One of the most respected Catholic publishers in the world, US-based Paulist Press, have for over 140 years prided themselves on presenting a Catholic perspective on important contemporary questions. The giant publisher's website is heavily focused on

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Pope Benedict will complete his third encyclical tentatively titled Love in the Truth over the European summer, Vatican Secretary of State, Cardinal Tarcisio Bertone says. Cutting Edge reports Cardinal Bertone made the disclosure in an interview

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With rice prices soaring, Mindanao Philippines Bishop Dinualdo Gutierrez has threatened to withhold communion from rice traders who hoard rice accusing them of "satanic" practices. ABS-CBN News reports that in a Radio Veritas interview

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Christians are a small minority in Israel but they visit the country in large numbers and they've also been influential in deciding its fate.  One Christian who came 30 years ago and stayed is the Reverend Dr Petra Heldt, who co-founded The Ecumenical

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People can make all kinds of mistakes in following their personal consciences. Are we really justified in upholding the principle that one must follow one's conscience, when so many people, by following their conscience, seem to make so many

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Jubilee Catholic Community is a parish in the inner northern and western suburbs of Brisbane. It has only been a parish for the past two years after it was born out of the amalgamation of six former parishes in a sweeping rationalisation of resources and

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Australian Catholic University has named Jesuit Professor Frank Brennan to a new Canberra based public policy think tank to be launched later this year. The Canberra Times quotes new ACU vice chancellor, Professor Greg Craven, as saying the ACU Watson

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Sisters of St Joseph at Lochinvar near Maitland NSW have developed five eco-friendly units including paths made from recycled tyres as well as large water tanks. Aurora reports that "15 Denison Street" is a group of five self-contained, one

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The New South Wales government has budgeted $60.7 million for World Youth Day expenses next financial year bringing total confirmed public funding for the event to $139 million. The Sydney Morning Herald reports the NSW Government figures show the

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Indian church officials moved quickly to insist that girls under the age of eighteen cannot take vows after the Kerala State Women's Commission asked Parliament to bring in laws banning the practice. However, Fr Paul Thelekkat, the spokesperson of

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The Holy See played a key role in brokering a ban on cluster bombs, the Vatican's UN observer, Archbishop Silvio Tommasi, has said. Zenit quotes Archbishop Tommasi, who is the Holy See permanent observer to the United Nations, as saying that

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An Iraqi priest murdered a year ago, Fr Ragheed Rani, could have escaped but refused to do so because "God's house should not be closed," a witness says. AsiaNews reports on the first anniversary of the murder of the Chaldean pastor of

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If the best measure of a state's civil and economic health is the infant mortality rate, the degree to which a government is capable of sustaining the lives of the most vulnerable in society, then by this measure, and in ordinary times, the Burmese junta

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Luxury Sydney hotels are bracing for a "potential disaster" as WYD pilgrims opt to sleep in backpackers and budget rooms or to sleep on school floors. The Sydney Morning Herald reports that Sydney's top-end hotels are heavily discounting

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Vinnies has moved quickly to dispel a report that it is at odds with WYD organisers over meals for the homeless during next month's international event. In a media release, the St Vincent de Paul Society said that a press report stating that the

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Australian Catholic social networking site Faithtrip is going global with the launch of a seven language user interface. Since its launch, March 31, FaithTrip.net has received over 50,000 unique visitors and a steady stream of new members from all over

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Most Australians do not believe that government international aid should be used to fund abortions, Caritas Australia CEO Jack de Groot says. The Sydney Morning Herald reports Mr de Groot said that if the Government was reviewing aid guidelines it

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According to human rights groups, the United States holds more than 20,000 people, some say as many as 27,000 people, in detention centers around the world. All are held without charge or with no trial scheduled or planned. How many have been tortured we do

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Some people will complain that incense makes them cough, but people with medical expertise assure me that incense smoke is less harmful than the exhaust fumes in the church carpark! Incense is used to emphasise the sacredness of a person or object. It

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Join Hobart Knights of the Southern Cross and Tasmanians 4 Tanzania for a film evening on Sunday June 15 to raise funds for the building of a water pipeline in the country. The film is Gone with the Wind and is to be shown at Village Cinemas in Hobart

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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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