BY BLOG WATCHER On the Pope’s widely reported comments allowing condom use for AIDS prevention, many bloggers are annoyed by the manner of its reporting in the media. Others deny its significance. Jimmy Akin of the National Catholic Register

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BY CHRISTINE HOGAN The by-line of Desmond O'Grady, datelined Vatican City, would be extremely familiar to long-time Rome watchers. Not Desmond O'Grady, the Irish-born poet with whom he has been often confused, but the Australian DO'G, of the Sydney Morning

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BY BISHOP KEVIN MANNING “Openness to life is at the centre of all true development” wrote Pope Benedict XVI in Caritas in Veritate (28.)  I ask where is Australia headed on life issues? Where do the majority of Christians stand? Where do

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CathBlog - Offering it up

06 Apr 2010

BY ELIZABETH McKENZIE ‘Offer it up’ was my mother’s advice. It was her answer for most of life’s vicissitudes. It didn’t matter whether the disaster was a mere scratch or a major catastrophe. She was not into comforting hugs or

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BY JUDITH LYNCH Among the photos I took in Darwin a couple of years ago is a picture of a middle-aged woman called Daisy.  When I had last seen her she was a shy, gangly teenager working in the kitchen at Wadeye and I was a teacher, not much older

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BY MICHAEL KELLY It was Winston Churchill who coined the phrase “the end of the beginning”, and it might just apply to the Church now.  In 1942, the Allies in World War II, after experiencing humiliating defeats at the hands of the Nazis

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BY GERALD ARBUCKLE Adult bullying is a widespread form of abuse. It is exists in all forms of employment, cultures and organisations, including churches. It is emotional terrorisation that can paralyse the victim. Indeed it is this powerlessness and

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BY SUSAN CONNELLY Some weeks ago there were reports in the media concerning the torture of West Papuans. Graphic images were displayed and cries of suffering could be heard. There was widespread condemnation and seemingly, swift action by the Indonesian

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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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