The Catholic Writers Guild says it is aiming for a "rebirth of Catholic Arts and Letters". It describes itself as for "Catholic writers loyal to the Magisterium" and looking for a group of like-minded writers determined to assist each other in their

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This action-adventure thriller takes the usual route of an unsuspecting hero being relentlessly pursued by sinister enemies, who have an evil agenda of their own. The theme is given an unusual twist in the movie by the fact that the hero has no idea about

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The idea that we invented God rather than God inventing us is often regarded as a modern one. While it only came to full expression in the last two centuries, its roots actually lie almost three millennia back. Those who are aware of its earlier origins

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Screenshot from The Catholic Herald --- The Vatican has called on diocesan bishops to encourage priests who have left ministry in order to get married to play a more active role in parish life, reports The Catholic Herald. In a copy of a letter seen by

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Screenshot from the Catholic News Agency --- The founder and editorial director of the Catholic news agency Zenit has resigned, citing problems of trust and transparency with Zenit's sponsoring organisation, the Legionaries of Christ, reports The Catholic

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The Australian Human Rights Commission has criticised the Curtin Immigration Detention Centre for being overcrowded, under resourced and dehumanising to asylum seekers, reports The West Australian. In its latest report on the centre, releaed Thursday, the

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Lawyers for victims of sexual abuse say the Catholic Church has used a legal technicality to reduce compensation payouts to their clients, reports the ABC. The Church argues its assets are held in a property trust that cannot be held liable for historical

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India brass prayer lamps, on Flickr --- Indian children across multiple religious backgrounds believe in God but differ in how they perceive God, a recent study has found, reports ucanews.com. Hema Selvakumari, who conducted the research for her M.Phil

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Screenshot from the Telegraph.co.uk --- The lawyer of an Iranian pastor sentenced to death for apostasy is hopeful an appeals court will acquit him, reports Kerryman.ie. Mohammad Ali Dadkhah says he believes in a "95% chance" of acquittal for 32-year-old

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When (Archbishop) Hepworth first told me about the grim events of more than 40 years ago, back in May 2008, he said he urgently wanted to regularise his position with the Adelaide archdiocese, for which he had been ordained a priest. *** Hepworth has

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This year, as Catholic universities and the bishops observe the 10th anniversary of the application of "Ex Corde Ecclesiae" for the United States, it seems appropriate to reflect on the role of institutions of education and their participation both in the

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Josephite missionary Sr Mary Noonan has launched a website that traces the stories of her 85 years of life from her birth in Tasmania to the Highlands of Papua New Guinea. "You will come to know me through the stories of my 85 years of life," Sr Mary writes.

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Columban Fr Robert McCulloch SSC will deliver the John Duffus Memorial Lecture at Bendigo's Sacred Heart Cathedral tonight on the theme "A mission of compassion in the changing reality of Pakistan". Fr Robert McCulloch was ordained a Columban Father in 1970

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Archbishop John Hepworth, from a screenshot of a video on YouTube --- A third party, who attended the meetings between Monsignor David Cappo and Archbishop John Hepworth, has disputed some claims made by the Adelaide archdiocese in its defence of

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Pope Benedict --- Pope Benedict on Sunday called upon all Catholics to participate in a new evangelisation of the world, reports the Catholic News Agency, and expressed his hope for his visit to Germany this week. "Today's liturgy reminds us that we are

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The Hunter region is facing a dementia epidemic with numbers of people living with the brain disorder expected to quadruple by 2050, reports the Newcastle Herald. Advocates say the region is struggling to cope with demand, and an urgent injection of resources

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'stacks of books', on Flickr --- Findings from a survey of principals in primary and secondary schools across Australia reveal school leaders are highly stressed and doubt whether they are well equipped to implement the broad suite of policy changes, reports

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St Vincent's Health has been contracted by the Department of Justice in Victoria to distribute condoms and dental dams to prisoners at Dhurringile and Marngoneet men's prisons and the Dame Phyllis Frost Centre and Tarrengower women's prison, reports the

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A nursing home run by a former Labor aged care minister, Peter Staples, has been ordered to pay a Catholic priest $47,500 for unfair dismissal, reports The Age. Mr Staples sacked the priest, Father Andrea Bellia, by email in January last year. Father Bellia

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The Rethinking Bretton Woods (RBW) was founded in 1995 to promote reforms of international financial institutions --such as the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund -- and policies, with the purpose of democratising economic policy-making, achieving

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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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