Director of the Edmund Rice Centre, Phil Glendenning --- The Edmund Rice Centre hopes a recent Commonwealth Ombudsman investigation into detainee protests on Christmas Island will help bring more public scrutiny on to the "root causes" behind them,

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An image of Pope John Paul II, on a Warsaw building, from Flickr --- Poland is seeking the miracle, the act of healing, that will clinch John Paul II's elevation to sainthood, said a report by the Times in The Australian. Poles already regarded him as

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Dr Dan White, Executive Director of Sydney's Catholic Schools --- The Catholic Education Office Sydney has welcomed an updated analysis of the Federal Government's Building the Ed­ucation Revolution, which shows that Catholic schools performed streets

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The Catholic Church needs active members who blog, but Catholic bloggers also need the church - especially to remind them of the virtue of charity needed in their writing - said participants at a Vatican meeting, the Catholic News Service reports. The

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Vatican spokesman Father Federico Lombardi --- The Vatican said the killing of al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden should prompt serious reflection about one's responsibility before God, not rejoicing, the Catholic News Service reports. The Vatican statement

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Universal attention given to the royal wedding belies the theory that marriage as an institution is dying. Prince William and Catherine Middleton are typical of their generation in many respects, including an impatience with traditional assumptions about

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Shortly after the news broke, a friend on Facebook updated her status to announce that Osama bin Laden was dead. It took a few seconds to confirm the news on CNN, and by the time I refreshed the screen, her status had changed once again, writes Cathleen

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From Bishop William Morris' biography page on the Catholic Diocese of Toowoomba website --- Bishop Toowoomba Bishop William Morris says he's not angry he's been forced into early retirement by the Church, reports the Courier-Mail, expressing instead a

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The title makes it sound Australian. And it is. It’s probably a fair thing to say that Mad Bastards should be seen by as many Australians as possible.  It entertains, but it also reveals a great deal about Aboriginal life in Western Australian

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'Studying', on Flickr --- The Catholic education sector has welcomed a $240 million funding boost in Victoria for Catholic and independent schools, with the government funding those students at 25 percent of the cost of education in a government school,

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Screenshot from The Guardian report --- The devil may wear Prada, but a Sicilian bishop turned out for a Mass this week in vestments from Giorgio Armani, reports the Guardian. Bishop Domenico Mogavero drew compliments from churchgoers at Mass on the

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'Hospital', on Flickr --- Catholic Health Australia chief executive Martin Laverty has raised concerns about a move to name and shame underperforming public and private hospitals, under the next stage of the Gillard government health reforms, reports

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Screenshot from the Rome Reports video, John Paul II's coffin moved to final resting place, on YouTube --- Pilgrims vsiting St Peter's Basilica have been given their first glimpse of Blessed Pope John Paul II's new final resting place, reports the

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Image of a cell phase, from Wikipedia --- A US Catholic couple is blazing a new trail in adult cardiac stem-cell research, said a Catholic News Service report in the Catholic Sentinel. Dr Eduardo Marban, director of the Cedars-Sinai Heart Institute in

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Lending support in flood-ravaged Victoria then hitting Penola before crossing the Nullabor and ending up in disaster-stricken Queensland is an epic journey in itself. Add two Josephite nuns in a van spreading the message of Mary MacKillop to school children

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One of the blessings of Catholicism, as GK Chesterton among others has noted, is that it offers such a wide-screen vision upon the ironies of history, the paradoxes of culture, upon human foibles and upon God’s boundless mercy, writes Anna Krohn in The

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Eamonn Holmes (pictured) returns to Northern Ireland to host a special program for Mothering Sunday - hymns recorded at St Michael's Church, Enniskillen. Burn victim Melaine Higgins describes the joy of being a new mother. Interview with Dana, 1970 winner of

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Screenshot of Bishop William Morris from a video by The Toowoomba Chronicle --- Brisbane's Archbishop John Bathersby says the Pope must have had a good reason to sack the bishop of the Diocese of Toowoomba in Queensland, but he's not been privy to the

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An alliance among the Anglican and Catholic dioceses of Newcastle, along with the Catholic Diocese of Broken Bay, was renewed last night at Christ Church Cathedral in Newcastle, reports the Newcastle Herald. The churches signed the fourth annual Tri-Diocesan

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Image from The Record report --- A young Australian sister who founded a religious congregation focused on the charism and spirituality of Pope John Paul II proclaimed the second reading at his beatification Mass in Rome on Sunday, reports the Record. Sr

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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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