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Collecting a higher level of taxation from the mining industry for government to disburse for other worthwhile purposes may be perceived as a positive contribution to the Catholic principle of the 'common good'. However, if a badly designed and executed

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Cardinal George Pell --- Cardinal George Pell has been dropped from consideration for the role of the Prefect of the Congregation for Bishops because of former abuse allegations against him, according to reports citing sources in

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The Little Company of Mary is hopeful of finalising an agreement with the ACT Government over the sale of Calvary Hospital within four to six weeks. Under the deal, the Government would purchase the hospital but the Little Company of Mary would

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Professor Desmond Cahill---WITH CORRECTED HONOURS LIST FOR 2010 RMIT University professor and former priest Desmond Cahill was among those honoured on the Queen's Birthday this year.Prof Cahill, who has led intercultural studies at RMIT University in

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English soccer star Wayne Rooney --- English soccer star Wayne Rooney displaying his rosary during the World Cup has become increasingly familiar to television viewers, reports the UK's Times Online. Rooney, who revealed during filming for

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Father David Holdcroft SJ --- Australian Jesuit Father David Holdcroft SJ has been appointed Regional Director of Jesuit Refugee Service in Southern Africa. He will take charge of all JRS operations south of the Democratic Republic of Congo

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Pope Benedict speaks at the conclusion of the Year for Priests --- In a homily at the conclusion of the Year for Priests celebrations Friday, Pope Benedict begged for forgiveness over sexual abuse by clergy, saying the church would do

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The current economic crisis will not have been in vain if the world is reminded that grass roots initiative can triumph even over seemingly overwhelming adversity. In the aftermath of the devastation of the Basque region of Spain in the Spanish Civil

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WhoshouldIcheerfor.com is a site from the World Development Movement that ranks all the teams playing in the FIFA World Cup 2010 - measured by parameters such as each nation’s records on freedom, equality, human rights, history of giving - to

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Variously advertised as "Shrek 4", "Shrek - the Final Chapter", and "Shrek Forever After", this movie has been made especially for Real D 3-D, and is intended to be the last of the Shrek movies. The first film captivated

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Bishop Christopher Saunders, who chairs the Australian Catholic Social Justice Council, says extending income management to cover more disadvantaged areas of the Northern Territory risks a return to paternalism and the policies of the Stolen Generations

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A former student from Sydney's south-western fringe is suing St Patrick's College Campbelltown for failing to protect her from bullying that pushed her to self-harm and attempted suicide. The Daily Telegraph reports that Jazmine Oyston, now 20, told

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Catholic schools in the Cairns Diocese will be teaching relationship education and emotional learning to "bully-proof" students, according to the Cairns Post. Workshops will focus on emotional, physical and cyber-bullying, how to confront

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Catholic Education Commissions have joined the Federation of Parents and Friends Associations in a combined push for six Federal commitments that will ensure Catholic education remains sustainable. The Queensland Catholic Education Commission (QCEC)

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Cardinal Cormac Murphy-O'Connor---Retired archbishop of Westminster Cardinal Cormac Murphy-O'Connor said he has felt "isolation and shame" over his handling of a case involvingan abusive priest in the 1990s, and wants make amends in his role as apostolic

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Korean carmaker Hyundai has pulled a World Cup-themed TV ad after an outcry from Catholic interests which described it as sacrilegious and offensive. The 30-second commercial, which aired in the US during the the England-USA soccer match on Saturday,

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I write this with some urgency. For the last week, Catholic sources have been insisting that Cardinal George Pell, Archbishop of Sydney, will not take up his appointment as Prefect of the Congregation for Bishops. Two reasons are given - one connected to

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The International Network of Consecrated Life Against Trafficking in Persons says it aims "to share and maximize the resources that Religious Life has on behalf of prevention, protection and assistance, awareness raising and denouncement of

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Elizabeth Collins has blogged for more than two years about her personal life and experiences as a teacher. One Saturday in February, she posted her thoughts about a student's presentation in her English class at the Academy of Notre Dame de

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American priest Fr Robert Barron is working on The Catholicism Project, a ten-part documentary series on the history of the faith. His Word on Fire website already hosts an extensive range of faith oriented videos.  - Word on Fire

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