Screenshot from www.sydneyalliance.org.au --- A coalition of religious, ethnic, health and community groups - whose backers include Cardinal George Pell - will be launched in Sydney next month, aiming to prevent the kind of violence that occured in London

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Cristo Redentor statue in Rio de Janeiro --- The Brazilian city of Rio de Janeiro will host the World Youth Day in 2013, the Vatican spokesman has confirmed, reports the Catholic News Agency. Father Federico Lombardi said the date for the event was set a

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Irish PM Enda Kenny --- Ireland wants the Church to hand over cash and real estate towards a A$1.9 billion child-abuse compensation, said a Bloomberg report in the Sydney Morning Herald. Prime Minister Enda Kenny said the church needed to be ''truly and

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Image from related story on www.madrid.com, Are you connected? Do you have the App from WYD for your mobile? --- The average age of 480,000 students from across the globe registered for the World Youth Day is 22 and they will join at least as many

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The media coverage leading up to nearly every World Youth Day follows a pretty similar trajectory. It certainly has for each of the WYD events I’ve covered (Toronto, Cologne and Sydney), and it’s happened again with Madrid, writes Tim Drake

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This Sunday a Festival of Refugees will be held in St Kilda, Melbourne to celebrate the positive and creative contributions made by refugees and asylum seekers to Australian society. This year’s festival is a joint initiative of Act for Peace

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For eight days at Loyola University New Orleans, three priests and five deacons absorbed the cool mathematics and internal symmetry of good preaching, reports the Catholic News Service. Just as Moses descended from Mount Sinai with Ten Commandments chiseled

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Campion College is Australia's only liberal arts tertiary college, offering a higher education in the Catholic tradition. Campion began teaching its bachelor of arts in the liberal arts program in 2006. http://www.campion.edu.au/

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Screenshot from the video, WYD: Opening Mass --- Hundreds of thousands of pilgrims crammed into central Madrid for a giant open-air Mass on Tuesday, launching a million-strong World Youth Day, said an AFP report in the West Australian. Youngsters poured

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Screenshot from The Catholic Weekly --- Australian pilgrims in wheelchairs "strolled the cobblestone alleys of the old city (of Jerusalem), pushing wheelchairs and dodging potential pickpockets", under the guidance of Cardinal George Pell, tracing the

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Darwin pilgrims --- Over 3,000 Australians, 24 bishops and performers including Gary Pinto and Fr Rob Galea gathered at Madrid's Palacio de Deportes for the Australian gathering for World Youth Day, the Australian Catholic Bishops Conference said in a

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The report into the effectiveness of government spending on indigenous programs should be a wake up call to get it right, the National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Catholic Council (NATSICC) said in a statement. The 470-page report by former

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Screenshot from The Catholic Weekly --- Politics in Australia has become a popularity contest at the expense of ethical and moral standards - and in some cases at the expense of humanity, says former Liberal leader Dr John Hewson, the Catholic Weekly

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Archbishop Louis Sako, from the ACN report Bombers target Church in Kirkuk ... again --- In less than two weeks, car bomb attacks have hit three churches in the northern Iraqi city of Kirkuk, and the city's archbishop laments that Christians' security

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I was a Columban seminarian studying in Chicago when I was asked to go to Taiwan for two years. The purpose of this overseas assignment was for me to live and work side by side with experienced Columban missionaries and learn about their life and faith,

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WYD 2011 has its own Youtube channel, with a broad and entertaining range of videos that capture the joy and passion of the world-wide gathering Madrid. http://www.youtube.com/madrid11en

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A large number of people visited Sydney’s Lakemba mosque on their recent Open Day, I was among them. People of various ethnic backgrounds poured into the mosque to meet Muslims face to face and to find out for themselves something about the faith and

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It is difficult to make great films from great books. Luchino Visconte’s The Leopard, Francis Ford Coppola’s Apocalypse Now, Robert Mulligan’s To Kill a Mockingbird and Sally Potter’s Orlando are all exceptions. Since 1910, there have

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Australian pilgrims at the gathering, photo supplied --- Cardinal George Pell is certain that the Church in Spain will benefit from the World Youth Day, because "God is at work", reports the Catholic News Agency. "God works in many and mysterious ways -

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Archbishop Philip Wilson linked the World Youth Day theme, ‘Planted and built up in Jesus Christ, firm in the faith’ with the life of St Mary of the Cross MacKillop on the first day of WYD catechesis in Madrid, reports the Catholic

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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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