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For Professor Ettore Gotti Tedeschi, economist and banker, and president of the Vatican bank, the main cause of the economic crisis in the West is the collapse in the birth rate. Gotti Tedeschi has been maintaining this thesis for some time, with great

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The title probably says a lot for British filmgoers, but most people in Australia will ask ‘where is Dagenham?’.  This enjoyable film will go a long way to answering the question. It is a film about industrial action in

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Despite the world's fascination with All Things Papal, there isn't much out there about papal humour. Which is, in a sense, entirely understandable: it takes a certain breadth of imagination, shall we say, to imagine Gregory XVI or Pius XI telling a joke,

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Oikocredit is an ecumenically-based investment bank that pays out a modest dividend a year to investors, while giving out small loans to poor people  around the world to enable them to build up their businesses and work their way out of poverty.

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The Catholic Church has decided to encourage its members to ask for the views of those seeking election in the upcoming Victorian state election in a range of matters including gay marriage, euthanasia and abortion. Such a move will undoubtedly enrage our

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When Sister Bridget Harley left Australia for Ethiopia in 1967, she had already had a long career in the Daughters of Charity order and thought she was going to Africa for only four years. It was 38 years before she came home, leaving behind a mighty legacy

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The inaugural National Symposium of the Australian Ecumenical Council for Spiritual Direction was held in Melbourne last weekend. Its aim was to foster the professional study of, and academic research into, the impact of contemporary spirituality on the

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Film review - Red

01-Nov-2010

This film is an adaptation of “Red”, a US comic book mini-series. The film is an action-comedy movie, with a touch of romance, but it has a lot more in it than appeared in the comic book series. The title of the movie stands for “Retired,

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Outgoing Campbelltown MP Graham West is new Vinnies NSW chief --- The former NSW Minister for Juvenile Justice and Minister for Youth and Volunteering, Graham West, has been appointed the new chief executive of the state's St Vincent de Paul Society,

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Original image from Armin Kübelbeck on Wikimedia Commons --- Talks on voluntary euthanasia in Brisbane, featuring the expert who was instrumental in creating Belgium's voluntary euthanasia law in 2002, have failed to attract much interest from

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Screenshot from justinbiebermusic.com --- Teen music heart-throb Justin Bieber says his belief in God can keep him from turning into a drunken and wasted mess like many other young Hollywood stars, The Hot Hits website reports. Bieber, who is

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Screenshot from YouTube video, 'Church Bombing in Iraq' --- The Al-Qaeda splinter group in Iraq has threatened to attack more Christians, in the wake of a Church siege and killings this week, said an Associated Press report in the Sydney Morning

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CoE Bishop of Lewes, Wallace Benn, from a video on YouTube --- A conservative Church of England cleric has prompted anger by reportedly comparing those who support the ordination of women bishops to the Nazis, said a report in The Australian. According

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As the new translation of the Roman Missal is rolled out, Catholics are having to learn new wording for some of the most familiar prayers, writes the CNN Belief Blog. The US Conference of Catholic Bishops has been conducting workshops all year to help local

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A leading Brisbane doctor has warned that decriminalising abortion in the state could put pregnant mothers at greater risk of extreme illness or death through increased availability of abortion drugs such as RU486, said a report in The Catholic Leader. Royal

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Archbishop Leonard, on Facebook --- Archbishop Andre-Joseph Leonard of Belgium said his remarks about AIDS, gays and paedophile priests were twisted and misinterpreted by the media, according to an AFP report in the Sydney Morning Herald. Archbishop

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% 'Praying', on Flickr --- Research has found that 74 percent of Irish Catholic women feel the Church does not treat them "with a lot of respect". But their faith remains strong, reports the Catholic News Service. The findings came from a

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SIGNIS is the website of the World Catholic Association for Communication, which brings together radio, television, cinema, video, media education, Internet, and new technology professionals. SIGNIS has consultative statutes with UNESCO, Ecosoc (United

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This is an Australian movie that explores in detail the relationship between a young woman, Heidi (Rachael Taylor, pictured), who arrives in Australia from the US to begin a journey to recover memories of her childhood and dead father. Her father left her

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If there’s one thing even the most religiously illiterate person tends to get about the Catholic church, it’s the difference between a cardinal and everybody else. Cardinals matter: they set a leadership tone, and, of course, they elect the next

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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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Daily Prayer

Daily Prayer

All your daily readings, reflections and prayers can be found here... 

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