Let's face it, it is easier for most of us to hold a clear but inaccurate image of what we think God is, rather than to live with the discomfort of not being able to pin God down precisely. Many a mystic has said that all descriptions of God are false

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Several Year 9 students from Bunbury Catholic College have been punished for allegedly trying to sell bags of sugar to their schoolmates that they pretended to be the drug "ice". A drug and alcohol expert says she is alarmed children as young

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Victorian priest, Fr Terrence Pidoto, yesterday thanked the judge who sentenced him to more than seven years jail. He was convicted on 11 charges including rape and indecent assault. A victim said he should have "got life". 62 year old

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Brisbane Broncos founding chairman and Marist Brothers College Rosalie old boy, Barry Maranta, has joined the fight to prevent his old school from closing. The Courier-Mail reports on the latest chapter in a long-running feud. It says the

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The mother of a boy with a language disorder is suing a parish priest and the Melbourne Catholic Education Office for discrimination. The Age reports that the boy was allegedly asked to leave a Catholic school at Laverton in the city's west. Altona

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Pope Benedict has called for intensified cooperation to build an alliance between man and the environment. Zenit reports the move is to mark the 20th anniversary of the 1987 Montreal Protocol to protect the ozone layer of the Earth's

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'Australia as a global citizen' is the theme of the Australian Bishops' statement for Social Justice Sunday at the end of the month. Catholic Social Justice Council chairman, Bishop Christopher Saunders, yesterday launched the Statement. It's titled

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I come from a family marked by faith and Catholic tradition, with a wonderful mother. Ever since I was a child, I wanted to be a missionary. I was fascinated by the Jesuit missionary preachers who came to Naples, to our parish. Unfortunately, the dream

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The Harry Potter phenomenon is big; in fact bigger than any other publishing event. The series of seven books has been translated into 66 languages with sales of 400 million copies. Why is Harry Potter so popular among all types of young people and many

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The Vicariate of Rome is now accepting requests for relics of Pope John Paul II. Zenit reports that people who want to receive a relic "ex indumentis" - from the clothing - or a holy card of Pope John Paul II, may do so by writing to the

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Portuguese police reportedly want to question a priest to whom Kate McCann turned for assistance after the disappearance of her daughter Madeleine. The Daily Mail reports that detectives will put pressure on Fr Jose Pacheco to break his Catholic vow of

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The shrinking of rural communities compounded by the drought, has forced the closure of St Joseph's Boarding College for girls at Perthville, west of the Blue Mountains in NSW. According to the Sydney Morning Herald, the decision will affect 60 girls,

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Minister for Revenue and Assistant Treasurer Peter Dutton has announced that gifts to the World Youth Day Trust will be tax deductible. The Trust has been established as a way of collecting community contributions to support next July's event. He

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The Holy See has issued a statement reiterating that the removal of feeding tubes from people in vegetative states is immoral. The Associated Press reports that the Vatican issued the statement in response to questions from bishops in the US in July

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A survey has found that most Australians believe there should be a compulsory cooling-off period before proceeding with an abortion. The Australian reports more than half the survey respondents thought doctors should show the stage of fetal

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When they hurl the word "Yank" and poke fun at her northwest Ohio accent, Kristina Keneally knows that election-year mudslinging has reached another low point. A 1987 graduate of Notre Dame Academy in Toledo, Mrs Keneally, 38, is the first

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Over a decade ago, then-Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger laid out with crystal clarity what he saw as the greatest doctrinal threat of the day: a confluence of what he described as "the a-religious and practical relativism of Europe and America" with

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Cardinal Nicholas Cheong Jin-suk's car has been pelted with eggs by local residents living near a Seoul church. UCA News reports that the action is a protest against his intention to build a "charnel house" for the cremated remains of

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The Vatican has announced the excommunication of certain members of a Canadian sect called the Army of Mary. Catholic News Service reports that the group's teachings have been deemed dangerous and erroneous by church authorities. The Vatican's

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he Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith is investigating a book on inter-religious dialogue by Vietnamese-American priest, Fr Peter Phan of Georgetown University. The National Catholic Reporter reports that the US Bishops are also investigating

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From St Mary’s, North Sydney. 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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