Life as the only Catholic principal in a small country town about 400km from the education hub of Adelaide can be daunting, reports the Southern Cross. Add to this the reality you are the only religious woman representing Australia’s first saint in the

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A century ago, Australia was a relatively tolerant society. Even so, Jews and Catholics were banned from Protestant-dominated gentlemen's clubs in Sydney, Melbourne and elsewhere. In other words, discrimination against certain minorities became

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The idea is probably more successful than the execution in Special Treatment.  Not that it is not an interesting film with some fine performances, but it is more than bit schematic in its structure and the characters are often more enigmatic than

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The Vatican newspaper has given a positive review of the final Harry Potter film, which is to open in cinemas worldwide shortly. The paper's website carries the review. http://www.osservatoreromano.va/portal/dt?locale=en

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The Edmund Rice Centre has called on all political leaders to support the government's carbon policy and Catholic Social Services Australia commended the priority given to assisting low-income Australians who will be hit by the carbon

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Screenshot from AdelaideNow --- A former Catholic teacher, university lecturer and charity worker has been convicted in South Australia of unlawful sex acts but will appeal the verdict, said a report on AdelaideNow by the Advertiser. Mark Wildy was

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'barcelona by night', on Flickr  --- The Pontifical Council for Promoting New Evangelisation has unveiled a new project to re-evangelise some of Europe's major cities, reports the Catholic News Agency. "The goal is simple: to give a sign of unity

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In an open letter to the Pope and Australian bishops, a Catholic lobby group has asked bishops to do more listening to their flock, reports the Sydney Morning Herald. Sent to parishes across the country, the letter by Catholics for Renewal

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Screenshot from the Catholic News Agency --- The recent phone hacking scandal involving British tabloid News of the World shows the need for better ethics in the field of journalism, says the editor-in-chief of the Vatican paper L'Osservatore Romano,

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Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak --- Amnesty International has called on Pope Benedict to press Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak on human rights issues when he visits Rome next week, said a MalaysiaKini report on Yahoo. Meanwhile, Fides quotes

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"It was probably one of the most transformative experiences of my life.” That’s how Good Samaritan Sister, Veronica McCluskie, describes the eight years she spent living and working in the Republic of Kiribati, an island nation straddling the

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Why are we talking about euthanasia now? Why do we want to completely reverse our moral and medical practices at this moment in our history? asks Joel Hodge in The Drum on ABC Online. These questions might help to shed light on the underlying issues in the

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The scope of Professor David Alvarez’s fascinating and learned volume is the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, so no bellicose popes appear, only pontiffs and their secretaries of state who were opposed to the use of force by their troops, writes

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The newly ordained Bishop of Maitland-Newcastle, Bishop Bill Wright, has invited the Hunter community to join him this Monday night as he guest speaks at the popular initiative Theology on Tap at the Kent Hotel Hamilton from 6.30pm. Theology on

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The Church's hierarchy in Ireland continued to conceal abuse by clergy even after it introduced rules in the mid-1990s to protect minors, an Irish government-sponsored report said, according to a Reuters report in the West Australian. The judicial

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Archbishop Philip Wilson --- Australia should "consider alternatives to prison and ways to reintegrate people into community life as responsible fellow citizens", Australian Catholic Bishops Conference (ACBC) president Archbishop Philip Wilson said, the

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Image from The Record of Noreen and Don Dickinson, the longest-married of the couples --- Eighteen couples in a parish near Perth will renew their vows in a Special Wedding Anniversary Mass to be held in August this year, reports the

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German Bishops Conference --- The Church in Germany said it would open its archives to independent researchers in a bid to shed light on all aspects of cases of sexual abuse by priests, said a report on BigPond News. "We want to uncover the truth which

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Cotabato's Archbishop Orlando Beltran Quevedo addressed the Philippine Senate blue ribbon committee Wednesday --- Senators have exonerated seven Catholic bishops who accepted donations of money and vehicles from the Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office

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Fr Brendan, Mary, Catherine and Fr Maurice Dooley --- Fancy having not one, not two, but an extraordinary three brothers ordained to the priesthood. That's the reality for Irish sisters Mary and Catherine Dooley, recent visitors to Brisbane archdiocese,

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Mass on Demand

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From Parish of Our Lady of The Way, North Sydney & Lavender Bay. 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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