Sacked St Mary's South Brisbane administrator, Fr Peter Kennedy says his lawyers will this week challenge his dismissal in the civil courts unless Brisbane Archbishop John Bathersby, who had earlier received a bomb threat, reverses his decision. The

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A former nun has rocked the Church in the South Indian state of Kerala with an autobiography in which she details illicit relationships, sexual harassment and bullying that she says occurred in the convent where she spent 30 years. UCA News reports the

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Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert says he feels "regret, sorrow and disapproval" for a comedy show that mocked Christian theology after the Vatican denounced its portrayal of Jesus and Mary as "offensive". Government spokesman Mark Regev said Olmert told

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Two Italian nuns working in Kenya who were kidnapped last year by Somali gunmen have been released after 102 days in captivity. The Daily Nation reports the two Italian nuns released on Thursday were the unintended victims of a Somali raid to capture

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A Filipino Benedictine nun has accused government soldiers of harassing herself and other environmental activists after they held a forum on mining and sustainable agriculture in a southern Mindanao village. UCA News reports that Sr Stella Matutina

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Marysville visiting priest, Fr Vince Jewell, has offered hope to Victorian bushfire victims as state and national leaders gathered in Melbourne for a national day of mourning yesterday. Fr Jewell, whose church burned to the ground, says the bushfire

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In a move that has surprised many, Marina Dickson, who played Mary in the World Youth Day re-enactment of the passion of Jesus now worships at Sydney's Hillsong evangelical community. The Age reports that Ms Dickson, 27, moved the faithful to tears as

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Holocaust denying SSPX Bishop Richard Williamson, who has been asked by the Argentine government to leave the country or face expulsion, says he will leave voluntarily before the March deadline for his departure. Under pressure from the Jewish community

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Catholic Health Australia says there will be a deficit of 200,000 aged care places in 2039 unless the Federal Government adopts an alternative model for aged care planning. The National Health and Hospitals Reform Commission (NHHRC) suggested in its

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A useful ingredient for a thriller is an element with which the audience can easily identify. Tom Twyker's expensive, impressive looking escapade The International wins hands down in that department, the villains are bankers. In these days of global

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Mercy Health and Aged Care is a Central Queensland icon and one of the largest employers in the region. It operates five private hospitals in Rockhampton, Mackay, Gladstone, Bundaberg and Yeppoon in addition to aged care and retirement villas in

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While all must take the Church's social teaching very seriously, the Church asks Catholics to make personal, prudential judgments about the detail of such matters. But this opportunity for judgment does not stretch to the choice of whether to buy Fairtrade

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The readings for Ash Wednesday remind us that "for everything there is a season", a ‘kairos'. Lent is the ‘kairos' for repentance. It is a time when we, like the Emperor Theodosius, must heed the Church's call to conversion and to

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The restoration of Perth's St Mary's Cathedral presbytery has uncovered a goldmine of artefacts, including a ticket to its opening in 1865, archaeologist Fr Robert Cross says. The oldest parts of the Perth presbytery were built in 1855 and Fr Robert Cross

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In a new parish kit released by the ACBC Office for the Participation of Women for this year's International Women's Day, Bishop Michael Malone says that "deep injustice" against women is still continuing in the Church. In his homily notes in the kit,

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British teacher Keith Park was struggling to get his pupils interested in the Bible stories so he translated them into Cockney rhyming slang with amazing results. Park translated stories about Adam and Eve, the Nativity and Cain and when he read them out

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Oscar winning Slumdog Millionaire director Danny Boyle "seriously contemplated" becoming a priest when he was younger, it has been revealed. Boyle's "Slumdog Millionaire" swept the field at last night's Oscars, bringing home eight awards, including

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Timothy Radcliffe is perhaps the best known British priest on the international stage and a renowned conciliator. While some conservatives hazard that he has displayed a characteristic Dominican flair for subverting Left-Right theological distinctions, if

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A Mass will be held in Rome tonight to commemorate victims of the Victorian bushfires. Rome's Australian community is invited to attend the Mass, to be held in English at 6.30pm on Tuesday 24 February at the Oratory of Saint Francis Xavier del

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That night, I knew in the deepest recesses of my heart that our God is a God of love who is always faithful and who leads us in ways we least expect. Throughout the night, passages of Scripture and vivid images passed through my mind and, as the sun began

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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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