There is no doubt the Catholic Church would receive a fillip from its first Australian saint. Mary MacKillop stands alone as a figure of popular adoration among ordinary Catholics and offers all Australians a role model for selfless service in an age when

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Following months of legal wrangling in the judge's chambers and disruptions, court hearings finally began in the case brought by the Church in Malaysia to assert its right to use "Allah" for God in its Herald Malaysia weekly. Counsel for the

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Bishop William Morris --- Toowoomba's Bishop William Morris said the situation surrounding the sex abuse case at one of the Catholic primary schools in his diocese shows that stricter protocols are needed. "I believed our systems,

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Mary MacKillop will be approved as Australia's first saint on Saturday, the Sydney Morning Herald cites a senior official of the Vatican Congregation for Saints saying. Pope Benedict's approval of her case is regarded as certain, the report said.

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Kevin Rudd --- Opposition Leader Tony Abbott is accusing Prime Minister Kevin Rudd of exploiting for political gain the possible canonisation of Mary MacKillop, while the Anglican Bishop of South Sydney criticised Mr Rudd for affecting

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The Taliban can be admired for their conviction to their faith and their sense of loyalty to one another, the UK's new Anglican bishop for the Armed Forces was reported saying. Reverend Stephen Venner called for a more sympathetic approach to the

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Actor Sam Elliott, who plays the role of an ally to the heroine in the movie The Golden Compass blamed pressure from the Church for scuttling Hollywood plans for the final two instalments of His Dark Materials. Studio bosses have shelved plans to

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While the arrest shook the school community, it is the revelations about what was known by the principal and senior officials in Catholic Education, and their apparent inaction, that should have seismic significance to the foundations of the modern Catholic

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After the intensity of Sam Mendes' earlier films American Beauty and The Road to Perdition and even Revolutionary Road, the light touch of Away We Go comes as something of a pleasant surprise. It's as if the British director decided it was time, after his

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The recently launched As One Voice website aims to serve those who use AOV or those who are looking for music for use within the parish or school. It currently contains a complete list of every song contained within Volumes 1 and 2 of the hugely

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Phil Glendenning --- The Edmund Rice Centre, which is in attendance at the UN climate summit at Copenhagen, issued an appeal calling Australians to make known to the Rudd Government the need for "urgent and drastic action" on

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Bishop Kevin Manning ordains three deacons --- Owen Rogers, the newly ordained deacon of St Patrick's Parish in Sydney's Blacktown said he always wanted to be a priest but circumstances never allowed it. Now, at 68 years and a grandad, he

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A total of 24 victims who suffered abuse by Father John Sidney Denham joined a class action lawsuit. A lawyer acting for them is hoping to avoid court and wants to negotiate a multi-million dollar settlement. Fr Denham has pleaded guilty to 29 child

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Inmates in the Maricopa County jail system in Phoenix, USA, filed lawsuits and grievances against the Sheriff's order that Christmas music be played throughout the jails all day. Holiday music from all countries and faiths are included in the

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Pope Benedict XVI says industrialised countries have to be responsible over environmental problems and that government policies, the activities of multinationals, and individual behaviour all have an impact on the environment. In a message for World

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Kevin Rudd --- The chaplain and sisters at the Blessed Mary MacKillop's Chapel in Sydney were caught unawares by the Prime Minister's visit on Sunday and had to quickly decide on whether to refuse him Holy Communion, The Australian

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President Obama --- President Obama's speech last week in Oslo, where he received the Nobel Peace Prize, undermined the example of all the peacemakers of the ages. Standing before the world, he defended America's military misadventures,

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Father Ron Rolheiser --- We nurture family life, our friendship circles and our workplaces by working and reworking to death old stories, old jokes and old anecdotes until that repetition becomes its own story, its own humour and its own

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Archbishop Barry Hickey --- As part of the continuing celebration for the re-dedication of Perth's St Mary's Cathedral, it will host a Mass for parishes and the Cathedral community on December 20 which will also be a celebration for the

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The Catholic Media Coalition is an association of independent Catholic publications, authors and websites based in the United States. The website is a national link allowing what it terms "orthodox" Catholics around the country to access

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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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