The head of the schismatic Society of St Pius X says that "nothing has changed" in Rome's determination to follow Vatican II despite Pope Benedict's recent re-authorisation of the Tridentine Mass. "The time for an agreement has not yet

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Described as a "flawed genius", Society of St Vincent de Paul Australia founder, Captain Charles Gordon O'Neill, has been rediscovered following the publication of a biography of the Irish engineer and architect, who also designed plans for a

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The Church is "a dictatorship not a democracy", Bishop Terence Brady is reported to have told a parishioner from Fairfield in Sydney's west after 800 people signed a petition not to replace a popular parish priest. Parishioner Peter Murdaca

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WA Premier Alan Carpenter will tomorrow present a replica of the Villers-Bretonneux cross from Perth's St George's Anglican Cathedral to the Catholic Church of St John the Baptist in the Somme village liberated by ANZAC troops on the night of 25 April

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Americans tend to intertwine religion, patriotism and guns with their politics in sometimes curious ways and can react strongly if they perceive that any of these cultural icons are under threat. "God Bless America" are words that frequently

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The future not only for religious but for all God's people rests in a deeper, mystical understanding of the Trinitarian relationship so that the Kingdom of God may be on earth as it is in heaven. In proclaiming the good news, neither the proclamation

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Youth Off the Streets founder Fr Chris Riley says that he could not get a mention for the subject of child abuse at last weekend's 2020 Summit and accused summit facilitators of pushing their own agendas. Fr Riley also criticised World Vision

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If every Catholic website had the same quality of images and design as the new website for the Australian Catholic Bishops Conference Office for the Participation of Women, then there would be a lot more people visiting Catholic websites! The site aims

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Zimbabwe's Catholic bishops have joined other Christian leaders in an appeal for a solution to the worsening crisis in the Southern African nation. Zenit reports that the leaders of the Evangelical Fellowship of Zimbabwe, the Catholic episcopal

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Organisers have released the score to Our Lady of the Southern Cross, a specially composed hymn to be sung at the Vigil with Pope Benedict at World Youth Day Sydney in July.  The score will allow Australian parishes to rehearse the hymn in

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Pakistani Muslims must decide for themselves whether Islam can be lived in the reality of 21st century Pakistan or only according to the standards of 7th century Arabia. Pakistani Muslims must decide for themselves whether the fundamentalist call to

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Hopelessness assaults us from all sides. When a culture no longer looks to the eternal God, it starts looking to this passing world, and it passes. As background noise to all this, our entertainment cheerleads for sleaze at every turn, our political

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Archbishop Pell talks at the Brisbane Institute about his new book, God and Caesar: Selected essays on Religion,Politics and Society. It brings together a selection of his writings on Christianity, politics, and society from the last ten years. Drawing on a

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Townsville ecumenism expert Bishop Michael Putney says that the forthcoming ordination of Australia's first female bishop for the Anglican diocese of Perth will "deepen the obstacle" to reconciliation between the Catholic and Anglican communions.

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Worshippers crowded Dili's Catholic cathedral for a Mass of thanksgiving and forgiveness after the recovery of President Jose Ramos Horta who has returned to East Timor following treatment in Darwin. UCA News reports that Bishop Alberto Ricardo da

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A shell fired by rebel National Liberation Forces has struck the Holy See nunciature during an attack on Burundi's national capital of Bujumbura. AFP reports that the rebels fired a dozen shells at Bujumbura overnight Tuesday to Wednesday, hitting the

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Pope Benedict has refused to wear specially designed vestments with Australian motifs - hailed as "chic clergy couture" by organisers - for his World Youth Day final mass. The Australian reports that the "earthy-red" coloured

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A manager for a Newcastle developer made out a cheque to the ALP "on behalf of the Maitland Catholic Diocese", a Sydney newspaper reports. The Sydney Morning Herald says Matthew Somers, an employee of Hardie Holdings, which is developing an

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The White House has scheduled a dinner in honour of Pope Benedict during his visit to the USA this week - but the pope is not attending, reports say. The Raw Story reports that there are no competing events listed on the pope's schedule, and the White

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The Vatican has blocked the appointment of a prominent lay theologian and businessman as chief executive of Germany's Catholic University of Eichstatt. The pontifical university announced Friday that the Vatican which has a veto over such appointments

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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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