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Pope Benedict --- Pope Benedict XVI pushed for "more rapid and simplified" procedures to punish errant priests as far back as 1988, when he was the Vatican's chief doctrinal officer, but his request was not met, according to documents released by the

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While I have all sorts of problems with many aspects of the fierce diatribes of the likes of Richard Dawkins and Christopher Hitchens, the one admirable thing about these high profile atheists is their passion for the truth, writes Neil Ormerod in ABC

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This is the third film in the seven-part epic fantasy series, The Chronicles of Narnia, by C. S. Lewis and brings to the screen the book of the same name, published in 1952. Narnia is the fictional realm where animals talk, magic abounds, and good

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No Greater Love, a documentary recording the life of Carmelite nuns at a London monastery, has taken the grand prize at the International Festival of Cinema and Religion in Italy. Director Michael Whyte’s film examines the cloistered nuns of

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For the last year, Lauren Gentile and her husband, Geoff, (pictured) have taught a class on natural family planning at the Church of St. Vincent Ferrer in New York City, advising couples who are, for the most part, engaged to be married and trying to postpone

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Asylum seekers will be moved into presbyteries and other church-owned properties in Melbourne's eastern suburbs before Christmas, as part of the plan to bring families out of detention, reports the Herald Sun. The Catholic Archdiocese of Melbourne and

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The late Professor James Brown --- A recently published review about female ovarian activity, by the late Professor James Brown of the University of Melbourne, validates the Billings Method, said the Catholic Archdiocese of Melbourne. The review, "Types

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Image from Manhattan Declaration.org --- Supporters of an iPhone app that contains a Christian statement supporting religious liberty, traditional marriage and right to life issues are petitioning Apple to reinstate it, after the app was removed over

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The ongoing debate about voluntary euthanasia featured strongly among the issues discussed by the Australian Catholic Bishops Conference at its Plenary meeting last month, according to a statement from the ACBC. President of the Conference,

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German Cardinal Reinhard Marx, on Wikipedia ---  The archbishop of Munich and Freising in Germany has begged forgiveness as he presented a report that showed more 250 priests and religion teachers abused children in the diocese, said an AP report in

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The Vatican City State governor has said Pope Benedict would gladly use a solar-powered electric popemobile as another sign of his efforts to promote sustainable energy if one was offered, reports the UK Press Association. However, no one makes such a

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Francis Philips got it dead right in her last blog: the pope’s gripping, highly readable and indispensable book The Light of the World is about a great deal more than just sex, writes William Oddie in The Catholic Herald. The extraordinary

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This animated comedy film is an enjoyable romp through past animated movies about superheroes and supervillains, but there are some unusual twists. An infant Megamind (Will Ferrell) is propelled through space from another planet, and is raised on earth as a

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The Catholic Church is Africa’s primary care giver for AIDS victims. According to UN statistics, over 22 million people in Africa are infected with HIV. This comprises 67% of the world’s population of HIV-infected persons. The majority of these

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Yesterday, December 6, was the Feast Day of St Nicholas, celebrating a man whose life is considered to be the true story of Santa Claus. This website carries an extensive account of his life, deeds and

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Workers at Gippsland's Maryvale Mill in Victoria could be fined up to $6600 each if they do not ''volunteer'' to work on Christmas and Boxing Day, after an order that failure to do so would constitute an illegal strike, reports The Age. This was despite

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A church in the Middle-East, on Flickr --- Pope Benedict and the Reverend Olav Fykse Tveit, general secretary of the World Council of Churches, discussed the ecumenical concern for the fate of Christians in the Middle East in a private meeting over the

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Screenshot from Image from Bruce Beresford.org --- Acclaimed Australian film director Bruce Beresford will address students at the first ever summer camp organised by Campion College in NSW for its Year 11 students, said a media release. The

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Pope Benedict XVI's recent comments about condoms represented a "normal and traditional" pastoral application of moral theology, a theologian who advises the Vatican on doctrinal matters has told Catholic News Service. The Pope's comments reflect the

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His Eminence Cardinal Joseph Zen Ze-Kiun, on Wikimedia Commons --- Hong Kong Cardinal Joseph Zen Ze-kiun has criticised an article by a priest that describes the illicit ordination of a bishop in China, as "a victory", saying it glosses over key facts

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

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