Image related to nuclear power use, on Flickr --- The Catholic Bishops Conference of the Philippines said its opposition to nuclear power has been vindicated in the light of the nuclear disaster Japan is facing, reports the Independent Catholic News. The

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Image of the The ACSS symbol (Copyright. Janice Brown (ACSS), from Aboriginal Catholic Social Services on the Catholic Diocese of Parramatta website --- Aboriginal Catholic Social Services, which provides support and assistance to the indigenous, is to

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Image from The West Australian report --- The new St Patrick's Catholic Cathedral has been consecrated in Bunbury in Western Australia, six years after the old cathedral was destroyed by a tornado, reports The West Australian. Relics of Australia's first

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Image from the Caritas blog --- Japanese church officials are setting up an emergency centre to coordinate humanitarian aid operations in Sendai, the area most devastated by the March 11 earthquake and tsunami, said a Catholic News Agency report in the

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The European Human Rights Court will issue a ruling today on whether crucifixes should be present in Italian public schools, reports the Catholic News Agency. In November 2009 the European court ruled in favor of a mother who claimed the crucifixes

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Confession has been one of the Catholic practices most intriguing to the wider public. That's not surprising. It is associated with secrecy, sin (subtext: sex) and sacerdotalism. So recently the Confession app for the iPad received predictable publicity and

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In the 1980s, Kenny Waters was convicted of a brutal murder of a woman in Massachussetts. It was considered an attempted robbery.  Kenny had a reputation for being a troublesome child, an irresponsible young man.  The police were out to nail him,

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Tomorrow, March 8, is International Women's Day (IWD) and Catholic Mission Australia celebrates the role women play in securing peace and social progress in our world. “We celebrate the far-reaching contribution women make to the social fabric

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Beth Doherty with friends in Paraguay --- Wedged into South America's interior like a beating heart, Paraguay is compact, poor and largely forgotten; not even Lonely Planet has published a complete guide to this landlocked republic, reports the

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Natalie Lindner L'Hullier, the new chair of the Council for Australian Catholic Women (CACW) --- The Bishops Commission for Church Ministry (BCCM) has appointed Natalie Lindner L'Hullier as the new chair of the Council for Australian Catholic Women

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'Praying', on Flickr --- A weakening of faith in God, a rise in selfishness and a drop in the number of people going to Mass can be traced to Masses that are not reverent and don't follow church rules, the Catholic News Service reports from Vatican

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Dr Philip Nitschke --- Plans for Australia's first euthanasia clinic are likely to go ahead, said Exit International director Dr Philip Nitschke, with the proposed facility to be built either in Hobart or Adelaide, according to an AAP report in the Sydney

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On the eve of Lent, Dan Misleh wants to remind Catholics that it is not just about giving up chocolate or ice cream for 40 days, reports the Catholic News Service. Instead, the executive director of the US Catholic Coalition on Climate Change would like

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The government's new My School  website shows Catholic schools are in great need of a funding boost, the NSW Independent Education Union (IEU) says, according to an AAP report in the Sydney Morning Herald. "For instance, the amount of funding from all

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Image from the Catholic News Agency report --- A Christian couple in England has decided not to appeal a decision that barred them from becoming foster parents due to their disapproval of homosexual lifestyles, after being advised that they had almost no

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From a peak of one priest for every 518 Catholics in 1966, there is now one for every 1895 Catholics - if retired priests and those not in parish ministry are included, according to a new analysis of parish ministry reported in The Age. The report,

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Screenshot from a tribute video for late Pakistani minister Shahbaz Bhatti, on YouTube  --- More than 20,000 Christians in Pakistan haqve gathered in the remote village of Kushpur for the funeral of Shahbaz Bhatti, Pakistan's assassinated minister

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US Catholic bishops have kicked the "booty" out of the New American Bible, in a translation that is touted as more accurate, more accessible and more poetic, said the National Catholic Reporter. "Booty," a word that sets off snickers in Sunday school, will

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The Holy See has recently blocked the re-appointment of Caritas International secretary-general Lesley-Anne Knight. Here she explains some of the difficulties and challenges facing the organization, in this interview with NCR Online. How do you

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Anybody who watches ABC television knows Stephen Fry, the actor and author, just as everybody who listens to music knows about the composer Richard Wagner. Put these two charismatic personalities together and what you have is an entertaining, informative

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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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