Italy's Fiat Motor company has given Pope Benedict an unusual and rather unique gift - a tractor. The specially designed vehicle by Fiat, which is painted red and white and even boasts the Pontifs coat-of-arms, is not a replacement for the Popemobile,

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Pope Benedict has called on all Christians to strive for holiness on the Feast of All Saints. The Holy Father recalled in the early days of the Church, members were called 'saints' and that Christians were made holy by Baptism, Catholic News Agency

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Australian Christians are being urged to vote Labor by the brother of the future leader of the Liberal party – Tim Costello. The World Vision chief told the Nine Network that Opposition leader and Prime Minister hopeful Kevin Rudd is “way

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Hobart Archbishop Adrian Doyle has urged Tasmanian Legislative Councillors to reject moves to allow the creation of human embryos for experimentation and destruction because other more ethical and scientifically proven methods of stem cell research

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A Brisbane parish has offered to fly the parents of a convicted Australian drug mule on death row to Bali so they can be with their son. Fr Tim Harris from the Corinda/Graceville Catholic parish says Scott Rush's parents should be with him now that

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The International Commission on English in the Liturgy (ICEL), yesterday sent to the Bishops of its 11 member Conferences, its draft translation of the Roman Missal that was first published in Latin in 2002. Known as the “Green Book”, due

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When Maryanne Hacker attended World Youth Day in Paris in 1997, she realised that she was not the only young person in the church! While Paris has its own attractions, the experience of being one of 1.2 million young people gathered in the name of church

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Pope Benedict has urged the media to seek the truth saying it is becoming more 'self-absorbed', as he announced the theme for World Communications Day. “The Media: At the Crossroads Between Activism and Service. Seeking the Truth in order to

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Racially based fears of the Sudanese community are unwarranted and unhelpful, according to the local parish priest in the Melbourne suburb that is home to Australia's largest concentration of Sudanese refugees. St Anthony’s Fr Tony Feeney, said

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Two Catholic School boys faced court yesterday accused of sexually assaulting a young teenage girl and filming the attack on a mobile phone. Parramatta Children’s Court heard the 15-year-old students from Marist College Pagewood allegedly

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Fr Francis and his fellow Cistercians at Our Lady of the Holy Spirit Monastery, Atlanta, is converting 12 hectares of clear-cut pine plantation into a conservation burial ground, and perform "green burials" — interments without embalming

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Up to 4000 Vatican residents face eviction despite the Church recently deploring a shortage of low cost housing. Former Archbishop of Siena, Gaetano Bonicelli (pictured), who advises the Italian Bishops' Conference on social policy, stressed the

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A jailed Catholic Vietnamese priest has been denied owning a Bible and other religious objects while behind bars. The 60-year-old priest and editor - Thaddeus Nguyen Van Ly – was sentenced to eight years in jail in March for alleged

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Australian Benedictine Fr Michael Kelly has been elected the 115th Abbot General of the Sylvestrine Congregation at their recent General Chapter in Italy. Fr Kelly, a monk of St Benedict's Monastery, Arcadia, in north-west Sydney, will soon move to

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Broken Bay Diocese School’s Office has won WorkCover's Best Workplace Health and Safety Management System Award. WorkCover NSW which sponsored the Safety Conference held a Gala Dinner to acknowledge finalists and announce the winners. Catholic

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The Journey of the Cross and Icon (JCI) Team awoke to the unfamiliar sound of rain on Sunday morning in Maryborough. We were soon on the road to St Arnaud, gathering for an Ecumenical walk beginning at the Anglican Church and processing down to the

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Jean-Paul Sartre thought that 'hell is other people'. All Saints' Day, though, reminds us of another truth-that heaven is other people. For this feast is, among other things, a celebration of heaven. It's not so much a celebration of heaven as a place,

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The Vatican is unsure “theological dialogue” is possible with Muslims following a letter signed by 138 Islamic scholars calling for shared religious values. Vatican diplomat and president of the Pontifical Council for

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Plans have been unveiled for the Cathedral to replace the former building that was demolished after being extensively damaged by a tornado that ripped through Bunbury on 16 May 2005. Bishop Gerard J Holohan said the design of the new building is a

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The Archdiocese of Adelaide’s 'VS1' building in the city's Victoria Square is the first building in the country to be awarded the top six star green rating. The 10-storey building is being built by the Archdiocese on the corner of Victoria

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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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