Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams --- Pope Benedict and the Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams agreed to foster closer relations between Catholics and Anglicans, said a report in the Sydney Morning Herald. A meeting on

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Prime Minister Kevin Rudd --- Prime Minister Kevin Rudd committed government support to extend the National School Chaplaincy program, which was due to end in late 2010, by another 12 months. The government will provide $42.8

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A 20 year old man who allegedly broke into a number of schools, stealing a crucifix and other items, said in court that he was motivated by boredom. Rodney James Payne, 20, appeared in the ACT Magistrates Court yesterday accused of trespassing at

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A Vatican scholar claims to have deciphered the "death certificate" imprinted on the Shroud of Turin, saying she has reconstructed the text from fragments of Greek, Hebrew and Latin writing imprinted on the cloth. Dr Barbara Frale, a

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The Broken Bay Institute is partnering with the University of Newcastle to offer undergraduate and postgraduate qualifications in the study of theology, delivering a "comprehensive theological education," the body said. BBI students will be

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Prime Minister Kevin Rudd says the Federal Government is awating legal advice to decide on whether to block the ACT's law on same sex civil unions, while the Australian Greens leader Senator Bob Brown and the Victorian ALP spoke up in support of such

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US Rep Patrick Kennedy --- US Representative Patrick Kennedy, son of the late senator Edward Kennedy and nephew to late president John F. Kennedy, has been barred from receiving communion at his Catholic church due to his support for

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Kiribati --- When a coconut tree dies the decay starts at the top. The leaves fall, then the fruit. All that is left is a desiccated trunk, cut off at half mast. In areas flooded with seawater, dead palms resemble tidal gauges, the high

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What follows is probably a superfluous review insofar as New Moon is already being hailed as the fastest and vastest pre-booking movie event of all time. Since the four novels by Stephanie Meyer have sold gazillions of copies, the market of teenage

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The Order of Servants of Mary (Servite Friars) is a religious order of men dating back almost 800 years. Founded in 1233, its origins were seven merchants (traditionally called the Seven Holy Founders). Their devotion to Mary the Mother of Jesus and their

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As a church, Australia's Catholics are not known for their public piety and most devotions to saints are exercised in times of trouble. Yet there are communities within this vast country in which saints are revered and publicly celebrated. Take for

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The Pontifical Council for Culture has expressed concerns over the growing popularity of the Twilight vampire series, and called its newest film a "moral vacuum with a deviant message." The second in the series, the series: New Moon, hit

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St Kilian's Bendigo --- The Vatican has said no to the proposed ordination of four women and three men as Anglican Deacons at St Kilian's Catholic Church, reports the Bendigo Advertiser. The Church has withdrawn an offer to let

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The Australian Catholic Bishops Conference's Commission for Pastoral Life has affirmed the use of natural fertility methods for married couples in a new release of a pastoral letter that was first published in 1995. The Commission decided to celebrate

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The Vatican investigation into sainthood for Pope John Paul II reportedly heard the late pontiff regularly whipped himself in a sign of "remorse for his sins". The UK's Telegraph cites from a report in the Italian newspaper La Stampa, which

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A report on how the Church and State authorities handled child sex abuse allegations against clerics in the Dublin archdiocese is expected to be made public with edits of references to two persons throughout the text. Their identification might

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It is time to end legal discrimination against gays and lesbians. Spain has done it. So have Belgium, Canada, the Netherlands, Norway and South Africa. All these nations have legalised same sex marriage, without evident undermining of heterosexual marriage

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St Joseph's College, Geeong --- Do Catholic and independent schools help alleviate racism or do they promote unfair discrimination and division?Those opposed to government funding to non-government schools argue the second. Over the past

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St Stephen's Cathedral, Brisbane --- The Brisbane archdiocese's next Young Adult Mass will be held at St Stephen's Cathedral on December 6. It is becoming a hub for Catholic young adults in Brisbane. Young Adults Mass is a Mass

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The Charter of Compassion is a cooperative effort to restore not only compassionate thinking but, more importantly, compassionate action to the centre of religious, moral and political life. It is a recently launched project identifying that one of the

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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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