“The joy and hope, the grief and anguish of the people of our time, especially those who are poor or afflicted in any way, are the joy and  hope, the grief and anguish of the followers of Christ as well. Nothing that is genuinely human fails to

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This American drama is a film of the 2005 book of the same name by Jonathan Safran Foer. The title tells it all. It is a film about the aftermath of the tragic events of September 11, 2001, when a terrorist attack destroyed the twin towers of the World Trade

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The prestigious Blake Prize for Religious Art has launched a website with an educational tool kit about religion, art and the issues they raise. http://www.blakeprize.com.au/education/

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A "stripped" human oocyte --- Pope Benedict is urging infertile couples to shun artificial procreation, decrying such methods as a form of arrogance, said an AP report on AdelaideNow. Speaking after a three-day Vatican conference on diagnosing and

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Screenshot from the website for the Australian Catholic Media Congress 2012 --- Monsignor Paul Tighe, Secretary to the Pontifical Council for Social Communications, heads an influential line-up of guests for the Australian Catholic Media Congress 2012, a

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Richard Dawkins --- Richard Dawkins, the controversial English scientist billed by many as the world's "most famous atheist", told an interviewer that he is not 100 percent sure that God doesn't exist - but just barely, said a Religion News Service report

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A man who "confessed" to a priest that he smothered his allegedly abusive mother has failed in a bid to have his murder conviction overturned, The Courier-Mail reports. In a unanimous judgment, the Queensland Court of Appeal dismissed the appeal against

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Screenshot from ucanews.com --- A priest in Korea arrested for protesting against the construction of a controversial naval base says he wants to go to jail after being refused a prison term by a court in Jeju province on Friday, reports

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Seven US states are suing the Obama administration over its requirement that employers cover contraception in workers' health plans, reports The Wall Street Journal. The lawsuit, led by Nebraska's attorney-general, contends that the proposed rule

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“Last year I met Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh. He shook my hand and asked, ‘Are you safe in that thing? Do you have a licence to drive it?’ He was referring to my wheelchair!” recalls 22-year-old Novocastrian Madeleine Sobb, in

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Does the Vatican need a Freedom of Information Act? The Act supposedly gives citizens the right to know what information the government is holding about us, or indeed about other matters, with certain safeguards, writes Fr Alexander Lucie-Smith in The

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Between Heaven and Mirth: Why Joy, Humor, and Laughter Are at the Heart of the Spiritual Life   By James Martin SJ, HarperCollins, USA, 2011 Reviewed by Sister Janet Fearns in Thinking Faith It may have been Providential or coincidental,

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There was a priest in America that Columban Fr. Seán McDonagh needed to see. McDonagh, recalled to the monastery in Navan, County Meath, Ireland, after several years in the Philippines, had himself routed through New York, reports NCR. It was 1980.

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Egyptian Christians are very conscious that St Mark the Evangelist was in Egypt. His work means that Egypt, along with Jerusalem and Antioch is one of the three oldest Christian foundations in the world. During this time of Lent, Noel Debien visited the

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"Religion," writes Alain de Botton, "is above all a symbol of what exceeds us and an education in the advantages of recognising our paltriness." It is a thought reminiscent of Blaise Pascal, writes John Gray in ABC Ethics Online. Pascal was one of the

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As General Manager of Domus Australia, Rome's home away from home for Aussie pilgrims, Gabriel Griffa (pictured with family) wants to know all about us - from the service we like to our expectations when we arrive in Rome, reports the Catholic Archdiocese of

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This Iranian film (advertised as “A Separation”) has swept awards before it, wherever it has been shown. It was awarded the Ecumenical Jury Prize (for its religious tolerance, and humanitarian values), and won the prize for best film at the Berlin

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Though I consider myself agnostic, a curious pattern, and a source of jest for my friends, has emerged from my reading. Most of my favourite imaginative writers are Catholic. And not just cultural or nominal Catholics but devoted practitioners like Graham

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When the Brisbane-born choreographer of the Adelaide Festival musical Mass was feeling a little homesick, it was a quick visit to the Goodwood Catholic Church which offered her the most familiar comfort, reports Southern Cross. "There is something about a

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The contest between an ultra-conservative ultra-Catholic on the one hand and a billionaire venture capitalist Mormon on the other is one of the most intriguing spectacles American politics has offered the world for some time, writes The Tablet in an

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Mass on Demand

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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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