For more than 200 years, Andover Newton Theological School has trained future US pastors to have expertise in biblical studies, pastoral care and preaching. But in today's world, the nation's oldest school of theology has decided that's no longer enough, and

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Lately, I’ve been considering teaching my son Matthew about the saints. At the big-boy age of five, he’s surely old enough to become captivated by their stories. But then I realized that when you talk about the lives of the saints, you also have

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Paranormal Activity 3 isn’t a film for everyone, particularly if horror isn’t your genre and you’ve stayed well clear of the first two. But if you do wander into a screening of this riveting prequel sometime soon, then "Be afraid – be

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The Green Pilgrimage Network has a vision of pilgrims on all continents and the pilgrim cities that receive them, leaving a positive footprint on the Earth. http://www.arcworld.org/projects.asp?projectID=521

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British Prime Minister David Cameron --- British Prime Minister David Cameron says British overseas aid decisions should take into account persecution against Christians, said a report in the Scottish Catholic Observer. David Cameron told the BBC on

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The Greens will introduce a Senate motion today calling for the national history curriculum to be revised to include more content on indigenous Australians and the Stolen Generation, reports the Australian. The Independent Education Union, which represents

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'Bethlehem Church of the Nativity', on Flickr --- Religious sites including the Church of Nativity in Bethlehem and Joseph's Tomb in Nablus will be among the first to be pushed forward for world heritage status since Palestine has been granted membership

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A new study by Australian Catholic University researchers will investigate whether sterile water injections can decrease caesarean section rates and improve outcomes for women and their babies, said a report on Nursing Careers Allied Health. The technique,

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Screenshot from usccb.org --- US Cardinal Donald Wuerl's assertion that invitations to meet with Sister Elizabeth Johnson about her book went unanswered are "demonstrably and blatantly false", she said in a message to the cardinal, reports NCR

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Cardinal Kurt Koch --- The Vatican's chief liaison to the world's Jews has left some Christian and Jewish interfaith officials angry and distressed, with his remark that many Jews approve the potential canonisation of Holocaust-era Pope Pius XII, reports

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A group of quiet men have influenced all of the major anti-abortion legislation over the past several years, writes Laura Bassett on Huffington Post. The US Conference of Catholic Bishops may be quiet, yet they are among the most powerful lobbies on

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We have our deacons and our religious directors, our priests and bishops and our cardinals … and our pope. We have confession, the Eucharist, penance, indulgences, litanies and prayers repetitively prayed to Christ’s mother. Yet, what of Christ?

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As science untangles the mysteries of the universe, is the magic going too? Are we becoming disenchanted, and do we stand to lose our sense of awe and wonder? Encounter puts the questions to international thinkers on science and faith. A Sense of Awe:

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The Australian Ambassador to the Holy See, Tim Fischer, says the Vatican Railway has experienced a resurgence. The ABC has an audio file of an interview with him on one of his favourite

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Australian Catholic Migrant and Refugee Office (ACMRO) Director, Fr Maurizio Pettenà --- The case of victims who died off the coast of Indonesia this week "heightens the need to provide legal pathways and more space within our humanitarian

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Screenshot from the Camden Advertiser --- Thousands of dollars the Campbelltown Catholic Club donates to community groups is at risk because of the proposed poker machine reforms, says club CEO Michael Lavorato, according to the Camden Advertiser. The

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Screenshot from the Sydney Morning Herald --- This year marks the 25th anniversary of the majestic "ring", or group of 14 bells, at St Mary's Cathedral in Sydney, reports the Sydney Morning Herald. Cast in England from the same mould used to make

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New South Wales Health Minister Jillian Skinner --- The New South Wales Health Minister Jillian Skinner is this week officially opening the new $11.5 million Lourdes Hospital and Community Service in Dubbo, reports the ABC. The State Government has

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Pope Benedict has prayed that leaders meeting at the G-20 summit will find ways to overcome the current economic crisis and promote real development, reports the Catholic News Service. "I hope the meeting will help overcome the difficulties, which - on a

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Screenshot from the Catholic News Agency --- A total of 12 nurses in New Jersey in the US have filed a lawsuit against a local government hospital for being told they would lose their jobs if they refuse to perform abortions, reports the Catholic News

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

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