The religious mediawatch blog GetReligion.org remarks on the "complete disinterest in the content of the event". "What might Pope Benedict be planning to say to the youth? What themes will he be developing? What is his goal? Why do so many young people want

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It would be difficult to find a Jewish person who does not feel Karol Wojtyla to have been a very special, in fact, an extraordinary, human being, reports Vatican Insider. Asked to comment on Pope Wojtyla’s beatification, Rabbi David Rosen, Director of

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Matthew 16:13-20 Now when Jesus came into the district of Caesarea Philippi, he asked his disciples, ‘Who do people say that the Son of Man is?’ 14 And they said, ‘Some say John the Baptist, but others Elijah, and still others Jeremiah or

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Each of us views the world around us from our individual perspective. And, as part of that vision of things, the points of view that we have developed over the years remain affirmed within us, and they consistently colour our personal assessment of people and

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There aren’t too many nuns who are also water engineers. In a video report from Sean Dorney, the ABC’s Pacific Correspondent, find out how Good Samaritan Sister, Marella Rebgetz is helping to solve Kiribati’s critical water needs as a water

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World Youth Day 2011 is an important moment in Pope Benedict XVI's campaign to remind Europe of its Christian roots and to call Europe to a nobler understanding of democracy, writes George Weigel on ABC Online. As the Holy Father demonstrated in

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Gay marriage was debated in Canberra, in NSW the former premier returned to the stage, a Catholic educator received recognition, and St Mary's choir (pictured) has been selected to sing in Rome. Sister Maria McCosker dies in Young

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An Irish priest suggests jointly-run schools, in Rome a cardinal said Vatican II was not a break in tradition, in America four bishops are suing Alabama over immigration laws and in China underground priests remain in custody.On a lighter note, Mozart

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Fr John Chokolich was born in a Dalmatian village in 1917 and arrived in Western Australia in 1924 with his uncle Josip.  John loved the Mass and its ceremonies. He learned to be an altar boy at St Brigid's, West Perth. Archbishop Clune asked him if he

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Eamon Duffy, Marking the Hours: English People and their Prayers, 1240-1570, Yale University Press Click here for a 20% discount on these and other books from Church Resources and John Garrett Publishing "Hours" refers to a type of popular devotional book,

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US priest Roy Bourgeois, who faces expulsion from his Maryknoll Order for his support of the ordination of women, gave this reason for refusing to recant: "After much reflection, study, and prayer, I believe that our Church's teaching that excludes women

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Artwork gifted to the Sacred Heart Church community from one of the asylum seekers --- While the issue of asylum seekers in Australia continues to dominate our media mostly in negative terms, Good Samaritan Sister Annette Dever says there is a good

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Matthew 15:21-28  Jesus left that place and went away to the district of Tyre and Sidon. 22Just then a Canaanite woman from that region came out and started shouting, ‘Have mercy on me, Lord, Son of David; my daughter is tormented by a

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Fr Michael died well. As a Benedictine monk, he’d led a life of great dedication to the people he served, combined with a traditional piety that gave him a firm foundation. He died surrounded by his brethren and fortified by the rites of the Church. His

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This video, on the xt3 website, has become a hit on Youtube.

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In 1989, when he was a pastor in Santiago de Compostela, Monsignor Rouco Varela received Karol Wojtyla. When he got into the “Popemobile,” the pontiff’s secretary said to him: “But Excellency, you are a youngster.” At

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A week marked by celebration, sadness and local parish news. Monsignor Sean O'Shea (pictured), the priest at Rottnest Island, off Perth, celebrated 50 years, while in Sydney, there was sadness at the death of Fr Christopher Sheehy. In Melbourne, thieves

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Protesters re-occupied a Madrid square ahead of WYD, Salvadoran soldiers turned themselves in over killing Jesuits, a US study invesitgated the impact of education on religiosity and in Rome, new documents added to the story about Vatican's role in WWII.

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Italian Archbishop Pietro Sambi, the Vatican nuncio to the United States, died late late last month in Baltimore at the age of 73. On July 22, the apostolic nunciature in Washington announced that the archbishop had been "placed on assisted ventilation to

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Ronald Rolheiser, Out One Great Act of Fidelity: Waiting for Christ in the Eucharist, Three Rivers Press Click here for a 20% discount on these and other books from Church Resources and John Garrett Publishing In his new book Our One Great Act of

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