Priests in general are among the happiest members of society, according to Monsignor Stephen Rossetti of the Catholic University of America. Contrary to secular opinion, most embrace celibacy as a positive aspect of their vocation, Monsignor Rossetti

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I will admit that the sight of a drum kit in a church stops me cold and that any music written by a certain "Marty" presents me with a near occasion of sin. As my brother says, whatever St. Boniface suffered from the Frankish church, it wasn't amplified. But

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The more Archbishop John Hepworth talks, the more it seems a great wrong has been done. But perhaps not to him. Hepworth is the primate of the breakaway Traditional Anglican Communion who claims he was raped by an Adelaide Catholic priest, who we will call

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Bishop Julian Porteous will be the keynote speaker at the Annual Transformation Luncheon at the NSW Parliament House on the theme "New Wine and Fresh Skins". Dr. Graham McLennan "A Transformational Journey" Raised in country NSW Graham was sent off to

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A one off opportunity to see and hear an exceptional Pro-Life speaker from the U.S.A. on ways to reduce the incidence of abortion and it's after effects on women. Mrs. Cindy Collins, who has represent­ed Endeavour Forum as an observer at the United

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The Internet Archive is an online repository of public domain books and documents that are now available for reading or download in a variety of formats. It also contains an amazing variety of Catholic resources. Since these documents are in the public

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Pope Benedict --- Italian newspaper Libero reports that Pope Benedict is thinking about resigning in April next year when he turns 85, according to the Vatican Insider. But the Vatican has dismissed the Libero report, Reuters says. "The Pope's health is

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Kathleen Mills is a musician, poet and passionate activist who lives her life the "old way". The beloved Territory elder is fiercely proud of her ancient family and culture. She gets annoyed when people do "silly things" on Facebook. But above all, she sits

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Senator Nick Xenophon --- Senator Xenophon has indicated he might not have used parliamentary privilege to name a priest accused of rape had he known the man was about to take leave, reports The Advertiser. Senator Xenophon yesterday said he had acted in

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Screenshot from Rome Reports video, Pope's trip to native Germany ends --- It is better to be a searching agnostic than a fake believer, Pope Benedict told the faithful gathered for the Mass on his final day in Germany, reports the Vatican Insider. The

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Men make up fewer than 20 percent of primary school teachers in NSW, yet have almost 50 percent of principal positions, the Daily Telegraph reports - because female teachers who won't seek promotion. The imbalance is represented across all school sectors -

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'Hospital', on Flickr --- Patients using 12 leading private hospitals in Australia have a far higher than average chance of dying, shows a contentious analysis of private health insurance data by Flinders Medical Centre professor David Ben-Tovim, reports The

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'Cross', on Flickr --- A suicide bomber has attacked a packed Indonesian Protestant church in Central Java, wounding at least 27 people - some critically - and sending terrified worshippers rushing out into the streets in panic, said a report on

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"Building Bridges, Not Walls", the bishops' statement into which Hobart Archbishop Adrian Doyle had some input, is as powerful an expose of Australian society's turning away from the message of Jesus Christ as could be written. As Bishop Christopher

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In the past six years, one lone crusader has persuaded around 1,000 pregnant women against having an abortion. "I want to raise awareness among local people of the importance of protecting the fetus and respecting life. Abortion is a crime against God," says

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Archbishop John Hepworth --- The Traditional Anglican Communion primate Archbishop John Hepworth has rebuffed calls for his resignation by his clergy in the United States, reports The Australian. The resolution passed by the Traditional Anglican

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The Church has defended itself against claims it tried to cover up a police investigation into the abuse of intellectually disabled children at one of its Adelaide schools, reports The Australian. The allegations were aired on the ABC's Four Corners program

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Compass is the Australian review of topical theology published quarterly by the Missionaries of the Sacred Heart. PDFs of its articles go online three months after the print edition is mailed to subscribers. The current issue online is the Winter 2011 issue

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A Flickr image of a memorial that tells the history of the Noongar people, including Stolen Generations --- The Independent Education Union, which represents Catholic and independent school teachers, has joined calls to revise the new history curriculum

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Father Frank Pavone --- A leading Catholic pro-life group whose leader is under scrutiny for failing to disclose financial details reported a US$1.4 million ($1.44 million) deficit in 2010 despite collecting tens of millions of dollars in donations in

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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

Mass Online

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Live streamed from Our Lady of the Rosary Cathedral, Waitara

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