Former Australian Catholic University student Kathleen Worrall has been sentenced to a maximum jail term of six years for manslaughter, after pleading guilty to the stabbing of her younger sister in 2008. In sentencing the 22-year-old in the NSW

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Pope Benedict XVI has ended a visit to Cyprus with a call to end to bloodshed in the Middle East, and highlighting the plight of the region's Christians. At a mass in a sports arena near the Cypriot capital, he prayed for the success of a synod of

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It might seem like an example of reverse mission: young African men leaving their homeland to pursue ordination as Catholic priests in a religious order that has no missionary presence in Africa, but a long-standing ministry to African-Americans.For six

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An image from the Armenian Bible --- The US Armenian church has sued the J. Paul Getty Museum to demand the return of seven pages allegedly stolen from an Armenian Bible dating back to 1256. The Western Prelacy of the Armenian Apostolic

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All Melbourne knows about the so-called “Walsh Street murders”, when two young police constables were lured to their deaths in Walsh St, South Yarra in 1988. David Michôd’s engrossing drama Animal Kingdom echoes that infamous crime, although the murder

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A New York school district has been ordered to readmit a seventh-grade student who had suspended indefinitely for wearing a rosary to school. US District Court Judge Lawrence Kahn issued a temporary restraining order ordering Schenectady City School

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Blog - Family Edge

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Family Edge is a blog published by Mercatornet that deals with all manner of family concerns and issues, as a quick glance at its tag cloudconfirms: abstinence, marriage, women, trafficking, religion, education, children's health, social networking, child

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The Australian has today highlighted asylum seeker concern expressed by Bishop Christopher Saunders of the Australian Catholic Social Justice Council, warning it is a complex issue. The argument is contained in the editorial, which also canvasses the

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The Australian Medical Association (AMA) said Prime Minister Kevin Rudd's hospital reform plan is at risk of being derailed, unless the Commonwealth "takes real responsibility for public hospitals". Under the COAG deal struck with Labor premiers and

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Brian Lawrence of the Australian Catholic Commission for Employment Relations has said Opposition Leader Tony Abbott must do something about the Howard Government initiated wages policy that has failed low income workers. Writing in Eureka Street this

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An ordination --- The International Year for Priests ends this week on a strong note locally, reports The Australian, with Cardinal George Pell set to ordain six men at St Mary's Cathedral on Friday - the most since 1983. The increased

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The Catholic Church has organised a petition that insists ethics classes in NSW schools should not be "in competition" with Scripture classes. It reasons that those who take Scripture will miss out on specific ethics instruction. This

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Pope Benedict --- A UK TV station's commissioning of Peter Tatchell - a gay rights campaigner and critic of the Vatican - to make a documentary about the Pope which will air around the time of the pontiff's UK visit is drawing

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

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There is not enough silence in the world. More than ever before, daily life consists of a near-constant bombardment of noise and messaging. When I am introducing people to Centering Prayer meditation, the first challenge for many is the simple

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Pope Benedict's world meeting of clergy marking the end of the Year for Priests begins in Rome today. The meeting from 9 to 11 June also marks the 150th anniversary of the death of St. John Mary Vianney, the holy "Cure of Ars". All

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No need to queue up or crane your neck to see Michelangelo's masterpiece. The Vatican has now placed the Sistine Chapel online in a stunning 360 degree web gallery. Zoom in on every part of Michelangelo's masterwork. 

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The Age says Bishop Joseph Grech broke church rules --- Bishop Joseph Grech of the regional Victorian diocese of Sandhurst has apologised over a breach of confidentiality in connection with a woman's statement that she had an affair with

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Father Chris Riley --- Youth Off The Streets' Father Chris Riley has resigned from the NSW Government's Homelessness Advisory Council, less than four months into his two-year term, protesting a government refusal to overhaul the juvenile

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ACU lecturer Dr Ross Smith inducted into the AFL Hall of Fame (story below)---The Australian Catholic University is partnering with hospitality academy Hostec International to grant academic qualifications for experienced hospitality workers.The

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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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