valero2

In October 2008 there was excitement over the exhumation, in the outskirts of Birmingham, of an eminent Victorian. The remains of Cardinal Newman were being dug up as part of the process towards declaring him a saint. Pope Benedict will declare him "blessed"

more

more view
karate2

It is a generation since the original Karate Kid was released starring Ralph Macchio as the young lad trained in the arts of defence by Mr Miyagi, played by Pat Morita. It was followed by two sequels and another starring a young Hilary Swank as ‘The Next

more

more view

NSW Vinnies workers yesterday woke up to the news that their board had been stood down amid allegations of bullying of staff and the "over-corporatisation" of the grassroots organisation. The Sydney Morning Herald reports that although the national

more

more view

NSW police are investigating new claims of sexual abuse against a Sydney priest who had separate complaints of sexual molestation upheld by an internal church investigation last year.Two sisters took their allegations to the police after seeing reports in

more

more view

The Vatican has reported its third consecutive financial loss, with a $5.9 million (4.1 million euro) deficit in 2009. It saw revenues of $360.1m against expenses of $366m, said a report on BBC. Major renovations, infrastructure upgrades and a

more

more view

The University of Illinois in the US has fired a Catholicism lecturer who was accused of engaging in hate speech when he stated that the Church teaches that homosexual sex is morally wrong. Fox News reports that the adjunct professor, Ken Howell, who

more

more view

There needs to be stronger, more compassionate political leadership over asylum seekers, says the Catholic Religious Order, who claim the recent debate has not reflected well on Australia.Sister Anne Derwin RSJ, President of CRA and the Congregational

more

more view

Dr Rowan Williams --- The Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams said it will be "desperately difficult" to keep the Church of England unified in light of a schismatic vote on women bishops. Dr Rowan Williams called on

more

more view
abc2

The ABC has launched its new Religion and Ethics portal. The new site features commentary and expert analysis on the great traditions of world religions, as well as the way they continue to influence ethical and political issues today. The site will host

more

more view
des2

Professor Desmond Cahill's passion for spreading goodwill and the celebration of religious and cultural diversity is without question. The 64-year-old Melbourne resident, leader of intercultural studies at RMIT University, has for decades worked with waves of

more

more view
kevin2

On June 1, Bishop Kevin Dowling (pictured), an outspoken Catholic bishop in South Africa, gave a surprisingly frank talk to a group of prominent Catholics in Cape Town. The other day a friend sent me a link to his address, posted on the Independent Catholic

more

more view
tom2

Tom Cruise is back again as action hero in this comedy drama, in which he appears for the second time with Cameron Diaz, after their time together in Vanilla Sky (2001). The plot basically represents a series of happenings, loosely strung together, that allow

more

more view

A new online Catholic radio station, called Cradio, has been launched in Sydney. Cradio will feature news and current affairs, prayer and spirituality podcasts, recorded lectures and a youth show. It will also feature a question-and-answer

more

more view

A coalition of evangelical and pentecostal churches has struck a deal with the NSW Department of Education to fund construction of a classroom for scripture lessons at a public high school.The Sydney Morning Herald reports that seven churches, including

more

more view

Rioting in Northern Ireland on the biggest day of a Protestant march this week has left three police officers shot and many others injured. Missiles and petrol bombs were thrown in the early hours of Monday as Catholic gangs took to the streets

more

more view

The inaugural Australian Catholic Youth Ministry Convention will take place from October 1-3 in Melbourne.The Archdiocese of Canberra and Goulburn, in an e-newsletter, said the event is intended for youth ministers in dioceses, parishes, movements,

more

more view

Pope Benedict's busy schedule on his trip to Britain in September will prevent him meeting Prince Charles. But a spokesman for the Prince of Wales denies that he has been snubbed. The Pontiff is due to meet the Queen and Prince Philip at Hollyrood

more

more view

A leading Spanish archbishop said there was no obligation on the public to obey the country's new law on abortion because a right to "kill an innocent human being" does not exist. "Let's be clear: this law is not a law, although it is presented as

more

more view
scan2

Scandinavia might not be the first place you think of when you mention the Catholic Church. But the northern European countries have a long Catholic heritage, one that is documented in 100 years worth of publications that were recently donated to the Vatican

more

more view
peace2

Peacewise is a cross-denominational Christian mediation website which believes that biblical peacemaking is the most practical and profound approach to dealing with conflict available to people. The site is dedicated to sharing and equipping people to use

more

more view