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Fr Ian Ker, the world renowned Newman scholar, is Senior Research Fellow at St Benet's Hall, Oxford and has taught both English literature and theology at universities in Great Britain and the United States. He is the author and editor of more than 20 books

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Digest - National

25-Feb-2011

The memory of Bishop Joe Grech, who died on 28 December, was celebrated at his home diocese of Bendigo this week. Other prominent local news includes an Australian priest's account of backpackers getting into serious trouble in Thailand, and a

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The spirit of John Paul II hangs heavily in the air this week, with Polish priests in a downhill ski-ing event celebrating the former Pontiff's love of alpine sports, and an announcement from the Vatican that his beatification in May will be free for anyone

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Jan Kostanski, who along with his mother gained the gratitude of Jewish people, including the State of Israel, for their heroic acts as gentiles in saving Jews from the Warsaw ghetto during World War II, has died of cancer at Cabrini Hospital. He was

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The Bad Catholic’s Guide to the Seven Deadly Sins: A Vital Look at Virtue & Vice, with Quizzes for Saintly Self-Improvement By John Zmirak, Crossroad, PB, $22.95If you think being a Catholic necessitates boredom and misery, this is the book for you.

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Much has been written, is being written, and will continue to be written about celibacy in the priesthood and its effects. Contrastingly, very little is written about persons who, for many reasons, find themselves alone despite related efforts to connect

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CathNews has been keeping people in touch with Catholic news from Australia and around the wrold for more than 11 years. Today it launches CathNews Perspectives, which expands the service to six editions a week. CathNews Perspectives is a weekly

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February 6 was the centenary of the birth of Ronald Wilson Reagan, one of the most intriguing public figures of our time, writes George Weigel in Public Policy Center. Clark Clifford, the ultimate Washington insider, dismissed him as an "amiable dunce." Yet

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Several years ago Paul Badde, the Rome and Vatican correspondent for Die Welt, one of Germany’s leading newspapers, was on his way to San Giovanni Rotondo in southern Italy to report on the new church being built in memory of St Padre Pio. Having heard

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The revised New American Bible that will be released on Ash Wednesday, March 9, may seem most notably different to casual readers for its efforts at providing context and clarity in how the passages fit together, according to the coordinator of its

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The Anglican Ordinariate which aims to be established in Australia by Pentecost is about evangelising, not preserving some pure form of Anglicanism, one of its leading figures said, reports the Record. Bishop Harry Entwistle of Perth (pictured), one of 50

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Giving Voice to Values is an innovative business curriculum and educational approach for developing the skills, knowledge and commitment required to implement values-based leadership. Rather than the usual focus on ethical analysis, the GVV curriculum

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Notre Dame University in Sydney will host a public discussion on Thursday with Dr Mary Gentile, the creator of Giving Voice to Values, an innovative educational and leadership program. Rather than the usual focus on ethical analysis, the GVV curriculum

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Archbishop Gius­eppe Lazzarotto --- If you get a phone call from a bishop claiming to be stranded in the Philippines and unable to pay his airport tax - "could you just send a few hundred dollars" - it's almost certainly the ecclesiastical equivalent

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Screenshot from the Sydney Morning Herald report --- Peter Hill feared his three-year-old daughter was killed when he rolled his 22-seater bus on top of her in a queue for petrol on the NSW South Coast. But Claire - who was kissed as a baby by Pope

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At least a dozen Australian priests have indicated they will refuse to use the new Mass translation which comes into force later this year, and hundred more are angry about the lack of consultation over the translation, reports the Sydney Morning Herald. The

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Dr Dan White, Executive Director of Sydney's Catholic Schools --- A news report last week that said many Catholic schools - including five in the Archdiocese of Sydney - are overfunded was not correct, said the Executive Director of Catholic Schools, Dr

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Screenshot from the 9News report on ninemsn --- A Spanish nun has been expelled from her convent where she lived in seclusion for 33 years because she spent too much time on Facebook, said a report from 9News on ninemsn. Sister Maria Jesus Galan

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Opposition Leader Tony Abbott --- Opposition Leader Tony Abbott has ruled out changing his party's position against gay marriage, despite sympathising with a Vietnam veteran who has made a case for marriage for his gay son, reports The Australian. Mr

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'Stack of books', on Flickr --- Enrolments across Catholic schools in South Australia rose in 2010, with 48,783 students on the books, an increase from 46,665 students in 2005, reports the Adelaide Advertiser. Enrolments at other

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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

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

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