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Development and Peace, the international development arm of Canada's episcopal conference, has been cleared of allegations of funding pro-abortion groups in Mexico, following an investigation into the agency's partner organisations. The agency is the

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In a letter to clergy for the Year for Priests, Boston Cardinal Sean O'Malley has called for a return to the ancient theology of the presbyterate as an "intimate sacramental brotherhood" with a "corporate sense of priestly identity".

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In the next few days Benedict XVI is to sign a new encyclical letter to be called Caritas in Veritate. Its formal title, "Charity in Truth" might best be rendered in English as "Home Truths for Bankers". Many Catholics have been

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If the Church is to have a future it has to replace that ethic of control with a radical ethic of service. It has to place itself, not as a quasi-government, but out there in the wide field of voluntary activity in which people do good things for their own

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Boy meets girl, they fall in love and plan their "happily ever after", but what happens if the partners hold different religious beliefs? Everyday issues take on a new dimension as couples look for common ground across the religious divide.

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Armidale Catholic Schools Office assists in the adminstration of 25 schools across north and north-western New South Wales in what is the second largest diocese by area in the state. The site has a unique geographical diagram on its homepage which

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Paraguayan President and ex-Bishop Fernando Lugo allegedly sexually assaulted a former housekeeper, one of the women who is now accusing him of fathering her six year old child. Benigna Leguizamon, 27, said the assault took place in the bishop's two

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Coonabarabran's business community has joined parents to fight to save the town's only Catholic high school, scheduled for closure due to falling enrolments. The Bathurst Diocese's board of trustees plans to shut St Lawrence's Secondary School next

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The People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) decried US President Obama's swatting a fly, urging compassion for even "the smallest and least" animals, but admitted ambivalence on abortion. PETA spokesman Bruce Friedrich said that

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Developing a better understanding of issues faced by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples is key to more effective action by the Christian community, the National Council of Churches Australia said. "One way in which this can be achieved

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Rome Reports has released the first in-depth documentary on Benedict XVI from his childhood in Bavaria, Germany, through the first years of his pontificate. The "Benedict XVI: A Love Affair With the Truth" 54 minute film includes footage of

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Many of us felt great joy when the "ordinary" Susan Boyle turned into someone quite extraordinary, singing the aptly named "I Dreamed a Dream" with such passion and beauty it could have brought tears to the eyes of a statue. There was

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A new encyclical on Catholic social teaching will soon be released as Pope Benedict's response to the current economic crisis. Conservatives will be shocked and disappointed by the encyclical, which will reflect Benedict's skepticism toward unbridled

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With the aim of highlighting the legacy of St Paul for the Catholic community, the format of the Year of St Paul National E-Conference will allow the Church across Australia to take part in an exciting innovation in a cost effective way. The conference is

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The Society of Australian Congregations of the Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary (PBVM) is a federation of six autonomous Presentation Congregations in Australia and a group of Australian and Melanesian Presentation Sisters in Papua New

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A homosexual rights group wants the St Mary of the Angels' parish priest and the Australian Family Association to apologise for criticising a ratepayer funded night for gay youths in Geelong. Anti Violence Project of Victoria's executive director Greg

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More than 500,000 people reportedly paid homage to former Jesuit priest and Spanish missionary Vincente Ferrer between his death last week and his funeral early this week in India. Ferrer worked among the poor in southern India for more than 40 years

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Former Charlie's Angel Farrah Fawcett died of cancer at age 62 after receiving the last rites from a Catholic priest, reports say. The claim was posted on the Hitman PR blog of Allen S Miller, who claims to represent Fawcett and her business partner

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Discovery astronaut Ronald Garan who carried relics of St Therese of Lisieux into space and put them in orbit around the earth attended Pope Benedict's general audience on Wednesday. Last year Colonel Garan took the relics given to him by a Carmelite

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Victorian Supreme Court Justice Peter Vickery has described the actions of a Good Shepherd Sisters investment company as "harsh, unreasonable and unnecessary". Justice Vickery said that MBF Investments Pty Ltd, a finance company controlled

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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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