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A foundation to promote the thought of Pope Benedict is to be launched, according to an announcement from the annual meeting of Pope Benedict's former student circle. Zenit reports the news was announced this weekend at the annual meeting of the

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My father told the story of being taken out of school a hundred years ago by the local curate to drive his fast stepping horse in a gig down a long straight racetrack of a road on the way to a funeral in a neighbouring town while he said his Office. On

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In A Long Retreat, Andrew Krivak has given us a book that deserves to be read thoughtfully and reflectively. It would be a great mistake to assume that ‘retreat’ implies Krivak was retreating from something, drawing back, for example, from a

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Rome based Fr John Zuhlsdorf blogs on this website. The moderator of the Catholic Online forum is noted for his black and white approach to Catholic doctrine and liturgical issues. His commentaries on this website don't lend themselves to ambiguity.

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Former St Stanislaus school chaplain and teacher, Brian Spillane, is facing a further 60 charges but his lawyer says that his client emphatically denies the allegations. The Sydney Morning Herald says it understands the charges relate to a further

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The growing global gap between the world's rich and poor requires a Gospel approach to combating poverty, Vatican Cardinal Renato Martino said at a panAfrican conference in Tanzania. Catholic News Service reports during his trip to Tanzania, Cardinal

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A Spanish judge has petitioned the Catholic Church for records of people who disappeared during the 1936-39 Civil War and during the rule of General Francisco Franco. BBC News reports Judge Baltasar Garzon has asked the Church and local councils to

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When the Pope Benedict came to Sydney recently for World Youth Day, Sister Johanna of the Cross came out of her 45 years of seclusion in a Carmelite convent to recruit new postulants for the order and to visit her family. In God Knows Why Part 2,

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Five hundred have attended the funeral of a Fiji priest who drowned last week while trying to save a religious brother at a remote beach. Suva Archbishop Petero Mataca presided over the funeral Mass for Marist Fr Toma Sosa, 50, The Fiji Times reports.

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As India's Catholic Bishops expressed shock over reports of Christians being forced to convert to Hinduism, Mother Teresa's successor, Sr Nirmala, issued an appeal saying religion is "meant to be a work of love." AsiaNews reports the

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Busyness has become something of a disease of the modern world. For so many, taking the time out even to spend time with family and friends is often a distant second or third priority. It is in this society that the reality TV show The Monastery found its

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The casual consumer of current affairs could be forgiven for concluding we are all going to hell in a handbasket. Tthe never ending procession of depressing stories report that there is a rainforest disappearing here or a famine there. With all this gloom

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The Vatican City state does not use certification of brain death, an article in L'Osservatore Romano says, because this would tend to equate the human person with brain function. Catholic News Service quotes the paper as saying that after decades of

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St Mary's is a medium sized residential college at the University of Melbourne operating in the Loreto/Catholic tradition. Initally a female only college, it has been open to both sexes for over 30 years. Next week the college will hold its annual

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An Italian priest has been ordered to pay more than $100,000 in compensation for "biological damage" and social disruption caused by his church bells. The UK Guardian reports that Fr Stefano Queirolo was ordered to pay €60,000

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In a public statement published on the internet, Campion College president, Fr John Fleming, has denied knowledge of any police investigation and rebutted accusations against him by three people. In a statement published on the Sentire Cum Ecclesia blog

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New South Wales police yesterday arrested Vincentian Br John Gaven and a 65 year old priest as further charges were laid over offences alleged to have occurred at Bathurst's St Stanislaus College in the 1970s and 1980s. John Gaven, 66, a Vincentian

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Retired Bunbury Bishop Peter Quinn was buried yesterday after a funeral service held at Bunbury Catholic College. ABC News reports about 700 people attended the funeral Mass presided over by the current Bunbury Bishop Gerard Holohan. Bishop

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Northern New South Wales sculptor David Tucker has won this year's Blake Prize for a work depicting a procession of pregnant women inspired by Hindu, ancient Egytian and pre-Renaissance Christian sources. The Australian reports that Tucker, 58, was

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Vatican spokesman, Fr Federico Lombardi, moved quickly to dispel doubts over the legitimacy of transplants raised by a L'Osservatore Romano article discussing the definition brain death. Reuters reports the Vatican distanced itself yesterday from 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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