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The lawyer acting for Pope John Paul II's attempted assassin, Mehmet Ali Agca has confirmed that his client has asked the Vatican for permission to be baptised there once he gets released from prison in Turkey. Agca also wants to meet Pope Benedict

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Following a Four Corners expose of rugby league sex scandals this week, Sydney Catholic Education Office executive director, Dan White, has said the code ran the risk of ending its historic relationship with the Catholic education system. Dr White said

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Branded an implacable foe of Islam after his landmark Regensburg speech in 2006, Pope Benedict has shown during his current Holy Land tour that he is slowly learning how to dialogue with Muslims. While media attention has focussed on Jewish

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This is the film adaptation of Dan Brown's novel of the same name that preceded his "The Da Vinci Code". Liberties have been taken with Dan Brown's novel which bring a different story to the screen. Key events and scenarios which made the novel

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For years the Church's institutional efforts to promote social justice have been dominated by political liberals, and years of exchanging similar ideas within their closed fraternity, their conversation has become so restricted that they can easily fail

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Majellan Publications has a new website and a renewed focus on its books and publications including its flagship, The Majellan. The organisation is the focus of the Redemptorists publishing apostolate in Australia, providing strength, inspiration and

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Catholic Health Australia and health fund HBF have launched campaigns against feared budget cuts to the private health insurance rebate, warning cuts will drive out fund members and overload public hospitals. In an open letter to Kevin Rudd, published

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Visiting missionary priest, Fr Wade Menezes has been badly misreported as claiming that swine flu is the punishment of God for immoral legislation and behaviour, Canberra-Goulburn Archbishop Mark Coleridge says. "In his talk during a parish

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A Northern Ireland court has sentenced four young men to life in jail for the sectarian murder of Catholic teenager, Michael McIlveen, three years ago. Michael McIlveen, 15, was beaten to death in the centre of Ballymena in May 2006, The Guardian

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Australian TV comedy team The Chaser is in hot water again after allegedly flying a blimp into protected airspace above the Vatican. Australia's ambassador to the Vatican Tim Fischer said charges had been laid over the breach of the no-fly zone above

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Christian families in Karachi, Pakistan are locking themselves in their own homes following escalating violence against them in recent weeks, Catholic Mission Pakistan director, Fr Mario Rodrigues has said. Last week, six families' homes were burned

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John Paul II Institute Associate Professor Nicholas Tonti-Filippini has criticised the basis of a ruling by Family Court Chief Justice Dian Bryant that a 17 year old girl may have her breasts removed so she can be more like a boy. The teenager, code

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Adelaide priest, Fr James McEvoy, will explore the nature of the Church's dialogue with the world as part of a prestigious international visiting fellowship post at Georgetown University. The Visiting Fellowship gives the recipient the opportunity to

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At Vatican II, the great reforming conference of the Catholic Church at the beginning of the 1960s, sweeping changes were made to the way people worshipped. Use of local languages, rather than Latin, was encouraged, ritual was made less elaborate and less

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On February 12 2005, Sister Dorothy Stang, a Catholic nun from Dayton, Ohio, was shot six times and left to die on a muddy road in the Brazilian Amazon. Who was this woman and why did her work amongst the poor arouse so much anger from ranchers and

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After all these years, "journey" still seems the truest metaphor for marriage, even when it transforms into suburban life and its encumbrances. It is always a journey, even when we don't see it. Each day the tent is pitched, night falls, day

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The St Vincent de Paul Society has recently launched a new national website, no easy task when you consider the diverse needs of the State and Territory conferences of the Society. However, this new site is well categorised and performs an admirable job

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Norma McCorvey - the "Jane Roe" of Roe v Wade - has condemned the decision by Notre Dame University to invite the fiercely pro-abortion Barack Obama to deliver its commencement address. McCorvey is now a Catholic pro-life campaigner, the UK

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Philanthropist Dick Smith, NRMA chief, Tony Stuart, and Pfizer managing director, John Latham, will be among the business executives who will sleep under the stars in June in a major Vinnies fundraiser. "There is a tendency to say it's

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Pope to Iraq?

04-May-2009

An Iraqi newspaper yesterday quoted an unnamed lawmaker as saying that Pope Benedict may visit Baghdad as part of his tour of the Middle East but Vatican spokesman, Fr Federico Lombardi, appeared to deny the story. The pope's visit "would let him

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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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