The Australian Catholic Bishops Conference is inviting expressions of interest for appointment as the official pilgrimage provider to the Australian Catholic Church for local World Youth Day pilgrims heading to Madrid in 2011. The Bishops Commission

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Two Malaysian Catholics have lodged a police report against the Al Islam magazine over an article in which a Muslim journalist took the holy communion at a Kuala Lumpur parish before taking the wafer from his mouth and photographing it. Joachim

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Many readers will be surprised that Benedict has not made a more stringent critique of the excesses involved in the crash of financial markets and the cascading global economic crisis. The language in the encyclical is much more restrained, though the Pope's

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Several bomb blasts near churches and other areas in Iraq over the past two days have left Christians in fear and dismay, while police have cordoned off the affected locations for security purposes. Iraqi authorities tightened security around churches

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CathNews Asia is a recently launched sister publication of CathNews under the auspices of United Catholic Asian News (UCAN). People can subscribe to the daily news email service via the website. It provides an Asian perspective on Catholic news and

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Queensland's Catholic schools will celebrate Catholic Education Week from July 26 to August 1. This year's event connects with the 150th anniversary of the state of Queensland and the Archdiocese of Brisbane. It's theme is Proud Tradition, Spirited

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Good conversation engages others on an equal footing and with mutual respect. It involves careful listening for the hidden treasures to be revealed. May we continue to learn this great art of conversation and invite the help of that artful

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The Vatican newspaper L'Osservatore Romano gave the new Harry Potter movie four stars for promoting "friendship, altruism, loyalty and self-giving", a break from the Holy See officials' previous reservation that the books promote witchcraft.

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The Friends of St Brigid's will submit a tender on Friday for the the purchase of the St Brigid's church and hall in Crossley, Victoria, the community said in a statement. "We've worked hard over the past three years, and we've gathered much

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Jesuit Social Services founder, Fr Peter Norden is leaving the religious order and contemplating his future as a priest, burnt out from decades of overwork and heavyweight social work, a news report said. Fr Norden, who was ordained in 1981, said that

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The three churches that were destroyed in Victoria's Black Saturday fires in Kinglake aren't receiving financial help from the $350 million relief fund to rebuild, a news report said. Opinion is divided as the Rev Stephen Holmes, of St Peter's

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St Mary's school hall in Geelong that was sold off by the Church on Tuesday will become a central community hub within a $50 million apartment complex planned for the location. The entire Catholic school site will undergo a transformation late next

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Beginning Experience is a voluntary group who run weekends for separated, divorced and widowed people to deal with the grief associated with their loss and assist them to work towards a new beginning. It is associated with the Catholic Church, but is

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The Church does not deal with matters of morality by opinion poll, nor by assessing the current behaviour of its members. Imagine if the Vatican were trying to decide whether or not to retain the Fourth Commandment, and took a poll asking whether or not

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There appears to be an underlying ideal that suggests it is somehow wrong to have spare time, as if this will result in some awful calamity. Our modern society is finding more and more ways in which we should fill our days, and this message is sent our

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In the Catholic Church it is still accepted that parents should not delay in baptising a child because the child might die and not be admitted into the Kingdom of Heaven. Children must be saved at all costs. For the essence of childhood is innocence,

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Renovation is in progress on Domus Australis, a pilgrimage centre in Rome for Australian pilgrims, said Sydney Archdiocese Cardinal George Pell. The centre is being established in a late 19th-century building acquired last year by Australian Catholics

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A "stained glass" billboard bearing the message, "Imagine No Religion" erected by the US based Alabama Freethought Association has sparked a round of debate, a news report said. The billboard (pictured here from a similar ad

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An anti-homosexual letter published in Albury, NSW's Xavier High School alumni publication breaches the state's anti-vilification laws, a gay activist said, and he demanded an apology from the school. The letter in the current edition of Xavier by

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Bishop Christopher Prowse was installed as the eighth Bishop of Sale on Wednesday, a news report said. Catholic bishops and priests from around Australia gathered for the procession and Mass held at St Mary's Cathedral in Sale yesterday afternoon,

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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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