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Brisbane Archbishop John Bathersby has said he is prepared to call in the police at St Mary's parish, South Brisbane but ousted administrator Fr Peter Kennedy says that he will not be breaking any laws. "It's not a situation I want to face, but

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St Patrick's Cathedral was packed yesterday for a Mass for Victoria's bushfire victims while messages of solidarity and prayer from church leaders from around Australia and the world have poured in. "We will support those who have lost everything

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Representatives of a group of Australia's major religious bodies have met with ABC Managing Director Mark Scott last week to lobby for the return of a dedicated religious current affairs program. An ACBC statement reports representatives of the

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Toowoomba Bishop William Morris has said he has been under investigation by the Vatican for two years after discussing the prospect of women or married priests in a pastoral letter. Bishop Morris said the diocese was challenged by the ageing of its

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Pope Benedict yesterday personally welcomed Australia's new ambassador to the Vatican, former Deputy Prime Minister Tim Fischer. Ninemsn reports the Pope met the former deputy prime minister during a short ceremony at the Vatican in Rome on Thursday to

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As far as the Italian secular Left is concerned, it is increasingly difficult, if not impossible, to disentangle Italian politics from the Vatican. The row over Berlusconi's last minute intervention to try to save the life of Eluana Englaro was believed to

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When ABC Radio National shelved The Religion Report, it set off a wave of comments that its other axed specialist programs did not generate. Many notable individuals raised their concerns about the consequences of its demise. Barney Zwartz, The Age

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Anyone who has been confounded by the Church's mishandling of the child sex abuse crisis will benefit from Nicholas Cafardi's detailed account of the Church's response prior to the 2002 approval in Dallas of the US Bishops' Charter for the Protection of

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Flame Ministries International is a Perth based ministry of lay evangelists established as a public association of Christ's faithful under Canon law. It positions itself as a Catholic ministry of the Word, feeding the poor in spirit. Its website is a

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SSPX Bishop Richard Williamson has apologised to Pope Benedict for the "unnecessary distress and problems" caused by his "imprudent remarks" but the fallout over the lifting of his excommunication continues. The Washington Post

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French priest, Fr Patrick Desbois, have opened an exhibition in Paris exposing the "Holocaust by bullets" perpetrated by Nazi forces on Jews in the Ukraine. The exhibition offers new insights into the genocide of Jews in Ukraine during the

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Christians do more

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More people are volunteering, Australian Bureau of Statistics figures reveal, but most volunteers are Christians and/or women. The Age reports analysis of the 2006 Census by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) has found Christians are more likely to

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"Nurse the nation", a new program created by Mater Health Services Brisbane executive, Caroline Hudson, to recruit travelling and holidaying nurses and midwives for short term placements around Australia, launched last week. Catholic

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Sydney Cardinal George Pell has backed a warning by Pope Benedict for marriage tribunals not to fall into the trap of making "exaggerated and almost automatic multiplication of declarations of nullity." Granting marriage annulments too

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A Vatican source has reportedly denied rumours that Rome has decided to create a personal prelature for members of the Traditional Anglican Communion. According to earlier reports, the Traditional Anglican Communion was to be allowed to form a personal

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In a bid to find out why numbers have decreased so drastically over the last 40 years, the Vatican Congregation for Institutes of Consecrated Life and Societies of Apostolic Life has announced an apostolic visitation of US religious women's institutes.

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The new bishop of Linz, Austria, is controversial priest, Fr Gerhard Maria Wagner, who suggested Hurricane Katrina was provoked by sin in New Orleans and described Harry Potter novels as "satanism", Pope Benedict has decided. Fr Gerhard Maria

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A dispute between an abuse victim and the Maitland-Newcastle diocese over the distribution of the estate of convicted pedophile, Fr James Fletcher, has been settled. The victim was repeatedly abused by Fr James Fletcher after becoming an altar boy in his

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Deputy Prime Minister and Education Minister Julia Gillard wants to expand a Rudd Government program under which government and non-government schools will share facilities following an overwhelming number of funding submissions. The Australian

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ROMEreports offers religious based programs geared to meeting the needs of television broadcasting companies around the world, offering extensive reporting from Rome, and coverage of the life of the Church, papal addresses and other current

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

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