The Society of St Vincent de Paul is building a $6 million accommodation facility on Queensland's Gold Coast that will cater mainly for single fathers. Some single parents experiencing homelessness now face a more hopeful future with the approval

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Marine archaeologists working in Alexandria, Egypt, have discovered what may be the earliest reference to Jesus with a bowl referring to Christ "the magician". A team of scientists led by renowned French marine archaeologist Franck Goddio

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Anti-terrorism laws should not be unjust or inhumane, Pope Benedict warned yesterday. Speaking to visiting bishops at the Vatican, the pope spoke of "the plague of violence and terrorism, the spread of extremism and fundamentalism" in parts

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The Catholic Church in Melbourne has received 350 sex abuse complaints over 12 years and has paid out an estimated $6 million in compensation, an investigation has found. The Herald-Sun investigation found the Church has compensated hundreds who have

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Three years ago, Geoffrey Boisi set out to improve the way the Roman Catholic Church was being run in America. The former vice-chairman of JPMorgan Chase, Boisi had become increasingly dismayed with how the Church was losing members, squandering talent, and

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This is an English production of sumptuous elegance and studied richness where not a candle, tapestry, or bouffant hairstyle is out of place. The settings and clothes are glorious to look at and the film is Oscar nomination material in the category of

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In India many couples use ultrasound scans to detect female foetuses and then abort them. Although the practice is banned, a study in the leading medical journal The Lancet has estimated that half a million are terminated every year. In some rural areas

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Since last featuring the website of the Sydney archdiocese's Catholic Education Office, the site has had a makeover and now presents a strong news and features focus which is what you may expect from an organisation representing such a large number of

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Archbishop of Canterbury Dr Rowan Williams yesterday made the first visit of a leader of the Church of England to the Catholic shrine at Lourdes. Dr Williams said the story of Bernadette Soubirous, the 19th century French peasant girl whose visions

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Melbourne Archbishop Denis Hart has declared a Day of Intercession calling on Catholics to mobilise against the passage by Victoria's Upper House of an abortion law reform bill that would "provide no protection to lives in the womb and no support

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An unmanned aerial vehicle tracked Pope Benedict's every move during his recent visit to Lourdes, reports say. Electric Pig reports that the French military sent a Eagle-1 up into the skies to keep watch over any potential dangerous scenarios.

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In what is believed to be the biggest public protest since 1954, over 10,000 people have gathered in Hanoi to protest the demolition by the Vietnamese government of the former Vatican nunciature in order to turn it into a public park and community

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Naples Cardinal Crescenzio Sepe has reported that blood reputed to be that of martyred St Januarius turned to liquid on the Saint's feast day Friday. The Australians reports that thousands of Neapolitans crowded into the city's cathedral to witness the

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In more than 21 years working as a reporter for The Times, with nearly all of that time spent writing on religion, I have just once managed to get through to the Vatican press office by telephone. On that occasion, about ten years ago, I was asked to

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Three Northern Ireland clergy, brothers Martin and Eugene O'Hagan and David Delargy, have landed a record deal with Sony BMG worth more than $A3 million. The Age reports that the men whose groups is know as "The Priests" have been singing

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Recently the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops was granted the recognitio for the new English-language translation of significant parts of the Ordo Missae as found in the Missale Romanum, including most of those texts used in

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Western moral philosophy is not doing too well at the moment. But some brilliant modern scholars have breathed new life into an ancient approach to morality. Contemporary Perspectives on Natural Law: Natural Law as a Limiting Concept is a useful

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From time to time, Catholicism can be seized with fits of enthusiasm and veer toward one extreme or another. Over the long run, however, its instinct is usually to seek the sane middle, driven by what Pope Benedict XVI has called the Catholic genius for

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Victoria's Catholic teachers have won a pay rise that will place them among the highest paid of their peers while parents at Catholic schools launch a signature campaign to pressure the Brumby government to raise funding. The Age reports that the

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BREAKING NEWS: Former Foreign Minister Taro Aso has been chosen as Japan's Prime Minister becoming the first Catholic to occupy the position. The Age reports that Japan's ruling Liberal Democratic Party today chose conservative former foreign minister

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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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