The NSW Education Department has banned a life education program, The Wonder of Life (Before Birth), because the program's creator, Bruce Coleman has links to pro-life groups. The Sydney Morning Herald reports that after it had raised the issue of the

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Kylie a Catholic?

15-Jun-2009

Aussie icon Kylie Minogue is reportedly considering becoming a Catholic ahead of her rumoured forthcoming marriage to Spanish model Andres Velencoso. The 41 year old singer reportedly has her heart set on a traditional church wedding to Spanish model

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Five year old St Andrew's College Cairns student Matt Tunney is in danger of being sent to the principal's office if he turns up again wearing socks that are too short. Matt was warned he would be sent to the principal's office if he didn't wear

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Pope Benedict says his new encyclical on the economy and labour issues, due to be published at the end of this month, will focus on ways to make globalisation more responsive to the needs of the poor amid the worldwide financial crisis. The document

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Almost fifty Catholic laity, priests and religious from around the nation gathered in Melbourne at the weekend to consider the challenges facing the Church. The catalyst for the meeting was a petition to the Australian bishops in 2007 calling for the

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British Catholic couple Austin and Nuala Conway who had sextuplets last month have revealed doctors advised them to abort some of the babies. Nuala Conway, who gave birth to the first sextuplets in the UK for more than 25 years, was warned about the

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The Advanced Medical Institute (AMI) with its "Nasal Delivery Technology" has descended upon Australian billboards, newspapers, TV and radio, peddling an alleged cure for impotence. The AMI campaign is not a medical campaign. Rather it is an

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Over the past 20 years, the invariably black dressed Bridge has become Australia's high priest of contemporary music. Since founding Ars Musica Australis in 1996, the 57 year old Anglican turned Catholic has commissioned more music from more Australian

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The Archdiocese of Canberra and Goulburn has launched a Virtual Pilgrimage website which will follow thirty five pilgrims, led by Archbishop Mark Coleridge, retired Archbishop Francis Carroll and St Christopher's Cathedral Administrator Fr Francis

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The author of Heart Whispers, Elizabeth Canham, writes out of her experience of living for five years as a monastic Oblate in a Benedictine community. She has a very readable style, often reflective, sometimes conversational, as she shares her own lived

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Bathurst's city bells, located in a newly built tower at the All Saints Anglican Cathedral, will ring out together for the first time later this month to welcome the new Catholic Bishop of Bathurst, Fr Michael McKenna. The secretary of the cathedral

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Ho Chi Minh City police have arrested Catholic lawyer, Paul Le Cong Dinh on charges of working with foreigners to overthrow the government and creating "propaganda against the State of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam." Security officials

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The Santa Maria Stella Maris church at Fiumicino, near Rome, has stopped offering holy water to worshippers because the parish priest fears it is being stolen for satanic rituals. Parish priest Fr Walter Palombi said the water is no longer provided

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Former Collingwood AFL star, Nathan Buckley, is furthering his coaching education this week with the US University of Notre Dame's football team, the Fighting Irish. Buckley was due to arrive at Notre Dame yesterday with AFL officials on an AFL

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In a German newspaper article, Freiburg im Brisgau Archbishop Robert Zollitsch has admitted Church orphanages did "wrong" to some children in the 1950s and 1960s and promised individual inquiries. In an article on Monday, June 15, in the

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Well known broadcaster Geraldine Doogue will be in conversation with the former Master of the Dominicans, Fr Timothy Radcliffe at the next Catalyst for Renewal Forum in Sydney on June 24. Fr Radcliffe is a prolific writer and his titles include What

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The Dominican Centre for Interfaith, Ministry, Education and Research (CIMER) engages with communities of people of other faiths, and contributes to mutual understanding and social cohesiveness in the Australian society. It develops theological and other

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In an inspired move, Pope Benedict has declared that the Year of Paul which ends this month will be followed by the Year of the Priest starting on June 19, 2009. In the past year we've been captivated and challenged by this extraordinary layman's passion

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I sense a growing weariness among Christians in the fierce cultural battles currently being waged, such as abortion and gay "marriage." Does it seem like life would be so much easier if we stopped making a big deal about things and just let

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A Paris prosecutor has recommended that a court should dissolve the Church of Scientology's French branch when it rules on charges of fraud against the organisation. Registered as a religion in the United States, Scientology enjoys no such legal

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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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