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The election of a black Pope is "certainly possible", African-American Archbishop Wilton Gregory said, after describing US President elect Barack Obama's victory as a "great step forward for humanity". "If Obama at the White

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Pope Benedict stressed the importance of religious freedom to Muslim scholars yesterday while a joint statement from this week's meeting of Catholic and Islamic scholars included a call for an ethical world financial system. "We call upon believers

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Russian police have detained a suspect in the killings of two Jesuit priests brutally murdered in Moscow last week. Russia's Investigative Committee under the Prosecutor General's Office says the 38 year old Russian citizen was detained in the capital on

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This is the first feature film for its director Rob Schneider and it is a comedy that entertains. In essence, Big Stan is a prison movie parody that is a better comedy than most, and it manages to maintain a serious tone well in its second half. The

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Despite Obama's victory, the nation remains divided on moral and religious issues. Debates on abortion, gay marriage and euthanasia polarised the electorate and drew the Catholic bishops into the political fray. But the fierce denunciations of Obama and the

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The last few decades have seen significant changes in the roles women are occupying in Australian society, and the Church has also taken steps to involve women in new ways. For some women, change has not occurred fast enough. When bishops and priests take

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Eternal World Television Network (EWTN) is a global Catholic media network involving both television and radio stations. It broadcasts mainly in English and Spanish and was founded by the profilic Sr Angelica in the US in 1981. Sr Angelica still

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A Marist Youth Care has taken out this year's Catholic Social Services Norma Parker award for the most innovative program. This year's winners include a ground breaking program for at-risk youth in Sydney's western suburbs, a woman whose

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A Victorian priest who pleaded guilty to eight sexual offences involving children expressed remorse saying that he had been a "bloody idiot" and "ruined everything", the Geelong County Court was told. The Geelong Advertiser reports

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Thousands of Christians and Muslim Kurds have been driven out of Mosul, Iraq, by threats, blackmail and Islamic propaganda, local Chaldean Bishop Rabban Al Qassays. Less than one quarter of the former Christian population has remained, the bishop told

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The Bible Synod concluded at the weekend with a statement highlighting the need to make use of modern technology and an announcement by Pope Benedict that he will make his first visit to Africa next year. VIS reports that Synod Fathers adopted a Final

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Candidates for the priesthood will undergo psychological tests to screen out heterosexuals unable to control their sexual urges and those with strong homosexual tendencies, according to newly published Vatican regulations. The new document was the second

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Lion king married

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Brisbane Lions AFL champion Jonathan Brown wed his long time sweetheart Kylie Adams at a star studded ceremony at a Brisbane Catholic church over the weekend. The Courier-Mail reports the pair married at the St Peter and Pauls' Catholic Church, Balmoral.

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Two military offices have been sentenced to eight years jail for crimes including the murders of 15 Catholic clergy during the Rwandan genocide in 1994. APA News reports that a Rwandan military tribunal in Kigali, chaired by Brigadier General Steven

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Government and Opposition parties have poured cold water on a call by House of Representatives Speaker Harry Jenkins to abandon the daily Lord's Prayer recital in Federal Parliament Speaker of the House of Representatives, Harry Jenkins, has called

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German Catholic protesters are up in arms over the $200,000 cost of flying 90 boy choristers and 37 musicians to a Rome birthday celebration in January for Pope Benedict's brother, Monsignor Georg Ratzinger, Georg Ratzinger, a retired priest and

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A new environmental edition of the Bible has been published in the US using soy inks on recycled paper and features a foreword by Archbishop Desmond Tutu. "The poor and vulnerable are members of God's family and are the most severely affected by

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In the depths of the harsh Afghan winter early this year, Abdul Azmin Rajabi took an Australian with him on a pilgrimage to the graves of his two daughters. Mr Rajabi placed his hands on the snow covered tombstones marking where his children now lie, and

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It had been some valedictory, indeed a very public one that had brought a proud school into disrepute, left a community in uproar and invited the scorn of those who say privilege carries with it the burden of greater responsibility. But the atmosphere

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Taking its lead from this year's Australian Catholic Bishops Statement on Social Justice, this forum at the Brisbane campus of ACU will look at the challenge of affluence and poverty in Australia. Featuring former ACOSS head and now Productivity

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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

All your daily readings, reflections and prayers can be found here... 

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