Low income earners could pay as much as 40 percent of their fortnightly income on electricity with the advent of smart metering, and some households face an annual increase of $320 in electricity bills. A study by the St Vincent De Paul Society, due

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Joe Hockey --- A decline is happening in the Christian faith from a literal interpretation of the Bible, according to shadow treasurer Joe Hockey. In a speech to the Sydney Institute tonight, he will also urge for religious tolerance and

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UK's school children will be given sex education from the age of five, and although parents can keep their kids out of the classes on moral and religious grounds, this right to opt out ends when their children turn 15. The move is aimed at reducing

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The South Africa Bishop's Conference (SACBC) is warning that thousands of women will be trafficked for prostitution at the soccer World Cup 2010 in South Africa. "We are expecting to see a sharp increase in trafficking of women forced to be

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In the end it all comes down to tolerance and fairness. Mostly imbued with Christian values, Australians are tolerant and very fair. Christianity hasn't always been tolerant, but church leaders of the 20th century have at least moved beyond calling for

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The Rudd Government is being called to tighten controls over the way Australian companies operate overseas, following reports that local company Anvil Mining, which is caught up in alleged war crimes in Africa, could partner UK oil company Trafigura, which

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Fr Richard P. McBrien --- Over nine years ago one of the Catholic Church's finest canon lawyers, Father James Provost, a professor at The Catholic University of America, published an exceedingly important article in America magazine,

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Centacare Brisbane will reflect on more than 50 years of supporting families and the community with its annual Centacare Week celebrations (November 9 - 17). Centacare week honours the social service arm of the Catholic Archdiocese of Brisbane. More than

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The Catholic Church in Africa is an online source for information about all things pertaining to the Church in Africa. The recent Synod of African bishops sparked renewed interest in the Church in the region and this website contains statistics on the

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US Bishop Donald W. Trautman urged fellow bishops to reject at least one of four segments of a new US English translation of the Roman Missal, to avoid new Mass prayers full of grammatical errors and unproclaimable texts. The bishops are set to

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Cardinal William Levada --- The Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith has published the Apostolic Constitution Anglicorum Coetibus including provisions for future married Anglican priests to be ordained with the permission of the

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Senator Sarah Hanson-Young --- The Australian Greens Senator Sarah Hanson-Young wants Prime Minister Kevin Rudd to allow Labor MPs a free parliamentary vote on gay marriage, to get a better picture of national sentiment on the matter.

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Teachers at South Australia's Catholic schools are threatening legal action over a pay dispute with Catholic Education, while Queensland's Catholic schools teachers look close to receiving a new pay package. SA's Independent Education Union says its

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Louisiana Republican Anh Joseph Cao --- Citing "a decision of conscience", Louisiana Catholic Representative Anh "Joseph" Cao was the sole Republican to vote with the Democrat majority to pass the House of

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Dennis Ferguson --- Comments encouraging forgiveness for convicted paedophile Dennis Ferguson, by Shalom College Bundaberg principal Dan McMahon, raised hackles among some parents while others agreed it is the Christian thing to do.

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Pray 2010 is a major prayer gathering in July 2010 announced last week by the Archdiocese of Brisbane. It will involve keynote addresses from leading Fathers Stan Fortuna and Frank Brennan among several others and involve nearly 300 prayer

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Quite an exhilarating experience of Charles Dickens' classic tale of miser, Ebenezer Scrooge, his meanness to his clerk, Bob Cratchit, his unwillingness to celebrate Christmas with his nephew, Fred, and his miserable and lonely life. Though seen many

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With representatives of the world's nations due to jet into Copenhagen this December to discuss ways of saving the planet from inevitable incineration due to the human race's increasing carbon dioxide emissions, many in key sectors of the Christian

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It is difficult to over estimate the degree to which the vote in the House, passing a comprehensive health care reform bill, was a huge victory for the Catholic Church. Yes, for the USCCB, but also for a view of the world that the Church, at times alone,

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The ACT Greens are trying to push the Little Company of Mary Health Care (LCMHC) to abandon its bid to buy Canberra's hospice as part of the proposed Calvary Public Hospital sale. The ACT Government wants to buy Calvary Hospital from LCMHC for $77

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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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