The Catholic custodian of holy places in the Holy Land has taken the rare step of asking Israel's president to help put an end to attacks on Christian holy sites, said an AP report on Google News. Father Pierbattista Pizzaballa recalled in his letter sent

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The Church will examine and respond to the report of the Protecting Victoria's Vulnerable Children Inquiry, which was tabled in the state Parliament this week, the Archbishop of Melbourne, Denis Hart said in a statement. "The wellbeing and safety of all

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The Edmund Rice Centre has expressed distress about the death of a detained Iranian asylum seeker this week, at the Liverpool Hospital in NSW, the Centre said in a statement. Dr John Sweeney, the coordinator of research at ERC said: "After WWII Australia and

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Screenshot from a report on the Catholic News Agency --- A US priest whose efforts to help troubled youth were made famous by Spencer Tracy's Academy Award-winning portrayal of him in the 1938 movie Boys Town, has been nominated for sainthood, said an AP

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A senior Member of the European Parliament has called on the UK government to carry out a monthly audit of all abortions that receive funding from the British taxpayer, said a report on the Independent Catholic News. The call by Nirj Deva MEP, President of

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A new interfaith exhibition that opens this week at the Vatican reveals how the roots of the 1611 King James Bible are almost entirely Catholic – despite the fact that the translation was often viewed as a highpoint of Protestant European culture,

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Screenshot from the Rome Reports video --- Pope Benedict today passes his predecessor Pope John Paul II in becoming the sixth oldest pope in the history of the Church, completing 84 years, 10 months, 2 weeks and 1 day, according to Rome Reports. The

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Catholic Health Australia (CHA) has endorsed a key recommendation of the Senate Inquiry report into past adoption practices that proposes a national apology, the organisation said in a statement. CHA is also calling on state and territory government

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Screenshot from The Catholic Weekly --- St Patrick's College in Strathfield, Sydney, can proudly boast to have three present Federal Cabinet Ministers in Tony Burke (Minister for Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities), Dr Craig

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Screenshot from The Inquisitr --- Archaeologists and authors of a new book published in late February have revealed that they have literally "unearthed" new information which may provide an unprecedented glimpse into Christianity's earliest days, reports

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Monsignor David Cappo has described a skyrocketing number of people in urgent need of disability services as "totally unacceptable", reports AdelaideNow from The Advertiser. Monsignor Cappo, the former social inclusion commissioner, ranked finding supported

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Two Catholic midwives in Scotland have lost a legal battle to avoid taking part in abortion procedures because of their "conscientious objections", reports the BBC. Midwifery sisters Mary Doogan, 57, and Concepta Wood, 51, said being forced to supervise

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Image representing a foetus, on Flickr --- A leading British medical journal has published an article calling for the introduction of infanticide for social and medical reasons, reports The Catholic Herald. The article in the Journal of Medical Ethics,

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Notre Dame, a small private Catholic university with campuses in Fremantle and Sydney, has recorded the greatest growth of 250 per cent in increasing domestic enrolments, according to The Australian. The multi-campus Australian Catholic University, which has

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The National Catholic Education Commission (NCEC) said it will participate fully in the analysis of the recommendations of the Report on Funding for Schooling released last month, it said in a statement. "There is much detailed work to be done", said Mrs

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Screenshot from The ABC --- Bishop Leslie Tomlinson called on youth to join the church in his homilyduring his installation as the seventh Bishop of Sandhurst on Thursday during a service at the Sacred Heart Cathedral in Bendigo, Victoria,

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A Melbourne academic has triggered a storm and received hate mail after suggesting it is acceptable to kill newborns in so-called after-birth abortions if parents do not want them, The West Australian reports. Ethicist Francesca Minerva co-wrote the

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Screenshot from The ABC --- Victoria's Community Services Minister Mary Wooldridge is under pressure over comments comparing the rights of paedophiles to the rights of victims, reports The ABC. "We have to balance the rights of children and families with

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Six specialised teams, each with a doctor, are criss-crossing the Netherlands to carry out euthanasia on patients at home whose own doctors refuse to do so, said a report in The Canberra Times. The plan, by the Right to Die-NL (NVVE), has led to one of the

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Diocesan priests meeting in India recently resolved that “Jesus is the ultimate model for celibate life and His self-sacrificing love for the Church is to be imitated by priests,” writes Fr William Grimm MM in Ucanews. This followed a

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