Renewing its attack on the death penalty, the Holy See says that it is difficult to justify its use today and warns that the practice is an affront to human dignity and "the evangelical teaching of forgiveness." The Vatican Information

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Responding to a major UN report on climate change, Bishops' Commission for Justice and Service chair Bishop Chris Toohey says that it is time to face the "uncomfortable truth" about reforming the production and use of energy. A combination

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Outgoing Sydney Vicar for Immigration, Bishop David Cremin, has slammed a plan by new Immigration Minister Kevin Andrews to cut the intake of refugees from war-torn Sudan as "abominable". According to the Catholic Weekly, Mr Andrews is

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An Austrian bishop says that a Catholic businessman who rented space in his shopping mall to an abortion clinic has incurred automatic excommunication for formally cooperating in the killing of unborn children. The Catholic News Agency Austria,

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A joint Indonesia-East Timor "truth and friendship" commission has begun work to search for the truth about events in Timor leading up to the 1999 independence vote and to promote reconciliation, an Indonesian bishop and commission member

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The historic gothic Sacred Heart Cathedral in the Chinese southern city of Guangzhou is set to re-open after two years of renovation as authorities release official figures showing that China's population of religious believers has reached 300 million,

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Scores of Baptist churches around Australia have been displaying large posters with the words, "Jesus loves Osama". The poster is part of a series of advertisements designed to promote what it sees as "the heart of the gospel". But

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Communion singing

05-Feb-2007

According to the liturgy documents, the communion song begins while the priest is receiving the Sacrament and continues for as long as the Sacrament is being administered to the faithful. Delaying the song encourages people to adopt an attitude of

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Praising lay movements as a gift of the Holy Spirit to the Church, Pope Benedict says that communion between bishops and the movements could be the spark needed for a renewed commitment to "proclaiming and witnessing the Gospel of hope and

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It is time for the US to come together to address the moral, human and environmental dimensions of global climate change, the head of the US Catholic bishops' international policy committee says in a letter to American legislators. The 7 February

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Two leading international Catholic development networks are targeting the world's richest and powerful countries with a campaign to "make aid work" which aims to ensure that international leaders meet promises to eliminate poverty in the

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Citing climate change, water and public transport issues as the focus of his concerns, researcher Ben Spies-Butcher is leaving the Edmund Rice Centre to contest the forthcoming NSW state elections on behalf of the Green Party. The Village

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Venezuelan Archbishop Roberto Luckert has slammed comments by Condoleezza Rice as "lies" after the US Secretary of State claimed that the Venezuelan Church was "under fire" from President Chavez and that American officials have met

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Vienna Cardinal Christophe Schonborn says that while the Church rejects creationism he wants to correct a misconception that the Church has given a blanket endorsement to Darwinian evolution theories. The International Herald Tribune reports that in a

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Although the evidence has been firming up during the past 10 years, there has been very little said about climate change from Catholic leaders. It is true that the late Pope John Paul II said some very fine things about the need for us all to undergo an

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Euthanasia is not legal in Switzerland, as it is in the Netherlands and Belgium. But a 1942 Swiss law allows a person to help another to commit suicide, provided he or she does so for altruistic reasons. Swiss right-to-die campaigners used the law to

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The Adelaide archdiocese's Vicar-General Msgr David Cappo, Melbourne Jesuit Fr Peter Norden and several Vinnies workers, including Loreto Sister Toni Matha, were among the prominent Catholics cited in this year's Australia Day Honours. Mgsr Cappo was

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Reacting to deadly clashes between supporters and opponents of Lebanon's government and between Hamas and Fatah forces in Gaza, Pope Benedict has renewed his appeal for an end to violence in the region while emphasising the need for "new ways of

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Denouncing mining companies working in the Philippines as modern-day Trojan horses, Filipino Bishop Zacarias Jimenez has endorsed a major Columban-commissioned report which accuses the country of being "among the worst countries in the world" for

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Health Minister Tony Abbott, a prominent Catholic, has accused Labor leader Kevin Rudd of trying to "commandeer God for political purposes", telling a Melbourne conference that Jesus did not say "that the best way to feed the hungry ... was to

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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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