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A Rome interfaith symposium organised by US Catholics and Jews has backed the record of Pope Pius XII with documents showing the World War II pope intervened publicly and privately to save Jews. European Jewish News reports the symposium, organised by

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Prejudices are either born or broken in the family home, Pope Benedict yesterday told the new Bosnia-Herzegovina ambassador to the Holy See. Parents, as well as teachers and the media, have the duty to teach children respect for the human dignity of

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Australian Human Rights Centre’s Annual Public Lecture 2008 will address the topic Human Rights and Reconciliation: Bridging the gap in times of transition. It will be given by Professor Stephan Parmentier from the Faculty of Law at the Catholic

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The decision to leave the issue of maternity leave up to labour market developments has put Australia once more with the USA into the same negative category: they are the only two developed countries without a national paid maternity leave scheme. It is

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Muslims and Christians who live at the centre of the Western world can take steps to change their way of thinking about themselves and begin to understand their situation as an opportunity to take on the responsibility of expressing and living out the

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Corpus Christi College is the training seminary for priests of the diocese of Victoria and Tasmania. While now situated in Carlton in inner city Melbourne, it has enjoyed an interesting and divergent geographical history which is well documented on the

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Federal Ageing Minister Justine Elliott has told a national conference of Catholic ageing service providers that demographic changes will have a significant impact on the number of older Australians who require care in the future. Speaking at the

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A broken hearted Italian man has mounted a vigil outside a convent at Montecassino Abbey after his ex-girlfriend joined the Franciscan nuns. The UK Telegraph reports that Daniel Briatore, 21, has erected a banner on the Franciscan convent walls at Italy's

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Sydney Archdiocese investigated recent complaints against Fr Peter Dwyer, who has been charged over alleged events at St Stanislaus College, Bathurst in the 1970s. The Sydney Morning Herald reports the Archdiocese two years ago dismissed sexual

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A prominent South Australian barrister, Mr Michael Abbott QC, is preparing to examine witnesses for an investigation into allegations against Fr John Fleming following a briefing from the Adelaide Archdiocese. "All we can say at this stage is

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US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's local ordinary, San Francisco Archbishop George H. Niederauer, has issued a statement saying her public statements on abortion are "in serious conflict" with Church teachings and invited her to a

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The Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith has informed the bishop of the Medjugorje region that a priest who served as spiritual director for the alleged visionaries has been disciplined for failing to cooperate with a Vatican inquiry. Catholic

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Republican Vice-Presidential candidate Sarah Palin who was baptised a Catholic now claims to be a "Bible believing" non-denominational Christian. National Catholic Reporter says that Palin, now governor of Alaska, was baptised a Catholic as

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A great but little known tragedy occurred within the life of the Catholic Church on June 20 1599, at Udayamperoor in the southern Indian state of Kerala. On that day at the Synod of Diamper, the Archbishop of Goa, Aleixo de Menezes, set in process the

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A flood of suggestions for top shelf parish websites have filtered through following last week's nomination of a New Zealand parish's site as being among the best according to the editors. One such site belongs to All Saints Parish,

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The majority of Australian parliaments have now changed or at least clarified the common law, ensuring the legality of widespread abortion practices. Victoria is about to follow this trend, debating the Abortion Law Reform Bill this week. But the

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No one will be surprised to find Richard Swinburne arguing that the general character of the world makes it probable that there is a God. Emeritus Professor of the Philosophy of the Christian Religion at Oxford, he has built up over many years an impressive

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An indigenous community on Bathurst Island is upset after a mahogany tree reputed to have been planted by pioneer priest and later Darwin Bishop Francis Xavier Gsell was cut down on advice by arborists. The Northern Territory News reports the African

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Democratic Party US vice-presidential candidate Senator Joseph Biden has said he believes that human life begins at conception. The International Herald Tribune reports Biden made his comments, in an interview on NBC's "Meet the Press" in

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Hindu radicals have accused Mother Teresa's Missionaries of Charity sisters of kidnapping and converting four children. AsiaNews reports on September 5, the anniversary of the death of Mother Teresa of Calcutta, four of Mother Teresa's sisters were

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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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