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This film was awarded Hollywood’s Oscar for the best Foreign movie of 2009. It is a smart, and tense crime thriller that keeps you guessing, and is the second most successful box office success in Argentine film history. The complex film shows in flashback,

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The Coalition's asylum seeker policy is a "work in regress", and shows "a lack of appreciation of the ethical issues related to migration", according to strongly-worded responses from Catholic critics. Father Andrew Hamilton SJ, consulting editor

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A national shortage of aged care doctors has left more than half of nursing homes with no choice but to send residents to hospital emergency departments, according to a survey by Catholic Health. The CHA Survey of Access to General Practice (GP)

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Cardinal George Pell has voiced criticism of the ethics trials in NSW primary schhools, joining the Islamic Council of NSW and the Sydney Anglicans in protest against the program. "I do think that we are suffering a bit of a push to radically diminish

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The Archdiocese of Sydney has joined UK bishops in criticising a British TV advertisement by one of that country's largest abortion providers. The ad, from Marie Stopes International, says the organisation "can help" if women

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Young people welcoming the Pope at WYD 2008 --- NSW went $64million over budget for hosting World Youth Day, according to an Auditor-General's report cited by the Sydney Morning Herald. The report, which the newspaper said has not yet

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Pope Benedict at a meeting with Italian bishops last week---An unprecedented open letter by Italian women who have had relationships with priests or lay monks has appealed to the Pope to abolish celibacy, saying a clergyman also "needs to live with his fellow

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There's one nation where the Catholic Church has so far avoided scandal. It's in Ukraine, where millions follow the Greek Catholic Church, a unique branch of Catholicism, which is loyal to Rome and the Pope but with one major difference. Its priests are

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The Coalition's new asylum seeker policy is best described as a work in regress. It returns to the policy it put into practice when in government, adding new nasties that make it look tougher, writes Andrew Hamilton. The policy failed asylum seekers and

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 “Life’s a bitch” chants the rap singer behind the end credits of Fish Tank, and for once a closing song captures perfectly the theme and mood of the movie that has gone before. Named Outstanding British Film at this year’s BAFTA Awards and winner of

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Sunday was the anniversary of the feast of St. Joan of Arc, the patroness of France. Joan was born to a peasant family near Lorraine, France in the 15th century. This site has a biography, links, letters, trial notes, reviews of her life.

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At the age of 17 he began dissecting corpses from the church graveyard. Between the years 1508 and 1512 he painted the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel in Rome. Michelangelo Buonarroti, known by his first name the world over as the singular artistic genius,

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In terms of colourful action, Prince of Persia elicits a number of 'Wows'! If you want action, you've got it, in exotic settings with plenty of special effects. It has been produced by veteran Jerry Bruckheimer, well-known for many a slam-bang show from Top

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This site outlines the provisions of the Apostolic Constitution promulgated by Pope Benedict XVI. It also includes  a newsletter which sets out the details of the Pope's offer to traditional Anglicans. http://www.friendsoftheanglicanordinariate.com/  

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Pope Benedict --- Pope Benedict has appointed nine prelates, including the archbishops of Boston, Cardinal Sean O'Malley, and of New York, Timothy Dolan, to undertake an investigation into child abuse he had promised in a March pastoral

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Martin Laverty---Catholic Health Australia chief executive Martin Laverty has said that while caregivers for the elderly should be better paid, government funding rules need to change and funding increased to enable it."My critics will be ready to jump on my

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The Government should simplify access to key welfare entitlements to ensure those who need help are receiving it, said Catholic Social Services Australia. CSSA's executive director, Frank Quinlan, made the call in response to new research by the

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Sister of Mercy Dr Dawn Goodwin, whose contribution to the education of youth workers was recognised with a Medal of the Order of Australia, has died from cancer. She was 72. Sr Goodwin helped develop the Centre for Youth Affairs Research and

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A Melbourne woman who has alleged abuse against two Jesuit priests - one of whom has died, and for which the Jesuits have apologised and paid a compensation - says she can't pursue the second case because her rights were given up without her knowledge.

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An Indian film about seven nuns and a divorcee has won the first prize at the 25th International Catholic Film Festival held at Niepokalanow, near Warsaw in Poland. The movie Nurunguvettangal ("gems of light") by Leo Thaddeus from Kerala in south

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