An escalating wave of sacrilegious thefts of communion wafers has struck across Italy, reports the Vatican Insider, leading to the Archbishop of Monreale - with Vatican approval - encouraging parishes to lock up the Eucharist. The image of an empty
Archbishop Mark Coleridge --- Archbishop Mark Coleridge has been named the new Archbishop of Brisbane by Pope Benedict, reports The Australian. Archbishop Coleridge, 63, has been appointed to the vast Brisbane archdiocese, which stretches from the NSW
The Catholic Trust will remain separate from the Anglican, Muslim, Jewish, General and Independent Trusts - which will join with the Rookwood Necropolis Trust to form the Rookwood General Cemeteries Reserve Trust, said a report on ninemsn.com. The move will
Screenshot from ucanews.com --- The Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) have warned penitents against crucifying themselves this Holy Week, reports ucanews.com. At least 20 people are already scheduled to be crucified or nailed
Screenshot from www.jimmylittle.com.au --- Singer Jimmy Little, who has died aged 75, was the first indigenous Australian to top the charts. He received three honorary doctorates, including one from the Australian Catholic University,
The second Italian-language edition of the 'Funeral Rites', produced by the Vatican Publishing House, contains changes that affect practices such as cremation, said a VIS report on the Independent Catholic News. Monsignor Angelo Lameri of the National
On the seventh anniversary of the death of Blessed John Paul II, on Apr.il2, Pope Benedict has paid homage to one of his predecessor's innovations: World Youth Day, reports the Catholic News Service. Greeting an estimated 5,000 cheering young people from
An Italian man whose company manufactured electronic gates has left assets worth 1.7 billion euros ($2.19 billion) to the Catholic Church, said an AFP report in the Herald Sun. The donation in Michelangelo Manini's will includes a majority stake in his
Archbishop Mark Coleridge --- Speculation has begun on the likely person to replace Mark Coleridge as Catholic Archbishop of Canberra and Goulburn, reports The Canberra Times. Archbishop Coleridge will be installed as Archbishop of Brisbane on May 11.
Australian Catholic University's Professor Greg Craven --- Australian Catholic University Vice-Chancellor, Greg Craven, says the newly-released My University website is a useful tool but one of many, reports The Sydney Morning Herald. The new My
Ireland’s national broadcaster RTÉ is likely to face charges of anti-Catholic bias following a soon-to-be-published report into why it falsely accused a priest of raping a minor and fathering a child, said the Catholic News Agency. “The
US President Barack Obama --- Even with a new US federal proposal that third-party administrators pay the costs of contraceptives for religious employers who object to the coverage, the health reform law's contraceptive mandate "remains radically flawed,"
Father Luis Garza, L.C., director of the Legionaries of Christ's North American territory, screenshot from the Catholic News Agency --- The Legionaries of Christ have announced plans to sell their property in Westchester County, New York in the US,
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The ABC's Religion and Ethics Report last night carried an extended interview with Fr Frank Brennan, which included new revelations on the circumstances surrounding the forced resignation of Fr Bill Morris. The interview can be downloaded from the ABC
'Behind The Barbed Wire Fence', on Flickr --- Deportations research just conducted in Afghanistan by the Edmund Rice Centre has revealed further horrors confronted by asylum seekers who have been returned there by the Australian Government, the
Victims of sexual abuse by the clergy want a call for an independent inquiry into the handling of their complaints to be read from every Catholic pulpit in Victoria over Easter, reports The Age. Bryan Keon-Cohen QC, chairman of Commission of Inquiry Now
'Pope's appearance at the Colosseum', Good Friday 2011, on Flickr --- The joys and sufferings of families serves as a guide to this year's meditations at the Pope's Stations of the Cross at Rome's Colosseum, reports the Catholic News Service. The pontif
NSW Attorney-General Greg Smith, screenshot from the Sydney Morning Herald --- NSW Attorney-General Greg Smith has been accused of denigrating a woman who made sexual abuse allegations against a Sydney priest, who is a friend of his, as ''just trying to
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