There is mounting speculation in Rome that Cardinal George Pell is about to be appointed to a senior Vatican post, The Australian reports. Cardinal Pell's forthcoming book-launch tour of three states is increasingly thought to be a farewell tour,

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Image from the cover of a book by Roseanne Catt --- Roseanne Catt, who served 10 years in jail before her conviction for soliciting murder was quashed, is suing the NSW Government for compensation for "loss of liberty under horrific

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Father Marcial Maciel --- Mexican Cardinal Juan Sandoval Iniguez, who may be appointed to reform the Legion of Christ, said the group's founder Father Marcial Maciel suffered from mental illness. In a recent interview on Mexican radio,

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Today is the 400th anniversary of the death of Matteo Ricci (Li Madou), the legendary Jesuit who was born in 1552 and died in 1610. writes Michael Kelly. His life and the example of his approach to China have been a matter of constant fascination, study and

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Bishop Michael Malone --- Newcastle Catholic Bishop Michael Malone's extraordinary letter of apology to the community on Saturday has been applauded by Hunter child sex abuse victims, the Newcastle Herald reports. "Michael Malone has been prepared to face

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The Catholic bishops of the United States have learned many lessons from the sex abuse crisis. These 12 are among the most important, writes Blase Cupich. 1. The injury to victims is deeper than non-victims can imagine. Sexual abuse of minors is crushing

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Archbishop Philip Wilson --- The bishops of Australia have re-elected Archbishop Philip Wilson, Archbishop of Adelaide, as the President of the Australian Catholic Bishops Conference (ACBC). Archbishop Wilson has been the President for

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An exhibition titled The Art and Heritage of Icon Painting, by leading iconographer and awarded artist Michael Galovic, has opened at Mary Mackillop Place Museum in Sydney. The exhibition showcases the many facets of icon painting and demonstrates the

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Cardinal George Pell --- Rumours that Cardinal George Pell may lead the apostolic visitation to the Church in Ireland are completely unfounded and speculative, said the Archdiocese of Sydney. The archdiocese also defended Cardinal

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A woman in Massachusetts failed to yield to Christ at a zebra crossing and ran him down. Brittany Cantarella, 20, ran down a man named Lord Jesus Christ as he crossed a street in Northampton, Massachusetts, last week, said an Associated Press report on

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The Conference of the Federation of Catholic Bishops of Oceania is now underway in Sydney. This Catholic information site has details of which countries are represented and who the current officials are.

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A text messaging service to express support for Pope Benedict has been launched by the Italian Rai television. The service was launched ahead of a gathering organised by lay groups in Saint Peter's Square on May 16 to show their backing for the

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American television production company Comedy Central has announced that it is developing a cartoon series about Jesus Christ. "JC" depicts Christ as a "regular guy" who moves to New York to "escape his father's

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Around 800 women religious from around the world sat down together in Rome last week to begin exploring links between mysticism and prophecy with the aim of energizing the lives of their communities. Sister of Notre Dame de Sion Maureen Cusick, incumbent

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This is a film adaptation of Mozart’s famous opera, not a film of the opera itself. It tells the background story of the creation of Mozart’s opera. There are selections from the opera in the film, but the focus is less on Mozart than on his librettist,

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With student population and the number of schools shrinking in the US, the country's Catholic education is in a state of "mission confusion", according to a senior education executive. "We are in very, very serious trouble," said

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Not so long ago, a rare kind of book came into my hands: a Vatican investigation into an alleged supernatural event. It is sumptuously bound in scarlet cloth, and the gilt- lettered title proclaims in Latin: “Positio Super Miro” (”A Statement on the

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A church in China --- A Korean nun is holding an art exhibition to help priests and religious in the "underground" Church community in China, her first exhibition in 30 years of religious life. Nazareth, a mission group for clergy and

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Vinnies has launched its winter appeal. The website has details of what they need and how people can help. http://www.vinnies.org.au

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Cardinal Christoph Schönborn --- Vienna Cardinal Christophe Schönborn has accused former Vatican Number 2, Secretary of State Cardinal Angelo Sodano, of blocking a probe into sex abuse allegations against the previous Viennese archbishop,

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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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