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A new principal for Trinity College in northern NSW, across the border police investigate a blaze in a Gold Coast school, and in Sandringham, Victoria, Sr Patrice Timoney (pictured) wages a battle on behalf of nursing home residents. New

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Paul Ryan, US Republican Vice-Presidential candidate --- English breakaway group seeks unity with Rome, Nigerian bishops appeal for international help, US Catholics pray for the Vice-Presidential candidates to have a change of heart, and Argentine bishops

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Oswaldo Payá February 29, 1952 – July 22, 2012 Cuban activist Oswaldo Payá , who spent decades speaking out against the communist government of Fidel and Raul Castro and became one of the most powerful voices of dissent against their

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Anthony Shadid at the Ras Lanouf frontline, Libya, March 2011 --- House of Stone: A Memoir of Home, Family, and a Lost Middle East by Anthony Shadid (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt) - Reviewed by Patrick Cockburn In 2006, Anthony Shadid visited the

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Gerard D’Souza is national coordinator of the Young Christian Workers movement and he is based in the Catholic Archdiocese of Melbourne. Originally from Adelaide and now living in Northcote, the 23-year-old has been in this role for the past 15 months.

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Eight years ago, the world of Adelaide parishioner Peter Rozitis’ came crashing down following the sudden death of his wife of 31 years. “We’d been to Mass that day and she’d sung in the choir,” Peter recalls of their last

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  John 6:51-58 Jesus said to the crowd: ‘I am the living bread that came down from heaven. Whoever eats of this bread will live forever; and the bread that I will give for the life of the world is my flesh.’ 52The Jews then disputed among

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Last year a French movie was released, Of Gods and Men, that was described by The New York Times as "perhaps the best movie on Christian commitment ever made," writes Ron Rolheiser.  Based on a true story it tells how, in 1996, an Islamic terrorist

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To believe Richard Dawkins, and many other atheists, you'd think there is a deep gulf between science and religion, that the two are intractably at loggerheads and have nothing useful to say to each other. But this is at odds with what many other

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To highlight the work of young women in the church, NCR Online asked contributors and readers to nominate Catholic women in the US under the age of 40 whose work has greatly impressed them. Here are 12 women that the judges selected who are making a

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Fears that changes to the ACT vilification laws may see churches end up in court more often, NSW priests celebrate their 60th anniversary wearing the collar, and a group of Year 12 students from Gilroy Catholic College in Sydney (pictured) this

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A gold nugget is found in the pope's butler's house, the church in Colombia helps negotiate the release of two hostages, Kosovo Catholics practise their faith openly, and the first Jesuit stand-up comedy show, featuring priest-in-training Jake Martin

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Hitler, photographed in 1925 by Heinrich Hoffmann, practising his oratorical gestures. Photograph: Heinrich Hoffmann/Getty Images --- The Pursuit of the Nazi Mind: Hitler, Hess and the Analysts by Daniel Pick - Reviewed by Frances Stonor

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From Ireland, where he was bitten so badly by his father’s bees that he couldn’t wear a collar for Mass, to Australia, where he had the unusual opportunity to see his own coffin, Fr Micheál O’Sullivan’s path has been an

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Dr Glen John (‘Herb’) Coorey Born September 1932, died May 2012 Dr Glen John Coorey, (known in Sydney University and medical circles as ‘Herb’) was a highly talented surgeon who, because of his education and career, became a role

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"St Ignatius of Loyola was first and foremost a man of God who in his life put God, his greatest glory and his greatest service, first … he left his followers a precious spiritual legacy that must not be lost or forgotten." These words of Pope Benedict

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John 6:41-51 Then the Jews began to complain about Jesus because he said, ‘I am the bread that came down from heaven.’ 42They were saying, ‘Is not this Jesus, the son of Joseph, whose father and mother we know? How can he now say,

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This week in Melbourne, The Age newspaper, in an article titled “Dissidents preach a new breed of Catholicism”, exhibited a new level of insensitivity by holding up to ridicule what is most sacred to Catholics - and indeed, to all Christians: the

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A prayer for Catholics disappointed by the negativity and division that seem to plague the church today, by Fr James Martin SJ, in America magazine.

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As I watch the back-and-forth between the Vatican and the Leadership Conference of Women Religious (LCWR), I’m struck by how the two sides are defining the concept of dialogue and its role in resolving Church conflict. Their starkly different views of

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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

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