The Christian's resurrection hope is not for heaven but for new heavens and a new earth. The resurrection gives us the kind of love and hope that is only possible when we believe that a different world is possible, that history is going somewhere under

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While some local Arabs welcome Pope Benedict's five day pilgrimage to Israel and the Palestinian territories, others are adamantly against both the timing and the itinerary. Regardless of these aspects, many see the visit as improving Jewish-Catholic

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For nearly 25 years Emmaus Productions has been publishing and promoting the music and ministry of Monica Brown, one of Australia's most highly respected Christian composers. It aims to provide creative experiential programs, workshops and events, as well

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In the aftermath of the upheavals of the 1960s, the student protests, the Vietnam War, the undermining of governments and authority, the 1970s saw a number of revolutionary groups who took to terrorism and thuggery for their alleged social and reformist

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Adelaide Archbishop Philip Wilson has said that Catholics should not tell Jewish jokes or use the Jewish name Yahweh in readings and songs. In a pastoral letter to priests, Archbishop Philip Wilson has asked for a substitute word such as Lord to be

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The last hurdle before the beatification of John Henry Newman has been cleared after a panel of consultors agreed unanimously that the healing of an American man "bent double" by a severe spinal disorder resulted from prayer to the 19th century

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Mel Gibson has reportedly consulted Vatican officials to enquire about obtaining an annulment of his 28 year marriage to wife Robyn only to be rebuffed but US prelates are praying for him after the actor dropped in on a bishops' conference. Chicago

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About 1,000 Hanoi Catholics held a candlelight prayer vigil Saturday night to protest a bauxite mining project and against government plans for construction on land claimed by the Church. The vigil lasted nearly 30 minutes and took place on church

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Crowds of up to 200 people turned out for new St Mary's South Brisbane administrator Fr Ken Howell's first Mass in the parish as well as for the self-styled "St Mary's in Exile" community led by Fr Peter Kennedy. Former St Mary's priest Fr

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Police will drop charges against New Zealand priest, Fr Gerard Burns, who smeared blood on a memorial to Yitzhak Rabin in protest against Israel's invasion of Gaza. Fr Burns was charged by police with wilful damage after David Zwartz, former honorary

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Adelaide Archbishop Philip Wilson has made a public apology to the Sisters of St Joseph over the wrongful excommunication of Mary MacKillop in 1871. He stressed the apology was a follow up to the regret expressed by the dying Bishop Sheil when he

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The Catholic Bishops Conference of India has warned that electoral victory for the conservative Bharatiya Janata Party next month could result in a Hindu-style "Talibanisation" of India. CBCI spokesman, Fr Babu Joseph, said the Church feared

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The decision of Notre Dame President, Fr John Jenkins, to invite our nation's abortion-promoter-in-chief to speak at the May 17 commencement is such an egregious violation of our loyalty to our alma mater. He has just shaken down a sort of spiritual

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We recently had a federal minister for education who liked to refer to teachers as "a precious national resource". If this is true, we need funding policies that sustain both supply and quality. We need policies that guard against waste through

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The next St Thomas More Forum will be presented by Sophie Masson, Author and Essayist, entitled "Faith and the Creative Writer in the Secular World". The Forum will take place on Wednesday May 6 2009 from 7.30 to 9pm at the St Thomas More Parish

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Grow Australia is a community of persons working towards mental health through mutual help and a 12 Step Program of recovery. Small groups of people who have experienced depression, anxiety or other mental or emotional distress, meet together on a weekly

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A Zambian priest who staged a lone protest for the reinstatement of another priest, Fr Frank Bwalya, as manager of a local radio station has disappeared. Fr George Kaoma on Sunday staged a lone protest in Kitwe but was allegedly abducted.

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Police have withdrawn charges against a Sydney man, Ian Bryce, who transformed a car into an imitation Popemobile during World Youth Day in Sydney last year. Bryce, 59, was issued with a defect notice on Miller St, North Sydney, outside a WYD event on

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Bishops from the Philippines province of Bicol have written to Pope Benedict asking for his assistance in their battle against mining operations including a formerly Australian owned mine on Rapu-Rapu island. Environment advocacy groups backed the

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Tamil Catholics mobbed Trincomalee priest, Fr Ajith Perera, demanding Mass when he arrived at a refugee centre on Sri Lanka's north-east coast. After months of unimaginable suffering caught up in the last stages of Sri Lanka's civil war, the refugees were

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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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