A woman left $40,000 worth of rare coins hidden under leaves at the Maryland National Shrine Grotto of Our Lady of Lourdes at Mount St Mary's University while she left town, so the Blessed Virgin Mary would watch over her treasure. While raking leaves

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A newly restored 6th century reliquary said to hold fragments of the cross on which Jesus was crucified is going on display at St Peter's Basilica. The Vatican on Thursday will unveil the restored Crux Vaticana, a jewel encrusted golden cross

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South Australia's parliament defeated a bill to legalise voluntary euthanasia as one Liberal MP pulled out his support. The conscience vote finished at 11 votes to 9. Liberal MP David Ridgway rose just before the vote to withdraw his support and the

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Walking Nuns - The Sisters of Mercy Exhibition that celebrates the 150th anniversary of the order in Goulburn opened to a crowd of some 200 people at the Mt Carmel study hall in NSW. The exhibition is travelling to places where the Sisters of Mercy

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Family and friends gathered to mourn murdered Sydney woman Chloe Waterlow during a solemn service in St Canice's parish at Rushcutters Bay yesterday. Ms Waterlow, 36, and her father, Nick Waterlow, 68, were found dead with stab wounds in her

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To call Shlomo Sand's book "challenging" would be an understatement. The challenge begins with the English title: it goes further than a literal translation of the original Hebrew, which would be "When and How Was the Jewish People

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Tony Windsor MP --- Tony Windsor, the Federal MP for New England, wants Prime Minister Kevin Rudd to clamp down on the number of religious, not-for-profit and charitable organisations not paying tax in Australia. Mr Windsor said a

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The path to nationhood for the East Timorese people was never going to be easy. After a few centuries of oppressive colonial rule by Portugal, including Japan's occupation during World War II, the East Timorese suffered Indonesia's brutal 24 year

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Marymount Mercy Centre is a spirituality centre owned and operated by the Sisters of Mercy of Parramatta situated in Castle Hill, a north-western suburb of Sydney.Marymount provides a beautiful venue for its present purpose of sponsoring the New Life

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We must consider the impact legalising euthanasia would have on institutional, governmental and societal levels. We need to explore not only the practical realities, such as the possibilities for abuse, that allowing euthanasia would open up, but also,

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Nick McKim --- The Tasmanian MP and Greens leader Nick McKim said he will keep pushing for voluntary euthanasia legislation if he is re-elected in March, despite his "Dying with Dignity" bill being defeated in parliament last

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Low income earners could pay as much as 40 percent of their fortnightly income on electricity with the advent of smart metering, and some households face an annual increase of $320 in electricity bills. A study by the St Vincent De Paul Society, due

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Joe Hockey --- A decline is happening in the Christian faith from a literal interpretation of the Bible, according to shadow treasurer Joe Hockey. In a speech to the Sydney Institute tonight, he will also urge for religious tolerance and

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UK's school children will be given sex education from the age of five, and although parents can keep their kids out of the classes on moral and religious grounds, this right to opt out ends when their children turn 15. The move is aimed at reducing

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The South Africa Bishop's Conference (SACBC) is warning that thousands of women will be trafficked for prostitution at the soccer World Cup 2010 in South Africa. "We are expecting to see a sharp increase in trafficking of women forced to be

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In the end it all comes down to tolerance and fairness. Mostly imbued with Christian values, Australians are tolerant and very fair. Christianity hasn't always been tolerant, but church leaders of the 20th century have at least moved beyond calling for

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The Rudd Government is being called to tighten controls over the way Australian companies operate overseas, following reports that local company Anvil Mining, which is caught up in alleged war crimes in Africa, could partner UK oil company Trafigura, which

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Fr Richard P. McBrien --- Over nine years ago one of the Catholic Church's finest canon lawyers, Father James Provost, a professor at The Catholic University of America, published an exceedingly important article in America magazine,

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Centacare Brisbane will reflect on more than 50 years of supporting families and the community with its annual Centacare Week celebrations (November 9 - 17). Centacare week honours the social service arm of the Catholic Archdiocese of Brisbane. More than

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The Catholic Church in Africa is an online source for information about all things pertaining to the Church in Africa. The recent Synod of African bishops sparked renewed interest in the Church in the region and this website contains statistics on 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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