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Maitland Newcastle Diocese children's ministries director John Donnelly said a lack of teachers for special religious education in state schools presented a real challenge to its survival. Mr Donnelly said there were more than 12,800 Catholic students

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The Christian Radical blog, is a Catholic Worker information and resource service run by a member of the CW community of Vancouver Canada. A recent entry reflects on CIA and Pentagon torturers. "Irrespective of what they might have done, there can

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Benedict XVI has worked hard to restore a little peace among a few cardinals who have clashed publicly in recent weeks. He did so with two rather unusual statements, and with an equally special audience with three of the belligerents. By a curious

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The Economy of Communion (EOC) involves entrepreneurs, workers, managers, consumers and financial operators. It was launched by Chiara Lubich in May of 1991, in Sao Paolo, Brazil, with the aim of building and showing a human society where, following the

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Cardinal Marc Ouellet --- Pope Benedict has announced the appointment of Archbishop of Quebec Cardinal Marc Ouellet as prefect of the Congregation for Bishops, a post that was earlier rumoured to be going to Sydney's Cardinal

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Dr Anne Benjamin --- Dr Anne Benjamin, adjunct professor in the Australian Catholic University's School of Educational Leadership, has been awarded a Fellowship of the Australian College of Educators. Dr Benjamin was recognised for her

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Coonawarra wines from South Australia will be used to propose the toast during October's Mary MacKillop canonisation celebrations in Italy.According to ABC News, Michelle Stephens from the Coonawarra Vignerons Association says nearly every producer in the

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Imagine it is the year 1400, and you are visiting the Cathedral of Our Lady of Chartres for the first time. You have never before seen the remarkable structure that dominates the busy, dirty, commercial city and the peaceful French countryside for miles

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Would any other cardinal but Christoph Schönborn, the Archbishop of Vienna, have joined protesters against clerical sexual abuse in a reconciliation service in his own cathedral and spoken as he did - a service with the motto: "I am furious,

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In mid-May, Pope Benedict XVI made an apostolic pilgrimage to Portugal; half a million people attended the outdoor papal Mass at Fatima, writes George Weigel. When the Pope returned to Rome, two hundred thousand pilgrims jammed St. Peter's Square for

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How did we arrive at a circumstance in which a 56-year-old man is convicted in the NSW District Court this week of sexually abusing eight children aged from 12 months to 14 years, videotaping thousands of unspeakable crimes, and barely a comment is

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Australia's World Cup campaign has not been without its low points. Its hard to get lower than 4 goals down. However over the weekend we appeared to have achieved just that, although this time off the field. On Friday Fairfax press broke the story that

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Refinement is not the first, second or even hundredth word that springs to mind in reviewing Get Him to the Greek. Rather, this is one of those raucous American comedies where there is potential to offend sensitive audiences as well as potential to

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Melbourne's Archbishop Denis Hart issued a Pastoral Letter at the weekend in response to the recent international focus on the issue of sexual abuse."The number of proven reported cases of abuse occurring in the last ten years here in Melbourne have declined

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Former teacher and priest John Sidney Denham was sentenced to almost 20 years in jail for "sadistic", indecent and sexual assault on young boys. Sentencing Denham in the NSW District Court, Judge Helen Syme said the offences often involved "significant

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A Wollongong church official is adopting a wait-and-see stance to an assessment of the trial ethics classes in NSW public schools by a South Australian academic. "We are glad there has been an appointment to the independent evaluation," said

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Bodies of victims --- The local parish priest has described as "apocalyptic" the scene where more than 200 people died after a fuel tanker exploded in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Fides cites Father Paul as saying

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More than 600,000 pilgrims from outside Spain have registered for the World Youth Day 2011 celebration in Madrid, organisers said. So far, 120,000 Italians, 70,000 French, 50,000 Poles and 25,000 North Americans have signed up for the event that will

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Melbourne's punting priest Joe Giacobbe, St Francis' Church parish priest Father Tom Knowles and Victoria's energy and water ombudsman Fiona McLeod are allegedly conspiring to stop his bar opening, claims owner Jerome Borazio. Mr Borazio has questioned

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Museum image of a public school in Pyrmont, Sydney --- Outstanding national literacy and numeracy test results are contributing to higher enrolments in public schools in NSW. The Daily Telegraph reports other factors including rising birth

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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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