Indian bishops and Pope Benedict have condemned Mumbai terrorist attacks that have killed over 125 people with local auxiliary Bishop Bosca Penha calling on Catholics "to go on their knees to pray and build bridges among religions." "We

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In the approaching Advent days, we prepare for the coming among us of the Word made flesh, Jesus Christ. In that sense, the recent Synod of Bishops in Rome, with its theme "The Word of God in the Life and Mission of the Church", was an Advent

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Scary and full of surprises, shocks and a sense of dread, Quarantine is not for the squeamish or fainthearted. Fans of the horror genre will appreciate it, as will those interested in the evolution of this genre. The most admirable element of the

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A reflective stillness lies at the centre of Advent. Quietly, but insistently, it awakens our hope and invites us to wait upon the Lord who will fulfil his promise. It assures us that we will not wait in vain. Advent calls us to renew and deepen our

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Saying that indigenous groups had not been adequately consulted, Broome Bishop Christopher Saunders has called for a "stay of execution" over the development of a gas processing hub on Western Australia's Dampier Peninsula. ABC News reports

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The Edmund Rice Centre has backed a petition calling for a Royal Commission into the events surrounding the death in custody of Palm Island man Mulrunji Doomadgee. Fr Claude Mostowik said the Edmund Rice Centre for Justice and Community Education

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In a bid to reflect Britain's multicultural modern society, Prince Charles is proposing to adopt the title of "Defender of Faith" when he becomes king instead of the traditional "Defender of the Faith". The Age reports the move

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In the latest in a series of major hospital resignations in Victoria, Melbourne St Vincent's Hospital chief executive Nicole Feely has resigned. The Age reports big hospitals have lost their fourth chief executive in as many months, with the

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Dutch archaeologists believe that they have located the tomb of Louis XIV musketeer Charles de Batz de Castelmore d'Artagnan in a small Catholic church in the Netherlands. According to a leading French historian, Charles de Batz de Castelmore dArtagnan,

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A former Catholic College Bendigo staff member has pleaded guilty to sexually abusing two young boys twenty years ago while a Darling Downs Catholic school teacher has been charged with seven counts of rape. Geoffrey Daryl Toomey, 38, who was described as

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Pope Benedict yesterday appealed to road users around the world "to stay sober and alert" and take extra care to avoid traffic accidents. Radio Vatican reports following the Angelus prayer on Sunday the Pope issued an appeal for road users

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A magistrate has fined Melbourne priest Fr Wieslaw Pawlowski $400 for sunbaking naked in a suburban park. The Daily Telegraph reports that Fr Pawlowski was yesterday convicted of wilful exposure in a public park next to a school. Fr Pawlowski

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The practice of compassion is central to every one of the major world religions, but sometimes you would never know it. Instead, religion is associated with violence, intolerance and seems more preoccupied by dogmatic or sexual orthodoxy. Why, then,

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There is enormous face validity to this movie. It has been created to show male versions of male distress, and where fatherhood ultimately comes into the sharpest focus, the film represents a most impressive achievement for all concerned. Not

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American bishops have been conducting a post mortem on the presidential election after calls by some of them for Catholics not to support "pro-abortion" Barack Obama were roundly ignored. Were the bishops right and is their authority now

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"One punch deaths" among young people are the consequence of not being able to deal with anger, Bunbury Bishop Gerard Holohan has warned. Announcing the launch of his 2008 Christmas Appeal for CatholicCare, Bishop Gerard Holohan said the proceeds

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Hedonistic, selfish and egocentric university educated Catholics are to blame for the crisis in the Church and the growth of secularism, a British bishop says. The UK Daily Telegraph reports Lancaster Bishop Patrick O'Donoghue has claimed that

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More than 30 percent of senior high school students are working at least 55 hours a week when school hours, homework and part time work are totalled, a survey shows. The Northern Daily Leader reports seven percent of senior high school students are

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San Salvador Archbishop Fernando Saenz Lacalle has criticised the prosecution in Spain of Salvadoran officials over the 1989 massacre of six Jesuit priests. Associated Press reports human rights activists have pushed for a trial of a former president and

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Local government forces attacked and ransacked St Gerard chapel for the second time in Hanoi's Thai Ha Redemptorist parish over the weekend. Independent Catholic News reports a large gang, backed by the People Committee of Quang precinct, attacked the

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From St Mary’s, North Sydney. The first Mass of the day on YouTube

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