Screenshot from The Daily Examiner --- A magistrate at a NSW local court said a Grafton parish priest could face jail for driving after his second high-range drink driving offence, reports the Daily Examiner. Having pleaded guilty to

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The Inner Sydney Montessori School is accused of stealing Christmas after removing all references to Santa, carols and Christianity in end-of-year celebrations, reports the Daily Telegraph. Three to six-year-olds at the school replaced the festive lyrics We

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The Canberra-Goulburn Archdiocese will celebrate the spirit of Christmas with the annual Carols of the Nations on Sunday from 2pm-4pm at Archbishop’s House in Canberra. Parking and entry is via Albert Street, Commonwealth Park. A sausage sizzle, tea,

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The Catholic Women’s League of Australia (CWLA) has launched a new dynamic website to help bring the light of the Gospel to a wider audience. The new website highlights the significant work being done by League members locally, nationally and

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Ryan Bomberger knows only a little about his natural mother: “I know that, tragically, she was raped,” he says, “and that even though she had access to abortion because of that she chose life,” reports the Catholic Herald. “The

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I've said this so often I probably ought to have it printed on T-shirts: The most important Catholic story of our time is the demographic shift from the global north to the south, with two-thirds of the Catholics in the world today living in the southern

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Bishop Kevin Manning --- A homosexual couple whose daughter was originally rejected by a school in far northwestern NSW has turned down an offer of enrolment, after the acting head of the Wilcannia-Forbes diocese, Bishop Kevin Manning (pic), instructed

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The stellar performance of students at NSW selective high schools continues apace with only one private school, Moriah College, making the top 10 of the Sydney Morning Herald's annual list of top-performing schools as judged by HSC results, the newspaper

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Image from the Catholic Weekly --- St Mary's Cathedral will be illuminated against Sydney's night sky until December 24 as part of the second annual Lights of Christmas display, reports the Catholic Weekly. Cardinal George Pell launched the display on

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The Federal Government must act now to avoid the most recent funding shortfall in aged care becoming an ongoing problem, according to Catholic Health Australia, reports the Catholic Weekly. In this month's Mid-Year Economic and Fiscal Outlook the Government

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Catholic medical professionals have questioned the reliability of a British review concluding that women who have abortions have no increased risk of developing mental health problems, said a Catholic News Service Report on NCR. The British government-funded

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Screenshot from the Vatican Insider --- Hermenegild Makoro, a sister of the Precious Blood, was appointed the new number two of the South African Catholic Bishops' Conference, reports the Vatican Insider from the agencies MissiOnLine and CISA. The

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This Christmas will have new meaning for Farhad’s young refugee family from Iran. Pregnant with their second child, Farhad, Parisa and their seven-year-old son Iliya will celebrate Christmas on the Australian mainland for the first time on December

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A group of archaologists from Hong Kong and Turkey claim to have found the wooden remains of Noah's Ark, embedded in deep glacial ice near the top of Mt Ararat in Turkey - the location they say, that is described in both the Bible and the Koran as the place

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Catholics affirm their belief in Christ’s Second Coming each time they attend Mass or whenever they recite the Creed. The belief that this present world will come to an end and that Christ will come again in glory to judge the living and the dead is an

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Joseph Chinnici (pictured) is a Franciscan priest, historian, teacher, author-editor and administrator (governing board of the St Barbara Province of Franciscans; ten years as minister provincial). It was in this last capacity that he had to respond to

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Screenshot from the Vatican Radio report --- Pope Benedict has welcomed 12 new ambassadors to the Holy See, urging them to see that humanity's growing interdependence in the era of globalisation means "we are all responsible for everything", reports

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Bishop Peter Ingham --- Bishop Peter Ingham will ordain the first priests in five years in the Diocese of Wollongong tomorrow - retired police officer Geoffrey Allen and psychology graduate Duane Fernandez, the diocese said in a statement. "I feel

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Screenshot from the report on Vatican Insider, Sri Lanka: Nun accused of selling children is cleared --- A Sri Lankan court has freed a Missionaries of Charity religious sister who was arrested on the allegation of child trafficking, after the attorney

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A lesbian couple's experiences with a Catholic school in western NSW have sparked a call to amend anti-discrimination laws, reports the ABC. A senior law lecturer at the Australian National University, Wayne Morgan, says religious exemptions mean that the

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From St Mary’s, North Sydney. The first Mass of the day on YouTube

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Live streamed from Our Lady of the Rosary Cathedral, Waitara

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