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Philippines Catholic bishops have backed a government decision to prohibit kidney transplants on foreign patients as part of a bid to regulate sales of kidneys and other human organs. GMA News reports the Catholic Church last night threw its full

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Four Japanese bishops have travelled to Rome for a meeting with Pope Benedict to seek Holy See intervention to resolve what they describe as a "serious problem" with the methods of the Neo-Catechumenal Way movement and its seminary in a Japanese

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Broken Bay diocese's Catholic Schools Office has won a prestigious national award for best workplace for health and safety management systems. The CSO was named as winner of the Best Workplace Health and Safety Management System category at the

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Australian Catholic Social Justice Council chair Bishop Christopher Saunders has called for greater vigilance over the working conditions of migrant workers who are helping "fill the gap" in job vacancies but who are often vulnerable. In a

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  Victorian Catholic agency, Sacred Heart Mission, has launched an innovative three year program which aims to end the vicious cycle of homelessness for adults and open the path to social inclusion. The three year model called A Journey to

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Pope Benedict will visit Australia from July 12-21 for World Youth Day, the Holy See has announced while organisers say the event is on track for 123,000 international visitors. The Sydney Morning Herald reports the 81 year old pontiff will make

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There are some worrying signs that the Labor Government will interpret, or has already interpreted, the grassroots campaign against WorkChoices, involving unions, churches, and community groups, in the most conservative light possible. The Rudd

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Attempts will always be made to read the gospel in ways that diminish our responsibility towards the poor. Among the wealthy this is understandable. Wealth is seductive. But the Christian God is a God who plays favourites; the Christian God favours the

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The continuing series of the St Thomas More Forum will this month host a presentation by union and political heavyweight Joe de Bruyn on the contemporary moral issues facing the Catholic politician. National Secretary of the Shop, Distributive &

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Australian Catholic University's Institute of Legal Studies was established in 2005 to foster professional education, to promote, interdisciplinary studies in law with ethics, philosophy and theology, to develop partnerships with the Catholic and wider

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"Leper priest" Belgian-born Blessed Damien DeVeuster who died after contracting leprosy from patients to whom he ministered in Hawaii is on the way to sainthood after experts attributed a second miracle to his intervention. Honolulu Bishop

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Australian born Dominican Fr Peter Murnane has been arrested following a "raid" by peace activists on a New Zealand spy communications base in which the protesters used sickles to deflate a 30 metre rubber balloon protecting radar aerials.

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Since nano-technology raises ethical questions, Catholic teaching should not shy away from the debate about nanotech's environmental and social consequences or about creating laws to regulate it. Australian legislators might well consider a

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CathSpace has a mission to evangelise and build Catholic culture. Its tagline says it does this through "connecting catholics" and in this way it is attempting to provide a Catholic-style MySpace. Like other better known social networking

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Cactus is a fairly decent psychological thriller from our local industry. It has a slow enough start, with endless shots of the Australian bush, but it gains momentum by the end of the first of its three acts. As with most films in this

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These days people seem to be fashioning their own individualised form of spirituality. In doing so, they are able to draw from countless sources for spiritual beliefs and practices that suit their particular needs. We now have a spiritual marketplace that

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Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith (CDF) head, Cardinal William Levada, has opened Queensland's new Holy Spirit Seminary at Banyo on Brisbane's northside. Speaking at the opening last weekend, Cardinal Levada called on the Catholics of

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Autumn Kelly, the fiancee of Queen Elizabeth's eldest grandson, Peter Phillips, has renounced her Catholic faith  so her future husband will not lose his place in the royal line of succession. Ms Kelly, 31, a Canadian, was accepted into the

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Actor Jim Caviezel, who played Jesus in Mel Gibson's blockbuster film The Passion of the Christ, and his wife Kerri have adopted two handicapped children suffering from brain tumours. In a US radio interview, Jim Caviezel described both the deep fear

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Bank SA managing director, Rob Chapman, who is a member of Adelaide's Diocesan Finance Council, has warned that the Church "absolutely needs" more high end commercial investment to counteract shrinking collection plates. According to Mr

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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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