St Vincent de Paul Society National CEO Dr John Falzon has welcomed Kevin Rudd's decision to address homelessness as one of his government's top priorities. Dr Falzon says current homelessness services are unable to meet the needs of Australians as

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Fr Joseph Nguyen Ngoc Thich of Cai Mon in southern Vietnam has provided graves for the poor from space made available by rich people relocating big graves built in the past that occupy much space and were not arranged efficiently.

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If a nation is not governed by reason and by values, but only expresses the power to do as the government wills, then international commitments, respect for the rights of smaller nations, and international aid, would be vacuous rhetoric. Hitler's invasion

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Talking Jesus toys, bearded Moses models, and muscle-bound Goliath figures are part of a range of faith-based action toys being marketed by a US company. Independent Catholic News reports that One2believe's products are designed to offer an

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A series of “radically pro-woman” symposiums aimed at helping women to embrace pregnancy and motherhood is part of the Australian Bishops' strategy to counter abortion. Project officer Angela Lecomber said one of the key reasons behind

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World Youth Day 2008 organisers have announced Sydney 2000 Olympics Cauldron designer Michael Scott-Mitchell as the Set Designer for the Stations of the Cross production. One of the major events during WYD, the Stations of the Cross will be televised

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Pope Benedict’s second encyclical, on the virtue of hope, will be released on Friday. Catholic World News reports that the document, titled Spe Salvi, will be formally introduced to the media at a Friday news conference by Cardinal Georges

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The Vatican sent a high-level delegation to yesterday's one-day peace conference in Annapolis, Maryland, to help broker peace between Israel and the Palestinians. Headed by Mgr Pietro Parolin, the Holy See delegation joined other world leaders to

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Emily Seebohm, a student at St John Fisher College in Brisbane’s northern suburbs, is one of the youngest members of the Australian swimming team. With a warm smile and a bubbly nature, this easy-going teenager takes her commitments in her stride and

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Our dream of glory

26-Nov-2007

We all nurse the secret dream of glory. Partly this is healthy, a sign that we are emotionally well. But this is meant to mature so that eventually we will begin, more and more, to envision ourselves as standing out, not by talent, looks, muscles, and

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Soon to retire High Court judge Michael Kirby has accused Cardinal George Pell of making it difficult for people to adopt a more tolerant attitude to gays. Speaking on Justice Kirby revealed says only some of his colleagues have accepted his

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Religious education academic, Dr Richard Rymarz, has looked into the impact of World Youth Day with a 12 month follow-up of Under 18 Australian participants in the 2005 event in Cologne, Germany. Dr Rymarz conducted a series of interviews asking what

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Catholic Social Services Australia and Jesuit Social Services (JSS) have welcomed the ALP's release of its Social Inclusion Agenda. The Agenda is aimed a breaking the cycle of disadvantage by integrating social inclusion principles across mainstream

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Brisbane's Catholic Justice and Peace Commission has urged the new Prime Minister to commit to fresh partnerships with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians, to end "gross Indigenous disadvantage". The Commission's Executive

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Pope Benedict will not meet the Dalai Lama when he visits Italy next month, despite earlier reports the two religious leaders had planned a meeting. Vatican spokesman Fr Federico Lombardi said "no audience is planned" between the Holy

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Australia's Catholic Bishops have offered their prayers and congratulations to Kevin Rudd and the ALP, following the party's landslde victory in Saturday's Federal Election. Urging the incoming government to commit to governing in the interests of

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Art for the Soul

26-Nov-2007

Melbourne artist Veronika Dimac recently reached new creative heights when she was invited by Bishop Joseph Grech to exhibit her work in the Sacred Heart Cathedral in Bendigo from 3-9 December 2007. Bishop Grech said the Diocese of Sandhurst’s

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The debate surrounding the atheist philosopher Antony Flew's alleged admission of the existence of God has resurfaced with the publication of his latest work, There is a God. Juornalist Mark Oppenheimer wrote: "Depending on whom you ask,

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After the excitement of Saturday night's election results – which could most probably see the ex-Journo steal former Prime Minister John Howard’s beloved Bennelong – Ms McKew spent Sunday on her knees thanking God for answering her

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A working group is seeking help youth ministers in its efforts to compose a vision statement that will help meet the expected surge in interest after World Youth Day. Working group leader Karen Lunney said World Youth Day will leave a lasting impact

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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

Daily Prayer

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