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Philippine President Benigno Aquino III --- Philippine President Benigno Aquino said he will push for the passage of a reproductive health bill in Congress, to fight poverty, despite risking excommunication from the Church, said a Reuters report in the

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Throughout the 41 years of Communist rule in the former Eastern bloc country, an underground network of groups and individuals kept the Catholic faith alive, even to the point of ordaining married men and women. Last week, their achievement was belatedly

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Tensions surrounding Catholic identity are very much in the air these days. People who regard themselves as authentically Catholic rarely enjoy being told they’re not, or that they’re only selectively so, writes John Allen (pictured) in the

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This Good Friday, the Franciscan Friars will stage the 75th anniversary of the Stations Of the Cross at  “Maryfields”, Campbelltown, in Sydney's west. In 1936, The Franciscan Friars of The Holy Spirit Province were the first to

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This BBC photo gallery has a colourful array of images of Palm Sunday celebrations from across the world. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-13109636

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Eminent Tamil theologian and academic Father SJ Emmanuel (pictured) can count five bishops among those he has educated in his distinguished career - but he is much prouder of five special priests who attended his lectures in Kandy, Sri Lanka, reports the

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One of the repeated justifications for euthanasia is that it relieves the burden of the suffering as an act of compassion and love. Yet this “compassion” or “love” is largely left undefined in modern discourse, including by those

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The new film version of Graham Greene’s 1939 novel, Brighton Rock, brings some Catholic themes into prominence. It is directed by Rowan Joffe, who wrote the screenplay for The American, a Greene-like drama about a burnt-out hitman.  Greene

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Image from the Catholic Archdiocese of Melbourne --- More than 800 people attended lectures and workshops on over 40 topics related to marriage and family life last weekend in the Third National Catholic Family Gathering in Melbourne, the Archdiocese of

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Archbishop John Hepworth --- Archbishop John Hepworth from the Traditional Anglican Communion says he has been negotiating ways to allow Anglican priests to be accepted by the Catholic Church, which the Vatican is likely to approve later this year, the

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An image of Sister Michael Marie with animal disaster rescue worker Cheri Deatsch and injured animal, Trixie, from Global Animal.org --- American Sister Michael Marie has travelled to Japan to rescue animals affected by the tsunami, earthquake and

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Image from the Rouse Hill Times report, of the Chinese re-enactment organiser Lucy Millena --- For the first time, a Chinese re-enactment of the Passion of Jesus Christ will be held at Castlebrook Memorial Park, in the northern suburb of Rouse Hill, on

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The Pontifical Council for Social Communications has published a list of 150 bloggers who are invited to attend a meeting in Rome next month, according to its website. The meeting will place take place at Via Della Conciliazione, 5, on Monday 2 May. "Over

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Screenshot from the website by the Catholic Bishops' Conference of the Philippines --- A traditional Filipino recitation of a day-long prayer of Jesus Christ's passion is now on the Internet, thanks to a website by the country's bishops, said an AFP

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People in the leper colony in Nigeria who are helped through Fr Nweke's Voice of the Voiceless ministry --- Perth's Voice of the Voiceless ministry that prays for and financially assists seminarians and the poor around the world has spread to

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The number of people who have left the Catholic church is huge. We all have heard stories about why people leave. Parents share stories about their children. Academics talk about their students. Everyone has a friend who has left, writes Thomas Reese in the

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An image from the Sagrada Familia website -- A local man walked into the sacristy of the Sagrada Familia basilica in Barcelona, sprayed it with flammable liquid and set fire to priest's robes stored there, report the Guardian and The Canadian

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Language expert, Professor Roly Sussex (pictured), discusses the origins and meanings of the words of Easter, on ABC radio's daily interview show with Richard Fidler. Here is the transcript and audio

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Image from the Australian Ageing Agenda report --- Aged and Community Services Australia (ACSA) has announced that Patrick McClure AO, a former Franciscan priest, will take the helm at ACSA's new national headquarters in Canberra from June 1, said a

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Image from the report on the Archdiocese of Canberra and Goulburn News & Events website --- Bishop Pat Power was the principal celebrant at the Archdiocese of Canberra and Goulburn's Chrism Mass this week, in recognition of his 25th anniversary of

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