Image of Sister Nora Nash from the Partners for the Common Good website --- A group of religious investors led by an American sister - who has challenged Goldman Sachs' executive pay - will tell every leading corporate CEO to improve their workers' wages,

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'Behind the barbed wire fence', on Flickr --- The Church expects welcome from its own ranks for migrants - not just from governments and other organisations, a Vatican official responsible for migrants issues told Chaplains during a pastoral visit to

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'Cross', on Flickr --- Pakistan Church leaders want the government to boost security for their communities in the wake of Osama bin Laden's death, fearing it will shatter the peace they have enjoyed for 10 years, said the Catholic News Service, citing a

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As word got out that Osama bin Laden had been killed by a Navy SEAL strike team in Pakistan, television and the Internet quickly began to feature images of spontaneous celebrations outside the White House and at ground zero in New York, writes Catholic News

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All five MPs speaking in the South Australian Parliament yesterday indicated they would block a plan supported by Health Minister John Hill to give doctors a legal defence for providing pain-relieving drugs that hasten death, reports AdelaideNow. Independent

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A Catholic nanny from India who saved her Jewish ward during 2008 terrorist attacks in Mumbai is being recognised by the International Raoul Wallenberg Foundation, reports Zenit. Sandra Samuel saved two-year-old Moshe Holtzberg when terrorists attacked

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South Korean police have found the body of a man with his hands and feet nailed to a wooden cross and a crown of thorns on his head, in an abandoned quarry, said a report in the Age. A man wearing only underwear, with a wound on his side and nylon strings

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'Holding hands', on Flickr --- Brazil's high court has formally opened deliberations on recognising "stable unions" regardless of the sexual orientation of the couples, said an AFP report on the ABC. The country's attorney-general, Roberto Gurgel, has

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This past week the entire Catholic world has been focused on Pope Blessed John Paul II and his beatification. In the days leading up to it, there was a call for speeding up the process of canonizing Pope Blessed John XXIII. Lost in all of this has been

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The target audience of Something Borrowed is women. Men definitely take A back seat in this one. While Kate Hudson has top billing, this is really a Ginnifer Goodwin film. Kate is Darcy, an extrovert and party animal off the page, the best friend since

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Dr Dan White, Executive Director of Sydney's Catholic Schools --- The Commonwealth funding system is not transparent and needs an overhaul, said the head of Sydney's Catholic schools, reports the Sydney Morning Herald. The Howard government had

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Attendance at Catholic parishes will be counted over four weekends, starting from the first weekend in May, to ascertain the practising population of Australia's Catholics, the Australian Catholic Bishops Conference said in a media release. First held in

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Sydney's St Mary's Cathedral will hold a day-long event on Sunday to celebrate the beatification of John Paul II. The day will kick off at 12pm with food stalls, artistic displays and other presentations on his life, and culminate in a live webcast of

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Many youth from the southern hemisphere lament that by attending World Youth Day, they will miss out on important weeks of study at home. However, at least for some Australian university students, this is about to change, with a new course being offered by

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The beatification will be webcast on this site from 6pm this Sunday AEST, with documentaries about John Paul's life from 4pm. http://webcast.viostream.com/?viocast=4119&auth=39aa9944-0cd1-4e1a-8a6f-480c82bf566f

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After celebrating Mary MacKillop's beatification, Australians have a better idea of what the beatification of John Paul II all means, writes Andrew Hamilton in Eureka Street. John Paul's reputation for holiness has been judged well-founded, and he may now

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The retired Bishop of Wilcannia Forbes, Christopher Toohey, has apologised for behaviour "not consistent with that required of a good person" with some young adults in his early years of ministry, in a statement published on the Australian Catholic

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Image from jamesbrandon on Flickr --- The Archdiocese of Sydney said it looks forward to a contining social policy that supports the family and especially mothers who wish to spend those vital early months with their babies, in response to a debate over

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A Catholic adoption charity in England is facing closure after losing its appeal against a law forcing them to place children with homosexual couples, reports the Catholic News Agency. Catholic Care, run by the Diocese of Leeds, argued it would have to give

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Screenshot of Fr Phan Khac Tu from the VietCatholic News report --- Three Catholic priests are candidates for election to the Vietnamese national assembly, the "highest organ of state power" under the nation's constitution, said a report on VietCatholic

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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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