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Catholic parishes could be closed in western New South Wales as part of a review of the Wilcannia-Forbes diocese, as concerns are raised about the drop in the number of priests available for 22 parishes, reports the ABC. There are three vacant positions in

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The Jesuit theologian and commentator Father Andrew Hamilton has called for a "shift in the public imagination concerning asylum seekers". It would be "indecent in a time of grief" to speculate on what individual politicians might have meant what they said

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Screenshot from the Jesuit Social Services' new research report --- New research by Jesuit Social Services' shows that the number of young people in remand in Victoria is growing. The organisation called on the government for reform as well as support

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Screenshot of The Catholic Weekly report --- A portrait of St Mary of the Cross MacKillop is the feature work of several paintings by Sydney artist Paul Newton that are headed to Italy for the Domus Australia pilgrim centre, reports The Catholic

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Screenshot from the Bendigo Advertiser report --- A tree sapling growing out of the Sacred Heart Cathedral in Bendigo has moved to new home - the front yard of the crane operator who pulled it out of the building's gutter, said the Bendigo Advertiser. "I

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Screenshot from Father Bob's blog --- "Spread the word, comrades. I will not do gay weddings. I cannot do gay weddings. The H/S headliner is wrong," tweeted Father Bob Maguire in response to a news report headline this week, said The Age. In true Father

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As Britain’s David Cameron embraces the ideal of worker co-operatives, a remarkable hi-tech variant with global operations is already thriving in the industrial heartland of Northern Spain. The Mondragon group is the world's biggest co-op, though the

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Young people are leaving the Church or - worse - becoming ambivalent toward it. I see it everywhere. It's as if I can no longer call myself "Catholic," but say "I grew up Catholic" to avoid the impression that I would ever participate in such silliness. David

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An exciting new Compass series hosted by theologian Scott Stephens who talks to high profile Australians about what they think is the meaning of life. First up is MasterChef's Matt Preston. Not only has Matt been at the forefront of one of Australia's

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The first spinoff from CathNews, CathNewsUSA has been in recess for the last six months. Now a new team is preparing to relaunch the publication. The "new" team comprises Church Resources founder Fr Michael Kelly, former CathNews news editor Stefan Gigacz

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Catholic Education Commission Executive Director, Brian Croke, has denied claims that Catholic schools whose funding had been maintained were "overfunded", reports the Sydney Morning Herald. A news analysis by Trevor Cobbold, the former Productivity

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'Alcohol and Pornography Ban. Northern Territory', on Wikipedia --- Three years after the Australian Government's historic apology to the Stolen Generations, Jesuit Father Frank Brennan says Indigenous people are still being singled out by policies which

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Lawyers acting for Queensland Attorney-General Cameron Dick urged the Court of Appeal to increase a sentence imposed on a Toowoomba school teacher for child-sex offences to as much as 15 years, because the current sentence does not adequately reflect the

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Friends of St Brigid's Teresa O'Brien --- The story behind the successful campaign to save Crossley's historic St Brigid's Church will be a part of a major exhibition at the National Museum of Australia from next month, reports The Warrnambool

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Spanish pilgrims celebrating the announcement of WYD11 --- Pope Benedict has urged young people to study a youth catechism written for young adults and teens, called "Youcat", published next month in advance of Madrid's 2011 World Youth Day, reports the

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Screenshot of the National Library of Australia page containing The Kings School, Parramatta, N.S.W. image --- Local councillors, the chamber of commerce and a vocal arts community have voiced widespread opposition to the Church's plan to buy the old

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Lisa (Reese Witherspoon) is a professional US representative softball player who, at 31, is dropped from the national team. Despondent, she starts going out with Matty (Owen Wilson), a self-obsessed major league baseball player who has a very large bank

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“We are still at the beginning of (Pope Benedict’s) pontificate,” says Pontifical Council for Promoting New Evangelization President Archbishop Rino Fisichella. “We’re still at the beginning of a pontificate, and in my opinion

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A report by accounting firm Deloitte identifies 23 issues that could lead to financial data being misstated or are likely to prevent fair comparisons between schools, on a revamped My School website, according to The Age. It highlights the enormous

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Anglicans from across Australia gathered for an Australian Ordinariate Festival in Queensland last week, seeking to understand the Pope's idea of the ordinariate, said a media release. Participants included clergy, laity and religious women from the official

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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

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Live streamed from Our Lady of the Rosary Cathedral, Waitara

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