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Life with God is "so much more fulfilling", according to an American Dominican sister who has arrived for World Youth Day. As a university student earlier this decade, Sr Marie Noelle lived the normal student life. But something was missing,

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Newly released figures show that 27.56 percent of Australians are Catholics making it still the largest denomination in the country. The Age reports the Central Statistical Office of the Church has released statistics showing that while the

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A Chinese priest whose church was destroyed in the May earthquake has been sleeping in a car while he launches a rebuilding plan. "If you simply have Our Lord in your heart, you will never be afraid of anything! But I felt like my heart was

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Religious symbols, especially the great sacramental mysteries, are the gateways to powerful experiences of God. They are like bridges we cross to enter another world of consciousness, in which we can know even realities which transcend the familiar world of

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I do not believe that young people are the future of the Church. I know it's easy to think and tempting to say, but it's a harmful idea. I can't think of another organisation that would tell young people that their contribution lies in the future when they

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Bondi Beach has been chosen as the venue for The Franciscan Youth Festival which is being held as part of the World Youth Day events. The day will be a magnificent celebration of Christian and interreligious unity with guest speakers and music

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This is the Australian branch of a Maltese society of lay catechists founded by Fr George Preca, the European island's first native born saint. Established in Melbourne in 1956, the Australian society was the first successful mission outside of Malta.

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Sydney Cardinal George Pell has signalled that he is ready to re-open an investigation into abuse claims after the priest involved was reported to have admitted that the complained of activity was not consensual. Cardinal Pell made the concessions after

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The Bethel Community have decided to close following allegations against their leader and Perth Archbishop Barry Hickey has apologised for not doing more earlier. The West Australian reports the controversial Catholic community will close down in the

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WYD pilgrims have started to pour into Sydney with the airport busy with arriving groups. The Sydney Morning Herald reports 24 pilgrims from Poland, another 24 American Catholics living on the Kadena US military base in Okinawa, Japan, 15 including a

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St Louis archdiocesan investigators videoed the ordination ceremony of a US woman to use as evidence against a Catholic nun who attended the service. National Catholic Reporter says the archdiocese of St Louis authorised the video recording of a

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Italian migrants have raised over $100,000 for a new statue of Pope John Paul II at St Mary's Cathedral, Sydney. The Catholic Weekly reports the statue, by Italian sculptor Firenzo Bacci, took more than three hours to be positioned by crane on

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These objects of artistic attention are not objects, lumps of wood, nor passive participants. A model contributes to the artist's work. There are relationships to be considered. Where the model is a child, she is or he is legally and morally vulnerable,

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British Anglican Bishop Andrew Burnham is ready to lead his followers into the Catholic Church, UK reports indicate, but he is also seeking a "magnanimous gesture" from Rome. "What we must humbly ask for now is for magnanimous gestures

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Surrogacy goes against the nature of marriage itself. Marriage is a permanent and exclusive communion of a man and a woman ordered towards their own well being and the procreation and upbringing of children. Surrogacy introduces an outsider into the

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The morality of the Iraq war, nuclear weapons and defying governments through civil disobedience will be among the issues tackled at a World Youth Day forum about how young people can be peacemakers in today's war ravaged world. The four speakers will

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Always People is an international movement involved in a wide variety of activities working for justice, peace, the environment and the well being and happiness of people. It is predominately comprised of lay Catholics and two of its founders where

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The National Office for Evangelisation is launching a new program Rewired to help welcome young people back to parishes following World Youth Day. The Director of the Australian Catholic Bishops Conference's National Office for Evangelisation, Marita

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Cardinal George Pell has referred a controversial sex abuse case involving a former Sydney priest to a special panel chaired by a retired Supreme Court judge. The ABC reports that in response to mounting pressure Cardinal Pell, has referred the

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TV personality Eddie McGuire will tonight take on a new role at Melbourne's Telstra Dome as master of ceremonies for the city's World Youth Day commissioning Mass. Mr McGuire was last night named as the official event patron of the Days 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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Daily Prayer

Daily Prayer

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