ACBC President Archbishop Philip Wilson and three Catholic priests, including former federal parliamentarian Michael Tate, are on the list of participants announced for Prime Minister Kevin Rudd's 2020 Summit but it appears no female religious will

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Bishop Ramon Villena has called on Philippines President Macapagal-Arroyo to suspend the operations of Australian miner, OceanaGold, as local officials near the Didipio mine site express fears of rice shortages in the wake of the company's land clearing

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Pope Benedict is a big fan of mozzarella cheese made from buffalo milk and eats it often, Italian newspapers report. AKI reports that Pope Benedict XVI often receives buffalo mozzarella cheese as a gift from bishops from the Campania region in

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A traditionalist monastery of Spanish nuns has already been "regularised" and other groups are in process following Pope Benedict's liberalisation of the use of the Tridentine Mass, Vatican Cardinal Dario Castrillon Hoyos says. "Not a few

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WYD finds Jesus

31-Mar-2008

Young Sydney videographer, Alfio Stuto, will play the role of Jesus during the World Youth Day Stations of the Cross and veteran broadcaster Ray Martin will provide the TV commentary, WYD organisers have announced. "It's such an honour to me, to

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The New South Wales Health Department will add a special link highlighting abstinence as a means of combating sexually transmitted diseases (STD's) for the duration of World Youth Day while NSW Minister Kristina Keneally touted the event as the ideal

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Perhaps the hoarders point to a deeply ingrained, and anything but funny, pathology that is developing in our society, in which each of us is starting to value things more than people. It is becoming a given that having is more important than simply

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When asked, most people admit to having a spiritual side to their nature. The challenge, and the real secret of happiness, is to turn that spiritual side of our nature into the central core of our lives. Too often, especially given our hectic and

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The Year Of Two Popes is an outstanding documentary which chronicles the last months of Pope John Paul II’s life from Vatican's insiders who witnessed those extraordinary days first hand. It highlights the events three years ago from the

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The Australian province of the Divine Word Missionaries has a rich and interesting history which parrellels Australia's federation and our relationship with Papua New Guinea, an earlier missionary base for the order in the region. The Society of the

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Victorian police are investigating a blaze last week at St Paul's Church Coburg which caused $2 million damage only a year after another fire destroyed the parish's community centre. The Moreland Leader reports the Victoria Police forensic unit and MFB

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Spirituality is a major contributor to a child's happiness, even more than for adults, a Canadian study has found. USA Today reports that the new study by researchers at the University of British Columbia (UBC) tested 315 children aged 9 to 12,

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Plymouth priest, Fr Gerard Wilberforce says that if his famous anti-slavery ancestor, William Wilberforce, were alive today he would certainly be fighting human trafficking and drugs but the issue of abortion would be at the top of his list. Total

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A new ecclesial lay community for consecrated women, the Mary Star of the Sea community, was inaugurated last night at a service with Broken Bay Bishop David Walker. The community which will assist Bishop Walker in pastoral care, will be recognised as

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This is a very satisfying, magical adventure for all except the very young and the very impressionable. It has all the elements of fairytales and nightmares. The Spiderwick Chronicles is based on five novels by Tony Di Telizzi and Holly Black. It is

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Faithtrip.net is a new social networking site, launched this week in Sydney, for young Catholics. Founded by Church Resources, its aim is to establish a "virtual parish" that will connect the young faithful across the world. In this sense, it

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Within the secret of life lies a great paradox - we only experience the true meaning of life when we are dying to ourselves and giving life away. It is a fire to carry others, feed others, and create delight for them, even as it is an energy to

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Fr James FitzPatrick has been called, among other things, a "Saintmaker". He laughs at the suggestion, but acknowledges the term is sometimes used in newspaper headlines and material over which he has no control. In a world running at a fast

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As crowds gathered in Wollongong to welcome the WYD Cross and Icon, local Bishop Peter Ingham compared the cross's journey to that of the Olympic torch in its ability to connect people across the world. The Illawarra Mercury reports that

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Three years after the death of Pope John Paul II on April 2 2005, Vatican officials have submitted a 2,000 page report on the late pontiff's life to the Congregation for the Causes of Saints. Monsignor Slawomir Oder said the document summarises and

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Mass on Demand

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From Parish of Our Lady of The Way, North Sydney & Lavender Bay. The first Mass of the day on YouTube

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