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Consider two of Pope Benedict XVI's most emphatic invitations during his historic visit to the UK last year, writes Austen Ivereigh (pictured) on the ABC website. The first was made in Glasgow, when he spoke of evangelising our culture at a time when there

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This charming, romantic comedy-fantasy tells the story of a group of people, who travel to Paris. Gil (Owen Wilson) and Inez (Rachel McAdams), the woman to whom he has become engaged, accompany Inez’s conservative parents, who are critical of Gil as a

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The October edition of this website for Catholic educators is now available. http://www.beingcatholic.com.au/

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Archbishop Philip Wilson --- In an address to Pope Benedict during the Ad Limina visit, President of the Australian Catholic Bishops Conference, Archbishop Philip Wilson, has announced that the Church in Australia will celebrate a Year of

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Screenshot from the Rome Reports video, Pope meets with Australian bishops during ad limina visit --- Pope Benedict XVI has urged the Church in Australia to evangelise all Australians, not simply reaching out to those who are Catholic, reports the

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Archbishop Mark Coleridge --- Australian bishops are preparing to release a joint statement on the diocese of Toowoomba, the Archbishop of Canberra and Goulburn, Mark Coleridge, said, in a report by the Catholic News Agency. "I don't think anybody

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Screenshot from The Australian --- Sydney's Cardinal George Pell said Pope Benedict's willingness to open the Domus Australia was a reflection of his belief that the Catholic Church in Australia was doing a good job tackling the problems of an

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Catholic Health Australia (CHA) chief executive, Martin Laverty --- Catholic Health Australia (CHA) chief executive, Martin Laverty, has expressed optimism that both sides of politics supported the Productivity Commission's (PC) aged care reform package,

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Image from www.tonyabbott.com.au --- Opposition Leader Tony Abbott says he will not wind back the clock on abortion law should he become prime minister, and argues his personal evolution has been in a ''reassuring'' direction for progressives, reports the

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An image on Flickr, called 'Sharia Law Enforced Here' --- The push to recognise sharia law in Australia has entered an ambitious new phase that draws on the tactics that have handed success to Islamists in Britain, says The Australian. The latest move

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Image from It's about PEOPLE!! - Fr. Kevin Mullins on the St Columbans Mission Society --- Ministering in a city where crime is pervasive and murders occur at an alarming rate, Columban Father Kevin Mullins knows he's been very fortunate, writes Joseph

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One of the highlights of the British National Gallery's recent exhibition, Devotion by Design – a show featuring pre-1500 Italian altarpieces – is Giovanni del Ponte's masterpiece, the ascension of John the Baptist, writes Catherine Pepinster

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This movie pays homage to the iconic status of The Melbourne Cup, a race that routinely stops the nation in the first week of November each year. The 2002 Melbourne Cup was special. The nation had been shocked by the Bali bombings less than a month

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On June 25, this year, Madeleine Slingo braved a night in the cold, sleeping on cardboard in the name of social justice. "We did it to raise awareness of the plight of the homeless, particularly in Melbourne, and to gain a better understanding of the struggle

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The Catholic Women’s League of Victoria and Wagga Wagga has just launched its new website to help meet the increasing demand from around the world for information about the cause of Dr Sr Mary Glowrey JMJ. http://www.cwl-vic-ww.org/

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Screeshot from The Australian --- Pope Benedict will open Domus Australia, the new home away from home for Australians in central Rome, on Wednesday week, reports the Australian. Australia's bishops, who will be in Rome for their five-yearly visit to the

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Bishop Kevin Manning --- The matter of clerical abuse "hasn't helped the image of the priesthood" in an area where there is a shortage of pastors, said the administrator of the Wilcannia-Forbes diocese, reports the ABC. The future of the diocese is being

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'kids on skype', on Flickr --- A program called Leap Ahead is being trialled by the Archdiocese of Adelaide to help isolated parishes reach out to youth through technology such as Skype, reports the Advertiser. The trial is helping a number of the

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A priest wrongly accused of raping a teenager in Kenya and fathering her child has been welcomed back home to his parish in Ireland, reports Kerryman.ie. Father Kevin Reynolds received a standing ovation as he attended Mass in Saint Cuan's Church, Ahascragh,

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A painting of the Pope, on Flickr --- Pope Benedict XVI has condemned the organised crime that blights Italy's far south during a one-day visit to the area, reports the Catholic News Agency. He noted the region's beauty, but said "an often vicious

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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

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Live streamed from Our Lady of the Rosary Cathedral, Waitara

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