"The foot of the cross will be our rallying point," was at the heart of the vision of Marie Madeleine Victoire de Bengy de Bonnault d'Houet when she founded the Society of the Sisters Faithful Companions of Jesus in 1820. It remains at the heart

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Welcoming the tax relief for families, the Catholic education sector is disappointed that yesterday's Coalition announcement did not include funds for resourcing schools. Queensland Catholic Education Commission Executive Director, Mike Byrne

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A Catholic shrine in China has been saved from destruction, however police continue to refuse entry to pilgrims other than locals. The Sanctuary of Our Lady of Carmel in Tianjiajing was built a century ago. It was badly damaged during World War II and

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A Papal visit of the east coast of the United States has been confirmed for next April. US Apostolic nuncio Archbishop Pietro Sambi made the announcement saying, “Peter, the rock on which Jesus founded this church, will be among us in the person

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The Sisters of St Joseph are leaving Australia's most remote spirituality centre after 21 years, handing over to lay management. The Mirrilinki Centre is located in the Kimberley, near the Warmun Aboriginal Community, home of the now world famous

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A Centacare program helping the long-term unemployed return to work, has been named the Australian Adult Learning Program of the Year. Developed by Willson Training Centre a division of Centacare Welfare, the C-Change Program helps people who have had

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A Catholic cemetery at Kilmore, north of Melbourne, has been hit by vandals, who have stolen 42 brass plaques from the graves of Marist Brothers who had taught in the town. Members from the order, who teach at Assuption College, have expressed their

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Sometimes a priest actually breaks the Eucharistic bread during the Consecration, at the words "he took the bread, blessed it, broke it...". This is incorrect. The Eucharistic Prayer is not directed toward the people. Rather, the priest leads the

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Fr Pierre Truong Van Phuc SJ, 38, says evangelisation is not a matter of teaching theology, but living the joys and sufferings of a people plagued by poverty, sickness and illiteracy. After reaching Dili in May 2006, he spent a month caring for people made

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Prime Minister John Howard said during his visit to a Brisbane Catholic school yesterday, that the Coalition is “passionately committed to the "absolute sovereignty of parental choice". He was speaking at Our Lady of the Way school at

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Pope Benedict has approved the resignation of Auxiliary Bishop Hilton Deakin, who reached the designated retirement age of 75 yesterday. A statement from the Apostolic Nunciature in Canberra last night announced that the Holy Father had accepted

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Pope Benedict XVI will be attending the 150th anniversary celebrations of Our Lady of Lourdes, although an exact date of his trip has not been set. Catholic News Agency reports that Bishop of Tarbes and Lourdes Jacques Perrier said a Junbilee Year,

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A collection of 18 essays published this week counters Tony Abbott's recent dismissal of social justice as "socialism masquerading as Justice". Australian Catholic Bishops Conference Secretary Archbishop Philip Wilson has written the

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Archbishop Denis Hart was part of a Catholic group that met Israel's Chief Rabbi, Yona Metzger, during his recent visit to Melbourne. Metzger, who has been Israel's Chief Rabbi since 2003, is the youngest to hold the position. Victorian Rabbinic

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The Office for the Participation of Women is currently undertaking a project to produce a book containing prayers, reflections or meditations from Catholic women throughout Australia. The aim is to produce a prayer book which reflects the diversity of

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The Christian vote can't be bought, not even with tax-free fees for parents of children at religious schools. The early Christians were adamant that Caesar — the political ruler of the moment — was not Lord. - Kylie Crabbe

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There is no doubt that Caroline Chisholm is one of Australia’s most significant pioneers. What is less well known is the explicitly Christian motivation for her work. Chisholm felt that she had been chosen and gifted by God for the specific purpose

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A Commission working to heal the 1000 year old rift between the Orthodox and Catholic Church has announced the Pope has primacy over all bishops - but the lines are still blurred as to what the Holy Father’s authority entails. The Associated

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A new summer school for teachers to assist students with special needs, such as behavioural or learning difficulties, has been praised by the Catholic Education Office, Melbourne. Catholic Education director Stephen Elder said many Catholic schools

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Fiji’s Archbishop Petereo Mataca may not be allowed to enter Australia due to his political ties to the country’s interim military-led regime that led the coup earlier this year. Archibishop Mataca (pictured), who accepted the position of

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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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