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An American Catholic university is launching a theology major designed to provide skills for careers in business and law as well as Church related work. The International Herald Tribune reports Benedictine University based in Lisle, Illinois, is

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Australia is a wealthier country than it was 20 years ago, or even 10 years ago, and in the process the top private schools have become not merely elite schools but wealthy schools. With wealth comes the danger of hubris, especially among the young, many

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Palin appears to be part of that rapidly expanding galaxy of “post-denominational” Christianity, where elements of Evangelical and Pentecostal styles of faith and worship fuse into a myriad of unique local combinations, and where old

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Mexican director, Guillermo del Toro, must love the Hellboy comics. Not only did he write and direct the very successful and imaginative Hellboy in 2004, he has written and directed this sequel and as with all his films, especially the Oscar winning Pan's

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The Life Office is an agency within the Archdiocese of Sydney and is established to extend the research, policy and educational activities the Church undertakes in life and related issues. These include pro-life issues generally, but with particular

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Four Catholic churches in central Tasmania are to be sold as part of a plan to "rationalise pastoral care". The Mercury reports the churches which belong to the parish of Central Tasmania, which spans 16,500 sq km, will be closed and sold

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Freed former hostage Ingrid Betancourt hugged Pope Benedict during an emotional meeting at Castelgandolfo yesterday. Swissinfo reports that Betancourt told the Pope she was overcome with emotion when she heard him appeal for her freedom on a radio

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A US company has launched what it claims to be the world's first exclusively internet TV station. IBL News reports that Amigot Corp New York has designed and engineered for a group of businessmen of Indiana, Real Catholic TV.com, said to be the first

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Where do we get our idea of belonging from? What is true belonging? It would seem that the origin of belonging is rooted in place. For Aboriginal people, each child awakens on the earth in a particular place. This place was, and remains, full of presence

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A foundation to promote the thought of Pope Benedict is to be launched, according to an announcement from the annual meeting of Pope Benedict's former student circle. Zenit reports the news was announced this weekend at the annual meeting of the

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My father told the story of being taken out of school a hundred years ago by the local curate to drive his fast stepping horse in a gig down a long straight racetrack of a road on the way to a funeral in a neighbouring town while he said his Office. On

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In A Long Retreat, Andrew Krivak has given us a book that deserves to be read thoughtfully and reflectively. It would be a great mistake to assume that ‘retreat’ implies Krivak was retreating from something, drawing back, for example, from a

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Rome based Fr John Zuhlsdorf blogs on this website. The moderator of the Catholic Online forum is noted for his black and white approach to Catholic doctrine and liturgical issues. His commentaries on this website don't lend themselves to ambiguity.

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Former St Stanislaus school chaplain and teacher, Brian Spillane, is facing a further 60 charges but his lawyer says that his client emphatically denies the allegations. The Sydney Morning Herald says it understands the charges relate to a further

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The growing global gap between the world's rich and poor requires a Gospel approach to combating poverty, Vatican Cardinal Renato Martino said at a panAfrican conference in Tanzania. Catholic News Service reports during his trip to Tanzania, Cardinal

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A Spanish judge has petitioned the Catholic Church for records of people who disappeared during the 1936-39 Civil War and during the rule of General Francisco Franco. BBC News reports Judge Baltasar Garzon has asked the Church and local councils to

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When the Pope Benedict came to Sydney recently for World Youth Day, Sister Johanna of the Cross came out of her 45 years of seclusion in a Carmelite convent to recruit new postulants for the order and to visit her family. In God Knows Why Part 2,

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Five hundred have attended the funeral of a Fiji priest who drowned last week while trying to save a religious brother at a remote beach. Suva Archbishop Petero Mataca presided over the funeral Mass for Marist Fr Toma Sosa, 50, The Fiji Times reports.

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As India's Catholic Bishops expressed shock over reports of Christians being forced to convert to Hinduism, Mother Teresa's successor, Sr Nirmala, issued an appeal saying religion is "meant to be a work of love." AsiaNews reports the

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Busyness has become something of a disease of the modern world. For so many, taking the time out even to spend time with family and friends is often a distant second or third priority. It is in this society that the reality TV show The Monastery found its

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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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