Up to 100,000 people could forgo health cover because of budget cuts to the private health insurance rebate, four times more than Treasury estimates, a report commissioned by Catholic Health Australia concludes. The report, produced by Access

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Students at a Montreal's Loyola High School cannot simply stop being Catholic while they take Quebec's new ethics and religious culture course, since everything they do is infused with their belief system, a McGill University professor told a Quebec Court.

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The Year of the Priest is a chance for Catholics to recognise the "great and often unsung work" of priests, making a contribution to the lives of people, parish communities and the Church as a whole, says Sydney Auxiliary Bishop Julian Porteous.

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In 1631, an exhausted 46 year old woman arrived at the gates of the Vatican. Mary Ward, a Yorkshire born nun, had walked more than 1,500 miles from her order in present day Belgium to Rome, knowing that she might end up in prison. For more than two

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Even those who disagreed with him had to admit that Neuhaus made his mark, whether as a youthful civil rights advocate and opponent of the Vietnam War or, in more recent years, as founder of the Institute for Religion in Public Life and its signature

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ABC Radio National's The Spirit of Things this Sunday features the showdown between science and religion as portrayed in the recently released movie, Angels and Demons. Well known Australian Jesuit priest, Richard Leonard is the main spokesperson on the

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For John F. Kennedy's generation of Catholic politicians, the pressing need was to fight anti-Catholic prejudice and demonstrate their patriotic bona fides. Obama's Catholics, conversely, have had to demonstrate their Catholic credentials, not their

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Come, Walk in the Light is the next phase (2009-2011) in the Archdiocese of Brisbane's approach to ministry and evangelisation wi th Catholic young people. Through Come, Walk in the Light the Archdiocese of Brisbane will focus on inviting young people to

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St Vincent de Paul Society Queensland spokeswoman, Julie McDonald, says that the the organisation, which has just launched its Winter Appeal, is facing unprecedented demand for emergency accommodation and help. Whole families had been put out into the

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Saigon Cardinal Jean Baptiste Pham Minh Man has issued a strongly worded Pentecost pastoral letter condemning the exploitation of the environment and urging the faithful to protest against economic plans that benefit only the minority in power. Cardinal

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We usually take truth for granted in everyday life. It is only when we discover that we have been deceived, or at least mistaken, that the full truth dawns on us. We need truth like we need oxygen. *** My final claim is that there are moral

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The Northern Territory's longest serving missionary, MSC Brother John Pye, and the man known as the Top End's "Father of Football" has died in Darwin aged 102. Br Pye worked on Catholic missions in the Northern Territory for almost seven

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Leading Hong Kong pro-democracy campaigner and prominent Catholic layman Martin Lee said on Saturday that he had been the target of an assassination plot during the 2008 elections. Lee, who founded the city's Democratic Party, said two men had been

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Religious orders at the centre of a report into child abuse in the Republic should make more resources available for compensation, Irish Christian Brothers leadership team head, Br Edmund Garvey has said. Br Garvey also said criminal prosecutions should

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Echoing former Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev's call for "new thinking", Pope Benedict XVI has challenged lay people to undertake a "change in mentality" by becoming aware of "being Church and of the pastoral co-responsibility

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The Australian Catholic Students Association will host its annual National Conference in Brisbane next month. All Catholic students studying their HSC or at tertiary institutions such as university or TAFE are invited to a weekend of prayer, talks, and

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Recently I have been reflecting on how much more difficult it is to think generously than to act generously. Most Christians will make all kinds of sacrifices for others but find it much more difficult to think generously of others, especially if we do

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Last week, too late, the bishops of Ireland finally appeared to realise that the way in which Church authorities have exercised power for more than half a century has caused incalculable damage to Christianity. Led by the example of Archbishop Diarmuid

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The Sydney Congress Embracing the New Evangelisation will mark the first anniversary of Pope Benedict's visit to Sydney. The congress website says that SCENE "is a Congress for the Catholic Church in Sydney and calls families, parishes, young

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We have a Vatican II president. Barack Obama, I am sure, does not think of himself in those terms, but when I heard his speech at Grant Park in Chicago the night he was elected, and more recently his commencement address at Notre Dame, that is what

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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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