When The Redeemer of Man appeared thirty years ago, Redemptorists, as their name would imply, could not but be interested in its message. As we see now, looking back after these three decades, this first encyclical was to a large degree a first run at many

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Over 60 religious leaders including Oceania bishops conference president, Bishop Peter Ingham, have written to Prime Minister Kevin Rudd to express their deep concerns with the Government's "inadequate" response to climate change. The

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In the midst of the global financial crisis, "priority should be given to workers and their families," Pope Benedict has said. Addressing a group of Italian speaking workers from the Fiat factory on Sunday, he said, "I want to express

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Speaking outside a Vatican conference on Charles Darwin's Origin of Species, CDF head, Cardinal William Levada, has said there is a "wide spectrum of room" for belief in both the scientific basis for evolution and faith in God the creator.

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Melbourne Archdiocese has forwarded details on the proposed sale of Geelong's central city St Mary's Catholic Primary School site to the Vatican for endorsement. St Mary's parish priest Fr Kevin Dillon said the value of the school block meant plans for

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A proposed agreement between the Holy See and Cairo's Sunni Muslim Al Azhar University to rewrite school books to eliminate any offensive language about each others' religions has drawn fire from Egyptian scholars. "Muslims respect all other

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Founded in 1999 by Jesuit Fr Michael Kelly, CathNews, one of the Catholic world's earliest exclusively web based publications, turns ten this month. "Ten years of anything in media today is remarkable," Fr Kelly said in a Church Resources

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Italian priests have suggested that instead of giving up cigarettes and chocolates for Lent, Catholics could give up text messaging or turn off their MP3 players. Italians, who send an average of 50 texts each a month, second in Europe only to the

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New evidence has been found that Pope Pius XII ordered monasteries to shelter Jews being persecuted by the Nazis, the World War II pope's postulator Jesuit Fr Peter Gumpel says. Fr Gumpel, the late pope's official advocate in the process to have him

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I think we often misunderstand the purpose of religion. For most of us the purpose of religion is to give us easy, comfortable certainties (a fundamentalist approach). Actually religion should provoke in us deeper and greater questions but also give us the

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A one day forum with leading Australian Catholics as speakers devoted to analysis and discussion on Bishop Geoffrey Robinson's controversial book Confronting Power and Sex in the Catholic Church: Reclaiming the Spirit of Jesus and the issues raised about

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St Michael's Family Centre is a charitable work conducted by the Parramatta congregation of the Sisters of Mercy. It has a long and proud history having started as a home for boys in 1902 and now comprises a crisis care and supported accommodation program;

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The strong rhetoric of the Catholic Church on Creation-care remains largely an optional extra for its organisations, economic and institutional gains still take precedence over ecological protection in the vast majority of situations. In some dioceses a

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A visit to Adelaide by Ireland's Rosary Apostolate director, Fr Anthony McMullan, will become the launch pad for a bid to promote new life for the Rosary in the archdiocese. With the backing of Archbishop Philip Wilson, a group of local parishioners has

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The Southern African Catholic Bishops' Conference says it made a mistake in giving the go-ahead to use new Vatican approved Mass translations perceived as an "arbitrary imposition" of foreign liturgical values by "faceless" Rome

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Youth Off the Streets CEO, Fr Chris Riley, has warned parents not to ignore warning signs that their children are suffering from bullying. People subjected to either verbal or physical bullying are known to be at greater risk of developing depression,

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A Canadian bishop, Ronald Fabbro has ordered an investigation and advised the Vatican after allegations surfaced that a local Catholic hospital in Ontario has been performing "eugenic" abortions. The London Free Press quotes an article by

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The Brazilian Church has announced the excommunication of those responsible for an abortion carried out on a nine year girl who had been pregnant with twins after allegedly being raped by her stepfather. Local Archbishop Jose Cardoso Sobrinho, said the

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Police are appealing for public assistance following a suspicious fire at a Catholic church in Sydney's south-west last night. About 6.15pm the resident priest left the church, located on the corner of Heathcote Road and Keato Avenue in Hammondville, and

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This groundbreaking production will change forever the face of Catholic music. It combines the unmistakable voice of Liam Neeson, one of the world's finest actors with the glorious hymns and prayers of St Alphonsus Liguori, one of the Church's greatest

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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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All your daily readings, reflections and prayers can be found here... 

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