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Philanthropist Dick Smith, NRMA chief, Tony Stuart, and Pfizer managing director, John Latham, will be among the business executives who will sleep under the stars in June in a major Vinnies fundraiser. "There is a tendency to say it's

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Pope to Iraq?

04-May-2009

An Iraqi newspaper yesterday quoted an unnamed lawmaker as saying that Pope Benedict may visit Baghdad as part of his tour of the Middle East but Vatican spokesman, Fr Federico Lombardi, appeared to deny the story. The pope's visit "would let him

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Perth Archbishop Barry Hickey is celebrating 25 years as a bishop and 50 years of priesthood. A priest of the Archdiocese of Perth, he was ordained Bishop of Geraldton in St Francis Xavier's Cathedral on May 1, 1984, The Record reports. He held

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From what we see at the coal face, it is tragically clear that families are the new face of homelessness. In an increasing number of cases, an intact family has ceased to be the buffer against this ultimate disadvantage. The reality is that sheltering

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When L'Osservatore Romano published an essay this week suggesting that US President Barack Obama's positions on abortion and other life issues "have not confirmed fears of radical changes," it provided the latest confirmation of a glaring

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Damascus College Ballarat, a school in the Mercy tradition, is Ballarat's only Catholic coeducational secondary school. The emphasis at the college is on community with the sense of belonging and being cared for two reasons why Damascus is such a great

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The remains of bushranger Ned Kelly and other executed prisoners found at Melbourne's old Pentridge Prison site should be returned to their families, says former prison chaplain, Fr Peter Norden. The bones of 43 executed prisoners remain in limbo in

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Pope Benedict has appointed Melbourne Vicar-General Monsignor Les Tomlinson as an auxiliary bishop for Australia's largest archdiocese. The appointment was announced in Rome at 12pm on Tuesday May 5 2009 (8pm AEST), a Melbourne archdiocesan statement

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Catholic Social Services Victoria has welcomed the Victorian Government's budget focus on vulnerable sections of the community and on investments that are linked to increased employment demand. "In an economic downturn, the more vulnerable

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Melbourne football clubs Carlton and Hawthorn are lobbying the AFL to play a match on Good Friday beginning next year. Carlton chief executive Greg Swann and Hawthorn counterpart Ian Robson proposed the game when they met AFL boss Andrew Demetriou on

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Thousands of Catholics had to walk up to 30km to Hanoi after police forced their bus drivers to dump them outside Hanoi on their way to participate in Golden Jubilee celebrations at the Thai Ha Redemptorist parish. These faithful were traveling from

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Brisbane Archbishop John Bathersby has written to former St Mary's South Brisbane administrator warning him that penalties will be imposed unless he ceases to celebrate Mass at the Trades and Labor Council building. In a letter to Fr Kennedy,

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Men prefer to sing "proper macho songs" in church and feel uncomfortable with hugging, holding hands or sitting in circles discussing their feelings, a British survey has found. Nearly 60 percent of men who surveyed said they enjoyed singing

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Anyone who has seen the films Charlie Kaufman has written (Being John Malkovich, Adaptation, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind) will know that he does not make it easy for us, the audience. We have to work hard to keep our bearings in a Kaufman

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Look around the world and you find that risible old Nedward, or at least the phenomenon he epitomises, has won one of the great intellectual battles of the past two centuries. And now, far from being put down, Flanderism is spreading around the world, an

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Sister Magali has seen many profound changes in the half a century she has spent in outback Australia, living side by side with Aboriginal communities in fringe camps, Third World style reserves, and "out country". Yet the 73 year old Little

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The Australian Council of Christians and Jews was inaugurated in December 1991. Its website provides an excellent summary of the Jewish and Christian communities in Australia and the steps being taken on improving relations between the two

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Rockhampton Bishop Brian Heenan says he is standing by Fr Kevin Phillips, who has pleaded not guilty to charges over alleged incidents at St Stanislaus College, Bathurst, in 1990, but the priest has been relieved of his duties until the case is resolved.

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Australian Catholic University has awarded its highest honour to Melbourne's Newman College Rector, Fr Bill Uren in recognition of his work in the area of bioethics. Fr Uren is a graduate of the Universities of Melbourne, Sydney and Oxford and of the

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Canberra-Goulburn Auxiliary Bishop Pat Power has appealed to Prime Minister Kevin Rudd to intervene on behalf of the civilian Tamil population in Sri Lanka. Bishop Power gathered with supporters of the Tamil people in the foyer of Parliament House

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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

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