Kay Goldsworthy will be consecrated a Bishop in St George's Anglican Cathedral, Perth next month. She will be the first woman to become a bishop in an Australian church. No-one who knows Kay Goldsworthy would question her spiritual, intellectual, pastoral

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Blog sites have become a striking feature on the internet and Catholic-oriented blogs are no exception. Godzdogz is a blog created by English Dominican students. The current homepage features an interesting perspective on the good and bad of the

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As preparations are afoot for a groundbreaking meeting at the Vatican between Catholic and Muslim scholars, Encounter presents voices of experience in this most historically compelling dialogue. Those sharing their experiences are Chris McVey, an

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In less than three years of his pontificate, Pope Benedict XVI has spoken publicly about marriage on 111 occasions. His pronouncements connect marriage to such overarching themes as human rights, world peace, and the conversation between faith and

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Days after clashes in Hanoi over the return of confiscated land which belonged to a Redemptorist seminary, the Vietnamese government has unexpectedly announced the return of land near Hue surrounding a pilgrimage site dedicated to Our Lady of La Vang.

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Following a tip off from residents, Ugandan wildlife officers have rescued a chimpanzee from the home of a local Catholic priest. The three year old chimp, named Leo, was recovered three weeks ago from the residence of the Fr Josemarie Kizito, a

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Parents at two inner city Melbourne Catholic schools are campaigning against mergers with neighbouring schools that they fear would also result in higher fees. Parents and students at St John the Evangelist Primary School in East Melbourne and St

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The Tasmanian government has told two women who were emotionally abused in a Catholic children's home that they are not eligible for ex gratia compensation even though the institution was state approved. The women, known as Denise and Karen, were both

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Patient diplomacy solves conflicts, Pope Benedict told US President George Bush at a White House welcome ceremony following the pontiff's arrival in Washington yesterday. However, the pope did not mention the Iraq war to which the Vatican is strongly

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Today the governance of the Church is more centralised than at any time in its history. To make the Church more collegial, the Vatican should once again adopt practices of the secular political world. The structure of the Roman curia has changed over

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The duty of democratic governments and of liberal institutions, such as the UN and the EU, is to enforce tolerance for one's right to free expression. Authorities in western countries have done exactly that by rejecting Christian objections against the

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The Sisters of Charity were among the pioneers of religious congregations in the Australian Catholic Church following their arrival in Sydney on the last day in 1838. Since this time they have made themselves "extensively useful" to the local

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Reasons for Hope is a major event for students and young adults (18-35) in the lead up to World Youth Day 2008. This is the Victorian leg of the program which is being billed as a retreat with inspiring speakers and plenty of time to prepare spiritually for

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Police were shocked to find that a man running down a German highway pulling a three-wheeled trailer was a Polish man on his way back from a 3,000 km pilgrimage to Portugal. Motorists near Coburg in Bavaria saw the man towing a load with a rod

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Elders from Sydney's Gadigal indigenous community will be the first to welcome Pope Benedict when he arrives in Sydney for World Youth Day in July. The announcement was made in Sydney yesterday by Broome Bishop Christopher Saunders and WYD coordinator

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There is more freedom and better conditions for detainees at the new $500 million immigration detention centre on Christmas Island but also more isolation, says an ACBC spokesman who has visited the remote Indian Ocean site. The director of the

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The current government welfare system is full of politically-driven anomalies while the community sector is being overwhelmed by red tape and bureaucracy, Catholic Social Services head, Frank Quinlan, said ahead of this weekend's 2020 Summit. In a

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A former South Australian Catholic priest is fighting extradition from Indonesia to Australia on child abuse charges. South Jakarta District Court began hearing the application against the man yesterday, The Age reports. It was presented with

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Australians would be shocked by the findings of the National Youth Commission released earlier this month. The report reveals the problem of youth homelessness in Australia has doubled in less than 20 years for teenagers. If Australia can find a billion

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It can be reasonably easy to identify and take issue with the cruder fundamentalist approaches to Biblical text, especially if one is Catholic and less reliant on "the whole text, and nothing but the text", for answers to life’s

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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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