The World Youth Day Cross and Icon made a special Outback trek this week, visiting Alice Springs, Uluru and Coober Pedy. The group of 50 young pilgrims - including 10 indigenous Australians - aged between 16 and 35 represented each state and territory

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Immaculate Conception Hawthorn parish priest Fr Des Dwyer SJ is leading a research project which hopes to engage more young people in the Church. The study, which aims to solve the decline of youth involvement, is being conducted in conjunction with

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World Mission day will be celebrated this Sunday, October 21, by Church services around Australia. The services will reflect on the work of mission and also the contribution of young people who are in involved in missionary activities. Pope

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Church groups have rejected Immigration Minister Kevin Andrews justifications to reduce the number of Sudanese refugees entering Australia. Mr Andrews angered Catholic organisations earlier this month after he claimed the the recent refugee arrivals

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The Australian Catholic Disability Council is outtraged by a reality TV-style program which mocks and ridicules people with intellectual disabillities. The Council said that the research project involving the production entitled Laughing with the

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For Branko Culina, legend of Australian football, SBS commentator and new coach of Sydney FC, faith, family and football intersect. "When I was a young kid coming through, we Croatians were brought up on football and church," he says.

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Mission at home

15-Oct-2007

World Mission Sunday takes place this Sunday. Today fewer Australian missionaries working overseas. There are many vibrant Christian communities that are fruits of the former missionaries’ love, care and hard work and the mysterious power of

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A National response to mental health and homelessness will be high on the agenda at "Breaking the Cycle", a Conference organised by the St Vincent de Paul Society, on Thursday 18th and Friday 19th October in Sydney. The two-day conference

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The Catholic Labor Member for Indooroopilly in the Queensland Parliament has expressed sadness following last week's vote in favour of allowing research on cloned humans. Ronan Lee spoke against the Research Involving Human Embryos & Prohibition

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Fr Frank Brennan has defended the right of churches to speak on political matters following last week's attack from Federal Health Minister Tony Abbott. The Jesuit lawyer and human rights advocate Fr Frank Brennan was speaking to the Institute of

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Pope Benedict has named 23 new cardinals - the newest additions to the Pontiffs select group of closest aides. The newly appointed cardinals include an Iraqi, two Americans and others from around the world in choices he said “reflects the

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The tense relationship between the Australian Jockey Club and the Archdiocese of Sydney took a turn for the worse yesterday after a media lockout spoiled an event aimed at promoting World Youth Day. More then 200 WYD representatives – including

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Dr Theresa Burke is the founder of Rachel’s Vineyard Ministries, an organisation which runs weekend retreats for those suffering emotional trauma caused by an abortion. Many believe that men are peripheral figures in the decision making process,

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There is a stark similarity between the words of post-war Immigration Minister Arthur Calwell and those which current Immigration Minister Kevin Andrews spoke last week, in explanation of the recent cut in acceptance of refugees from Sudan. Both give

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St Mary's House of Welcome will receive a $2.5million injection form the Federal Governnment. The welfare agency, established by the Daughters of Charity in Fitzroy Melbourne over 45 years ago, helps the homeless, disadvantaged and marginalised

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Australia's best practices in the work against trafficking in persons (TIP) is being presented to an international gathering of women Religious, in Rome this week by Brisbane Good Samaritan Sr Pauline Coll SGS. Pathways, the electronic newsletter of

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NetAct, a lobby group based at the Sydney office of Catholic Religious Australia, has released its Federal Election 2007 Kit. Titled Voting for our Values not only helps Catholics decide on their vote, but also gives detailed pointers on how to lobby a

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Pope Benedict XVI has completed his second encyclical, a meditation on Christian hope, Vatican sources have said. The text, tentatively titled "Spe Salvi" ("Saved by Hope") comes from St. Paul's letter to the Romans, in which he

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Bishop Julian Porteous, auxiliary bishop of Sydney believes a new pastoral plan is just what the pastoral and apostolic works needs to make a "fresh start." Bishop Julian told the Catholic Weekly that the document, Starting a Fresh with

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The Sophia Network of Catholic Women welcomed Archbishop John Dew’s sanctioning Sr Joan’s visit to the Archdiocese. Joan chastises the decisionmakers in the church for their emphasis on masculine images of God, when there are many feminine

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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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