The self-styled superhero Phoenix Jones (real name Benjamin Fodor) speaks to reporters --- The concept of the superhero is one that is surprisingly familiar. Everyone has heard of Superman, Spiderman and their less plausible brethren, writes Fr Alexander

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This French comedy-drama film has 10 Oscar nominations for the 2012 Academy Awards, and has earned Jean Dujardin a Best Actor Award at the 2011 Cannes Film Festival. The film is photographed entirely in black and white, and is made almost without any voices

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The Jesuit Post is a new website designed as a meeting place for Jesuits who want to blog and share ideas. It is lively, attractively designed and full of stimulating reading. http://thejesuitpost.org  

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A confidential submission commissioned by state education departments says government funding of private schools has failed to lift standards for disadvantaged students, reports The Australian. The funding was intended to give parents a greater choice of

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Possible changes to holiday laws in South Australia could strip Easter Sunday of its public holiday status, said a report by The Advertiser on AdelaideNow. The majority of respondents to a State Government options paper on the century-old Holidays Act 1910

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Screenshot from AdelaideNow --- Adelaide's Archbishop Philip Wilson is planning to have a statue of St Mary MacKillop installed in the Vatican - and has already identified the perfect spot outside St Peter's Basilica, said a report by The Advertiser on

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A student union motion at University College London which forces Catholic organisations to invite pro-abortion speakers to pro-life events is "completely illegal", according to a Catholic lawyer, reports the Catholic Herald. Neil Addison, who specialises in

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Screenshot from The Inquisitr --- A 67-year-old woman with a criminal record for theft has been charged with siphoning nearly A$1 million in donations while working in a finance office of the Archdiocese of New York, reports the Religion News Service

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The Philippines' boxing superstar, Manny Pacquiao, on Flickr --- The Church in the Philippines has asked the country's boxing superstar Manny Pacquiao to become a "bible ambassador", said an AFP report in The West Australian. Bishop Pablo Virgilio David,

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The aged-care system today is on its last legs, says Catholic Health Australia chief executive officer Martin Laverty, in a story in The Australian. His comments come as new research shows that aged-care providers lose up to $62 per day per bed if they

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Catholic Social Services Australia has welcomed the Fair Work Australia ruling in the equal pay case for community sector workers, saying in a statement that it recognises the undervaluation of the sector's workforce. "The ruling recognises the historical

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Screenshot from the Brisbane Times --- Queensland Reds and Wallaby star Digby Ioane isn't going to stop getting tattoos, although he said he would in a moment of pain after the latest one - a full sleeve on his left arm depicting an angel with a crucifix

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Screenshot from the Catholic Herald --- The faithful across the UK are being invited to carry a card showing that they are Catholic, with one million cards to be made available to 24 Catholic dioceses in this new initiative, said a report on the

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The Worldwide Marriage Encounter has announced the 2012 US winners of its Longest Married Couple contest: a Nevada couple who married in 1933, reports the Catholic News Agency. "The number of years many of these couples are married is just

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The Council of Europe has ruled that euthanasia and assisted suicide should be banned in every country across the Continent, reports The Catholic Herald. In a declaration that will have huge implications on human rights laws in its 47 member countries the

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Father Chris Riley --- A successful program developed by Youth Off The Streets to deal with young sex offenders should be used as a national treatment model, the organisation's CEO Father Chris Riley told The Catholic Weekly. The New Pathways program

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Screenshot from the Catholic Weekly --- Irish-born Josephite Sister Mary Leahy jokes she was "head-hunted" for the role as chaplain of the Stella Maris Apostleship of the Sea based at Botany in NSW, reports The Catholic Weekly. "It use to be

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Screenshot from the Catholic Herald --- About $150,000 worth of treasures from the St Augustine's Abbey in Kent in Britain are to be sold at auction next week, including religous objects that the auctioneer says have been "deconsecrated", reports The

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Many school anti-bullying policies are inadequate – leaving both children and teachers at risk, according to a joint study by researchers at Australian Catholic University (ACU) and the University of Otago Medical School (UOMS) in New Zealand, said a

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The UK Church of England faces a rebellion from clergy over a ban on gay civil ceremonies on its premises, said an AFP report in The Daily Telegraph. Nearly 100 clergy from the London diocese, which has 470 stipendiary priests, signed a letter to The Times

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From Parish of Our Lady of The Way, North Sydney & Lavender Bay. 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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