Screenshot from the report in The West Australian --- A French woman who claims to have been brainwashed by Opus Dei is suing the organisation for allegedly keeping her illegally as a domestic servant, said an AFP report in the West

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'church', on Flickr --- The Vatican is studying a possible document on the relationship of clergy and laity, touching upon the sensitive issue of the administration of the church's goods, the Catholic News Service reports. The sources denied an Italian

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Standing barefoot on the mudflats 5km from Beagle Bay, one hand on a white cross marking the last resting place of Sister Bernadette O'Connor, Dr Richard Reid gazed over the austere landscape in quiet reflection, reports the West Australian. Later, the

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I want to offer three points in relation to the “Catholic” identity of Catholic Charities and, by extension, the identity of all Catholic social work, says Archbishop Charles Chaput in the National Catholic Register. Here’s my first

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For over 30 years, Dave, an Irish Catholic from Newcastle and Bess, a Walpiri woman from Yuendumu, have been married, raising a family, and working for the betterment of Aboriginal Australians in the Northern Territory. Bess is the Chair of the Northern

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Archbishop Mark Coleridge outside Sts Peter and Paul's Old Cathedral with Governor-General Quentin Bryce (middle) and artist Nola Diamantopoulos. The mosaic is above them. Image from the Archdiocese of Canberra and Goulburn website --- The Archbishop of

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Screenshot of the Daily Telegraph report --- A priest on special secondment from the parish of St Mary Magdalene in Sydney's Rose Bay will celebrate the wedding Mass for Australian bookmaker Tom Waterhouse and fiancee Hoda Vakili in the Italian town of

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Screenshot from the Rome Reports video, Vatican discovers 6th century fresco of St. Paul --- A 1,400-year-old fresco of St Paul has been discovered in an ancient Roman catacomb, the Telegraph.co.uk reports. The fresco was found during restoration work at

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Screenshot from the document, Christian Witness in a Multi-Religious World: Recommendations for Conduct --- Christian missionaries should renounce all "deception and coercive means" of winning converts, according to an agreement released this week by a

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Screenshot from the Rome Reports video, Pope celebrates 60 years as a priest and the feasts of Saints Peter and Paul --- Celebrating Mass with archbishops from 25 countries on the feast of Sts Peter and Paul, Pope Benedict reflected on his 60 years as a

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An image of the bible, from Flickr --- A software developed by an Israeli team is teasing out the possible different authorships found in the Bible, said an AP report in the Sydney Morning Herald. The new software analyses style and word choices to

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Raised Catholic by Jewish and Catholic parents, Msgr Robert Stern loved his faith but never planned on becoming a priest, reports the Catholic News Service, in an article published by NCR Online. The outgoing head of the international Vatican agency Catholic

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Sixty years ago, Cardinal Michael Faulhaber of Munich and Freising laid hands on a 24-year-old deacon named Joseph Ratzinger, ordaining him a priest - an event the future Pope Benedict XVI once described in a memoir as "the most important event of my life,"

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Written by Richard and Florence Atwater in 1938, Mr Popper’s Penguins began life as a book for very young children about a dreamy, whimsical housepainter in a small American town called Stillwater, who one day receives by special delivery a wooden box

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While the number of religious sisters, brothers and clerical priests iis decreasing, their ministries and roles have significantly broadened, according to a survey on religious life, said the Catholic Weekly. The Catholic Religious Australia national

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'Piggy Bank', on Flickr --- The best-performing Australian superannuation fund up until the end of May, Catholic Super, should achieve double digits returns, after posting a 12 percent return for the 11 months to the end of May, reports the

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Image of a church in China, on Flickr --- Police in China have reportedly detained a Vatican-backed bishop-elect and blocked his ordination as a bishop, said an AFP report in the Australian, and reports on ucanews.com.  The detention came as China's

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The trend to abort baby girls shows that the cultural crisis leads to a demographic one - and ultimately economic woes, said the director of the European Centre for Law and Justice, Grégor Puppinck, reports Zenit. The ECLJ statement reports that the

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Screenshot from The Catholic Weekly --- Bishops must be courageous "because Christian truths do not always win majority approval", Sydney's Cardinal George Pell said at the recent ordination of the archdiocese's auxiliary bishop Peter Comensoli, reports

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Image from a report on www.xt3.com --- The Newcastle Catholic community is undergoing a change of leadership and the new person taking over faces plenty of challenges, says the Newcastle Herald in an editorial. "The city's new Catholic Bishop, William

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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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