New York Archdiocese is taking an innovative approach to the problem of sex abuse, using comic and colouring books to warn children about sexual predators. In the colouring books, a guardian angel heeds young children not to keep secrets from their

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When people wish you a Merry Christmas, from those serving us in the stores, television presenters and radio journalists, through to work and personal colleagues, what do they really mean? What seems to have happened is Christ has been so deeply wrapped in

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Kadavu is one of the most sought after tourist destinations of Fiji. Catholic communities live scattered among other denominations. They have no resident priest. At Christmas and Easter, a priest will come from Suva. The people look forward to their

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An appeal by Australia’s Catholic Religious has sought the ear of newly elected Prime Minster Kevin Rudd to lead the nation into more just relationships, helping all Australians become better people and forging a better

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Attaining Christian unity can be achieved through gaining knowledge of Eastern Christianity and support from their churches, Pope Benedict says. Speaking to the staff and students of the Pontifical Oriental Institute, the Holy Father praised the

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Italian media are reporting a meeting yesterday between Cardinal Dionigi Tettamanzi of Milan and the Dalai Lama. Rumours that the Buddhist spiritual leader, who has just started his Italian tour said, would meet with Pope Benedict were quashed when the

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ishop Kevin Manning of Parramatta has pointed out that the General Instruction of the Roman Missal forbids the signing of marriage documentation on the altar. The exchanging of vows and promise before God, the giving and receiving of rings and the

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More than 600 volunteers are needed to take part in the program – TEAM DID08 – to assist in the Commissioning Mass at Telstra Dome and the mass transport movement of over 50,000 pilgrims to World Youth Day Sydney. The Archbishop of

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A brand new Mercedes Popemobile painted in “Vatican Mystic White” has been unveiled minus bullet proof glass. Custom made by Daimler, the vehicle is described as an "open-top Mercedes-Benz G-Class” and is outfitted with a folding

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After 150 days in 15 dioceses, the 2007 national Diocesan Journey of the Cross and Icon has concluded, with the objects now set to embark upon a gruelling Summer schedule of youth camps and conferences. Having travelled more than 30,000 km with the JCI

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Retired Archbishop Leonard Faulkner of Adelaide, and retired Archbishop Francis Carroll of Canberra-Goulburn, have both celebrated the 40th anniversaries of their ordination as bishops during November. Emeritus Archbishop Leonard Bishop Faulkner, 81,

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Two Melbourne social justice groups have published a 52-page booklet to counter arguments to expand nuclear power. The booklet, Nuclear Power: Cure or Curse? A Discussion Paper was commissioned by Catholic Social Services Victoria and the

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In a statement for Monday's International Day of People of People with Disability, Bishop Max Davis has called for a change in thinking to counter the assumption that people with a disability are a burden. Parishes across the country will mark the Day

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An informal meeting between the Pope and the Dalai Lama could still take place, despite an announcement earlier this week stating that a meeting of the two leaders would not occur. French Newspaper La Croix reports that Vatican Press Office director

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Pope Benedict has invited a delegation of senior Islamic scholars to the Vatican, as a positive response to the October letter they sent to initiate dialogue. AFP reports that the letter - titled A Common Word between Us and You - was signed by 138

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This year’s Christmas will be a special one for the Simba family, their first in their new home country of Australia. For the last five years, they have been living in Kakuma Refugee Camp in northern Kenya. But hope came in February this year, when

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Luke 1:26-38 depicts Jesus' steadfast waiting for God's word of peace. Every day during Advent, we can take time to sit in silence and solitude, in contemplative prayer, and listen for God. When we do, oddly enough, we notice once again the violence

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A new CD brings together the music of Melbourne Jesuit Fr Christopher Willcock, and the words of writer and artist Michael Leunig. The newly-released recording Southern Star is Fr Willcock's take on an Australian Christmas and features the Choir of

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Muslims on the western outskirts of Jakarta have successfully protested the legality of a Church, forcing its closure and putting a halt to further religious activity. Christ’s Peace Church, which has been active since 1968 and has over

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Pope Benedict has reminded the faithful that Christianity’s roots lie deep in the Old Testament, and that it is not a European export. Catholic News Agency reports the Pope, speaking at his weekly address, reflected on St Ephrem the

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From St Mary’s, North Sydney. 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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