The US Conference of Catholic Bishops has renewed its poverty awareness campaign, Poverty USA, complete with a revamped website, new Facebook page and Poverty Awareness Month event in January.The campaign will promote awareness about domestic poverty

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Cardinal George Pell has spoken in favour of offshore processing of asylum-seekers, urging the government and opposition to work together to avert further deaths of boatpeople at sea, reports the Australian. In his first public comments in support of

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Adelaide's Archbishop Philip Wilson said the church was glad to welcome people back at Christmas and he encouraged them to explore their faith and connect with a worshipping community, reports the Advertiser. "I think it's delightful that so many people who

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Screenshot from The Courier-Mail --- Archbishop John Bathersby said goodbye to his archdiocese in a warm-hearted farewell mass marking his retirement, at St Stephen's Cathedral in Brisbane yesterday, reports the Courier-Mail. After almost 20 years,

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'Sisters of Charity', on Wikipedia --- Mother Teresa's Missionaries of Charity order said it would pray for the soul of British writer Christopher Hitchens, who aggressively campaigned against its Nobel prize-winning founder, reports AFP in the West

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The bishops of the Netherlands have offered ''sincere apologies'' to victims of sexual mistreatment, after a report by an official commission said church officials had ''failed to adequately deal with'' abuse, said a New York Times report in the Sydney

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Pope Benedict --- Pope Benedict XVI seems worn out, and people who have spent time with him recently say they found him weaker than they'd ever seen him, seemingly too tired to engage with what they were saying, according to an AP report in the

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Kildare College student Akuol Alak (pictured to the right) will next year help lead the all-girl’s school in an historic partnership with fellow School Captain Tayla Stabile --- Akuol Alaak, the first known female African student to lead a South

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As the independent commissioner for the Catholic Archdiocese of Melbourne, I have found more than 300 complaints of clerical sexual abuse established. Those people have been awarded compensation and will receive free psychological and counselling support

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Adam Sandler comedies seem to appeal to a wide audience, but not to critics.  This film further antagonises critics by starring Al Pacino who they think has no right to be appearing in such a film. He himself seems to be enjoying being in a comedy as a

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Blessed Kateri Tekakwitha, a Mohawk convert to Christianity, is one of seven named by the Vatican today for canonisation after their miracles were recognised by the  Congregation for the Causes of Saints. She lived from 1656-1680 near what is now New

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The Australian Catholic Migrant and Refugee Office (ACMRO) and the Edmund Rice Centre have expressed sorrow over the news of the deaths of a possible 160 people, mostly thought to be asylum seekers from Afghanistan and Iran, both organisations said in

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A 78-year-old man was allegedly involved in a fight with two men over a disabled car space outside a church in Croydon, Vic, before driving to a police station where he died while reporting an assault, according to the Age. Homicide squad detectives are

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Screenshot from the Vatican Insider --- A US Sister of Mercy has been returned to her position after being excommunicated for authorising an abortion for a pregnant woman whose life was at risk, said a report in the Vatican Insider. Sister Margaret

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Screenshot from Kerryman.ie --- Victims of clerical child sex abuse in Ireland are "angry and upset" by the publication of the final part of a report into their allegations so close to Christmas, a support organisation chief has said, reports the

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Pope Benedict --- Pope Benedict has told the bishops of New Zealand and the South Pacific that the Christian faith provides the best foundation for society, and that promoting a new evangelisation is the best way to build a Christian culture, reports the

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'North Korea through the fog', on Flickr --- The president of the Episcopal Conference of South Korea says the death of North Korean leader Kim Jong-il could mark the start of "a turning point for the path of reunification of the Koreas", reports

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Bishop Cosme Hoàng Van Dat of Bac Ninh, in North Vietnam, says he would not describe the Church of his homeland as a "persecuted Church." Yet he states with simplicity that he's sure the government watches his every move, reports Zenit. The

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Marco Politi is a veteran Italian journalist, mostly for the leftist La Repubblica, whose sympathies run to the church's progressive wing. It may be tempting to see his critical new book on Benedict XVI, titled Joseph Ratzinger: Crisis of

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Just as Margaret Thatcher dominated politics in the United Kingdom for over a decade, Meryl Streep dominates The Iron Lady with a performance that ranks as one of the most masterly and compelling in recent cinema history. Phyllida Lloyd’s confident,

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From Parish of Our Lady of The Way, North Sydney & Lavender Bay. 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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