South-east Asia veteran, Fr Steve Curtin, will take over in July from Fr Mark Raper as the new provincial for the Australian Jesuits. Fr Adolfo Nicolás, the recently-appointed Superior General of the Society of Jesus, made the announcement

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There is much to be celebrated in the Rudd Government's first Budget, but also many questions left to be answered. This budget may mark a turning point. It may mark a shift towards a fairer more inclusive Australia. If we are to ensure that all

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President of Sydney's Campion College, Fr John Fleming shares his "conversion" story from Anglican to Catholic priest. Be inspired by his courageous transfomation and his message to value our faith as a truth which invites deeper commitment.

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Daily Prayer Online is a website that can be used by the busy professional for just a few moments each day or by others with more time for reflection. Key features include its thought for the day; post a pray; and daily Bible readings and Gospel

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The Feast of Pentecost raises issues that can drive us to the streets to demand justice and peace. It carries social, economic and political consequences. It takes up the ultimate spiritual questions, and so deals with life and death realities. But when I

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Melbourne parish priest, Fr Noel Brady, has launched a protest against unsightly supermarket trolleys left abandoned in streets for up to three months. The Brimbank Leader reports the Brimbank Council in Melbourne's West does not have a contractor or

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Italy's highest criminal court has ordered a retrial for two former Vatican Radio officials after quashing their earlier acqittal on charges of environmental pollution allegedly caused by a transmission tower. The Court of Cassation ordered a new

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The University of Queensland's Newman Society has been placed on "probation" by the student union for displaying a photo of an eight week fetus in the womb. The Australian reports the UQ Newman Society has been gagged and threatened with

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With US lenders  threatening to repossess 650,000 homes in the first quarter of 2008, Catholic parishes are mobilising to offer assistance to mortgage distressed homeowners. AFX News reports Fr Jeffry Dillon switched from the religious to the

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Pope Benedict yesterday thanked consecrated virgins for their "total gift" to Christ encouraging them to "always irradiate the dignity of being the wife of Christ". The Australian reports the Pope thanked the women for their

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Based on a 2004 Thai film of the same name, Shutter is an American/Japanese production. If you can take the shocks and violence of this genre, this film is worth the admission price for the cinematography alone. The story here is also very good

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This is the website of one of the best known Catholic priests in the western world. Fr Rolheiser is best known through his writings and lecturing on spirituality and prising open the Word in such a clear, beautiful and heart-inspiring style. His articles

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During the transformation of Irish society from a largely rural and agricultural economy to an industrialised one there occurred a failure of imagination in the Irish Church. A new middle class elite had arisen in the Church which rejected what it

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It is time for this country to build new relationships and to be open to future possibilities, we commit ourselves to deep, on-going dialogue with our indigenous sisters and brothers on further ways of moving forward. This year, on May 26, Catholic

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A US Coast Guard officer who refused to be injected with a vaccine derived from the remains of an aborted child has won an exemption from the required vaccination.  Catholic News Agency reports that in May 2006 the Coast Guard ordered all active

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Sydney archdiocese policy officer, Dr Brigid McKenna, has welcomed a decision by the Western Australian Legislative Council to reject cloning as a victory for "commonsense science and morality." The Catholic Weekly reports Western Australia

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China's ancient capital, Nanjing, is about to become the bible printing centre of the world with the opening of a press capable of producing one million copies of the Bible per month. Independent Catholic News report the Amity Printing Company - a

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Notre Dame University Vice Chancellor Dr Peter Tannock has received a prestigious award, the Christus Magister Medal, from an American university. Dr Tannock received the award on Sunday at a commencement ceremony for the the University of Portland

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An Italian mother has died of cancer after refusing treatment that could have harmed her unborn child. Lifesitenews reports that Paolo Breda died in an act of sacrifice comparable to that of pro-life patroness St Gianna Beretta Molla. Breda was

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Victorian Supreme Court Justice Lex Lasry who defended executed drug courier Van Nguyen has received an honorary doctorate from Australian Catholic University. Justice Lasry was honoured Tuesday for his contribution to social justice and law, an ACU

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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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