The western Sydney based Edmund Rice Centre for Justice and Community Education is the organisation behind the documentary on Australia's treatment of asylum seekers, A Well Founded Fear, which airs on SBS TV tonight. The Centre is a ministry of the

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Citing "fresh and concrete evidence", Indian detectives have arrested two priests and a nun over the 1992 murder in Kerala of 21 year old Sr Abhaya. Indian Catholic reports Fr Thomas Kottur, 61, and Fr Jose Puthrukkayil, 56, were arrested on

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Saying that Confirmation has practically become a "Sacrament of Farewell", Bunbury Bishop Gerard Holohan has called for a radical reconsideration of the age and practice relating to its conferral. Addressing a meeting with the school

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Pope Benedict has made a plea for more action to address the poverty, conflicts and neglect that lead to the suffering or death of millions of children around the world. The Pope said he hoped the gross imbalances between developed and underdeveloped

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Sydney Cardinal George Pell has unveiled and blessed a specially commissioned sculpture of Blessed Mary MacKillop at the Australian Catholic University North Sydney campus. Vice chancellor Professor Greg Craven commissioned the sculpture by artist Linda

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The Abbotsford Convent wasn't a cruel place, Angela Dyer says. At least not for her. During her four years there, Dyer says, the nuns did not mistreat her, but she does remember the lack of love and her craving for affection. For some, the nuns were

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Cardinal Tarcisio Bertone, the Vatican's Secretary of State and effectively the second most important official in the Catholic Church, takes a close look at economic globalisation and the social nature of markets in this book which  is notable for

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The GAFCON leaders claimed that what they regarded as their orthodox views have not been properly respected in the Anglican Communion. They therefore have had to act out in organisational dissent. To claim that at the global level and not to respect and

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This is the website of the Catholic League, the organisation which holds itself as the defender of Catholic civil rights in the United States. The League views that bias against the Catholic Church is deeply rooted in Amercian society and that

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Instead of Schoolies Week, Students from Melbourne's De La Salle College have switched to a new program known as "Coolies" in which they will travel to India to work as labourers with poor communities. Through Coolies, students are able to make

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An SBS television documentary featuring an Edmund Rice Centre exposé on the treatment of rejected asylum seekers has drawn a huge response, ERC director Phil Glendenning says. "Australians urgently need to encourage the Government to continue with

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Long before he became pope, then Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger predicted a crisis in the global financial system, Italian Finance Minister Giulio Tremonti says. "The prediction that an undisciplined economy would collapse by its own rules" can be found in an

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Polish archaeologists have identified the remains of 16th century astronomer and priest, Nicolas Copernicus, who created shockwaves with his theory that the Earth was not the centre of the Universe. Researchers believe they have identified the remains

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In her first public appearance since her ordeal, Orissa nun, Sr Meena, said she had been gang raped by forty men while police looked on. "State police failed to stop the crimes, failed to protect me from the attackers, they were friendly with the

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Israeli tech company ioimage has won a contract to supply the Vatican with smart cameras to be placed along a 60 kilometre perimeter around the city state. Herzliya based intelligent video appliances company ioimage has been selected to secure

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This Bond movie avoids the humour and whimsy of past 007 exploits, and substitutes fast action in their place. If anything moves, it is bound to soon explode, collapse or crash, and James Bond will be there in the middle of it. There are signs of more

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After launching earlier this week, the website for the Queensland branch of the Australian Catholic Religious Against Trafficking in Humans (ACRATH), takes its place as one of the most informative and fit for purpose sites in the Church in

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Change brings opportunity. The rise of consumer capitalism is no longer the unstoppable force which it appeared to be only a few months ago. The corruption of American influence, which has for so long troubled western democrats who still dare to

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Pope Pius XI in 1925 instituted the feast of Christ the King in answer to numerous requests from Cardinals, bishops and lay faithful at a time when Christ was being pushed more and more out of the lives of nations, families and individuals. The Pope

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Retired High Court Chief Justice Murray Gleeson has criticised human rights trends favouring individual liberty and self-expression over family and community values. Addressing a St Vincent de Paul Society function in honour of Australian Vinnies

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From St Mary’s, North Sydney. The first Mass of the day on YouTube

Mass Online

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Live streamed from Our Lady of the Rosary Cathedral, Waitara

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