Victoria's biggest charities and employers in the community sector have called on the Baillieu government to honour its promise to fund an equal pay case that could lead to much higher wages for tens of thousands of workers, reports the Age. The new

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Dr Paul Sharkey, image from Catholic Education Office South Australia --- South Australia's Catholic education sector would be happy to keep its proportion of students constant rather than push for more enrolments, new Catholic Education director Dr Paul

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Archbishop Silvano Tomasi --- There is a growing and "disturbing" trend of vilifying those who criticise gay sexual relations for religious or moral reasons, a Vatican diplomat told the United Nations Human Rights Council, according to a Reuters report in

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It has been a turbulent start to 2011 with tragic natural disasters, political uprisings and most recently, the devastating tsunami in Japan, writes Anne Derwin, President of Catholic Religious Australia in the CRA March newsletter. Most of us have watched

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Cardinal Pell will speak on Catholic Intellectual Life and the Universities at Notre Dame University in Sydney on March 29. The lecture, hosted by Notre Dame's Centre for Faith, Ethics and Society, will be the first of the Bishops Speaking Out

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The judgment just handed down by the European Court of Human Rights, allowing Italian schools to display crucifixes, is not about any kind of recognition (as the Vatican's Fr Lombardi put it) that “the culture of the rights of man must

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The ongoing nuclear plant disaster in Japan raises not only environmental and health issues, but ethical questions about energy use and the future of nuclear power, according to Catholic scholars and other ethicists, reports NCR Online. The accident could be

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This is not a close encounter of the friendly kind. Aliens have been targeting earth in the last few decades, and not with kind intentions.  Think War of the Worlds, Independence Day, Monsters, Skyline. In fact, this looks and sounds

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The Edmund Rice Centre has called for a major policy overhaul of Australia's management of asylum-seekers, proposing that the country implements the community supervision method adopted by western nations, the Centre said in a media release. "Overseas

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Image from Catholic Education Diocese of Parramatta --- Catholic school families and staff must make their vote count in the upcoming NSW election, by being aware of the educational policies of the major political parties, said the Diocese of

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Screenshot from www.madrid11.com/en/schedule --- More than 4000 Australian youth are expected to travel to Spain in August for World Youth Day in Madrid, reports The Catholic Weekly. The Aus­tralians (mostly aged from 18-35 years) will be joined by

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Screenshot from the video, University of Santo Tomas Quadricentennial Celebration - Zenon Cardinal Grocholewski arrives, on YouTube --- Studies for priests and theologians face a renewed emphasis on metaphysics, according to a newly-published Decree on

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Screenshot from the ucanews.com report --- About 500 Catholics representing various organisations and parishes in Indonesia staged a rally yesterday over the torture of Catholic youths - one of whom died, reports ucanews.com. The Coalition Forum of Belu

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Malaysian authorities have backed off from a plan to stamp serial numbers on Malay-language Bibles, as Christians threatened to lodge mass police reports against the government over the matter, reports ucanews.com. Sudhagaran Standley, a Church worker based

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A 41-year-old has told a jury that he was sexually abused as a teenager, by a religious brother counselling him over a previous attack by a different man, said AAP reports in the Sydney Morning Herald. He was giving evidence at the NSW District Court trial

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Screenshot from the video, WYD Hymn Recordings, on YouTube ---  More than a million Catholic youths are expected to attend World Youth Day in Madrid this August, said a Catholic News Service report in The Catholic Leader. Organisers are promising a

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The National Catholic Education Commission has said it expects "funding maintained" provisions will not survive the school funding review being led by David Gonski, according to reports in the Sydney Morning Herald and The Age. Tim Smith of the National

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Screenshot from the Daily Mail report --- A relic claimed to be a thorn from Jesus' crown is to go on display at the British Museum, after having been kept safely in a British Jesuit school for 200 years, reports the Daily Mail. And while no one can

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Max von Sydow in The Exorcist --- Anthony Hopkins' performance in The Rite, as a Catholic priest charged with exorcising Satan from the tainted soul of a pregnant Italian teenager, brings to mind other holy men in movies, writes Cine Topia

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Those who saw The Inside Job and were impressed by the way that Oscar-winning documentary explains the Global Financial Crisis, will also be enlightened by The Company Men, a powerful, well-acted drama which exposes the impact of the global meltdown on men

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Mass on Demand

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From Parish of Our Lady of The Way, North Sydney & Lavender Bay. 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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