Men initiate men into a world of disrespecting women and bad behaviour from the moment they arrive at college, revelling in the "boys will be boys" and "tradition" nonsense which has been used for far too long to justify a hideous

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Media experts will join European bishops to show how best to communicate the Catholic Church's message using the tools of the 21st century. Representatives from the social network Facebook, the search engine Google, the YouTube video sharing website

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Catholic schools in Victoria are set to receive an additional $268 million in funding while private schools are slated to receive an extra $133 million under an overall $2.1 billion funding deal with the State Government. The agreement will include the

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The UN food agency will host a summit next week to address the "enormous tragedy" of world hunger, said its director-general, Jacques Diouf. Pope Benedict will be among global leaders in attendance. "Every six seconds a child dies of

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The Victorian County Court judge Howard Mason sentenced confidence trickster Olivia Raymond to four years and eight months in jail for defrauding elderly priest Father Paul Kane of parish funds and his life savings. Ms Raymond, a reported gambling

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Julia Gillard --- Education Minister Julia Gillard said the plan to publish information on almost 10,000 Australian school on the myschool.edu.au website from early next year will go ahead, despite acknowledging that principals are

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The ACT Parliament passed a Greens Bill to legalise civil ceremonies between same sex couples, allowing gay and lesbian couples to create their civil partnerships through a legally binding ceremony. "This legislation is another step along the

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Jails now house not only serious offenders, but all those people whom society does not know what to do with. These include the homeless, the mentally ill, the unemployable. It seems to me we are becoming more and more intolerant as a society of people who

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One thing you can give our media Chattering Classes, they are utterly consistent. After Major Nidal Malik Hasan opened fire on a roomful of defenceless people in Fort Hood, it was absolutely assured that we would immediately be told that this outrage had

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An upcoming edition of Compass focuses on British philosopher and theologian Dr Conor Cunningham who 150 years after the publication of Charles Darwin's On the Origin of Species, argues it's possible to be a Christian and accept the theory of evolution.

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The Latin Mass: A Journal of Catholic Culture is a magazine dedicated to the preservation and restoration of the traditional Latin Mass and traditional Catholic thought, practice and education. It hopes "to offer an antidote to the universal phenomenon

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Pope Benedict XVI --- In an age which has witnessed a decline in Christianity on the European continent, Pope Benedict XVI boldly calls for a rebirth of Christianity in Europe. In an age which has been beset by disunity in the ranks of those

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You would have to be a bit of a grouch not to enjoy this old fashioned lavishly produced portrait of aviator, Amelia Earheart, during her ten years of limelight and flying feats. Especially if you know how it ends, you can sit back and be absorbed by this

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Father Michael Sinnott --- A "lost command" of Filipino rebels freed kidnapped Irish missionary Father Michael Sinnott early Thursday morning Philippines time. Fr Sinnott said the Moro guerrillas held him captive for almost a

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The ACT legislation granting same sex couples the right to legally binding ceremonies will "almost certainly" be vetoed by the Federal Government, The Canberra Times reported, although this could not be officially confirmed. The newspaper

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Sydney Morning Herald 12/11/09 --- Stakeholders agree school performance data needs to be more transparent but differ on how it should be presented, said a Sydney Morning Herald report. Associate Professor of Education at the

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Italian churches are installing automatic holy water dispensers to help reduce the risk of spreading H1N1, breaking with the tradition of having holy water in open fonts into which people dip their hands. The new machine works like an automatic soap

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Detail of text from the 1962 Roman Missal, commonly known as the Tridentine Mass --- It has been an open secret that powerful forces in the Church's leadership have strongly opposed the reforms set in motion by the Second Vatican Council

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The website of the Sisters of the Good Shepherd of Australia and New Zealand is a site that clearly displays and provides ready access to the ministries and the programs of the Province. The Sisters are well known for their Centre for Justice and Fair

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Pope Benedict XVI is appealing to the Sri Lankan government to hasten the process of allowing displaced civilians to return home from internment camps. In the six months since the end of decades of civil war "that stained Sri Lanka with

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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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