Nicholaspilai Packiyaranjith

Over 15,000 people attended the funeral of Fr. Nicholaspilai Packiyaranjith, a Jesuit Priest who was killed in Sri Lanka in a roadside explosion. Fr. Packiyaranjith, 40, the coordinator of the JRS in the District of Mannar Sri Lanka, was killed when

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While thousands of Buddhist monks have marched on the streets to protest against Burma's military regime, the Catholic Church has ordered its clergy not to take part in demonstrations or political activities. Worshippers at Yangon's Catholic churches

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Bob collins

God alone would be the judge of former Labor senator Bob Collins, the Reverend Father Frank Brennan told hundreds of mourners in Darwin on the weekend. The 61-year-old died last Friday, September 21 three days before he was due to face court charged

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George Pell

As planning for the world's largest youthfest gathers momentum, Sydney’s Archbishop George Pell’s main concern is not the logistics of the mammoth event, rather the spiritual preparation of young Australians. While Archbishop Pell

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The sainthood cause of Blessed Mother Teresa of Calcutta could cross its last hurdle if the Vatican approves an allegedly miraculous cure a priest claims he experienced on the 10th anniversary of her death. Salesian Father V.M. Thomas says Mother

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The bishop of Soddo-Hosanna, Rodrigo Mejía Saldarriaga, has spoken out in favour of women's rights in Ethiopia. Speaking to the Catholic charity Aid to the Church in Need (ACN), the Colombian Jesuit revealed that his diocese is promoting women

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A team of aged care nurses from Lismore diocese is travelling to Port Moresby to share skills with a Papua New Guinea HIV/AIDS program. The Catholic Care of the Aged (CCA) nurses will assist the Diocese of Bereina's Viefa Health and Nurse Training

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Some Catholic schools in Victoria have introduced informal arrangements allowing parents discounted school fees in exchange for volunteer work. The Herald-Sun reports that a Gippsland Catholic school allows parents to run the uniform shop and perform

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Jesuit Fr Peter Norden has told an anti-WorkChoices union rally in Melbourne that workers cannot be treated as "just another economic commodity". The Herald-Sun reports that Fr Nordern said such treatment "presents a barrier to starting

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Revelations that Surrey police failed to charge the UK born murderer of Perth schoolgirl, Sofia Rodriguez-Urrutia Shu, after arresting him in 2001 have dismayed Sofia's parents. Dante Wyndham Arthurs pleaded guilty recently to the murder of

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Vatican officials have rejected an Italian doctor's claims that Pope John Paul II refused artificial nutrition in the days before his death. The late pontiff is being accused of violating Catholic teaching, according to reports in Associated

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Caritas Australia CEO Jack de Groot has called for an urgent and decisive response to hold Burma's military junta to account. In a statement for this weekend's Social Justice Sunday, he welcomed the Bishops' Social Justice Sunday Statement. The

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People praised me and admired my strength and stamina. It helped me serve others, especially young people. In 1992, however, I had to admit to myself I had an addiction to alcohol. In tears and with a broken heart, I left my ministry in Korea for

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We feel it most cruelly on Friday nights when it seems everyone in the whole world is doing something exciting except us. Initially there is no sense of desperation, we are young. But then we discover it robs us of the simple capacity to rest.

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A British pub that occupies a former convent wants to erect an image of a barebreasted nun. The local council says it is disrespectful to the nuns who ran the convent. Tenby Town Council is urging planners to refuse permission for the sign

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An engineer who successfully moved a 65 tonne mosaic of the Risen Christ at the historic Sacred Heart Church on Sydney's Notre Dame University campus, has won a Bradfield award for excellence. Mr Elwyn Berchowitz is senior engineer for Meinhardt NSW.

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The Queensland Catholic Education Commission is looking for a "clear direction" from Australia's Catholic bishops on whether church school authorities should continue to be involved with Amnesty International. In a statement released

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Former Bulawayo Archbishop Pius Ncube has denied rumours that he intends to challenge Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe in next year's elections. The Catholic Information Service for Africa reports that he will remain a human rights advocate. He has

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The Israeli government has cancelled re-entry visas for priests, nuns and other church workers who wish to travel in and out of the Israeli occupied Palestinian territories. Independent Catholic News reports the measures have left a number stranded

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World Youth Day organisers have dismissed claims they tried to relax quarantine measures at Randwick Racecourse. The Catholic Weekly reports that claims were made last week that WYD workers had been allowed on the site, bypassing the biosecurity

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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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