Our Lady of the Sacred Heart School in Wadeye Aboriginal community, south-west of Darwin, is seeking an apology and compensation for alleged discrimination that has caused it to miss out on millions of dollars in federal funding. With the help of

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Melbourne's Xavier College says that a video of an alleged wheelie bin bullying incident was a student hoax but a new video has emerged showing students from the elite school fighting in front of a crowd of other pupils. It is believed one of the

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A Puerto Rican-born ex-drug addict who has the number 666 of the Antichrist tattooed on his arm but claims to be Jesus Christ has been banned from entering three Central American countries. The Sydney Morning Herald reports that the three nations have

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A recurring episode in Mexican history has been a periodic reappraisal of the Catholic Church's role in the overwhelmingly Catholic society, which has usually resulted in a lessening of its power. Such a moment has again arrived, with the catalyst

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The news I'd been reading on the plane home just after Easter was mostly of broadcaster Alan Jones and the media watchdog's findings on his contributions to enlightenment during the Cronulla riots. Jones' reflexes on air were not unlike those of the

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Dr Damien Kingsbury, an Australian observer at last week's East Timor presidential election, has called for the replacement of Fr Martinho Gusmao, the Church's representative on the country's election commission, over bias allegations. The ABC's

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World Bank President Paul Wolfowitz is being accused of undermining the Bank's commitment to women's health after appointing an El Salvadorian Catholic with alleged links to Opus Dei who reportedly removed all references to contraception in the Bank's

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The remote West Australian Catholic mission of Kalumburu is in turmoil after police flew three 12-year-old girls out of the town after discovering an alleged pedophile ring involving a community leader working at a local school. The

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The Australian bishops' Pastoral Projects Office has released the full report of a research project into "disconnected Catholics" as the project moves to its second consultative stage. Catholic dioceses, organisations and other interested

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A non-government recognised Chinese bishop from Shaanxi province in Central China is still missing a month after government official detained him to attend a three-day "learning class". UCA News reports that local sources say the freedom of

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In a boon to Germany's Catholic Church, the country's economic boom has boosted the collection of church taxes by 800 million Australian dollars over the last two years - but people are still leaving in droves. Deutsche Welle reports that for the

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The world has come a long way since the discourse of the inevitable class conflict between capital and labour prevailed. We have moved towards a better balance of the rights of employers and employees, and that balance is what Catholic social teaching

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The distaste at performing abortions combined with ethical and religious convictions has led to an unprecedented increase in the UK in the number of doctors who refuse to carry out the procedure. Catholic general practitioner James Gerrard is among the

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Following yesterday's tragic killing of 32 people at the Virginia Tech University, American and world Christian leaders have called on US authorities to end easy access to guns. "The escalation of gun violence compels us to call for an end to

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The British Caritas development agency, CAFOD, has called for the resignation of embattled World Bank President Paul Wolfowitz saying that he has lost his credibility in the fight against corruption. George Gelber, head of policy for the English and

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A study of 20,000 Australians shows that while religious believers are most likely to be against premarital sex and pornography, their attitudes did not appear to stop them taking part in these activities. "What we saw was when it came to these

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A Sydney man charged with sexually assaulting a practising Muslim woman allegedly told her to "let your Jesus help you" after she listened to Christian preachers and read the bible. The Sydney Daily Telegraph reports that the Iraqi Muslim

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At a Melbourne ceremony tonight, the De La Salle Brothers will launch the Lasallian Foundation in support of the congregation's projects in developing countries including India, Burma and Papua New Guinea. The Foundation to be launched at the RACV

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Catholic bloggers are light-heartedly claiming that the pope is not infallible after discovering a number of minor errors in Pope Benedict's newly published book Jesus of Nazareth. Reuters reports that bloggers have taken up the Pope's invitation to

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Ever since the 1999 Columbine High School massacre, "lockdown" is a word that's been dropped into student handbooks across America. When shots are heard, go immediately into a protective lockdown mode and await further instructions. But how

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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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