It is of considerable interest to note that the members of the South Australian parliament may well be the first among Western legislators to debate human cloning so close to the breakthroughs in the United States and Japan. Scientists in those two

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Logistics of faith

21-Jan-2008

It would be easy to assume that Geoff Morris would be too busy seeing WYD08 as an enormous logistical exercise to contemplate the personal and spiritual effect it will have on the pilgrims. But you would be wrong. He is acutely aware the most important part

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Rowdy supporters of a Vatican-backed football tournament have been asked to keep down their raucous cheering following complaints from neighbours. The Clericus Cup tournament for Rome seminarians and priests has been bombarded with complaints of noise,

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A Catholic priest has revealed Princess Diana’s butler had asked him whether she could marry a Muslim only months before her death. AFP reports Fr Anthony Parsons of the Carmelite Church in Kensington, west London told the inquest into her death

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Twenty thousand young people packed out an arena in the US recently for the annual Rally for Life and Youth Mass. Celebrated by Washington Archbishop Donald W. Wuerl and numerous other clergy, Catholic News Service reports the thousands of youths

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An outraged Indian Bishop has spoken out against fanatics who attack Christians comparing them to fascists. Bishop Lawrence Mukkuzhy of the Belthangady diocese in west India spoke out incensed with the recent violence and intimidation at the hands

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Climate change and its effects on future generations will headline this year’s Jesuit Lenten Seminar Series. The Australian Jesuit newsletter Province Express reports the seminar entitled Climate Change: Who Pays the Price? will bring together

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Catholic school enrolments across Sydney have continued to rise defying a long-term downward trend, the Sydney Catholic Education Office revealed. The Catholic Weekly reports figures released by the CEO show that between 1976 and 2006 the total

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The Vatican has been accused of '"meddling" in Italian politics and causing the near collapse of the government after a Catholic minister left the Prime Minister's coalition. Mr Clemente Mastella's Udeur Paty holds three crucial seats which

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At an earlier stage in the life of the Church what Catholics naturally and unreflectively did was to have their children baptised at the earliest possible moment after their birth. If parents did not insist on this, grandparents certainly would.

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Religious growth in South Korea is like global warming. We do not know exactly how it began, how long it will last or why it peters out. But these are years of plenty for Christian Korea. - Cardinal George Pell

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St Peter of Argos’ relics have been found after being “lost” for over five hundred years. The relics of the saint were returned by Vatican clerics to the residents of Argos –in Greece’s Peloponnese – after a Catholic

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A pro-life vigil to mark the 35th anniversary of the Roe vs Wade US Supreme Court decision to legalise abortion has blasted the historic ruling as “not compatible with human dignity'' and a decision that ''will not stand''. Catholic News

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The Italian Government has been thrown into a tailspin after the small Catholic party Udeur – whose alliance with the Prime Minster ensures his slender majority – withdrew from the coalition. Prime Minister Romano Prodi (pictured) will go

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Despite the Australian share market’s plummet to its worst day in 10 years wiping billions from superannuation funds, Catholic Super and Retirement Fund (CSRF) has advised members not to panic but rather to look to the long term in regards to their

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Visa cheats will not stand a chance at using World Youth Day to become illegal citizens after the Sydney Archdiocese and the Federal Government agreed to weed out "fake" pilgrims in exchange for the waiving of visa application

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Liturgy is made up of more than words and music alone. Liturgical body language unifies the assembly and communicates respect for the liturgy, the community and for God. Through our gestures we are totally involved - body, mind and spirit - in the act of

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As sad and heart-breaking as was Jesus' death, those who loved him experienced it as something which gave them deeper life, let them breathe more freely, and freed them from feelings of guilt. That is an incredible paradox but not without parallels

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Two fluffy lambs were given a holy blessing in an ancient tradition to mark the feast of St Agnes. Pope Benedist blessed the little animals - which are raised by Trappist monks - yesterday whose fleece will be shorn to make the palliums that are given

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World Youth Day organisers have released a parish version of the official Mass Setting commissioned by George Palmer. The official Mass Setting will be performed during the major WYD08 Masses. The Parish Setting is available on the WYD08 website for

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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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