Screenshot from the video Australian floods, there is hope on YouTube --- A special public mass was held in Rome yesterday to pray for flood victims across Australia, said the Australian Ambassador to the Holy See, Tim Fischer, Sky News reports. The

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Screenshot from the video Three ex-Anglican bishops ordained into Ordinariate for England and Wales on YouTube --- Three former Anglican bishops have been ordained to the Catholic priesthood, as founding members of the world's first ordinariate for groups

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'Bottom of my street', on Flickr --- Pope Benedict XVI recalled in prayer the victims of floods in countries including Australia, after his midday Angelus on Sunday, reports Zenit. "I would like to assure a special remembrance in prayer the people of

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The Federal Government has announced that older Australians will gain 12,272 new residential aged care places, worth more than $450 million a year in the 2009–10 Aged Care Approvals Round, reports the Catholic Weekly. Catholic Health Australia chief

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Screenshot from video Werner Arber, Nobel Laureate Medicine &Physiology 1978, Talk 2009 on YouTube --- Pope Benedict has picked a Protestant molecular biologist, who shared the Nobel Prize for Medicine in 1978, to head the Vatican's sciences academy,

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Anthony Cleary, image from The Catholic Weekly report --- A Sydney Catholic Education Office official is attending an international program aiming to develop greater understanding of the Holocaust, on a scholarship from the Gandel Foundation and Yad

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Pope John Paul II --- A vial containing blood from Pope John Paul II, drawn shortly before he died, will be installed as a relic in a Polish church after his beatification, Sky News reports. Piotr Sionko, the spokesman for the John Paul II Centre, said

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Screenshot from video Newman College Professor T.J.Joseph Forgives the Attackers who cut his hand on YouTube --- Members of a radical Islamic group in the south Indian state of Kerala has been charged over chopping the hand of a Catholic professor

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The Queensland Catholic Education Commission has called on the Federal Schools Minister, Peter Garrett, to provide short-term assistance to support schools, as flood-affected families struggle to pay school fees, according to a media release. "Many

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The Australian Catholic University, is continuing to lead the charge on aggressive growth, enrolling for a second successive year 30 per cent over its government allocation, reports The Australian. "There was an assumption that growth would not begin until

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Katy Perry, on Flickr --- American pop star Katy Perry, known for her racy performances, has slammed fellow artiste Madonna for her use of religious iconography in her songs, videos and performances, reports Take40.com. The daughter of two pastors

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Screenshot of image from The Catholic Weekly report --- Queensland Vinnies president Brian Moore has urged all Australians to continue donating money and good quality items as the Society braces itself for the "massive task" of helping rebuild in the

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Screenshot from the video Brazil flood and landslide kills 270 people outside Rio 13 January 2011 uploaded to YouTube --- Church and ecumenical groups in Brazil are working side by side to help thousands affected by devastating floods and mudslides near

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Screenshot of a report and image on the Globe and Mail.com --- A newly-revealed 1997 letter from the Vatican warned Ireland's Catholic bishops not to report all suspected child-abuse cases to police, and to defer to requirements that abuse allegations and

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Archbishop John Bathersby --- Archbishop of Brisbane John Bathersby has expressed his sympathy and support for the Queensland flood victims and their loved ones, stressing that the Church is "determined to do everything we can to assist", reports the

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The signing of an agreement between Australia and Afghanistan allowing the deportation of Afghan asylum-seekers will send people back into situations of danger, said Phil Glendenning, director of the Edmund Rice Centre, according to a media

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Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi --- In an unusually co-ordinated pincer movement, religious, political and business leaders in Italy have united in calling for a quick end to a prostitution scandal that has enveloped Italian Prime Minister Silvio

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Dr Dan White, Executive Director of Sydney's Catholic Schools --- A statement by the Australian Education Union on school funding was deliberately misleading, and ignores the reality of how schools are funded, said Dr Dan White, the executive

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Vatican spokesman Father Federico Lombardi --- The Vatican says a 1997 letter it sent to Irish bishops about handling cases of clerical sex abuse did not tell them to keep the cases secret from the police. It was warning instead against bringing

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The president of the Vatican's investment agency will lead a new watchdog agency to monitor all Vatican financial operations, reports the Catholic News Service. Pope Benedict named Italian Cardinal Attilio Nicora, 73, president of the new Financial

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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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