of Dublin said they are close to despair because the church will not take full responsibility for covering up the abuse. Clergy abuse survivors met with Dublin Archbishop Diarmuid Martin on

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Ryan Catholic College students --- A group of students from Townsville are spreading their award-winning environmental messages on the side of a garbage truck. The students, from Ryan Catholic College and Wulguru State School, won

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Maitland-Newcastle Bishop Michael Malone said the Church hopes to negotiate an amicable settlement with abuse victims of a Hunter Valley priest, once the court has dealt with the perpetrator. Police allege the priest molested nearly 40 men, and 27 of

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Bishop Brian Heenan --- Rockhampton's Bishop Brian Heenan has raised concern about the impact of mining on family life, especially the 12-hour shifts workers spend in the mine. Bishop Heenan says an increasing number of families

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A doctor treating Rom Houben, the Belgian man in a coma for 23 years since a car crash, said reports that his patient could communicate using new technology were incorrect. Dr Steven Laureys, from Liege University hospital, said his

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Archbishop Robert Zollitsch --- Archbishop Robert Zollitsch, head of the German Bishops' Conference, has expressed shock at a child sexual abuse scandal in the country's Catholic schools, and asked for victims' forgiveness. "I

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Police in the Indian city of Shillong have seized copies of a school book that has pictures of Jesus Christ holding a cigarette in one hand and a beer bottle in the other. A case has been brought against the book's New Delhi-based publisher and

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In a world that is increasingly renewable, recyclable and energy-efficient, many people in developed countries already spend much of their lives in an eco-friendly environment. Now they can spend eternity there, too. That’s what the late

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Actors receive Oscars, scientists are awarded Nobel Prizes, but what recognition is accorded the outstanding men and women of faith? A place in heaven you might quip, but down on earth their lives of selfless devotion remain largely unnoticed by a

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This is an impressive piece of film-making, a must for those who follow mountain climbing.  However, it is an extraordinarily gruelling film to watch if you are caught up in the characters and their efforts to climb the north face of the Eiger.

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This sub-site at The Washington Post includes comment on the faith aspects of current media issues, including Tiger Woods. There is also a comprehensive dialogue on religion and politics, videos and links.

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Premier Anna Bligh --- A new Queensland Schools Alliance Against Violence, made up of parents, teachers and child advocates, will try to prevent schoolyard violence and cyber bullying in the wake of the stabbing of Elliot

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Both the ACT Government and the Liberals want to let school principals impose longer suspensions to discipline students without needing permission from the Education Department or the Catholic Education Office. A Government bill allowing principals to

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Dr Dan White --- Enrolments in Sydney Catholic system schools are at a 20-year-high, having surpassed 64,000 for the first time since 1990, according to preliminary census data. The figures continue the upward trend evident in

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Pope Benedict has offered condolences to the victims of a recent flooding on the Portuguese island of Madeira, saying he was "dismayed with the "grave consequences" of the disaster. Torrential rains hammered the island of Madeira in the

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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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