Kenya's Catholic Church is threatening to take legal action against individuals who name their schools after saints and hire "ghost sisters" to operate them. The practice, which according to the Church had become rampant, was spoiling the

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American Passionist priest, Fr Thomas Berry, a self-described "Earth scholar" or "geologian" has died aged 94. His website offers an impressive insight into his original contribution as an eco-theologian and as a thinker on

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John W. O'Malley SJ, a professor in the theology department at Georgetown University and author of What Happened at Vatican II, is so impressed by President Obama's style and rhetorical skills, he appears to have nominated him, in the pages of America,

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Congregation for Clergy secretary, Archbishop Mauro Piacenza, has lamented that many faithful no longer confess their sins, and says some confuse a psychologist's couch for a confessional booth. Archbishop Piacenza told Vatican Radio the sacrament of

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Europe is "anti-Christian and especially anti-Catholic", former Polish Prime Minister Jaroslav Kaczynski says. "If Europe is to be strong, it has to be Christian. And today it is anti-Christian, and especially anti-Catholic," the

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An internet pioneer, particularly in the Catholic world, Deaconsplace has been online since 1997. With a recent revamp, it continues a broad variety of resources for deacons, their wives and children and

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The Adelaide Archdiocese and Catholic Education have together launched a new Diocesan Capital Fund that aims to provide a sustainable capital base for future growth and will be funded by a levy on students. Catholic Education Director Jane Swift said

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Pope Benedict has given the Congregation for Clergy new powers to dismiss from the priesthood and release from the obligation of celibacy priests who are living with women, who have abandoned their ministry or who have engaged in seriously scandalous

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Christian Brothers College Burwood in Sydney's west is to close its doors in December, at the end of its centenary year. The College opened in 1909 and soon needed extensions to cope with its healthy registrations, a College Centenary Committee statement

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I think the particularity of the World Youth Day in Madrid (in 2011) is going to be precisely that it takes place in a country that has always been faithful to the Catholic Church. It is a country that has transmitted the faith to many continents; the

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Leeds Catholic Care has lost a dispute after the British Charity Tribunal ruled that Catholic charities who discriminate against homosexual couples who want to adopt children are breaking the law. The tribunal ruled that a "heterosexuals only"

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TheVatican appears to have an enduring vocation for Italian political and financial scandal. Secrecy and intrigue were the order of the day when American archbishop Paul Marcinkus held sway in the Bastion of Nicholas V, the medieval tower housing the

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Children should be taught Christian values, according to the new Archbishop of Westminster, who has called for religion to be allowed to flourish in schools. Archbishop Nichols warned that treating students as "consumers" and neglecting their

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Cassidy recalls

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Retired president of the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity, Australian Cardinal Edward Idris Cassidy, is publishing his memoirs with the title of My Years of Vatican Service. Cardinal Cassidy hopes his new book will "encourage and

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The Order of Friars Minor has re-elected Spanish Fr Jose Rodriguez Carballo as minister general at its general chapter in Assisi. Fr Carballo, 55, was elected to a second six-year term as minister general of the Order of Friars Minor June 4, CNS

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The City of Sydney has refused a development application for a brothel proposed for Sydney's Broadway district only 45 metres from St Benedict's church and the University of Notre Dame Australia. The church and university are at 104 Broadway, opposite

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Rockhampton's Cathedral College has presented a cheque of $6,809.45 to Caritas Australia, after students raised the funds in this year's Project Compassion Appeal. Margaret Perkins, Rockampton diocesan representative for Caritas, received the cheque

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Townsville's Ryan Catholic College principal Andrea O'Brien has blamed a belligerent parent's tirade of abuse for a teacher suffering a heart attack. Ms O'Brien used her school newsletter address last week to "convey her concerns'' over the

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The dedication of an Orthodox church on the grounds of the Russian Embassy near the Vatican signifies a warming of relations between the Russian Orthodox Church and the Vatican, analysts say. If trends hold true, the analysts say, a meeting of the Pope

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Polish-born Australian sociologist and friend of the late Pope John Paul II, Jerzy Zubrzycki, also known as the "Father of Australian Multiculturalism", has died in Canberra aged 89. Zubrzycki was the founding professor of sociology at the

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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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