It can be reasonably easy to identify and take issue with the cruder fundamentalist approaches to Biblical text, especially if one is Catholic and less reliant on "the whole text, and nothing but the text", for answers to life’s

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After 80 years as a bastion of Catholic education in Brisbane, Marist College Rosalie will close at the end of 2008. Despite the ongoing controversy surrounding its closure, the College has planned a series of commemorative activities to mark the occasion.

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From the first moment of that spectacular aerial shot of Paris from the heights of the Eiffel Tower, we become totally immersed. Immersed in Paris and its stories of life, love, dreams and death. Cédric Klapisch's film is an Ode to the City Of Love,

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In an unprecedented move, Pope Benedict has just met in Washington with five victims of clerical sexual abuse. The National Catholic Reporter's John Allen says Pope Benedict met quietly with five victims of clerical sexual abuse this afternoon at the

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In an effort to stem fears over a revised prayer in the Tridentine rite Mass that Jews will recognise Christ as Saviour, the Holy See has reaffirmed the Vatican II document Nostra Aetate's condemnation of anti-Semitism. "The Holy See wishes to

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Intensive shelling by government and rebel forces in Sri Lanka's war hit north has forced Catholics to move a 400 year old statue of Our Lady while the local bishop has called for Vatican diplomatic intervention. "We have decided to remove

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Australia's oldest surviving Rugby League Test player, 92 year old Arch Crippin, was buried last week after a funeral service at Holy Name Catholic Church, Forster on the NSW North Coast. About 80 mourners said goodbye at the service as former

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After ten years work, a team of UK calligraphers has presented Pope Benedict with a copy of the first illuminated handwritten Bible commissioned by a Benedictine monastery in over 500 years. The BBC reports the $A5.8 million project is the work of

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In a bid to highlight homelessness, the Melbourne-based Father Bob Maguire Foundation has launched an advertising campaign on CBD rubbish bins featuring a knife, fork and folded napkins arranged over the top of the bins. The Sunday Age reports the

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With less than 100 days to go to World Youth Day, organisers have launched an appeal for 8,000 volunteers to welcome the 125,000 international visitors expected. The Sydney Morning Herald reports the Church says it needs 8,000 volunteers, but so far

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For much of her life, Dorothy Day, co-founder of the Catholic Worker Movement, was regarded as a prophetic if somewhat marginal figure in the American Catholic Church. Her combination of traditional piety and her radical stance on social and political

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John Bradley was in his early 20s when as a new teacher he was sent to the remote aboriginal community of Borroloola in the Northern Territory. For most of his adult life he has been working with the Yanyuwa, documenting their language and

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Although my body is broken and wounded by advanced multiple sclerosis, a light of hope in Christ sustains me. I depend upon an electric wheelchair for movement but my dark road still leads to a new horizon. Even though my body is being slowly and steadily

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This is the international website of the religious congregation of women, the Faithful Companions of Jesus. Last Saturday marked the 150th anniversary of the death of Marie Madeleine de Bonnault d’Houet, foundress of the order. A host of

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Fittingly absurdist, narrated by a droll English voice actor as if it were a news magazine on some minor channel owned by the BBC, Bruce Petty's alarmed view of the world fits neatly into, and is drawn from, the leftist view of "the West" as

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The vehemence with which appeals to sentiment are rejected in public life is constantly surprising. Symbolic gestures that involve the heart, like the apology to the Stolen Generations, are often seen as a substitute for practical action. The reason

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It is obvious that anti-dogmatism is alive and well in Anglican and Uniting churches. There are many clergy who proudly turn their back on the formal study of theology and many congregations whose study materials avoid the great theological

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Victorian Br Peter Dowling has been elected to the Christian Brothers' international leadership team at the congregation's world chapter at Munmar in India. The chapter which takes place every six years also elected Indian Br Philip Pinto as leader.

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The New South Wales economy will receive a $231 million boost from the hosting of World Youth Day, the Sydney Chamber of Commerce has calculated, but Sydneysiders are also being warned to stay away from the city centre during the event which has been

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A painting by a famous Austrian artist depicting a homosexual orgy of the Apostles has been swifly removed from an exhibition at a museum at Vienna's St Stephen's Cathedral but protest continues over other pictures said to portray a homoerotic vision of

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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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