A British Christian nurse has lost her fight against a policy that barred her from wearing her crucifix to work. Shirley Chaplin, 54, was told by the Royal Devon and Exeter NHS Trust Hospital last year that the crucifix she has worn for almost 40

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World Health Day 2010 focuses on urbanization and health. With the campaign "1000 cities - 1000 lives", events will be organized worldwide calling on cities to open up streets for health activities. To mark the event, which runs from April 7-11, stories of

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The Shroud of Turin was secretly hidden in a Benedictine abbey during World War II because the Vatican feared that Adolf Hitler wanted to steal it, an Italian Benedictine priest says. The shroud was transferred for its safety to the Benedictine

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There's no doubt you get you money's worth of action and special effects in this film. And for audiences who declare that they "love a good stoush", there are lots of them. After all, Perseus is the son of Zeus, part human, part god, who vanquishes Hades and

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Teachers at Catholic and independent and schools will not join a boycott of the of the National Assessment Program Literacy and Numeracy tests planned by the Australian Education Union.The union is not opposed to the tests, but objects to the results being

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Catholic schools in Britain will not be forced to provide "non-judgmental" information about abortion and contraception to students, after the Parliament dropped some clauses in a new education bill.The Sex and Relationship Education (SRE) initiative would

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Oscar Romero---A man who participated in the murder of Salvadoran Archbishop Oscar Romero has named Roberto D'Aubuisson, the deceased founder of the conservative Arena political party, as the person who gave the order to kill him. "I didn't kill

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A funeral service for Katie Peirce, daughter of gangland killer Victor Peirce, was held yesterday in the same South Melbourne St Peter and Paul parish where her father's  funeral took place in 2002. She was later buried in the same Altona plot as

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Barely one in six Germans now say they have confidence in the church, since the emergence of the child sex abuse cases in the country, according to a poll carried out by  German magazine Stern. This result is accompanied by government

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Cardinal Sean Brady --- Irish Cardinal Sean Brady is facing growing pressure to quit, after the resignation of Bishop John Magee - a former private secretary to three popes and the most prominent casualty of the church abuse

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Considering the harrowing stories of her Texas youth — plagued by the alcohol, drugs, violence and general mayhem she recounted in The Liars’ Club (1995) and Cherry (2000) — it is a minor miracle that Mary Karr lived to tell her tale. The fact

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NSW is considering a call to repeal legislation that hinders justice to clergy sex abuse victims. Sydney's Daily Telegraph newspaper reports that the Australian Lawyers Alliance has called on the Government to repeal the Roman Catholic Trust Property

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Kevin Rudd --- Catholic Health Australia says Prime Minister Kevin Rudd's hospital reform plans aren't clear enough yet for endorsement. Mr Rudd is expected to give an address today on the economy, in which he will focus on the importance

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A proposal from NSW bishops that the Wilcannia-Forbes diocese be dissolved is understood to have been overwhelmingly  rejected by local priests in the rural area. Moves to reconfigure Wilcannia-Forbes have been considered for more than three decades, as the

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Two American federal appeals courts have allowed sexual abuse lawsuits against the Vatican to proceed in the states of Oregon and Kentucky. The Kentucky case involves three people who alleged they were abused by three different priests between the

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A bishop in the Philippines is discouraging the faithful from practising acts such as crucifixion and self-flagellation as penance during Holy Week."The real expression of Christian faith during Lent is through repentance and self- denial," Bishop Dinualdo

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The shroud of Turin will go on display for six weeks after Easter at Turin Cathedral, for the first time since 2000. Among those who are due to view it are Pope Benedict XVI, and visitors will only be allowed three minutes in front of the artefact in

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"Have you tried McDonalds?" David Miringtoro was asked during the final days of his Australian stay late last month. The Papua New Guinean smiled and nodded but couldn't convey "what" he had consumed. "A Big Mac?"

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Not everyone can make a visit to the Holy Land but thanks to a multimedia company, they can now make a virtual visit from their own computer. Websites www.360tr.com and www.std24.net have teamed up with Turkish photographer, Aykut Ince, to create a

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This sub-titled film brings the first of the late Stieg Larsson’s famous Millennium Trilogy to the screen. It is a hard task to capture Larsson’s phenomenally popular novel, which has been read by over 10 million people in 25 countries.

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From St Mary’s, North Sydney. The first Mass of the day on YouTube

Mass Online

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Live streamed from Our Lady of the Rosary Cathedral, Waitara

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All your daily readings, reflections and prayers can be found here... 

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