In Confronting Power and Sex in the Catholic Church Bishop Robinson focuses on pathological ideas. His arguing partners are those who make excessive claims for the scope of Church teaching, demand too much deference to Church officials, have too narrowly

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Julia Gillard is talking the talk of reducing sectoral divides without understanding the role of these divides in creating the very equity problems which occupy much of her attention. It is fantasy to try to solve real problems while at the same

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Aquinas College is one of Western Australia's oldest and best known Catholic schools. It traces its foundations back to Christian Brothers College, Perth in 1894. Its frontage to the Canning River and its expansive campus sees the college bill itself

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Past or future WYD pilgrims living in Melbourne are invited to come along, have breakfast, and socialise with others while listening to inspirational speakers. The first breakfast is being held this Friday May 30 and the second will be on June 27.

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In a new book, health expert Fr Gerard Arbuckle has called for improved access of the poor to Australia's health system. Describing the new publication 'A Preferential Option for the Poor' by Fr Arbuckle as a "roadmap for improved access to

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In a bid to ensure the World Youth Day Stations of the Cross will not incite anti-Semitic feelings and appeal to all Christians, organisers have dropped six traditional stations which have no scriptural foundation. The Sydney Morning Herald reports

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Shareholders of oil company Exxon have rejected resolutions submitted by Dominican Sisters in the United States which would have required the company to adopt formal greenhouse gas reduction targets. The International Herald Tribune reports

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The Vatican Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith has confirmed the excommunications of six members of a Missouri parish board who refused to turn over Church property to the archdiocese. St Louis Today reports the Holy See has upheld St

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Talks between Israel and the Holy See have made "substantial progress" to resolve outstanding financial and legal issues, according to a joint statement by the parties. The Middle East Times reports a permanent bilateral working committee

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McVerry's book is a Gospel centred lead-in to the mystery of Jesus' crucifixion that builds up chapter by chapter, like episodes in a series of reflective talks at a retreat for non-specialists, taking his listeners through the scripture passages. The

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Grief, loss and depression are subjects that men find hard to talk about. But in political life where a thick skin is mandatory for doing the job, keeping a stoic face in public life can come at great personal cost. Throughout his civic life, John

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Even those who know the Society of Jesus well, including its opponents, frequently have trouble "placing" the order. While its core members vow to accept any project the Pope designates, it is still not easy to say precisely how the order fits

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Skipping the intro on the website for Westminster Cathedral would be one of those rare times in cyberspace when doing so is not a good idea. It depicts an illustration of the inside of the cathedral leading to a panoramic colour view. Built a little

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Melbourne Archbishop Denis Hart has rejected a Victorian government report proposing various models for decriminalising abortion and called for a full parliamentary inquiry into the issue before introducing legislation. According to an archdiocesan

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Women who are ordained as priests will now incur automatic excommunication according to a new decree published by the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith. Adelaide Now reports the decree was published in the Vatican newspaper L'Osservatore

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Against the advice of police, Pope Benedict will stand in the open on the steps of Sydney's St Mary's Cathedral during the Last Supper reenactment of one of World Youth Day's highlighted events, the Stations of the Cross. Both the Daily Telegraph and

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An educational emergency is pervading much of the world's youth and it required educators who could be credible witnesses to give young people more meaning on which they can build their existence, according to Pope Benedict. AsiaNews reports the

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Sydney Cardinal George Pell has praised organ donation as a "noble act" of "generous solidarity" but condemned organ sales as "morally unacceptabl." The Catholic Weekly reports Cardinal Pell quoted Pope John Paul II

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Rangoon Archbishop Charles Bo has issued a plea to the international community to sustain concern for suffering cyclone survivors saying "Myanmar cannot be forgotten again." "We are deeply touched by the poignant show of compassion on

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Los Angeles Cardinal Roger Mahony has banned controversial Bishop Geoffrey Robinson from speaking in the archdiocese but the controversial former Sydney bishop has hit back at criticism of his book by the Australian bishops. The Age reports Bishop

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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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