Vatican spokesman Fr Federico Lombardi has issued a call to both Catholics and Jews to stop pressuring Pope Benedict over the sainthood prospects of the late Pope Pius XII. Chief Vatican spokesman Fr Federico Lombardi issued an unusual statement after

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Poland's Catholic Church has issued a 22 point guide explaining how Catholics who want to leave the Church may do so. If a Catholic in Poland wants to leave the Church, the country's bishops won't be standing in the in the way, Zenit reports. The

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Twelve years ago, three Aussie nuns decided they were needed in the crowded slums of Lima. At an age when most Australian women are counting their super and looking forward to retirement, Sisters of Mercy Tricia McDermott, Joan Doyle and Jacqueline Ford are

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Often what stops us from taking risks and moving out of our comfort zones is fear, and it is useful to ask ourselves where the fear comes from and what do we think we will lose? How many of us these days take the risk to share ourselves, to make ourselves

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Christian Blind Mission Australia is part of an international Christian organisation celebrating its 100th anniversary in 2008 and whose primary purpose is to improve the quality of life of persons with disability and to reduce the risk of disability,

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He's best known for roles in popular TV series The Circuit, Wildside, City Homicide, and MDA, but behind the scenes Aaron Pedersen has had a much more important role to play. For many of his 35 years, the award winning actor has been the primary carer of

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A fire that damaged a Bangalore church was part of a radical Hindu attack, Archbishop Bernard Moras said, refuting police claims that it was an accident. After visiting the site of the blaze at St Anthony's Church, Archbishop Moras told UCA News the

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As the national broadcaster, the ABC "should be leading the way in specialist reporting", ACBC President Archbishop Philip Wilson said, adding that other outlets provide enough "celebrity gossip" and "political PR

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Many lectors lack confidence or read too fast, Wollongong Bishop Peter Ingham told the Bible Synod, and should learn to emulate radio announcers and TV presenters. "If the Liturgy of the Word is to be given the chance to arrest the attention of

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An international partnership formed by Church Resources, Jesuit Communications Australia and New Jersey based Paulist Press yesterday launched CathNews USA modelled on its Australian counterpart. The CathNews USA daily service is like its

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Melbourne's elite Xavier College has cancelled classes for three days for all 250 Year 12 students after a student was injured in what is described as an unruly game of "jockball". News.com.au reports the boy, 17, was taken to the Epworth

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Soeur Emmanuelle, the Belgian born sister who devoted her life to "ragpickers" and slum dwellers in North Africa has died in France aged 99. The International Herald Tribune reports that Sandrine de Carlo, a spokeswoman for the association

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Rather than demolish St Dominic's Cathedral in Fuzhou, China, engineers have moved it 75 metres from its original position and turned its accommodation for priests 90 degrees. Part of the 1,500 tonne church building was taken 75.6metres from its

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Hugh Lunn is a man of many words. He is a successful author and award winning journalist but his latest book was probably the hardest thing he has ever written. It is about his best friend, Australian tennis great Ken Fletcher. The two grew up together on

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Last week was the week of global action against the debt crisis facing third world countries. Jubilee Australia is part of a worldwide movement to abolish the enslaving capacities of debt. It includes a coalition of churches, aid agencies and community

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After last week's stinging commentary from The Religion Report presenter, Stephen Crittenden on the "decommissioning" of the program from the Radio National line-up in 2009, many listeners will be tuning in to tomorrow's program to support the

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The successful tend to believe in the present order of things and become insensitive to weakness and failure; the powerful often hurt people without intending to do so. They often find it difficult to understand why the weak just cannot "get their act

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Vinnies head Dr John Falzon says the Society is staying optimistic despite being swamped with calls for assistance in the wake of the economic crisis. With unemployment tipped to rise as a result of the financial slowdown, Dr Falzon says government

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Parramatta Bishop Kevin Manning has added his voice to calls not to cut the ABC's The Religion Report as host Stephen Crittenden was suspended following his on-air protest against the program's axing. The ABC has taken religion reporter Stephen

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Xavier College principal Chris McCabe has branded a break-up rampage by Year 12 students as disgusting and disgraceful and says that culprits who are identified will be expelled. Mr McCabe broke his silence yesterday over Monday's chaos in which students

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

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