The Michigan-based Acton Institute for the Study of Religion and Liberty says that its core principles integrate Judeo-Christian Truths with Free Market Principles. Founded in 1990, the Institute is named for Lord John Emerich Edward Dalberg Acton,

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The Australian Catholic University has appointed University of the Sunshine Coast business lecturer, Scott Prosser, as the director of its new Public and Contextual Theology Research Centre. Recently appointed dean of the Canberra campus, Patrick

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There is a need to focus now on "healing the wounds of people rather than the celebration of victory", Sri Lankan priest, Fr Nihal Fernando said as the island country's government declared an end to its 25 year civil war. The parish priest

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What's the difference between a maze and a labyrinth? Sister of St Joseph Lorraine N. Villemaire has a pithy response: A maze is a puzzle to be solved; a labyrinth is a path to be walked. She has published The Labyrinth Experience, a resource to

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Sandwiched amid Pope Benedict XVI's trip to the Middle East and President Barack Obama's commencement address at Notre Dame, a behind-closed-doors "study week" in Rome sponsored by the Pontifical Academy for Sciences on genetically modified

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Former Deputy Prime Minister Brian Howe was one of a record fifteen graduates who were awarded doctorates from Melbourne College of Divinity this month. It was the largest number of doctoral degrees in any year awarded at the Melbourne College of

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First there was The Abbey, then The Convent and now The Retreat. In Part 3 of this latest Compass series three women and three men explore the spiritual side of Islam in a beautiful but remote Muslim retreat in Andalusia in southern Spain. - The

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Throughout the Western world rights talk is being used to promote the agendas of activist minority groups, and to silence Christians from publically affirming their faith. This takes many forms: hate crimes legislation, equal opportunity laws,

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Inspired by Pope John Paul II's call for a "new evangelisation", Catholic Media House produces and sells "modern media resources to help convey the gospel and the hope it contains, and to help 'make disciples of all

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A group of Camden churches and Christian ministries - not including the Catholic Church - have joined in a submission to the New South Wales Environment Court to oppose a proposed Islamic school planned for the region. In a submission to the Land

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Irish High Court Justice Sean Ryan has a unveiled the 2,600-page final report of Ireland's Commission to Inquire Into Child Abuse, detailing abuse described by commentators as "off the scale" and "profoundly shocking". The report

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A letter from the late Pope John Paul II, which saved the life of former President Thomas More Kim Dae-jung, has been made known to the public recently. The late Pope sent the letter to then-South Korean President Chun Doo-hwan on Dec. 11, 1980, asking

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The Catholic Church in the Democratic Republic of the Congo is pledging $144 million for a three-year program to fight HIV/AIDS, in a nation where some 70,000 children are orphans because of the virus. Caritas Congo Director Bruno Miteyo presented

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After three years of fund-raising, the Friends of St Brigids Church at Crossley in Victoria's Western District are set to put in a bid to purchase the former parish church. The group aims to preserve the community's Irish heritage and keep the

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Former Victorian priest, Desmond Gannon, has pleaded guilty to five indecent assault charges for offences dating back to 1968 and 1969. Gannon, 79, was a Catholic priest at Kilmore, north of Melbourne, at the time of the offences, news.com.au reports.

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The Anglican diocese of Brisbane and the Catholic dioceses of Brisbane and Toowoomba will next week sign a covenant that will strengthen the ecumenical ties between the churches and commemorate a relationship reaching back to the foundations

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Sydney Cardinal George Pell has said he was deeply moved by the brutality and cruelty catalogued in the 2500-page report on "endemic" mistreatment in church-run institutions in Ireland. Cardinal Pell promised to closely examine and act

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From the pulpit, on billboards and in a 'Catholic Kama Sutra,' the church is increasingly getting into bed with parishioners. But does it belong there? Fr Ksawery Knotz was earnest when he told Polish Catholics married sex didn't have to be

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The newspaper published by the Vatican, L'Osservatore Romano, has created more than a little mischief recently, featuring essays by ill-informed European journalists who imagine that they understand American history, the American political scene, and the

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Church officials say they are seeking an explanation from Israel for the poor turnout at Pope Benedict's open-air mass in Jerusalem last week which had only 3000 worshippers against an anticipated 5000. Monsignor Antonio Franco, the papal nuncio in

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