The British parish of Our Lady Immaculate and St Philip Neri in Uckfield, East Sussex has unveiled a new bronze statue known as "Jesus in jeans" that portrays Christ as a man of the present. Parish priest Fr David Buckley unveiled the

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Universities are a hard vineyard to work in, and the pressures on university students against Christian belief and morality are not diminishing, Sydney Cardinal George Pell says. "For all the challenges, however, it is crucial the Church be

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Australia has reportedly refused to grant a visa to attend the Sydney Writers Festival for Nigerian Jesuit author, Fr Uwem Akpan, while New Zealand immigration authorities are under fire for detaining the priest and another Pakistani writer. Pakistan

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Pro-life campaigners held an all night protest at the University of Notre Dame in preparation for the arrival of President Barack Obama who was awarded an honorary doctorate by the leading US Catholic university Sunday. As expected, the President

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After the most demanding high wire act of his papacy, a grueling week that saw the 82 year old pontiff deliver 28 speeches while shuttling among Jordan, Israel and the Palestinian Territories, it seems terribly simplistic to offer a report card, but here

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In the painful days and weeks since Victoria's horrendous bushfires, nature has been gradually repairing itself. From the blackened trees and charred earth, leaves are growing and ferns are sprouting, while survivors undertake the task of rebuilding their

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The Australian Student Christian Movement's website says it is an ecumenical community that is the living presence of God on Australian university campuses: nurturing each other, sharing an intelligent faith, and acting for justice in the world. The

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The Commonwealth Government is examining the proposed introduction of a Federal "Charter Of Human Rights" and has appointed Fr Frank Brennan as Chairperson along with Mary Kostakidis, Mick Palmer and Tammy Williams. Many Christians are concerned

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While fewer than one in seven Perth Catholics attends church regularly, a recent study shows that the city's outer suburbs have recorded a healthy rise. The parish of Yangebup showed the most impressive growth, The West Australian reports. Yangebup takes

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Australian Holy Cross priest, Fr Wilson Miscamble, a history professor at the US University of Notre Dame addressed spoke at a pro-life rally at the university in protest at the award of an honorary doctorate to President Barack Obama. Fr Miscamble noted

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Seven out of 10 young people who attended World Youth Day in Sydney last year rated it as one of the best experiences in their life. This was one of the findings of a survey carried out to measure the impact of the event. The "Pilgrims' Progress

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The Institute of Sisters of Mercy of Australia has announced the Mercy Justice Conference 2009 on the theme "Embrace the other Welcome Difference". The conference will be held 6-8 November at the Queanbeyan Conference Centre and the

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Reports suggest hundreds of priests will be implicated this week when Ireland's Commission to Inquire into Child Abuse will publishes its findings. The Commission has spent nine years looking into allegations, some of which date back more than 60 years,

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The (American) Confraternity of Catholic Clergy and the Australian Confraternity of Catholic Clergy have announced a joint conference and a special seminar in Rome, January 4 - 8, 2010. The groups describe their event as a "historic combined

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Two priests with sharply different views. Fr Richard McBrien, a professor of theology at Notre Dame, supports the decision to honour the president. Fr Frank Pavone, director of Priests for Life, has been leading protests against Mr

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Although the NSW Land and Environment Court ordered its closure two years ago, a Potts Point brothel continues to trade within three metres of boarding students living at St Vincent's College. Right next door to a Catholic girls' school is Sydney's most

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The Vatican is launching iPhone and Facebook applications in an effort to help Catholics, especially younger generations, use new technologies to create a culture of dialogue, respect and friendship. The new applications are part of a brand new Vatican

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Church groups in India are overjoyed by the return to office for a second five-year term of a secular alliance, which they regard as a "repudiation of sectarianism". The Indian National Congress Party led the United Progressive Alliance (UPA)

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French First Lady, Carla Bruni-Sarkozy, says that she has allowed her Catholic faith to lapse because of Pope Benedict's approach to contraception in Africa. She said that the Church's teachings had left her feeling "profoundly secular",

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I only met Bud Tingwell once. Like so many others, I went away the better for the brief encounter. But the meeting also led me to ask questions about what matters, and how we should nurture it in Australian society. I had not planned to see him. I

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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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