Spanish heart-throb Julio Iglesias has wed the mother of five of his children in a Catholic church on the Costa del Sol. The singer, 66, married long-term partner Dutch former model Miranda Rijnsburger, 45, in Marbella, said a report on Mirror.co.uk.
NSW Premier Kristina Keneally has reportedly said she would support the same-sex adoption bill before her government, as Cardinal George Pell restated his "grave concerns" over the proposed legislation. Cardinal Pell was a
Cardinal Wilfrid Napier --- The Southern African Bishops' Conference has expressed "serious concerns" about a proposed Protection of Information Bill, which they say is so broad that it threatens the freedom of press. The
This Eureka Street video contains footage footage of yesterday's launch of this year's Blake Prize for Religious Art, including speeches from the winner, Leonard Brown (pictured), and writer David Malouf. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VfCkhiKmdUU
The Church of the Nativity, seen from Manger Square, from Wikimedia Commons --- The Palestinian Authority and Christian leaders have signed an accord to repair the Church of the Nativity in Bethlehem. The $1.1 million renovation project
A NSW bill to allow same-sex couples equal rights as heterosexual couples under adoption law passed narrowly in the Legislative Assembly yesterday. It won by a vote of 45 to 43 and the outcome is expected to be similarly close when the bill is
The Church is backing this year's White Balloon Day campaign against child sexual assault by advocacy group Bravehearts. The campaign, scheduled for Child Protection Week from September 5-12, will see more than 1300 parishes and nearly 1700
English writers Clive Copus and Stratford Caldecott debate the theory of evolution: Dear Stratford, I’d like to begin by briefly outlining why I believe this issue is so important. The root cause is the increasingly widespread belief that human life has no
Scott Pilgrim Vs the World: Well, not quite the world. Rather, it's versus the ex-boyfriends of the girl Scott Pilgrim has a thing for – so maybe the title should be Scott Pilgrim vs His World. Based on a six-year series of comics/graphic novels, this is an
Opposition Leader Tony Abbott---The National Catholic Education Commission has voiced its concerns, along with other education groups, about budget cuts unveiled by the Opposition this week.The Coalition was under pressure over the $1.5bn in cuts to education
A shot inside the Mesquita Córdoba---Muslim groups are trying to convince Church leaders of the Cathedral of Cordoba in southern Spain - once the Great Mosque of Cordoba - to allow for both Muslim and Christian worship within the premises.But the
Nine young people came together earlier this month at the Campion Centre in Melbourne for an experience in inter-religious dialogue. Facilitated by Fr Herman Roborgh SJ, the dialogue, on August 6-7, consisted of lectio divina, or meditation on selected
Thursday marks the centenary of the birth of Mother Teresa, with worldwide celebrations and commemorations of her life and work. This is the official website of the Mother Teresa of Calcutta Centre, and has extensive archives, links and information about her.
Cardinal Marc Ouellet --- Bishops must fearlessly preach the Church's teaching, not simply remain silent in calculation of backlash, said the the newly-appointed prefect of the Vatican's Congregation for Bishops, Cardinal Marc
Rome has emptied out for the hot weeks of summer. The traffic is notably less chaotic and the focus of the Holy See has shifted to the Pope's summer palace on the beautiful crater lake at Castel Gandolfo. However, the key issues for our embassy continue to
Two years ago, Father Luke Strand, then a deacon in his last year of studies to become a priest of the Milwaukee Archdiocese, came into the spotlight for his unusual looking car. Riding around town in a black Volkswagen Beetle with a Roman collar painted on
Boy (a lively and attractive James Rolleston) looks into the camera and recites his life story for us - and for the class where this is part of a lesson. He lives in a community of Maori people, disadvantaged but with a lively spirit that sustains them or,
It is now less than one year to World Youth Day 2011 in Madrid. As the countdown continues and preparations from pilgrims intensify, the official site has a wealth of information, videos, and links.
Only one in four couples opt for a "traditional" church wedding, with the majority preferring a personalised civil ceremony, a recent survey by the Australian Marriage Celebrants has found.Both civil celebrants and members of the church are pleased that
Baby Max Millar is a first cousin to Mary MacKillop five times removed. He is also a miracle baby who survived a critical period in the initial weeks of his life. Delivered amost two weeks late, Max wasn't breathing at birth and his major organs had