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Vietnam will free more than 5000 prisoners as part of an annual prison amnesty program to mark the country's National Day this week, but the government isn't budging on the detention of a dissident priest. Father Nguyen Van Ly (photo), who was

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Sacred Heart School Cabramatta, in the Archdiocese of Sydney, is one school benefiting from the Federal Government's investment in schools under its economic stimulus package. Today The Australian featured an article about a former Sacred Heart

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I asked myself how one child's death could be mourned in such personal direct language when the deaths of so many other "unborn children" are not mourned as a loss to humanity. How can one of these unborn be called a "victim" when the

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Queensland Premier Anna Bligh (pictured) is overseeing State Parliament moves to change existing laws, to protect doctors providing medical abortion services from prosecution. Premier Bligh has confirmed the Government will attempt to fast-track the

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British human rights lawyer, Cherie Blair has called on the Church to reconsider its opposition to artificial contraception because it may be holding back women's careers. Ms Blair is wife of former Prime Minister Tony Blair. She told an audience

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Director of the Australian Catholic Office for Film and Broadcasting and regular celebrant on Mass For You At Home, Fr Richard Leonard often speaks in a tongue and cheek manner about his frustration that this television program is not recognised by the

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Nearly a third of Australians still believe mothers should not breastfeed their babies in public, especially not in church, a Newspoll survey has found. One third also think six months of breastfeeding is enough Despite 65 per cent of people

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An internet pioneer, Just Peace has been around for a long time, since 1997. It shows its age in its layout but it is still a goldmine of resources on Catholic Social Teaching and social action. With a strong orientation to the Catholic Worker

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More than 150 parish leaders from around the country will gather for the 2009 National Conference of Pastors and Pastoral Associates beginning today at Shoal Bay, NSW, to reflect on challenges facing contemporary church life. "I think the

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Queensland's Independent Education Union is expected to lead disgruntled members in stop work action next month over pay rates for Catholic school teachers after a ballot vote is held in the coming weeks. Although the union is calling for

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A US $2.3 trillion "ecological debt" is owed by industralised nations to poorer countries, said a University of California study, and it should be assessed and penalised by an international court, an ecumenical gathering heard.

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Church leaders in the Northern Territory are calling on Prime Minister Kevin Rudd to act on a UN expert's findings on indigenous rights. The UN's special rapporteur Professor James Anaya has called for the reinstatement of the Racial Discrimination

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The number of couples tying the knot reached a 20 year high, figures from the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) showed. Divorce rates also dropped in 2008 to the lowest in a generation. The latest ABS figures reveal that celebrants now officiate

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An anonymously written Italian pamphlet called Anti-Ratzinger is set to be translated, published and released in the Czech Republic just ahead of Pope Benedict's visit to the country scheduled for later this month. It allegedly examines Pope

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Healthy relationships allow people to be who they truly are, their essential selves, stripped of affectation and ambition, the false adornments and layers we build in trying to become what other people want. It is about being authentic, where the outer

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We cheat ourselves of meaning whenever we treat scripture, the creeds, and the dogmas of our faith as simple statements of history, newspaper accounts in literal language. They have a historicity and they are true, but the language surrounding them is not

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The Broken Bay News is available each month and is the official publication of the Diocese of Broken Bay. It comes in both online and hard copy versions, with the latter distributed free to more than 24,000 families throughout the diocese's 31 parishes

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For those people who missed last Sunday night's Encounter program on Radio National on East Timor featuring the work of Caritas and the Mary MacKillop Mission in East Timor, they may like to listen online to the program or view a transcript of the

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Journalist, editor, television producer and author Christine Hogan, with a career in media that spans more than 30 years, has joined Church Resources as its new Communications Manager. "We are delighted that Christine, who has worked at the

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More than a decade since the publication of the orignial collection of contemporary church music, Willow Publishing has released the As One Voice - The Next Generation songbook, crafted with young people in mind. "People involved in liturgy and

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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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All your daily readings, reflections and prayers can be found here... 

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