In the light-filled chapel of the Shrine of the Most Blessed Sacrament, Capuchin Franciscan Father William Gillum led a unique prayer service designed for persons with disabilities during the Conference on Faith, Deafness and Disabilities held in mid-March in

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Cardinal George Pell --- The new Coalition Government will need to prioritise the "well-being of the people of NSW", said the Archbishop of Sydney, Cardinal George Pell in the Catholic Weekly. "The people of NSW have spoken and the judgment is harsh,"

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Bishop Peter Elliott --- No date has been finalised yet for the foundation of the Australian Ord­inariate, says Bishop Peter Elliott, the Bishops' delegate for assisting lay Anglicans wanting to join the Church, reports the Catholic Weekly. "In

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Image from The Catholic Weekly report --- Waverley College old boy and former Australian of the Year, General Peter Cosgrove, said that memories of serving his college's Cadet Unit had "uplifted" him "during desperate times at the Royal Military College",

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The abandoned St Vincent's Presbytery, being renovated for use by Jarjum College --- A new Jesuit primary school will open in the Sydney suburb of Redfern later this year – the first Jesuit school to be established in Australia in 60 years - for

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'gargoyle with crucifix', on Flickr --- A surge in Satanism fuelled by the internet has led to a sharp rise in the demand for exorcists, the Church has warned at a conference on exorcism, reports telegraph.co.uk. The web has made it easier than ever

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Screenshot from the Independent Catholic News report --- A Catholic mission in Ivory Coast is sheltering more than 30,000 people fleeing fighting, a missionary has told the BBC World Service, reports the Independent Catholic News. People have been

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In a recent speech given to Australian Catholic students titled The Fall of the Christian West, American Cardinal Raymond Burke was concerned with Catholic identity. This issue has also preoccupied Catholic thinkers, institutions, religious congregations

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A former religious brother has been found guilty of sexually abusing a teenager he was counselling after the youth was molested by another man, reports the Sydney Morning Herald. In the Sydney District Court yesterday a jury convicted William Stanley

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Elizabeth Portelli of Rooty Hill and daughter Madalena visits the statue containing the relic at St Marys last week. Photo: Catholic Weekly --- More than 1000 people from all over Sydney venerated a relic of St John Bosco during a brief visit to the

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Image from the Belgian Parliament website --- A Belgian parliamentary committee has called for an independent arbitration committee to deal with child abuse by Roman Catholic clergy and possible compensation for victims, said an AP report on Google

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Ivory Coast Apostolic Nuncio, Archbishop Ambrose Madtha --- The Vatican's representative to the Ivory Coast has said Catholic priests have been targeted by armed groups in the ongoing conflict, while Caritas said one kidnapped priest was its diocesan

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J Wilson has vowed to fast on beer this Lent. The 38-year-old from Iowa is following the example of 17th-century Bavarian friars who did not allow solid food to pass their lips during the penitential season but kept going on strong, dark specially brewed beer

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Make no mistake, Australia's cultural-left education establishment, including the Australian Education Union, the Australian Council for Educational Research, various activists and influential figures like Barry McGaw, has embarked on a well-orchestrated and

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New research published by Georgetown University in the United States has found the membership of the Society of Jesus is moving from the developed world to the developing world. Over the course of 30 years, the Society of Jesus will have

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This American thriller film is based on the 2001 novel, The Dark Fields, by Alan Glynn. Eddie Morra (Bradley Cooper) is a down-and-out, unemployed writer, who is dumped by his girlfriend, Lindy (Abbie Cornish) for being a loser. He has little motivation to

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The bishops of New South Wales have issued a statement advocating close scrutiny and criticism of the Greens, saying the party's policies are "of grave concern". The statement was issued as a response to "many Catholics" who have "asked our

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Fr Adolfo Nicolas --- The Superior General of the Society of Jesus, Spanish priest Fr Adolfo Nicolas, has sent a letter to Jesuits worldwide, announcing a revision to the order's General Curia, reports the Catholic News Agency. In his letter, Fr Nicolas

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Nuns check materials during the Studium --- Being the co-ordinator for promoting a sainthood cause requires the combined qualities of a private investigator, a theologian, a lawyer, a historian and a medical examiner, reports the Catholic News

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Somewhere deep in their souls, most Catholics long to feel proud of their church and its leaders. At times, however, that sense of pride can seem all but buried under an avalanche of heartache and bad news, writes John Allen in NCR Online. Recent

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From St Mary’s, North Sydney. The first Mass of the day on YouTube

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Live streamed from Our Lady of the Rosary Cathedral, Waitara

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