Future pope Joseph Ratzinger "did not attend Hitler Youth meetings", his brother Monsignor Georg Ratzinger, says, and his family suffered economically as a result. In an interview by Andrea Tornielli for the Italian newspaper Il Giornale,

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Pro-life group Human Life International has launched a campaign to St Michael to pray for the conversion of abortionists. "The fight against the culture of death is primarily a spiritual battle," according to HLI president Fr Thomas J.

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Holy See Secretary of State Cardinal Tarcisio Bertone has blamed the short term search for profit for the current financial crisis. In a major speech on religion in a globalised world, Cardinal Bertone said on Tuesday the current financial crisis is

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Former New South Wales Premier Morris Iemma will join the board of Catholic Healthcare. The Daily Telegraph reports Mr Iemma will break with the tradition of former premiers who go on to earn millions as corporate high flyers. The paper

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October 1, 2008 marks the first anniversary of the Oceania Province of the Christian Brothers. It was formed from the amalgamation of the four Australian provinces and the New Zealand province as well as the regions of Papua New Guinea and the Philippines.

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Our current worshipping church will no doubt continue to decrease. We can either continue as we are with half empty churches or we can carefully rationalise our Masses and form new faith communities. It is always difficult to vary a long established

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The preacher is in the business of the cure of souls. As has been the case in all ages our souls are damaged by wrong thought. We seek our lives in the wrong places and by the wrong means and we become the living dead. It is the preachers business to

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Hanoi Archbishop Joseph Ngo Quang Kiet is virtually under house arrest with phone spying equipment and cameras deployed openly from buildings near his residence. VietCatholic reports the archbishop's office must remain closed while he is required to

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Sydney Archdiocese is backing a call by Melbourne Archbishop Denis Hart for a Day of Intercession for the defeat of Victoria's abortion law reform bill. Archbishop Hart has urged Catholics and all people of goodwill to join with him in an Hour of

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Catholics feel less pain than atheists and agnostics after contemplating the Virgin Mary, UK scientists have found. Reporting their findings in the forthcoming edition of Pain magazine, researchers at the Oxford Centre for Science of the Mind said

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Thirty one Sydney World Youth Day pilgrims whose visas have expired are still in Australia in a total of 974 pilgrims who have not yet left the country. There are 974 Catholic pilgrims remaining in Australia following the July festivities, with 740

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Italian media companies are preparing a cartoon and mini-series that will portray the life of Opus Dei founder Saint Jose Maria Escriva de Balaguer as the organisation marks the 80th anniversary of its launch in 1928. ANSA reports Opus Dei is taking

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Guardini's books nourished the most lively segment of Catholic thought during the 1900s. And one of his students was special, he's the current pope. When he was a student not much over the age of twenty, Joseph Ratzinger had the chance not only to read, but

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This week's Encounter program looks at an ancient Gnostic sect which honours John the Baptist. They have fled persecution in the Middle East and found sanctuary in Australia. The Mandaeans of Iraq and Iran bring with them a pacifist belief structure and

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The Broken Bay Institute (BBI) is a regular advertiser on CathNews and it has an interesting and symbolic history. BBI provides the largest offering of distance programs in spirituality and theology in Australia. It is a major activity of the Diocese of

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The families running three months late with their mortgage payments weren't gormless, greedy, or hapless victims of unscrupulous, predatory lenders. Both husband and wife tend to be religious identifiers and married, have completed Year 12 and the husband

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Former West Coast Eagles Australian football star and TV sports presenter, Chris Mainwaring, who died tragically a year ago aged 41, was remembered at a memorial Mass in Perth this week. More than 400 people filled St Joseph's Catholic Church in

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Queensland Catholic hospitals could be forced to disobey the law as a flow on from proposed changes to abortion laws in Victoria, a leading Catholic bioethicist has warned. Queensland Bioethics Centre director Ray Campbell said that if the Abortion Law

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The Society of St Vincent de Paul is building a $6 million accommodation facility on Queensland's Gold Coast that will cater mainly for single fathers. Some single parents experiencing homelessness now face a more hopeful future with the approval

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Marine archaeologists working in Alexandria, Egypt, have discovered what may be the earliest reference to Jesus with a bowl referring to Christ "the magician". A team of scientists led by renowned French marine archaeologist Franck Goddio

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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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