Archbishop Philip Wilson --- President of the Australian Catholic Bishops Conference Archbishop Philip Wilson told participants of a migrant and refugee conference that Australia's immigration can be improved, and urged for more than just

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Cardinal George Pell --- Sydney's Cardinal George Pell may be appointed to a post in the Roman Curia by Pope Benedict, The Australian reports. The newspaper said "Catholic circles" here and in Rome "are abuzz with

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Bishop Richard Williamson --- A German court fined British SSPX Bishop Richard Williamson €12,000 (around $AUD19,000) after he was found guilty of denying the Holocaust. The court in the Bavarian city of Regensburg sent Bishop

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Mike Byrne --- A 24 hour teachers' strike today over a pay dispute will hit some of Brisbane's Catholic schools and close at least six schools in Queensland, the Courier Mail reports. Some schools will shut while others will remain

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Irish Archbishop Michael Neary rejected recent reports of apparitions at the country's National Marian Shrine in Knock, saying they could obscure the shrine's message and mislead people. About 5,000 people gathered at the shrine earlier this month

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The apology to the generations of "Forgotten Australians" and British child migrants will be delivered by Prime Minister Kevin Rudd and endorsed by Opposition Leader Malcolm Turnbull on November 16. The statement will be presented at a formal

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Gavin D'Costa's theology is always both meticulously creative and creatively meticulous. This work recapitulates earlier studies but also offers a creative new twist to a key remaining issue for those who explicitly acknowledge a properly Christian

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The website for the Diocese of Sale is an easily navigable and clear site which answers the questions and provides the information one would expect for a country diocese. A pleasing aspect is the site's listing of all diocesan personnel and its various

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Hillary Clinton --- Saying freedom of speech and religion should be upheld equally, US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has criticised laws around the world that make religious defamation a crime. "Some claim that the best

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Fr Thomas Reese SJ --- Catholic liberals, especially Catholic feminists, fear that an influx of conservative Anglicans will further discourage reform in the Catholic Church. In any case, someone should warn these Anglicans that two out of

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The Catholic Church, the Lutheran Church and the Uniting Church in Australia are celebrating the tenth anniversary of the signing of the Joint Declaration on the Doctrine of Justification. "The Joint Declaration on the Doctrine of Justification

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The Lord's Prayer won't be dropped from the start of the Darwin City Council meetings, and it will accompany a new "welcome to country" message that acknowledges the Larrakia people as the traditional owners of Darwin. There was some protest

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Teachers who took part in a strike yesterday in Queensland have voted to take more industrial action if employers do not commit to "meaningful negotiations". More than 400 teachers marched on the Queensland Catholic Education Commission's

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Cardinal George Pell --- Sydney's Cardinal George Pell said the ACT Government deal to buy Calvary hospital is driven by ideological and anti-Christian elements against the faith in public life, ABC reports. The Government says the

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Archbishop Denis Hart --- Melbourne Archbishop Denis Hart is asking all parish priests in the archdiocese not to read to congregations a letter from a woman who claims nuns led her to a priest who raped her as a child. Archbishop

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Couples in Australia can now learn Natural Family Planning (NFP) with the launch of this new educational website. The site gives couples information on how to start using the method and will connect them via email with an accredited educator to provide

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It takes a certain person to rejoice in the suffering of others. In the real world they're called sociopaths - in politics, they're called conservatives. Australia's political Right has long rejoiced at the plight of asylum seekers. Any chance to use them

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Every now and again, stories hit the media about pharmacists who refuse to stock condoms, dispense the contraceptive pill and more recently, the morning-after pill. Contrary to what we are led to believe, this is not an irregular occurrence, nor is it a

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Dr Jane Turner --- This edition of Encounter is about the importance of sensitive communication with cancer patients and their families. The program features Brisbane psychiatrist Dr Jane Turner and her cutting edge educational work with

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A 63 year old tradition of a privately maintained nativity scene on a public median strip in Warren, Michigan ended following assertions that it violated the principle "of separation of church and state", but the ban is now being challenged as

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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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