Hillary Clinton --- Saying freedom of speech and religion should be upheld equally, US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has criticised laws around the world that make religious defamation a crime. "Some claim that the best

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Fr Thomas Reese SJ --- Catholic liberals, especially Catholic feminists, fear that an influx of conservative Anglicans will further discourage reform in the Catholic Church. In any case, someone should warn these Anglicans that two out of

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The Catholic Church, the Lutheran Church and the Uniting Church in Australia are celebrating the tenth anniversary of the signing of the Joint Declaration on the Doctrine of Justification. "The Joint Declaration on the Doctrine of Justification

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The Lord's Prayer won't be dropped from the start of the Darwin City Council meetings, and it will accompany a new "welcome to country" message that acknowledges the Larrakia people as the traditional owners of Darwin. There was some protest

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Teachers who took part in a strike yesterday in Queensland have voted to take more industrial action if employers do not commit to "meaningful negotiations". More than 400 teachers marched on the Queensland Catholic Education Commission's

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Cardinal George Pell --- Sydney's Cardinal George Pell said the ACT Government deal to buy Calvary hospital is driven by ideological and anti-Christian elements against the faith in public life, ABC reports. The Government says the

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Archbishop Denis Hart --- Melbourne Archbishop Denis Hart is asking all parish priests in the archdiocese not to read to congregations a letter from a woman who claims nuns led her to a priest who raped her as a child. Archbishop

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Couples in Australia can now learn Natural Family Planning (NFP) with the launch of this new educational website. The site gives couples information on how to start using the method and will connect them via email with an accredited educator to provide

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It takes a certain person to rejoice in the suffering of others. In the real world they're called sociopaths - in politics, they're called conservatives. Australia's political Right has long rejoiced at the plight of asylum seekers. Any chance to use them

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Every now and again, stories hit the media about pharmacists who refuse to stock condoms, dispense the contraceptive pill and more recently, the morning-after pill. Contrary to what we are led to believe, this is not an irregular occurrence, nor is it a

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Dr Jane Turner --- This edition of Encounter is about the importance of sensitive communication with cancer patients and their families. The program features Brisbane psychiatrist Dr Jane Turner and her cutting edge educational work with

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A 63 year old tradition of a privately maintained nativity scene on a public median strip in Warren, Michigan ended following assertions that it violated the principle "of separation of church and state", but the ban is now being challenged as

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Tracey Anthony --- Catholic schools and teachers bagged at least half a dozen prestigious Australian Awards for Teaching Excellence given by Teaching Australia, taking the top prizes in teacher excellence, and school and community

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Teaching staff from St Mary's College in Toowoomba who are facing redundancies joined in the strike action demanding pay parity on Wednesday. The Toowoomba Chronicle said the school was set to cut the equivalent of four full time teachers by the end

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Brisbane's City Council has given the green light for one of the city's largest Churches, a 600 seater to be constructed in suburban Jindalee next year. Parish finance committee chairman Pat O'Dwyer said the church would call for building tenders

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Phil Glendenning --- Nine Afghans, who were returned home by the Howard Government with promises and compensation, have come back and were granted protection by the Rudd Government, The Australian reports. The controversial

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Fr Michael Sinnott --- A spokesman of the Philippines Pagadian Diocese crisis committee handling the kidnapping of Columban Fr Michael Sinnott says negotiations for the priest's release are about to begin. It is the first glimmer of

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Pope Benedict XVI --- Pope Benedict urged Iran to strengthen religious freedom for the country's tiny Catholic minority, while praising the "deep religious sensibility" of the Iranian people, in a meeting with Iran's new

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Cardinal Peter Turkson --- Cardinal Peter Turkson of Ghana is to be the new president of the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace. He is an accomplished scholar but also a prelate with a popular touch, and his appointment to the Curia

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In 1963, the pop music world was swept by a Belgian Dominican nun's recording of a song she had written about the founder of her order. You couldn't turn on the radio in Australia without hearing the Singing Nun's jaunty, happy tribute 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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