Image of a document, on Flickr --- A confidential Vatican document sent to trusted clergy and a few laypeople to research possible bishops may breach Australian anti-discrimination laws, reports the Age. The questionnaire, sent by the Pope's

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Cardinal George Pell --- Cardinal George Pell has rebuffed the head of the Bureau of Meteorology, who had said Australia's highest-ranking Catholic was ''misled'' in his views on global warming, the Sydney Morning Herald reports. Dr Greg Ayers told a

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Catholic priests have been much in the news, with much discussion of a new book by Chris McGillion and John O'Carroll on Catholic priests working in parishes, writes Andrew Hamilton in Eureka Street. The discussion of Our Fathers, by McGillion and

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A scene from Tokyo, from Friday's earthquake, on Flickr --- The Australian Catholic Bishops Conference has urged prayer and offered practical support to the victims of the largest earthquake to hit Japan in 140 years, the ACBC said in a media

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This subtitled French-Italian production returns us to the world of The Last Kiss, a film, which was directed by the same director and released in 2001. Using mostly the same cast, Gabriele Muccino continues to use his characters , now in their forties,

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An aerial view from Sendai, after the disaster, on Flickr ---The Catholic diocese of Sendai was the first victim of Japan's tsunami following the earthquake, said reports by the Catholic News Agency and Independent Catholic News. The diocesan territory

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The Vatican is set to unveil a Facebook page this week dedicated to the upcoming beatification of Pope John Paul II, said an AP report in the Sydney Morning Herald. The site, which will link to video highlights of John Paul's 27-year papacy, is designed to

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Priests should be willing to approach uncomfortable aspects of the Gospel, Pope Benedict said in a meeting with priests in Rome, reports the Catholic News Agency. He based the lectio divina meditation on a chapter from the Acts of the Apostles in which

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Screenshot of a news report on the tsunami that hit Japan, on Flickr --- Damage from the massive earthquake and ensuing tsunamis were preventing church officials in Japan from assessing needs, said a report on the Catholic News Service. Yasufumi

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The Archdiocese of Hobart has launched a site for the reception of the new translation of the Roman Missal. The book will be the culmination of many years of work by bishops, translators and liturgists from across the world. This site will provide

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Revellers from last year's St Patrick's Day parade in Sydney --- Oral historian Siobhan McHugh has in her sights what she sees as an increasing tendency to lump the Irish in with the English and gloss over Australia's recent sectarian past,  "It

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Ever since The Exorcist was first released in 1973, demonic possession and exorcisms have been in the forefront of films which combine horror with the life of the Catholic Church.  The Exorcist led to three sequels and, in recent years, two

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One of the most attractive and productive approaches in biblical studies in recent years goes by the German term Wirkungsgeschichte: the history of the Bible’s influence or effects. The books covered in this survey illustrate in various ways the

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Pope Benedict offers support for the people of Japan, screenshot from video on gloria.tv --- Pope Benedict says he is horrified by the images of the death and destruction caused by the earthquake and tsunami in Japan, and has invited people to join

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Giving up a bad habit for Lent may cleanse your soul if you're religious, or at least make you feel a lot less guilty if you're not, according to new scientific research, reports the ABC. Research from the University of Queensland has found that a

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Image of a church in Japan, on Flickr --- Japanese bishops will hold an emergency meeting in Sendai to respond to the earthquake and tsunami disasters that have inflicted "a strong emotional impact on society" and left people "exhausted and

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Bishop Christopher Saunders --- The Bishop of Broome, Christopher Saunders, says more asylum seekers are having their visa applications rejected at the Curtin Detention Centre, reports the ABC. Bishop Saunders says on a recent visit to Curtin he was told

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(L-R) Mateusz Tuniewicz, FI-AP Regional Director, Sr Denise Boyle fmdm, FI Executive Director, Br Stephen Bliss OFM, Br John Doctor OFM, President of the FI International Board of Directors, presenting the 'Award for Outstanding Service to Franciscans

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'Yesus dipaku di kajusalib' - Jesus is nailed to the cross - an image from Indonesia on Flickr --- A church that was cleared for use after a lengthy court battle in West Java in Indonesia has remained locked up by local authorities, forcing worshippers to

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Dr Christopher Kaczor's latest book argues against abortion through reason alone, without reference to the author's Catholic faith. But his inspiration in writing the book came from a canonized saint, reports the Catholic News agency. “Whenever St.

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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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