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Two military offices have been sentenced to eight years jail for crimes including the murders of 15 Catholic clergy during the Rwandan genocide in 1994. APA News reports that a Rwandan military tribunal in Kigali, chaired by Brigadier General Steven

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Government and Opposition parties have poured cold water on a call by House of Representatives Speaker Harry Jenkins to abandon the daily Lord's Prayer recital in Federal Parliament Speaker of the House of Representatives, Harry Jenkins, has called

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German Catholic protesters are up in arms over the $200,000 cost of flying 90 boy choristers and 37 musicians to a Rome birthday celebration in January for Pope Benedict's brother, Monsignor Georg Ratzinger, Georg Ratzinger, a retired priest and

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A new environmental edition of the Bible has been published in the US using soy inks on recycled paper and features a foreword by Archbishop Desmond Tutu. "The poor and vulnerable are members of God's family and are the most severely affected by

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In the depths of the harsh Afghan winter early this year, Abdul Azmin Rajabi took an Australian with him on a pilgrimage to the graves of his two daughters. Mr Rajabi placed his hands on the snow covered tombstones marking where his children now lie, and

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It had been some valedictory, indeed a very public one that had brought a proud school into disrepute, left a community in uproar and invited the scorn of those who say privilege carries with it the burden of greater responsibility. But the atmosphere

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Taking its lead from this year's Australian Catholic Bishops Statement on Social Justice, this forum at the Brisbane campus of ACU will look at the challenge of affluence and poverty in Australia. Featuring former ACOSS head and now Productivity

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The website for the Archdiocese of Hobart would have sound claims to be the benchmark site for diocesan and Catholic agency web presences throughout the country. This site blends a modern, clean design with topical content and information. It's a site

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Canadian Fr Tom Rosica who played a key role in turning Toronto's World Youth Day in 2002 into an ongoing program will visit Australia to share his experience at a national youth leaders gathering in Sydney. Fr Rosica, a Basilian priest, was National

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Half an hour after being robbed at knifepoint, Wagga Wagga parish priest, Fr Gabriel Murray, celebrated Mass at Our Lady of Fatima Church. The Daily Advertiser reports police are searching for two teenagers, one wielding a large knife, who robbed the

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Indian Catholics have called for an apology after low cost carrier Spicejet published an article in its in-flight magazine claiming that Jesus' tomb can be seen at Srinagar in the country's north. The Catholic Secular Forum on Sunday said SpiceJet

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WorkCover New South Wales is prosecuting Trinity Catholic College, Lismore over the death of five year old Gabriel McBurney who was crushed by a school gate. The Northern Star reports three years after little Gabriel McBurney died his emotionally

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German archaeologists have stoked controversy by unearthing evidence that Reformation leader Martin Luther lived well and did not die as a pauper as commonly believed. The Taipei Times reports German scientists have reconstructed a detailed picture of

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The just completed Bible Synod was the "least interesting" Synod, Sydney Cardinal George Pell told the assembled bishops at a final lunch with Pope Benedict, because it had the "most agreement and the most communion." Zenit reports

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It's hard to know whether Father Joe Giacobbe is better known for his day job - he's a Catholic priest - or his hobby of frequenting racecourses. But as the sun rose over Flemington yesterday, there was no doubting that the knockabout man of the cloth was

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A dark night of the soul is an experience where our felt sense of God dries up and disappears. At the level of feeling, thought, and imagination, we are unable to conjure up any sense of security or warm feelings about the presence of God in our lives. We

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The life and mission of the French founder of the Missionaries of the Sacred Heart, Fr Jules Chevalier is the subject of this production featured by Catholic Church Television on Aurora Community Channel. It focuses on the missioning philosophy of

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The Scottish Catholic Archives are a well spring of resources and leads for people doing any research for family or historical purposes. A large number of Australians have some form of Scottish heritage and this site could provide the inspiration to make

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India's Orissa state government has decided to expedite the case of a Catholic nun who was raped during the recent anti-Christian violence in the eastern Indian state. The move came after the nun spoke at a press conference last week at the Indian Social

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The Second Vatican Council was an "extraordinary ecclesial event" that must continue to be applied, Pope Benedict said yesterday. Writing to an international congress on the pontificate of John Paul II and the Council, Pope Benedict said

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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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