A Brisbane peace activist and Catholic Worker stalwart whose arrest by Queensland police was deemed illegal by a Brisbane magistrate says that a police investigation of the circumstances of his arrest was a "farce from start to

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Days after he was sacked as provost of Florida's controversial Ave Maria University, theological ally and former student of Pope Benedict Jesuit Fr Joseph Fessio is returning to the private university as "designated theologian in

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Public schools in Tiverton in the US state of Rhode Island have banned the word "Easter" at all school events and children will now have their photos taken with Peter Rabbit instead of the Easter Bunny. The US Catholic League reports that

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Last month I attended the final Mass at a neighbourhood parish. There were wake-like elements: tears, hugs, conversation, laughter, and stories. It had finality: parishioners would never assemble again in this church. Closing wasn't in their thoughts

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An elderly nun, under questioning by a lawyer, recently said she could not remember anything about his client, a child who had been sexually molested by a priest. Finally, the lawyer asked whether she was familiar with "mental reservation" -

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On visit to Australia to prepare for an opera based on her book, Dead Man Walking, Sr Helen Prejean says that Guantanamo Bay is an aberration and a corruption of US values and that the release of David Hicks should be a priority. "Guantanamo Bay

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Australian biothecist Peter Singer, a proponent of abortion, euthanasia and infanticide, is to be a guest at a Polish Catholic gathering but organisers say the purpose it to engage him in public discussion, not to provide a platform for his

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Hell "exists and is eternal" despite the greatness of God's love and mercy, Pope Benedict said on Sunday, and those who reject Jesus need to know it. Catholic News Service reports that the pope made the comments during a visit to a Rome

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The Australian bishops have chosen a builder, Adam Crouch, and YCW national secretary, Sara Kane, to represent them in Rome this week at an international forum on globalisation and work. Mr Crouch and Ms Kane will take part in the Pontifical Council

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Testifying at the Indonesia-East Timor Truth Commission, former Dili Bishop Carlos Belo said that Indonesian forces and their militia allies had systematically razed the diocese's compound as well as other churches, killing several clergy and an unknown

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A 14-month-old boy from Mount Tyson on Queensland's Darling Downs who drowned in a cattle-watering trough accident two years after his sister died in a similar accident has been farewelled in a tearful service at St Stephen's Church in

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It's a danger to try to identify the Antichrist with any particular individual or movement. There is a very worthy Christian pacifism. But there is a pacifism where people don't support anything sufficiently to struggle for, perhaps to fight for.

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Finding the faith

26-Mar-2007

For years researchers and academics have observed that traditional faiths are increasingly irrelevant to young people. "It is true that religion is dying," says Dr Andrew Singleton, who has researched the spirituality of "Gen Y".

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Catholic social justice commission's Bishop Christopher Saunders, has called for David Hicks' immediate release despite his guilty plea yesterday to a charge of providing material support for terrorism. The Australian Catholic Social Justice Council

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A Timor priest has accused Australian troops of destroying property in a raid on a church during a search for fugitive rebel leader Alfredo Reinado. Fr Heremenio Gonsalves told reporters that in the early hours of 23 March, fully armed Australian

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Days before planned high level talks at the Vatican on legal and fiscal security issues for the church in Israel, Israeli diplomats have unilaterally cancelled the meeting, to the "incredulity" and "pain" of Church

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In a joint statement, Christian church leaders in Northern Ireland, including Cardinal Sean Brady, have welcomed a power-sharing agreement between the Democratic Unionist Party and Sinn Fein to restore devolved government in the region. The agreement

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Soon-to-depart Australian Catholic University vice-chancellor, Peter Sheehan, says that the rise of factions and divisions among universities can create problems in dealing with government. In an interview with The Australian, Professor Sheehan said

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At his funeral yesterday, Broken Bay founder Bishop Patrick Murphy was remembered as a hardworking disciple of Jesus - who also loved ice-cream. In a tribute contained in the Mass booklet at his funeral yesterday at Corpus Christi Cathedral, St Ives,

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When Bishop Delaney founded the Brigidines, with just six Irish women in Tullow, in 1807, he did so in response to the wholesale, root and branch devastation inflicted on the people by the Penal Laws. Those laws denied Irish Catholics civil and

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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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