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Dr Dan White, Executive Director of Sydney's Catholic Schools --- A statement by the Australian Education Union on school funding was deliberately misleading, and ignores the reality of how schools are funded, said Dr Dan White, the executive

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Vatican spokesman Father Federico Lombardi --- The Vatican says a 1997 letter it sent to Irish bishops about handling cases of clerical sex abuse did not tell them to keep the cases secret from the police. It was warning instead against bringing

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The president of the Vatican's investment agency will lead a new watchdog agency to monitor all Vatican financial operations, reports the Catholic News Service. Pope Benedict named Italian Cardinal Attilio Nicora, 73, president of the new Financial

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The urgency for aged-care reform will not be reduced by the challenge of flood recovery, said the chief executives of Catholic Health Australia and the Council on the Ageing in The Australian. "Change opportunities come along once every political generation.

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A Federal Greens bill to restore the ACT's right to make euthanasia laws looks set to fail, according to Chief Minister Jon Stanhope, reports The ABC. Mr Stanhope has written to all Federal MPs urging them to support the private member's bill introduced by

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'Congo Dem Rep Regions Map', from Wikitravel --- A Congolese nun and nurse, Sister Jeanne Yemgane, has been shot dead by rebels, said a Missionary News Service report on the Independent Catholic News. Sr Yemgane was also a former superior of the St

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The first book written about the 168-year endeavour to give Perth its own cathedral has been released. Called Our Cathedral, the book was written by historian, parishioner and Cathedral tour guide John Winship. It covers the history of the

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The Federal Government's school building funding was efficiently utilised by Catholic and independent schools, according to a report by the taskforce investigating the $16 billion program, ABC reports. While it was scathing about the role of the

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Sister Thanh Catherine of Divine Mercy (pictured) made her final, Solemn Profession at the Carmelite monastery in Nedlands, Perth, last week, having escaped Vietnam where her family was persecuted for their Catholic faith, reports The Record. The

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Is religion really under threat in the contemporary world? Yes, I think it is, but not from the diatribes of Richard Dawkins, Christopher Hitchens, and their confreres, writes Paul Collins in ABC Religion and Ethics Online. A much more serious threat comes

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The Zenit news service carries a translation of the message sent by the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace for the Third International Day of Intercession for Peace in the Holy Land, which will be held on January 29-30. The letter is signed by

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Dr Dan White, Executive Director of Sydney's Catholic Schools --- Sydney Catholic systemic schools reported that results in 68 percent of all HSC subjects ranked above the NSW state mean, and the number of Band 6s awarded to its students surged a massive

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Image from the Discovery News report --- The great-grandmother of Jesus was a woman named Ismeria, according to Florentine medieval manuscripts analyzed by a historian, reports Discovery News. The manuscripts suggest that St Ismeria, a descendent of

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While Tron: Legacy is a sequel to the now-classic 1982 film, Tron, it is also something of a re-make, a re-interpretation of the original story to allow for the passing of time, the developments in technology and to dramatise a relationship between father and

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There's no such thing as official retirement for many older Religious. Just ask Brigidine Sister Zita Barron, former chaplain at Long Bay Gaol, who turned 84 last week, reports the Catholic Religious Australia newsletter. In April this year Sister Zita

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We are now less than a week away from Christmas, so we still have time to prepare, to do what we should. I am not just thinking of those cards and presents that we still need to purchase, or the food and drink for the festivities, but of other, more important

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This website chronicles the plight of and lives of Christians living in Iraq. The site has a history of Iraqi Christians, links to bombed churches and other relevant information. www.christiansofiraq.com/

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Screenshot of Archbishop John Hepworth, from an interview uploaded onto YouTube --- The Anglican Ordinariate in Australia is expected to attract about 1000 Anglicans from churches here, according to a report in The Age. Catholics, mainstream Anglicans

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St Vincent's Health Australia was the only group able to convince the government to ignore the advice of its own health officials in creating new Local Hospital Networks, the Sydney Morning Herald reports. Citing internal documents, the Herald says the

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The AdelaideNow website image of Monsignor David Cappo --- Monsignor David Cappo has been appointed as deputy chair to the National Advisory Council on Mental Health, reports The Advertiser. He says authorities are "wasting our time" unless more money is

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

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