First there was The Abbey, then The Convent and now The Retreat. In Part 3 of this latest Compass series three women and three men explore the spiritual side of Islam in a beautiful but remote Muslim retreat in Andalusia in southern Spain. - The

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Throughout the Western world rights talk is being used to promote the agendas of activist minority groups, and to silence Christians from publically affirming their faith. This takes many forms: hate crimes legislation, equal opportunity laws,

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Inspired by Pope John Paul II's call for a "new evangelisation", Catholic Media House produces and sells "modern media resources to help convey the gospel and the hope it contains, and to help 'make disciples of all

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A group of Camden churches and Christian ministries - not including the Catholic Church - have joined in a submission to the New South Wales Environment Court to oppose a proposed Islamic school planned for the region. In a submission to the Land

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Irish High Court Justice Sean Ryan has a unveiled the 2,600-page final report of Ireland's Commission to Inquire Into Child Abuse, detailing abuse described by commentators as "off the scale" and "profoundly shocking". The report

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A letter from the late Pope John Paul II, which saved the life of former President Thomas More Kim Dae-jung, has been made known to the public recently. The late Pope sent the letter to then-South Korean President Chun Doo-hwan on Dec. 11, 1980, asking

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The Catholic Church in the Democratic Republic of the Congo is pledging $144 million for a three-year program to fight HIV/AIDS, in a nation where some 70,000 children are orphans because of the virus. Caritas Congo Director Bruno Miteyo presented

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After three years of fund-raising, the Friends of St Brigids Church at Crossley in Victoria's Western District are set to put in a bid to purchase the former parish church. The group aims to preserve the community's Irish heritage and keep the

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Former Victorian priest, Desmond Gannon, has pleaded guilty to five indecent assault charges for offences dating back to 1968 and 1969. Gannon, 79, was a Catholic priest at Kilmore, north of Melbourne, at the time of the offences, news.com.au reports.

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The Anglican diocese of Brisbane and the Catholic dioceses of Brisbane and Toowoomba will next week sign a covenant that will strengthen the ecumenical ties between the churches and commemorate a relationship reaching back to the foundations

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Sydney Cardinal George Pell has said he was deeply moved by the brutality and cruelty catalogued in the 2500-page report on "endemic" mistreatment in church-run institutions in Ireland. Cardinal Pell promised to closely examine and act

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From the pulpit, on billboards and in a 'Catholic Kama Sutra,' the church is increasingly getting into bed with parishioners. But does it belong there? Fr Ksawery Knotz was earnest when he told Polish Catholics married sex didn't have to be

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The newspaper published by the Vatican, L'Osservatore Romano, has created more than a little mischief recently, featuring essays by ill-informed European journalists who imagine that they understand American history, the American political scene, and the

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Church officials say they are seeking an explanation from Israel for the poor turnout at Pope Benedict's open-air mass in Jerusalem last week which had only 3000 worshippers against an anticipated 5000. Monsignor Antonio Franco, the papal nuncio in

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Second Spring: Economy is a new website project associated with Second Spring the Oxford UK based "Journal of Faith and Culture" and with the Thomas More College of Liberal Arts. With a strong Chestertonian influence, the wite seeks "to

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Gary Macy, a professor of theology at California's Jesuit-run Santa Clara University says that there is little room for historical doubt that women were ordained in the Catholic Church until about the end of the 12th century. According to Macy, the

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Newly-installed Westminster Archbishop Vincent Nichols defended the role of the Catholic Church in public life yesterday but faced immediate controversy over comments that it took "courage" to face facts about clerical sex abuse.

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The Fifth Annual St Thomas More Forum Lecture will be delivered by Rev Prof Michael Tate AO, Parish Priest of Holy Spirit Parish in Sandy Bay, Hobart and Catholic Chaplain to the University of Tasmania and former Australian Ambassador to the Netherlands

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An African human rights groups has accused Rwandan priest, Fr Emmanuel Uwayezu, now working in a Catholic parish near Florence, Italy, of being responsible for the deaths of 80 students during the genocide of 1994. According to the nine page report

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Homeless men are turning Fraser Coast church courtyards into "gypsy camps" overnight as more and more of them hit the streets looking for somewhere suitable to sleep. Shifting men and their belongings from outside parishes of a morning has

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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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Daily Prayer

Daily Prayer

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