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The Malaysian Catholic Herald weekly has agreed not to  use the word "Allah" for God in its Malay-language pages until a government appeal on the matter is finalised. The decision follows a request by the country's Attorney-General

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The “environmental crisis is a moral challenge” that requires us “to examine how we use and share the goods of the earth, what we pass on to future generations, and how we live in harmony with God’s creation.” Those

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Cardinal Sean Brady --- The Catholic Church in Ireland must work with civil authorities and communities to ensure the best practice, co-operation and accountability in safeguarding children, said Irish Primate Cardinal Sean

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The online religious portal of The Times newspaper features lively opinion and commentary on topical subjects, including debate about the intentions of the Susanna Maiolo, the Swiss-Italian woman who knocked down the Pope.

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Father Maurizio Pettena has been appointed director of the Australian Catholic Migrant and Refugee Office (ACMRO), replacing Monsignor John Murphy, who has retired. "I am grateful to the bishops of Australia for their trust. In particular, I

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Following Mary MacKillop's forthcoming ascent to sainthood, there are moves to push the case for similar recognition of Caroline Chisholm, for her work among immigrants in Colonial Australia. "If Caroline Chisholm had belonged to a religious

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An "alternative schoolies immersion trip" last month to the Philippines proved to be an eye-opener for Victorian school students. Former Catholic College Bendigo student Nigel Self said the two-week trip brought them face to face

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Attackers set fire to the Protestant Metro Tabernacle Church in Kuala Lumpur early today, destroying the first floor, in the midst of growing controversy over the use of the word "Allah" by Malaysian Christians. Church spokesman

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Singer and actress Jennifer Lopez has said she would never consider in vitro fertilisation because of her traditional upbringing. Jen, the daughter of Puerto Rican parents, grew up in the Bronx, New York, and attended Catholic schools throughout her

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At least six Coptic Christians and a security guard are dead after a Christmas midnight mass shooting attack in southern Egypt. The shooting came as worshippers left the church in Naj Hammadi on Coptic Christmas Eve, the BBC reports. A car

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A billboard depicting Joseph and Mary in bed, aimed at provoking discussion of the Christmas story, has been defaced and torn down. The church that erected the sign won't be replacing it. Since it went up last week, the sign had been defaced with

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The Australian bishops have completed their final canonical vote regarding the approval of the texts for the new English translation of the Roman Missal, The Catholic Weekly reports. Archbishop Mark Coleridge, the Chairman of the Bishops Commission

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Although there was general disappointment as the UN climate talks wrapped up in Copenhagen on Saturday, the Holy See urged for a positive outlook, Zenit reports. Archbishop Celestino Migliore, the leader of the Vatican delegation in Copenhagen said

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Blessed Mary MacKillop will soon enter the Canon of Catholic Saints with a second miracle now officially attributed to her, authorised by Pope Benedict, the Catholic News Agency said. Mary Helen MacKillop will become Saint Mary of the Cross,

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Pope Benedict XVI declared Pius XII and John Paul II as "venerable", moving them closer to canonisation. The beatification process of Pius XII, who was Pope during the Second World War, has been a source of tension with some Jewish groups,

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Across the Middle East, a Christian population that stood at 20 percent a century ago has now sunk to under five percent. Yet the rise of radical Islam is not the only factor. In the Occupied Territories, Christians suffer alongside Muslims from Israeli

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This is a sci-fi fantasy that has been long awaited and is widely available in 2-D. Interest in its release has been less about its content, than about how was it made. The movie is a revolutionary rethink of animation know-how and stunningly recasts its

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The first of 78 Sri Lankan asylum seekers rescued by the Australian Customs ship Oceanic Viking have left Indonesia, with two granted resettlement in Australia and 13 others likely to be settled in Canada. The two being granted an Australian visa and

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Like Padre Pio, Fra Elia did not ask for these spiritual gifts, and he uses them only to direct people to Jesus. As wonderful as it was to be with and pray with a man like Fra Elia, the Jesus whose wounds Elia experiences, never leaves us. We do not have to

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The Centre for Catholic Jewish Studies is a significant initiative of the Florida based St Leo's University and the American Jewish Committee. The Centre concentrates its efforts to promote interfaith dialogue on contemporary problems and to address

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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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