Filmmaker Justin Sisely has launched an advertising poster campaign in Sydney featuring an image of the Virgin Mary with male genitalia on her forehead. Sisely gained notoriety in Melbourne in March when he posted "Virgins Wanted" placards

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An Ontario woman who was repeatedly raped by a Catholic priest while still a child has received over $2 million in what is believed to be the largest individual settlement in a sexual abuse case in Canada. The victim, Lou Ann Soontiens, was in grade

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Five prosecution witnesses gave compromised testimony in the case of Sr Meena, the nun raped during the August pogrom against Christians in India's Orissa state, because they had been threatened with "dire consequences", International Christian

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Vatican officials have reportedly launched a miracle investigation after Itallian woman, Rosa Mollica, a multiple sclerosis victim claimed to have been cured after a trip to Lourdes. Ms Mollica, 50, from Ripi, central Italy, threw away her crutches

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During his visit to Jordan, Pope Benedict visited a mosque, taken a trip to biblical Mt Nebo while appealing to Christians to "build bridges" with other religions and cultures and also to give witness to "respect for women". After

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Minutes from a meeting of Brisbane's Central Deanery list a series of items including a candleholder, timber table and vestments that were "removed" from South Brisbane's St Mary's church but former administrator Fr Peter Kennedy denies any

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It might seem odd, when there are already hundreds of Roman Catholic religious orders in existence and most of them are crying out for new recruits, to set up a new order rather than help boost the fortunes of an existing one. But when Sister Camilla

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L'Arche is an international federation of faith communities where people with and without an intellectual disability share life together. L'Arche is a French word for the "Ark". Founded by Jean Vanier in France in 1963, it seeks to create homes

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With this new book Rist writes as a Catholic undertaking intellectual history with apologetic and constructive purpose. He presents Catholic thought as adaptive and as promoting the development of a broad Catholic culture, interested not only in the

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The decision to remove the crucifix and bible out of the chapel at a Sydney hospital was, I'm sure, done as a well meaning gesture. Somebody or some committee would have met and discussed how this hospital could offer religious access to all groups

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A shell has killed a local staff member for Caritas Australia who was working in a No Fire Zone of the troubled Vanni region in Sri Lanka's north. "The Caritas confederacy was saddened to hear of the tragic death of one of our own staff this

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One in four school children have experienced cyberbullying, according to research carried out at Australian Catholic University's Canberra campus. The research also showed that some victims were not reporting incidences to their teachers, for fear of

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Arriving in Israel after three days in Jordan, Pope Benedict has appealed for an end to anti-Semitism and also called for the establishment of an independent Palestinian homeland. In his first speech on arrival, Pope Benedict said he would honour the six

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If the Catholic Church is going to begin to move forward in cooperation with the Jewish people, it is going to have to acknowledge the past. And you don't have to go far back in history to find a time when the Church's relationship with the Jews was based

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Because we cannot will ourselves into being good people. We can't just decide that we will be loving and happy any more so than we can decide never again to be angry, bitter, or jealous. Willpower alone hasn't got that kind of power. Only an influx into

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The Catholic Diocese of Townsville was established in 1930 and covers an area of 434,400 square kilometres. It extends from Townsville on the coast, to the Whitsunday and Burdekin regions in the south and north to Ingham and Halifax, south-west to Winton,

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Thornton's debut feature Samson and Delilah is an ode to his town and its extremes. It's an ethereal love story between Aboriginal adolescents, that takes place against a backdrop of addiction, violence and displacement. Racism is not an explicit presence

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Heavy fighting over the weekend in Sri Lanka's north has caused more than 2,500 civilian casualties with over 50,000 civilians trapped in the crossfire, Caritas Australia CEO Jack de Groot says. "The mounting civilian casualties emphasise the

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Catholic Health Australia and Catholic Social Services both gave mixed reactions to last night's Federal Budget but Vinnies' President, Syd Tutton, expressed grave concern over those left out in the cold. Catholic Health Australia chief executive Martin

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The first national online survey into staff bullying in Australian schools conducted by ACU National and the University of New England has shown that a staggering 99.6 percent of participants have experienced bullying in the workplace. More than 800

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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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