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St Mary's, North SydneyAfter having her car broken into and losing her laptop and mobile phone, Josephite Congregational Leader Sister Anne Derwent applied the practical and faith-filled wisdom of the founder Mary MacKillop: ‘Start again because they

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Father Paul Gardiner SJ, who was the postulator for Mary's case for canonisation worked for many years preparing the justification for making her a saint. He is pictured here outside the historic Josephite schoolhouse in Penola, South Australia. The

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Up to 8000 Australians are expected to arrive in Rome in coming days so they can say they were there when Mary MacKillop, a 19th-century nun who taught, and cared for, the poor, was declared the nation's first saint. Australia's Catholic community is

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The canonisation of Australia's first saint has a special meaning for Blue Wiggle Anthony Field, who believes his father was a beneficiary of her holiness when he was struck down by illness. "My father almost died back in 1969 of a massive heart attack,"

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It is not often a journalist is granted a one-to-one audience with the Pope, a global leader surrounded by mystique and usually only glimpsed through the bulletproof glass of the Popemobile or at his official window high above St Peter's Square. In fact, it

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Ignite Conference 2010 attracted more than 750 youth from across Australia to connect and worship with fellow young Catholics. The conference from September 23-26 was held in the Brisbane suburb of Redcliffe, with "The Portal' this year's theme and

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The role priests play in counselling people touched by abortion is critical, yet they often do not know what to say or do, American priest Bishop David Ricken said at a Wisconsin workshop for priests to help them learn about post-abortion healing.  He

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Cardinal George Pell and Sister Anne Derwin rsj at the launch of The Perth Mint's St Mary MacKillop coin program --- Perth Mint is issuing gold and silver commemorative coins to mark Mary MacKillop's canonisation this month. The mint is issuing 2,010

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An image of the Woods MacKillop Schoolhouse from the Mary MacKillop Penola Centre --- The South Australian Coonawarra wine region is in the midst of full-swing preparations for the biggest celebration of Penola's history, the canonisation of Australia's

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Archbishop Ricardo Blazquez Perez of Valladolid, Spain --- A Spanish archbishop, who was part of the Vatican-led investigation of the Legionaries of Christ, will assume similar duties for the congregation's lay movement, Regnum Christi, the Vatican has

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Based on a novel, The Death and Life of Charlie St Cloud, the film is about life after death here on earth. It is a pleasing film, especially if one is open to some of the more transcendent aspects of life and its purpose. Zac Efron is

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The much anticipated catechetical resource, Become One Body, One Spirit in Christ, has been released. The DVD,which can be purchased from Fraynework or through St Paul's publications, is designed to explain more fully the changes to the new Missal to the

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"Let me start," said Geoffrey Robertson about 10 minutes into his pitch at the Festival of Dangerous Ideas, "by saying this … " The London QC of Sydney extraction was having problems with the clock as he called for the Pope to be arraigned for

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In 1971, when I was 16 and the deputy head boy of a Catholic boarding school, two much younger boys came to see me and the school captain one night in a highly emotional state, writes Martin Flanagan. One boy exhibited graphic evidence of being abused. The

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Dr Philip Nitschke --- Euthanasia advocate Dr Philip Nitschke said a billboard advertising a voluntary euthanasia campaign will go up along Sydney's Hume Highway next week, after it was approved by Billboards Australia. A stoush had erupted over the

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Image of Mike Brady from the Herald Sun report --- Mike Brady, who wrote the famous football songs Up There Cazaly and One Day in September, has launched a song written in honour of Australia's first saint, called In Mary's Hands. Brady, who was

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North Sydney Council is planning special operations to deal with a large anticipated crowd that will visit the area as part of Mary MacKillop's canonisation celebrations around October 17. Thousands of people who are not travelling to Italy for the historic

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Fourteen failed cases involving the abortion drug RU486 in Australia have resulted in termination being required surgically, while in a further 110 cases, adverse effects have been reported. The Australian reports that the Therapeutic Goods Administration

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Image of a cell phase, from Wikipedia --- Researchers from the Children's Hospital in Boston have pioneered work to convert ordinary skin cells into cells that appear virtually identical to embryonic stem cells - which can then be changed into specific

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Sister Irene McCormack, image from the website of the Irene McCormack Catholic College --- The Church in Peru is pushing for the canonisation of a West Australian nun who served the poor in that country and was murdered in 1991 by militia there, in

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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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