A Brazilian sugar cane town wants to place itself on the map by building a 39 metre tall statue of Jesus, a metre higher than Rio de Janeiro's iconic image of Christ the Redeemer. The Age reports the Christ statue in Sertaozinho, northwest of Sao Paulo
Pacifists want to understand war as a lawless condition that should be abolished. But those who recognise that humanity won't succeed in stopping war seek, instead, to contain and "humanise" it. The medieval Popes practiced this wisdom when they
This SBS documentary is set in the Year 2075. Climate predictions made at the beginning of the 21st century have turned out to be dramatically true and global warming of the Earth's atmosphere has now serious consequences on the every day lives of
If we Protestants are serious about the Bible we cannot escape the conclusion that Mary is a figure to be reckoned with, even if her prominence varies in the gospels and the earliest known New Testament writer, Paul, never mentions her. It is unfortunate
No doubt in the tradition of "Catholic clubs" which developed in New South Wales and other states, the Coffs Harbour Catholic Recreation & Sporting Club would have sprung up as an inititive of a local Catholic parish or sporting club.
The Taizé community will print and distribute one million Catholic Bibles in China during 2009, the community's prior, Br Alois Loser has announced. Br Loser revealed the plan to help the Christians in China at the conclusion of the closing of the
In a rapid policy reversal, the Malaysian government will now allow the Malay edition of the Catholic Herald to resume publication but a ban imposed on the use of the word "Allah" for "God" remains pending a forthcoming court case.
The Israeli Foreign Ministry accused Vatican Cardinal Renato Martino of "Hamas propaganda" after he described conditions in Gaza as increasingly resembling "a big concentration camp". The Times Online says that question mark hangs over Pope Benedict
Unveiling the NSW Opposition Coalition crime policy yesterday, Shadow Attorney-General and Catholic, Greg Smith, said that he would not seek further restrictions on abortion despite his links with the anti-abortion movement. The Sydney Morning Herald
A convert from Lutheranism and from the liberalism of his youth, American conservative Catholic icon, Fr Richard John Neuhaus, has died at 72. Boston.com reports Fr Neuhaus was a Lutheran minister who converted to Catholicism in 1990. He is probably
Our spirituality is about this quest for "more". There is "more" to life than the sum of our experiences and relationships. We are longing to be part of something larger than ourselves. We are looking for a sense of mystery, for an
The whole point of the film is that the audience is not supposed to know what is going on until the film maker chooses to reveal it, which occurs at about the 115 minute mark. So unless the reviewer does the unthinkable and discloses the key secret
From the Israeli invasion of the Gaza Strip what can be salvaged? Repairing the physical damage, whether to the Palestinian exclave or Israeli towns across the border such as Beersheba and Sderot, will be relatively straightforward. Much harder will be
Known as one of the giants of Catholic higher education in the United States of America, Villanova University in Philadelphia has been sponsored by the Augustinian order since its founding in 1842. Initially founded to act as a base for renewal of the
The De La Salle Brothers District of Australia, New Zealand and Papua New Guinea has decided to establish a Mission Council with both Brothers and Partners as members with a vote in governance and decision making. This decision gives Partners a first
A technology magazine has described a new Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith instruction on bioethical issues, "Dignitatis Personae", as "surprisingly liberal" on genetic engineering. The 32 page instruction, "Dignitatis Personae" deals with
Parents at Holy Cross Primary School on Brisbane's northside are battling a high rise development on land used by the school over fears that pedophiles could prey on their children. The development application, which includes 323 dwellings, shops, a
Rome has put pressure on Brisbane Archbishop John Bathersby and "the Vatican is a bully," St Mary's South Brisbane administrator, Fr Peter Kennedy is quoted as saying. The Weekend Australian quotes Fr Kennedy as making the comments.
Catholic convert and Jesuit theologian, Cardinal Avery Dulles, who was noted for his bestseller "Models of the Church" interpreting Vatican II changes, has died in New York, aged ninety. The International Herald Tribune reports Cardinal Dulles died on
In a ceremony at Bombala in New South Wales Monaro region, Canberra-Goulburn Archbishop Mark Coleridge has blessed tools used for the controversial animal husbandry practice of mulesing. The Land reports that first it was the Bombala priest, Fr Mick