WYD finds Jesus

31-Mar-2008
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Young Sydney videographer, Alfio Stuto, will play the role of Jesus during the World Youth Day Stations of the Cross and veteran broadcaster Ray Martin will provide the TV commentary, WYD organisers have announced. "It's such an honour to me, to

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The New South Wales Health Department will add a special link highlighting abstinence as a means of combating sexually transmitted diseases (STD's) for the duration of World Youth Day while NSW Minister Kristina Keneally touted the event as the ideal

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Perhaps the hoarders point to a deeply ingrained, and anything but funny, pathology that is developing in our society, in which each of us is starting to value things more than people. It is becoming a given that having is more important than simply

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When asked, most people admit to having a spiritual side to their nature. The challenge, and the real secret of happiness, is to turn that spiritual side of our nature into the central core of our lives. Too often, especially given our hectic and

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The Year Of Two Popes is an outstanding documentary which chronicles the last months of Pope John Paul II’s life from Vatican's insiders who witnessed those extraordinary days first hand. It highlights the events three years ago from the

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The Australian province of the Divine Word Missionaries has a rich and interesting history which parrellels Australia's federation and our relationship with Papua New Guinea, an earlier missionary base for the order in the region. The Society of the

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Victorian police are investigating a blaze last week at St Paul's Church Coburg which caused $2 million damage only a year after another fire destroyed the parish's community centre. The Moreland Leader reports the Victoria Police forensic unit and MFB

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Spirituality is a major contributor to a child's happiness, even more than for adults, a Canadian study has found. USA Today reports that the new study by researchers at the University of British Columbia (UBC) tested 315 children aged 9 to 12,

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Plymouth priest, Fr Gerard Wilberforce says that if his famous anti-slavery ancestor, William Wilberforce, were alive today he would certainly be fighting human trafficking and drugs but the issue of abortion would be at the top of his list. Total

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A new ecclesial lay community for consecrated women, the Mary Star of the Sea community, was inaugurated last night at a service with Broken Bay Bishop David Walker. The community which will assist Bishop Walker in pastoral care, will be recognised as

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This is a very satisfying, magical adventure for all except the very young and the very impressionable. It has all the elements of fairytales and nightmares. The Spiderwick Chronicles is based on five novels by Tony Di Telizzi and Holly Black. It is

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Faithtrip.net is a new social networking site, launched this week in Sydney, for young Catholics. Founded by Church Resources, its aim is to establish a "virtual parish" that will connect the young faithful across the world. In this sense, it

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Within the secret of life lies a great paradox - we only experience the true meaning of life when we are dying to ourselves and giving life away. It is a fire to carry others, feed others, and create delight for them, even as it is an energy to

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Fr James FitzPatrick has been called, among other things, a "Saintmaker". He laughs at the suggestion, but acknowledges the term is sometimes used in newspaper headlines and material over which he has no control. In a world running at a fast

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As crowds gathered in Wollongong to welcome the WYD Cross and Icon, local Bishop Peter Ingham compared the cross's journey to that of the Olympic torch in its ability to connect people across the world. The Illawarra Mercury reports that

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Three years after the death of Pope John Paul II on April 2 2005, Vatican officials have submitted a 2,000 page report on the late pontiff's life to the Congregation for the Causes of Saints. Monsignor Slawomir Oder said the document summarises and

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Photos of the last months of the life of six year old Melbourne Catholic school girl, Mia Judkins, who died of a stroke last year, have been lost after thieves stole a family computer storing the precious images. The Whittlesea Leader reports that the

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Catholic international development agencies Trocaire and Progressio have called for immediate action to stop rigging of last weekend's Zimbabwe election results by Mugabe government officials. In a joint appeal with the Tearfund and FEPA agencies,

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An inquiry by Justice Ted Mullighan into abuse of South Australian children placed in state care has identified sexual abuse of children over a 65 year period at two Catholic institutions as well as Anglican and Salvation Army facilities. 

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In experiments that the Catholic Church has described as "monstrous", scientists at the UK's Newcastle University have created embryos from cow eggs and DNA extracted from human skin cells. The BBC reports that the embryos survived for up to

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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

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Live streamed from Our Lady of the Rosary Cathedral, Waitara

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