Canberra Archbishop Mark Coleridge has ordained two new charismatic priests and a deacon for the Australian founded Missionaries of God's Love congregation. Daniel Strickland and David Callaghan, both originally from Western Australia, were ordained into

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Caritas Australia is this country's contribution to the Church's international aid and development efforts. In typically innovative style for the local organisation it has launched an Advent calendar on its website helping people to understand the real

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With 25 million books sold, novelist Stephenie Meyer seems to have struck a responsive chord with a section of the reading public. Her theme is the vampire as lust object for adolescent girls. Now debut director Catherine Hardwick has made a movie out of

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God writes straight with crooked lines. We know that expression, though we rarely apply it to sacred history or to the birth of Jesus. We should. The Christmas story is written with some pretty crooked lines. The God who wrote the beginning with crooked

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The first thing to note about education under the ALP government is that its approach to public policy is highly centralised and bureaucratic, all roads lead to Canberra. The Rudd–Gillard campaign against non-government schools represents a greater

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Placido Domingo has released a new album of songs based on the poems of Pope John Paul II, whom the tenor says he is certain "will be a saint soon". In "Infinite Love," a CD he presented at the Vatican, the Spanish born Domingo sings

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Saying that believers of different faiths had no option but to engage in interreligious dialogue, Pontifical Council for Inter-religious Dialogue President, Cardinal Jean-Louis Tauran has thanked Muslims for bringing God back into the public sphere in

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US doctors say that it is too dangerous to try to separate the conjoined twin daughters of Romanian Byzantine Catholic priest, Fr Alin Dogaru. The Sydney Morning Herald reports the twin girls born joined at the head have overcome long odds, but the

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In a sign of improving relations with the Church, Cuban President Raul Castro attended the beatification of 19th century "father of the poor" Jose Ollalo on Saturday. BBC News reports the first beatification ceremony in Cuba has been held in

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Josephite Community Aid volunteers are this year celebrating the 15th edition of Hampers Day by delivering baskets to over 300 refugee families. On December 6, from 8am, 250 young vounteers will gather at the Josephite Sisters' HQ in Croydon in

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Influential British Abbot Christopher Jamison has accused the Disney corporation of promoting consumerism as an alternative to finding happiness in traditional morality. Abbot Jamison of Worth Abbey in West Sussex, launched the attack, claiming that

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St Mary's parish, South Brisbane, has delivered a reply to an ultimatum from Brisbane Archbishop John Bathersby insisting that the controversial parish "is in communion with the Catholic Church" while rejecting a series of demands. The

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Million dollar Irish singers The Priests have stormed to number five on British charts with the release of their debut album in the lead up to Christmas. Signing autographs will be one distraction, as will fulfilling a few television commitments and, most

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Brisbane Archbishop John Bathersby yesterday launched a year of celebration for the sequicentenary of the archdiocese. Archbishop Bathersby launched the year with a Mass in St Stephen's Cathedral, Brisbane, for the first Sunday of Advent, The Catholic

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You could say that Ian Gwynne has been around the block a few times. The 57 year old has travelled the world, worked for 16 years for an oil company and is a three time cancer survivor. In 2002, he turned up in Sydney with $20 in his pocket and promptly

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Irish online bookmaker, Paddy Power, is quoting Sydney Cardinal George Pell at 16/1 for next bishop of Westminster but Melbourne Auxiliary Bishop Peter Elliott is even shorter priced at 12/1. It is unprecedented to have even one Aussie talked about

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Catholic schools, in particular, value their autonomy and, although a state mandated, secular curriculum has much to offer, we must never forget, as mentioned by Pope Benedict XVI when speaking at World Youth Day in Sydney, that the spiritual and

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Rowan Williams has now been Archbishop of Canterbury for almost exactly six years. Neither for the Anglican Communion nor for its titular leader have those years been placid or easy ones, and the author of this first full length biography of the Primate of

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The Catholic Diocese of Ballarat is a diverse and geographically extensive Diocese which covers the western third of Victoria, extending from the Murray River in the North to the Southern Ocean in the South. This diversity is highlighted on the diocese's

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A Darling Downs Catholic primary school teacher who acted as the school's "child protection officer" is now facing 46 charges for the alleged rape and sexual abuse of 13 young girls. The Australian reports police are now trawling through 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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