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An antique book featuring a revealing photograph of early Victorian settler William Buckley has lost ninety percent of its value because previous owners, the Mercy Sisters, scissored out the offending items. The Geelong Advertiser reports the

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A student injured during an end of year "rampage" by Xavier College Year 12 students is in hospital with doctors still unable to operate with only eight days to go before VCE exams begin. Nick Mooney remained at the Epworth Hospital last

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German publisher Herder is preparing the complete works of Joseph Ratzinger, now Pope Benedict, for publication in 16 volumes. Regensburg Bishop Gerhard Muller made the announcement at a Vatican press conference, Catholic News Agency reports.

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Manila Cardinal Gaudencio Rosales has written to parish priests asking them to quickly turn in coins they have collected in a church fundraising campaign after a Philippines Central Bank official warned of a shortage of quarters. Cardinal Rosales was

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Reliance on the clinical tests for brain stem function and lack of spontaneous breathing alone have never been acceptable practice in Australia. If the brain stem tests alone are used there is nothing to show the family that their relative, whose heart

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The communists are afraid of the Catholics because they are the strongest organised religion in the entire country. But among the intellectuals, university professors, students and journalists the reality is becoming known, that communism oppresses, and

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Throughout the Pacific region the impacts of global warming are already being felt, and threaten to disenfranchise people from their land, culture, history and future. As a key member of the Pacific Calling Partnership (PCP), the Australian

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Assumption College is a Catholic co-education secondary college based in Warwick on Queensland's Darling Downs. It is a Toowoomba diocesan school with a rich heritage, its forerunner institutions had involvement by both the Sisters of Mercy and the

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"The radical humility of Christ" contrasted with the "pretension of Adam" and the "pride of the builders of the Tower of Babel" that ended in "self-destruction", Pope Benedict said on Wednesday. To be happy and

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Cardinal John Henry Newman should be made a Doctor of the Church, Oxford University expert Fr Ian Ker, has said describing reading the English theologian's writings as like "reading the Church Fathers". Cardinal Newman took over "where

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Former Loreto international leader, Sr Mary Wright IBVM, heads to Rome this week to take up a post as a canon lawyer with the Congregation for Institutes of Consecrated Life and Societies of Apostolic Life. Sr Wright, who has a doctorate in Canon Law from

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Canadian born Fr Frank Leo has arrived in Canberra to take up duties as secretary to the Apostolic Nunciature. Fr Leo, who is 37, arrived in mid-October and has taken up his duties assisting the Apostolic Nuncio, Archbishop Giuseppe Lazzarotto. He

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Caritas UK has launched a protest campaign against a local Philippines mining company partner of Australia's giant BHP Billiton claiming the protest has been "imposed" on poor villagers. BBC News reports the Catholic non-government agency

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Pope Benedict yesterday suspended Kochi, Kerala Bishop John Thattunkal pending an investigation of charges that he adopted a young woman for "spiritual refreshment". The Indian Express reports it is the first action against a prelate in the

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The book recognises the central interpretative challenge for anyone writing about Henry is to explain how he mutated from a learned, attractive, doted upon young king into someone regarded by many of his subjects, and many modern historians, as little more

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Some Catholics see him almost as a traitor because he turned the Church outward to embrace the world. Other Catholics see him as the Pope who liberated the Church so that she could follow the beliefs of secular society, in the interests of solidarity with

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Social and cultural norms, as well as legal regulations, influence human behaviour including sexual behaviour. So not surprisingly, as Western countries have become increasingly pro-homosexual, they have experienced an upward trend in the number of

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The Record is the Catholic newspaper of Western Australia. In more recent months it has updated its website to include a good selection of its news items and features on a weekly basis. Like its newspaper version, the website prides itself on covering

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Pope Benedict yesterday canonised India's first woman saint, Sr Alphonsa of the Immaculate Conception, who died aged 35 in 1946. The Pope also denounced anti-Christian violence in India and in Iraq, The Hindu reports. The paper says the

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Campbelltown Catholic Club in Sydney's south west has backed a move to refuse to stock a premixed Smirnoff alcopop drink with seven per cent alcohol. ABC News reports pubs and clubs in the Campbelltown region are refusing to stock Smirnoff Ice Double

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