Albert Street Productions is a Melbourne based independent production company formed in 1985. It is owned by numerous religious congregations and its approach to film and video production is about "communicating values". While its

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For many religious people there is a legitimate tension between money and the message of the Gospel. Although Jesus taught the parable of the talents, the sadness of Jesus at the rich young man's unwillingness to give his wealth away and the Church's long

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New South Wales and New Zealand publications were the big winners in last week's annual Australasian Catholic Press Association (ACPA) awards in Brisbane. Sydney's The Catholic Weekly took out the top gong winning the Bishop Phillip Kennedy Memorial

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Warning that nations once rich in faith were losing their identity under the influence of "a certain modern culture", Pope Benedict opened the Synod of Bishops on the Bible yesterday at a Mass at St Paul Outside the Walls Basilica. "There are those,

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A baptism at St Mary's Church, South Brisbane, that was videoed and uploaded on Youtube, may be invalid, commentators say. The Australian reports a recent baptism, captured on video and dated September 21, has been posted on the YouTube internet site.

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Public performances of major Western religious music works such as Handel's Messiah and Mozart's Requiem have been banned by China's Ministry of Culture. Musicians and tour organisers have said that a number of significant performances had been

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Australian Sr Suzanne Philips FMM hs been elected as Superior-General of the Franciscan Missionaries of Mary, an international communion of 6,272 Sisters working in seventy six countries. The daughter of Bill and Aileen Phillips of Berwick in Melbourne's

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The grave of Venerable Cardinal John Henry Newman was excavated last week on instructions from the Vatican but no physical remains were found in the coffin. BBC News reports the plot, at the Oratory House, Rednal, near Birmingham, was excavated on

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Thousands of pro-life supporters packed Melbourne's St Patrick's cathedral yesterday in response to Archbishop Denis Hart's call for a Day of Prayer to defeat the abortion law reform law bill now before Victoria's Upper House. Faiths represented

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Over 2,000 people gathered on Friday night at Sacred Heart Church, Cabramatta, in Sydney's west for a prayer vigil in solidarity with Hanoi Catholics. Catholics, Buddhists and representatives of other religious groups attended the vigil and called

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Pets can be our ladders into heaven, Friar Matthew Hufer said yesterday at a blessing ceremony for pets at Port Melbourne beach in a celebration for the Feast of St Francis of Assisi. As part of celebrations for the Feast of St Francis of Assisi, renowned

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This week members of Victoria's Parliament have a conscience vote to decide if they will pass a Bill that seriously interferes with the rights of conscience of doctors, nurses and other health practitioners. The Bill achieves a rare and undesirable double,

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While the Vatican is most assuredly not a democracy, probably the closest thing it has to the trappings of democratic debate opened in Rome on Sunday with the 22nd session of the Synod of Bishops. Though complaints have surfaced over the years that

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The Christian Brothers have been putting a considerable effort into developing what it terms its wider Edmund Rice Network (ERN), a broad collection of Brothers, supporters, volunteers and anyone who identifies with the charism of Blessed Edmund

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The new seminary for Queensland, Holy Spirit Seminary at Banyo officially opened in April this year. It marked a return of the seminary to the site of the original St Pius XII Seminary now also occupied by the McAuley campus of the Australian Catholic

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Catholic Education Commission of Victoria chairman, Bishop Tim Costelloe, has welcomed the injection by the State Labor Government of $38.9 million in capital grants to rebuild and upgrade needy Catholic schools. The grant will vastly improve learning

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Pope Benedict has launched a marathon non-stop reading of the Bible, from Genesis to Apocalypse, broadcast live on Italian state television. The reading will last seven days and six nights, The Los Angeles Times reports. The roster of about 1,300

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New Norcia Abbott Placid Spearritt OSB has died suddenly while on retreat at Ampleforth Monastery in the UK. Abbot Placid's death occurred at Ampleforth Monastery in Yorkshire on Saturday, October 4 in the early afternoon. His death was sudden and

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Victorian Greens MP Colleen Hartland has accused Catholic hospitals of refusing to refer sexual assault victims to rape crisis centres that prescribe the morning after pill. Ms Hartland raised the allegations in a letter to the Medical Practitioners Board

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The new working party set up by British Prime Minister, Gordon Brown, seeks to end the Catholic ban, and this certainly makes good sense, though it could possibly mean that one day in the future a Catholic will again sit on the throne of England. Would this

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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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Daily Prayer

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