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Tradition holds that St Peter was jailed in Rome's maximum security Mamertine Prison before he was crucified upside down and buried on the hill where St Peter's Basilica was later built. And now after recent excavations in Rome's oldest prison, archaeologists

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The MacKillop Cross will arrive in Goulburn on Sunday as the first stop in a national tour in honour of Australia's first saint, says the Archdiocese of Canberra and Goulburn's news page. Organised by the Knights of the Southern Cross, on behalf of the

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The Australian Catholic Bishops Conference and the Broken Bay Institute are expecting thousands across the country and the globe to participate in an upcoming Jesus the Christ eConference on September 16. This fourth eConference, presented by the

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Havana Cardinal Jaime Ortega Alamino in the Catholic News Service --- Havana's Cardinal Jaime Ortega Alamino said the Cuban Government's release of 20 of 52 political prisoners is a hopeful sign, and the Castro administration is

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The Irish Bishops' Conference education arm has welcomed new government data on possibly divesting its patronage of primary schools, and said it would cooperate in the process. The Independent Catholic News reports that the Bishops released a

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Ambassador to the Holy See Tim Fischer --- Former deputy Prime Minister and Australian ambassador to The Vatican, Tim Fischer, will quit the role after his three-year term, he said during a visit to the South Australian town of

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Catholic Health Australia chief executive, Martin Laverty --- The chief executive of Catholic Health, Martin Laverty, said the effects of a government decision to strip a $300 million special dividend from Medibank Private would be felt by

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Renowned theologian, Hans Urs von Balthasar, once suggested that there are two different dramas we can live out in life: an ego-drama or a theo-drama, writes Ron Rolheiser. We live an ego-drama when we draw our basic energies from our ego and from the highs

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Soccer goal --- The Vatican has denounced a 12:30pm Sunday fixture in the upcoming Serie A Italian football season as an invasion into private family time. Football Italia reported the new time on the match calendar has been introduced

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Rushing waters footage caught on video --- Caritas has reported that relief efforts for flood victims in Pakistan are being hampered by high waters making communities accessible only on foot. Northern Pakistan has been ravaged in

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Peace Bridge, that crosses Niagara River, from the Canadian side --- The Peace Bridge on Niagara River in New York will mark the 100th birthday of Bl. Mother Teresa, on August 26, with blue and white lights, the colours of the Missionaries

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Guests will dine on food prepared by Chef Luke Mangan --- Cardinal George Pell will join NSW Premier, Kristina Keneally, the ambassador to the Holy See, Tim Fischer, the opposition treasury spokesman, Joe Hockey and hundreds of others at a

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The Australian Christian Lobby is launching a website today that it says will help inform Christians on the political parties' stance on issues ranging from homelessness, to foreign aid, to the sexualisation of children. The Australiavotes.org.au site,

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The Labor Party has promised to extend funding arrangements for private schools for a further year, reports the Sydney Morning Herald. This means any changes would not take effect until after the 2013 election.Labor had previously promised to maintain the

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The Vatican came briefly into public view recently when a document seemed to make the ordination of women equivalent to paedophilia among priests. A Vatican spokesman later said that no equivalence was intended. Paedophilia was a crime against morality. To

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The environmental activities employed at the Sevenhill Vineyards in the Clare Valley, South Australia, illustrate the depth of engagement towards reconciliation with creation in the Province. With proceeds from the sale of wines supporting the Jesuit

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The Catholic Charismatic Renewal is a movement within the Catholic Church that seeks to foster an awareness of the gift of God’s Spirit and to help people develop a deeper personal relationship with Jesus Christ. This just-launched site contains an online

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Former priest Charles Alfred Barnett will be jailed for at least four years after he pleaded guilty in a South Australian court to sexual abuse charges.Barnett pleaded guilty to three counts of indecent assault and two counts of unlawful sexual

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Pope Benedict XVI, as Cardinal Ratzinger, had requested to quit and serve as archivist of the Vatican Secret Archives and as a librarian of the Vatican Library 13 years ago, but it was turned down by Pope John Paul II. The Telegraph in England

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Pilgrims have ended up at the village of Lourde, 91km away from the Catholic shrine of Lourdes in France, after misspelling the destination on their navigation systems. Lourde, a tiny hamlet in the foothills of the Pyrenees south of Toulouse,

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