Catholic Health Australia begins its National Conference today with an examination of the impact of the Federal Election results on the future of health and aged care. The session will be presented from 9.15 this morning by Professor John Dwyer, Chair of the

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The Catholic Archdiocese of Melbourne has launched a new website. The website has a strong focus on presenting news from the Archdiocese - parishes, agencies and Catholic organisations; as well as both national and international church news sources. In line

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Thirteen years after her death, the impact of Blessed Teresa of Calcutta's work and prayer is still felt around the world. Mother Teresa would have turned 100 tomorrow, on August 26. The order she started 60 years ago - the Missionaries of Charity - continues

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The title might indicate some caution to audiences who do not like murder thrillers and whatever violence they might portray.  Murder will out.  And here it comes out very brutally - twice. The reason for mentioning this first - though it should not have to

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During the Cold War, both sides saw the so-called "Third World" as a battleground for hearts and minds. More and more, the same thing is true in today's ideological struggles over secularism, writes John Allen. This summer has brought some important changes

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Mother Teresa, whose 100th birthday would have been on Aug 26 this year --- US Catholic groups have accused the country's Catholic League President Bill Donohue of having "manufactured a controversy out of nothing" over a campaign

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The infamous vuvuzela, introduced to the world at the South African soccer World Cup tournament, won't be allowed at Pope Benedict's public appearances in the UK. The vuvuzela was among a number of banned items at the pontiff's events during his

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Sister Sheila McCreanor --- It's the providence of God that 2010 has been an election year, according to Sisters of St Joseph, who say election promises have earned them good funds to carry out Mary MacKillop's costly canonisation events. The North Shore

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Catholic Health Australia chief executive, Martin Laverty --- Catholic Health Australia chief executive Martin Laverty has expressed concern that health reform could be stalled by a minority government trying to keep the support of

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A figurine of Paul Hogan --- Paul Hogan slipped back into Sydney to attend his mother's funeral, joining his family last weekend at Rookwood's Sacred Heart Chapel. The matriarch of the Hogan family, who had been living in a retirement

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Jesuit-educated parliamentarians recorded increased voter across the country at last weekend's federal election.The Catholic order prides itself on the rigorous education it provides in its elite schools around the country, says a report in The

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It's Jesus who leads the steps of the Missionaries of Charity, who leads them in their missionary spirit and work: 100 years after the birth of Mother Teresa. It is this "trust in Divine Providence" that is one of the essential features that the Congregation

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An image from the village of Claudy in Londonderry County, Ireland --- A long-awaited report by the police ombudsman for Northern Ireland has confirmed suspicions that a priest was involved in an IRA operation in 1972, in which three car

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Image of a cell phase, from Wikipedia --- US pro-life groups welcomed a federal court ruling this week that prevents the Obama administration from carrying out its embryonic stem cell research policy. The "American people

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Image from the Catholic Herald, of a lectern to be used by Pope Benedict in Glasgow --- A Scottish stonemason is working "flat out" to complete a marble chair, altar and lectern to be used by Pope Benedict at the Mass he will celebrate in

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Catholic Education of the Diocese of Parramatta in Sydney has paid tribute to its long-serving teachers, school leaders and staff in a ceremony of appreciation at St Patrick's Catholic Church, Blacktown. Awards were presented last week to those

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Political uncertainty is casting a pall over anticipated growth by universities, with Australian Catholic University vice-chancellor Greg Craven warning that any reneging on uncapping places could be disastrous, due to a looming drop in international

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Brandon Sheehan (far right), a relative of Mary MacKillop, with sister Kiana and school principal Mark Geerligs --- Twelve-year-old Catholic school student, Brandon Sheehan, who is a descendant of Mary MacKillop, will travel to Rome for her

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Does the Governor-General have a conflict of interest when she is called upon to make a judgment about which party should be called upon first to form a government? It is an ethical matter fundamentally, rather than one of legal technicality, writes

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The new Roman Missal, which was authorized last week for use in the United States beginning in Advent of 2011, will pose significant challenges to both the musicians performing music based on new Mass texts and the congregations expected to learn them. "The

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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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