A Lismore woman hopes to ramp up her quest to reconcile former wartime enemies to a nationwide level, following an invitation to speak at an upcoming Peace Convergence in Rockhampton. Sabina Baltruweit said the talk is hoped to be a first step to

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Britain's Archbishop of Canterbury Dr Rowan Williams, Vincent Nichols, the Archbishop of Westminster, and Sir Jonathan Sacks, the country's Chief Rabbi want to put a stop to moves that could legalise euthanasia. They are concerned that a House of

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The Vatican has unveiled a restored Pauline Chapel that contains the last murals by Michelangelo, following five years shrouded under scaffolding, reports said. The chapel, which is primarily the Pope's private prayer space, will be blessed by Pope

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Disputing a claim by Pope Benedict that the bones of St Paul seem to have been found in Rome, a Dutch expert, Rengert Elburg, says this can never be proven. Elburg, an expert on archaeological study of old bones and organic remains for the government

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While the very public embrace of religion as justification for particular policies may still be confined to a minority of members, there is a risk that religious reasoning, not subject to the usual rational challenges, may grow in significance. As

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Since it is not possible to argue that non-government schools, by definition, provide an inferior academic and technical education, critics therefore tend to question their role in society. Government schools are lauded as being the cornerstone of

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"The centre of Australia is moving north. You have a Prime Minister, a Treasurer and a Governor General. Who knows what else?" quipped Cardinal George Pell about Brisbane. He was speaking at celebrations commemorating Brisbane

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Shane Howard and Archie Roach are the headline acts at a Melbourne fundraising concert to benefit the Friends of St Brigid's as they attempt to to retain St Brigid's Church and Hall, Crossley in south-western Victoria for community use. Funds are

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The Patrician Brothers came to Australia during the "educational crisis" of the 1880s and established numerous schools. In recent years they have moved beyond schools to other areas of need in the community. This website is the global site

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Greg McBurney, whose son was crushed to death by a faulty 100 kilogram gate at the Lismore Trinity Catholic College in 2005, said in a statement that it has led him to depression and fighting alcohol abuse. In a victim impact statement tendered to

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Catholic Education Office Melbourne said it supports the view that private schools "deserve public funding because they are educators of the public," expressed in an article in The Australian yesterday. Coinciding with the release of research paper

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Thirty seven US senators have urged Vietnam's president to free Catholic priest, Fr Nguyen Van Ly, as human rights groups said his imprisonment justified putting Vietnam on a religious freedom blacklist. The New York Times reports that Fr Thadeus

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Keep vampires away with garlic and holy water, the belief goes, but keep Marilyn Manson away with fasting and prayer, Hungarian Christians are being urged. Churchgoers in Sopron, a Hungarian town are being called to protest against the rocker who is

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The restoration of Michelangelo's frescoes in the Vatican's Pauline Chapel has uncovered what is believed to be a previously unknown self portrait of the artist. Chief Vatican restorer Maurizio De Luca said the face of a man on horseback in the

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Catholic Community Services is planning to hold a National Squalor Conference to create awareness that living in squalor it is not just happening near "rubbish heaps in the third world." Living in squalor isn't uncommon in New South Wales, including

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Is the attempt by some to ostracise those who seek alternative approaches to the subject of abortion really the most effective and the most moral position a Catholic can take? By ignoring, and so minimising, all other social justice issues, can we possibly

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When we make a comment on how another person is reacting to something in their life, what we are doing is experiencing their situation from afar. We are not in that person's shoes, we do not know the facts or intricacies of the situation and we are

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Celebrate the 400 years of Mary Ward and have Eucharist with the Loreto Community at St Francis Church Lonsdale Street, Melbourne on Sunday July 19 2009 at 2.30pm. A photographic exhibition highlighting Mary Ward and the story of Loreto will be on display

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The Emmanuel Community is an association of the faithful of all states of life. It takes its name from Scripture passage in (Mt 1:23) - "Emmanuel" is "God with us" in our daily life. Members of the Community attempt to recognise

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The general manager of the Campbelltown Catholic Club has been fined $1,800 for breaching new liquor licensing conditions imposed by the NSW Government since late last year. Club GM Michael Lavorato pleaded guilty for three breaches of the special

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

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