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Hundreds of people from migrant communities from around the Archdiocese of Sydney and beyond are expected to gather at St Mary’s Cathedral tomorrow night at 7:30pm for a Multicultural Mass celebrated by Cardinal George Pell. The Mass will be held to

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Sunday Nights, the ABC local radio program hosted by John Cleary, held a discussion last night with Bishop Morris, the recently-retired bishop of Toowomba, Fr Paul Collins and others on Bp Morris's departure from his position. Beheading a Bishop:

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Charlie Cox, the English actor who plays St Josemaria Escrivá in the upcoming film There Be Dragons, talks to Busted Halo about forgiveness, Opus Dei and how playing a saint has affected him. How was preparing for this movie different than previous

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May 2 was the day when America's most wanted man, Osama bin Laden, was finally found and killed by the US army. While the news was welcomed by leaders around the world, it has been harder to digest in Pakistan, writes Nasir Saeed in the Catholic

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Screenshot from the report in The Age --- The Archdiocese of Melbourne is defrocking every priest convicted of sexual offences against children, reports the Age. Fourteen Melbourne priests have been convicted in criminal courts of offences against

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Mary Victor O'Reeri, photo from the Australian of the Year Awards 2011 website --- Suicide prevention advocate Mary Victor O'Reeri said a young Aboriginal person dies by suicide almost every week in WA's Kimberley region, and a priest in the area says

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Screenshot from a video on YouTube --- Eight Egyptians were killed, and a church set on fire, after violence erupted between Muslims and Christians in Cairo, said an AFP report in the Sydney Morning Herald. Officials said the two groups clashed in

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A funding deal struck by the Howard government, which provides half of the nation's private schools with more money than they are entitled to receive, was intended as a "stepping stone" and not a long-term arrangement, the Australian reports. The man who

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The general assembly of Caritas Internationalis later this month looms as a defining moment for the confederation, with the Vatican insisting on greater control over Caritas operations, reports the Catholic News Service. The agenda of the May

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More than half of the ordination class of 2011 in the United States are 25-34 years old, showing a consistent trend of younger men becoming priests, reports Zenit. The US Conference of Catholic Bishops released the statistics for this year's class, reporting

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As European Union personalities spoke out over the weekend on the occasion of Schuman Day (May 9), Robert Schuman has hit a hurdle on his way to becoming a Roman Catholic saint due to the lack of a miracle, reports the EUobserver. Schuman was

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The beatification of John Paul II was a cause of rejoicing not only for those who are inspired by the example of his personal sanctity, but also for those who believe that there is much to be learned from his thought, writes Carson Holloway in ABC

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The Pontifical Academy of Sciences international in scope, multi-racial in composition, and non-sectarian in its choice of members. The work of the Academy comprises six major areas: Fundamental science; Science and technology of global problems; Science for

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SBS television tonight presents a documentary titled The Bible Unearthed, in which Professor Israel Finkelstein and historian Neil Silberman compare the discoveries made by archaeology with biblical texts to test the historical veracity of the Old

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Screenshot from the Sydney Morning Herald report --- A Sydney jury has cleared a former headmaster of a NSW Catholic boarding college, who was accused of sexually abusing four boys, said an AAP report in the Sydney Morning Herald. Peter William Dwyer,

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Malaysia's poor human rights record and refusal to sign the Refugee Convention raise "deep fears" for the newly-announced asylum seeker deportation deal, according to a statement by the Edmund Rice Centre. "The deportation deal announced with Malaysia

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Nations and individuals have a duty to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and enact policies to deal with the impacts of climate change, said a Vatican-sponsored working group, reports the Catholic News Service.  People must recognise "the serious and

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A Melbourne priest has challenged people to forgive Osama bin Laden, including him in a "We Remember" tribute to those who have died recently in a parish newsletter, reports the Herald Sun. Father David Hofman, from the Our Lady of Mount Carmel church, in

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  Spanish pilgrims celebrating the announcement of WYD11 --- More than 340,000 young people from more than 170 countries have signed up to participate in World Youth Day Madrid, reports the Catholic News Agency. The main objective of the event, World

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Screenshot from the video Pope enjoys gondola ride in Venice, by Rome Reports on YouTube --- Pope Benedict was rowed across Venice's spectacular Grand Canal in a luxury gondola on Sunday, with his four "gondoliers" fighting off fierce competition for the

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