Floating in style

20-Mar-2008

Sydney Harbour will provide a beautiful backdrop for Pope Benedict when he arrives in the city for World Youth Day in a nautical adaptation of his traditional motorcade. WYD organisers and ABC News reports the Pope will arrive in Sydney as part of the

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The Rudd Government is being urged to send a full-time Australian ambassador to the Vatican ahead of the papal visit. The Sydney Morning Herald reports the posting, that has been used only once in a full time capacity for several months under the Hawke

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Pope Benedict has been openly criticised by Italian newspaper La Stampa for his silence on the violence in Tibet however a Vatican source says the absence of an announcement is more to do with the lack of information coming from the region than any

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There are at least five essential arguments for governments to sponsor the development of single-sex schools. First of all there is the argument that the demonstrable educational under-achievement of students in near universal coeducational environments

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Negotiations are underway to build the first Catholic church in Saudi Arabia with King Abdullah lending his support for its construction. Vatican Radio reports the Vatican and the Saudi government are currently in talks to allow the church despite the

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The Director of the Australian Catholic Migrant and Refugee Office Monsignor John Murphy will visit the Christmas Island Detention Centre during a pastoral visit to the island. The visit is part of a week-long stay on the island where he will help the

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We have focused too much on the physical aspects of the crucifixion to the detriment of what was happening more deeply, underneath. What the gospels and Jesus emphasize is his moral loneliness, the fact that he was alone, betrayed, humiliated,

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Over 1,700 students from Catholic, government and independent schools from across the Broken Bay diocese will gather today to host a unique World Youth Day event. The World Youth Day Cross and Icon will be hosted by students from Northern Sydney,

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This is not so much a featured website but rather a brilliant feature on the Caritas Australia website. Select the Stations of the Cross - sharing the burden option on the homepage and you will view the Easter message from a different perspective. Caritas

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A secret weapon to ensure sunny skies during Pope Benedict's visit to Sydney for World Youth Day has been revealed - prayers. Reuters reports WYD's Bishop Anthony Fisher, who is coordinating the Pope's mid-winter Sydney harbour cruise, says he hopes his

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English speakers who have a story to tell about the late Pope John Paul II, are being called on by the office in charge of promoting his canonisation cause to let their voices be heard. Catholic News Service reports the office is looking for English

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John Cleary interviews US thinker Jim Wallis, author of God's Politics: Why the Right Gets It Wrong and the Left Doesn't Get It and the forthcoming The Great Awakening, Reviving Faith and Politics in a Post-Religious Right America. Over the past

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The Australian Greens have called on the Federal Government to remove restrictions on Australian overseas aid funding which currently bans it from being used on activities that support abortions. ABC News reports the Labor caucus has voted to set up a

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Who speaks of the Cross today as a way to change the world? And yet isn't that precisely the methodology of the Gospel, the road to salvation, global transformation and peace? Jesus confronts the empire, enacts truth and love, saves humanity from our

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Exorcisms and other faith-based cures have been blasted by the peak body for mental health professionals who have made a stern warning about the potential dangers associated with them. The Sydney Morning Herald reports allegations have been revealed of

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A new survey on marriage reveals those who attend Mass every week are six times as likely as those who rarely or never attend to report that their view of marriage has been "very" informed by their Catholic faith. Catholic News Service reports

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Through Lent we are called to recognise our need for healing and forgiveness, to recognise how our lack of compassion can continue to crucify the powerless, the ones who raise uncomfortable questions, the ones who challenge us to recognise the prejudice

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Australian Catholic University will hold a round table discussion with other key Catholic agencies from across the health, education and social services sectors for the second Colloquium on Mission and Identity in Church-based organisations. Taking place

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One of the "Big Two" Catholic super funds in Australia. The Catholic Super & Retirement Fund has its strengths among NSW and Queensland Catholic agencies and employees but since 2006 it has offered industry fund membership to the wider

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Australian Catholic Bishop Council President Philip Wilson has reminded Australians this Easter that the Lord's suffering, death and resurrection gives hope to the world. Wishing the country a happy Easter, he says it is a time hear the call of Christ

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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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