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A Vatican spokesperson says that Pope Benedict will meet freed French-Colombian hostage Ingrid Betancourt who attributed her release to the intercession of the Virgin Mary. The Canadian Press quotes a Vatican source saying the pope sent a

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Adelaide property industry figures have raised questions over the sale of government land to the Catholic Church for a major redevelopment project. The Australian reports South Australia's Rann Government is defying criticism over the sale of prime

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Pope Benedict may be considering further changes to the order of the Mass, an Italian magazine suggests. The weekly Panorama reports the Holy Father has asked the Congregation for Divine Worship to study the possibility of changes that would include

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Pope Benedict will rest three days at an Opus Dei run resort at Kenthurst north of Sydney after his arrival at Richmond airforce base for World Youth Day. Cardinal George Pell yesterday confirmed that Pope Benedict XVI would be taken straight to the

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Conservative senior Anglican bishops have met officials of the Vatican Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith to discuss the crisis over homosexual priests. The Age reports the Archbishop of Canterbury, Rowan Williams, was not told of the talks,

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Vatican security officials have caught a man in clerical garb attempting to pass himself of as a priest who wanted to hear confessions in St Peter's Basilica. The Sydney Morning Herald reports the fake priest was was tried by a Vatican tribunal.

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A Hebrew inscribed tablet believed to date from the decades before the birth of Jesus may refer to a Messiah who will rise from the dead after three days. The Age reports the one metre tall tablet with 87 lines of Hebrew is causing a stir in

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This book draws out the parallels and contrasts between the course of Hans Kung and that of Joseph Ratzinger, now Pope, seen as the last two active representatives of the comrades in arms who fought for renewal at the Second Vatican Council. The

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The dispute over access to Randwick hasn't been the only cause of tensions, with behind the scenes disagreements between the Church and the Government over everything from advertising campaigns to public access. Frustrated Government organisers say the

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Father Pat Connor, a 79 year old Catholic priest born in Australia and based in Bordentown, New Jersey, has spent his celibate life, including nine years as a missionary in India, mulling connubial bliss. His decades of marriage counseling led him to

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Good Samaritan Congregational Leader, Sr Clare Condon, is the new president of Catholic Religious Australia replacing Jesuit Fr Mark Raper who completed his term. Sister Condon will take over as CRA President for the next two years following the

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A Sydney man has accused Cardinal George Pell of failing to disclose details of a past sexual abuse by a priest to a victim while Perth Archbishop Barry Hickey has denied receiving earlier knowledge of other sexual abuse allegations dating from 2000.

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Railway workers are threatening a strike on the day Pope Benedict arrives in Sydney for WYD. The Sydney Morning Herald reports the strike threatens to clog Sydney roads, prevent many of the 200,000 pilgrims from seeing the pope and force hundreds of

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I love surprises and would happily be led up the garden path with Will Smith, but there's a fatal flaw to Hancock, with alien sized plot holes and worse still, characters behaving out of context. As a result, this big budget Will Smith action movie is

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I once woke up in a field outside Rome, cold, tired and bewildered. I hadn't slept very well or for very long. As I crawled out from my sleeping bag and stood up, I saw a sight which changed my outlook on the Church and the world forever. The world is

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Witness is a permanent characteristic of the Christian person. We do not decide that on Tuesdays we will be a witness. We are witnesses 24/7, as the saying goes. Do not be afraid - let the power of the Holy Spirit shine out in you. That is my deepest hope

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National Catholic Superannuation Fund was established 21 years ago and is administered by Catholic Church Insurances Limited, a company owned by the Catholic dioceses and religious institutes. Perhaps not as well known as some of the other

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Blessed Mary MacKillop will be the first person featured on a new series of Inspirational Australians coins. Superannuation and Corporate Law Minister Nick Sherry said that as Australia's saint in waiting, Mother Mary MacKillop was a fitting choice to

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A vote by the Church of England's General Synod in favour of women bishops will be an "obstacle" to reconciliation with the Catholic Church, the Vatican says. BBC News reports the Church of England's General Synod voted in favour of

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Writing to a man complaining about abuse by a priest, Cardinal George Pell responded that "in the end, it is your word against his." The Sydney Morning Herald quotes an ABC report of a second letter from Cardinal Pell to Anthony Jones who

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