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The Sisters of Charity of Australia are women religious who have been serving the people of Australia since 1838. They are located in Queensland, New South Wales, Victoria and Tasmania. Within the mission of the Catholic Church, they are committed especially

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I have been asked frequently in recent weeks who Catholic Social Services Australia (CSSA) would like to see win the Federal Election. The truth is that we do not endorse one party over another, writes Frank Quinlan. CSSA seeks to bring the message of the

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David Fanshawe, the English composer and explorer who died on July 5 this year, was best known for his 1972 work, African Sanctus, a setting of the Catholic Latin Mass which combined rock music with traditional African singing and drumming. To mark his

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When St. Joseph Abbey in Louisiana decided to open a woodshop on All Saints Day 2007 to sell handcrafted caskets to the public, the hope was that the sales would pay for the medical and educational needs of the abbey's 36 Benedictine monks. The board

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Shot from 1958 film 'Touch of Evil' --- Legendary Hollywood actress Zsa Zsa Gabor has returned home from hospital after refusing anymore surgery and being administered the last rites by a priest at the Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center.

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A micrograph depicting the presence of a type of meningitidis bacteria---A case of meningococcal disease has been confirmed at the Catholic Chanel College in Gladstone, Queensland, but the school said students are not considered at risk of

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The Vatican will host a conference to examine the global role of the Catholic press, addressing, among other topics, the Catholic media response to controversy within the Church. The Vatican's L'Osservatore Romano newspaper announced the

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Mark Wahlberg---Hollywood actor and former rap star Mark Wahlberg has attended Mass at St Mary's Cathedral in Sydney, taking time out of the Australian promotional tour of his new film The Other Guys.Wahlberg, 39, was at Mass on Monday, wearing his golf

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'The Sermon of Saint John the Baptist' --- Archaeologists and clerics in Bulgaria claim they have unearthed bones belonging to John the Baptist, which the country's government hopes will bring salvation through tourism. The remains,

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Twenty million people - almost the entire population of Australia - are homeless in Pakistan from the severe flooding of an unprecedented scale, said Catholic Mission Director for Pakistan, Father Mario Rodrigues."The United Nations now estimates that the

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Télé Lumière is the first and only Christian television in Lebanon and the Middle East. It was founded in 1991and is a non-profit organization. Its mission is ecumenical, it is not associated to any political party or movement, does not broadcast any

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Just a week out from the election the ABC joined the debate over population with a program called Population Puzzle and a follow-up Q&A, writes Anthony Fisher, Bishop of Parramatta. An example of what’s criticised in the commercial media as

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The Society of St Vincent de Paul has established 20 parish-based charity centres in China, but must operate under a different name to placate a government suspicious of the charity organisation’s ties to the Pope. The Society has established centres in and

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The Vatican has released the official program of Pope Benedict XVI's visit to Britain, which will end with the beatification of Cardinal John Henry Newman. The pontiff's trip will begin on September 16 in the Scottish capital Edinburgh, where Queen

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Senior staff from Notre Dame University's School of Medicine in Sydney have met student representatives to reassure them after the Australian Medical Council questioned its ability to implement the final years of the course successfully.Two weeks ago the

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The Frankenstein myth. It must be a deeply archetypal story for it to have been expressed in so many different forms, from the Golem to the Frankenstein monster of Mary Shelley, let alone all the film versions and variations, of which Splice is a 21st century

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Orlando Zapata, Cuban dissident who died after a prolonged hunger strike --- Christian rights groups say that the mother of a deceased Cuban political prisoner is being harassed by the government and even being prevented from attending Mass.

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Pope Benedict has appealed to the international community not to hold back in their assistance to those devastated by flooding in Pakistan, and expressed a "spiritual closeness" to those suffering the "calamity". "May our

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Image from The Catholic Weekly report --- The former home of poet and priest John O'Brien will "all be rooned" if funds are not made available for desperately needed repairs and maintenance of the Narrandera property. The Catholic

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East Timor's Church and military have slammed the Gillard Government's plan for a regional refugee processing centre in the country.In separate statements, both organisations expressed strong opposition to Canberra's request, reports The Australian.The

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