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Screenshot from the video, Fr. Frank Pavone with Baby Joseph in St Louis Hospital, on YouTube. The video shows the baby responding to touch. --- The parents of a terminally-ill Canadian boy have transferred him to a US Catholic hospital after a court

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Cardinal Keith O'Brien --- Britain has defended its foreign policy this week after the leader of the Roman Catholic Church in Scotland accused the government of pursuing an "anti-Christian" agenda by increasing aid to Pakistan without demanding a pledge

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Though danger is never far from Fr Silas Bogati in his ministry in Nepal, he's a laid-back if intensely focused man, reports the Catholic Leader. Unflinchingly, he describes a narrow escape from a bomb blast which killed three parishioners and injured 14

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The Sydney Star Observer reported last month that the NSW Greens "have called for the closing of loopholes in the NSW Anti-Discrimination Act that allow businesses owned by religious groups to discriminate against students, employees and clients if

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In the wake of the Libyan refugee crisis, the catastrophic earthquake and tsunami in Japan, Caritas is working on two fronts at once. The website carries extensive coverage of its efforts, and information about how to help, plus details of its Easter

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Four women who chose to follow St Mary MacKillop's calling, 50 years ago, embarked on a life of adventure, professional training and community work that would not otherwise have been easily available to them. Foregoing the traditional route of marriage and

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About 900 prospective members of the new ordinariate, including 61 former Anglican clergy, prepared for their reception into the Catholic Church in England and Wales over the weekend, said a report by the Catholic News Agency. They were among the more than

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Screenshot from the book 'Jali Boy' on www.lagunabaypublishing.com --- Ricky Macourt had never read a book when he arrived for boarding school in Sydney as a 12-year-old about eight years ago. Now, he is about to graduate with a law degree and is a

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Image from the Herald Sun report --- One complaint over an illuminated cross atop a water tower in Warrnambool in Victoria has resulted in a decision to remove the annual display, which began in 1967, reports the Herald Sun. Graham Keith, a resident in

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Frank Quinlan, Catholic Social Services Australia executive director --- If we want to give extremely disadvantaged people a better opportunity to live a decent life, we need to do more than threaten them with destitution, Cath­olic Social Services

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Screenshot of the Catholic News Service report --- A recent grand jury report alleging past sexual abuse by clergy and other church personnel in the Philadelphia Archdiocese in the US "puts a cloud over everything" the church is doing to prevent abuse,

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Image related to nuclear power use, on Flickr --- The Catholic Bishops Conference of the Philippines said its opposition to nuclear power has been vindicated in the light of the nuclear disaster Japan is facing, reports the Independent Catholic News. The

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Image of the The ACSS symbol (Copyright. Janice Brown (ACSS), from Aboriginal Catholic Social Services on the Catholic Diocese of Parramatta website --- Aboriginal Catholic Social Services, which provides support and assistance to the indigenous, is to

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Image from The West Australian report --- The new St Patrick's Catholic Cathedral has been consecrated in Bunbury in Western Australia, six years after the old cathedral was destroyed by a tornado, reports The West Australian. Relics of Australia's first

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Image from the Caritas blog --- Japanese church officials are setting up an emergency centre to coordinate humanitarian aid operations in Sendai, the area most devastated by the March 11 earthquake and tsunami, said a Catholic News Agency report in the

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The European Human Rights Court will issue a ruling today on whether crucifixes should be present in Italian public schools, reports the Catholic News Agency. In November 2009 the European court ruled in favor of a mother who claimed the crucifixes

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Confession has been one of the Catholic practices most intriguing to the wider public. That's not surprising. It is associated with secrecy, sin (subtext: sex) and sacerdotalism. So recently the Confession app for the iPad received predictable publicity and

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In the 1980s, Kenny Waters was convicted of a brutal murder of a woman in Massachussetts. It was considered an attempted robbery.  Kenny had a reputation for being a troublesome child, an irresponsible young man.  The police were out to nail him,

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Tomorrow, March 8, is International Women's Day (IWD) and Catholic Mission Australia celebrates the role women play in securing peace and social progress in our world. “We celebrate the far-reaching contribution women make to the social fabric

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Beth Doherty with friends in Paraguay --- Wedged into South America's interior like a beating heart, Paraguay is compact, poor and largely forgotten; not even Lonely Planet has published a complete guide to this landlocked republic, reports 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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Daily Prayer

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