Greg Wells, who has a seven year old and a nine year old at Toowoomba's Holy Name Catholic Primary School is furious that his children were shown diagrams of male and female genitalia and a birthing video at school. "Does a seven year old need to

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St Joseph's Cathedral, Rockhampton --- Rockhampton's Bishop Brian Heenan says urgent repairs expected to cost $6 million to restore the city's 110 year old St Joseph's Cathedral are due to start next week. Bishop Heenan says the

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Italian scientists say they have managed to produce a cloth with an image similar to that of the Shroud of Turin. The 14 feet shroud that bears the reversed image of a crucified man complete with blood seeping out of wounded writs and feet is believed by

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The Federal Government's School Enrolment and Attendance Measure, to link school attendance with welfare payments in six Northern Territory communities, is being hampered by a critical lack of resources. The measure, introduced earlier this year, is

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What is the Spirit prompting us to address by bringing us to the situation where a shortage of priests is threatening the life of parishes and access to the Mass and the Sacraments in many parts of Australia? It may well be that this is a time of grace,

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Cardinal Turkson --- Speaking at a press conference during the African Synod, Ghanaian Cardinal Peter Kodwo Appiah Turkson says there's no reason why the next pope can't be black. There have been several black people in positions of

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It is understandable that some same-sex couples feel inclined towards marriage. They argue that their love and aspirations are essentially no different to anyone else's. But the institution of marriage is not and has never been solely about creating an

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A fine, often beautiful, film that can be recommended. It won the 2008 Best Foreign Film Oscar over Waltz with Bashir and The Class, strong competition. However, you might be wondering during the first ten minutes. It begins slowly and solemnly with

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One More Soul is an Ohio based non-profit organisation dedicated to spreading the truth about the blessings of children and the harms of contraception. It carries a wide variety of educational resources, including CDs, DVDs, pamphlets, booklets, books,

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The Catholic Diocese of Maitland-Newcastle is inviting parishioners and the broader community to share their feelings about clergy abuse, at gatherings throughout October and November, to seek a way forward. "Most people in our diocese have

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Professor Pauline Nugent --- Professor Pauline Nugent, Dean of Health Sciences at the Australian Catholic University, has been named 2009 Telstra Victorian Business Woman of the Year for her leadership and the rapid expansion of health

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Senator Julian McGauran --- Federal Senator Julian McGauran and four others were invested as knights and dames of the Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulchre of Jerusalem at Melbourne's St Patrick's Cathedral. The order's Grand

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About 80 signs from the "Jesus All About Life" campaign have been stolen or ripped down in the Central Coast, the Central Coast Express Advocate reported. "The sign at Gosford Uniting Church was up only one day before it was

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Archbishop Louis Sako --- The kidnapping and death of a Christian health worker in Iraq's Kirkuk is worrying the Christians in the area and is contributing to the exodus of Christians from the country, said the city's Archbishop Louis

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The next two editions of ABC Radio National's Hindsight program reflect upon the sectarian nature of Australian society to the mid 20th century with its bitter rivalries between Irish Catholics and Protestants. In Part one, Not in Front of the Altar the

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Indonesia may declare four villages lost under landslides that followed last week's earthquake as mass graves. At least 400 are believed to have been buried alive in mountainside villages. The 7.6 magnitude quake caused landslides in the hills north

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In our view, there is no specifically Christian answer to the question of whether Australia should adopt a charter of human rights. Opinions tend to fall along the left-right divide. That said, there are some Christian principles that should inform the

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To put it bluntly, I feel that American women religious are being bullied. The fact that the visitation is apparently being paid for by anonymous donors, and that the leaders of our communities will not be permitted to see the investigative reports that

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Catholic.net is a US website related to the National Catholic Register weekly newspaper in that country. Known for its strict adherence to Church doctrine, both the website and the paper are proud proclaimers of the faith. The site has the usual mix

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Sarajevo Cardinal Vinko Puljic says the Bosnian church is awaiting new guidelines from the Vatican on the claimed apparitions of Our Lady at Medjugorje. "We are now awaiting a new directive on this issue," Cardinal Puljic said in a Reuters

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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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