Bishop Richard Williamson --- Swedish public TV channel, SVT, will broadcast a program quoting Stockholm Bishop Anders Arborelius saying he warned the Holy See of the views of controversial SSPX Bishop Richard Williamson prior to the
Father Paul Purcell --- Wodonga priest Father Paul Purcell says he feels sorry for the predicament facing his counterpart Father Bob Maguire but believes the South Melbourne priest is a "survivor". Fr Paul, who is 82, said
Parliament of the World's Religions Executive Director Dirk Ficca said Australia is a good place for finding a path to better relations among religions, thanks to its cultural and religious diversity and comparatively small population. "In some
Independent senator Nick Xenophon joined the Opposition and the Greens in calls for Immigration Minister Chris Evans to intervene and grant protection to Grace Gichuhi, 22, and Teresia Ndikaru Muturi, 21, who face possible genital mutilation at home.
Catholics tend to know as little about Pentecostals as Pentecostals know about Catholics. Each has stereotyped views of the other, and stereotypes which, rather than being helpful, are largely mistaken. At the personal level, most Pentecostals will
A new network for Catholic young adults in Sydney focused on exploring the gospel themes of justice, action and reflection will be launched this weekend with a gathering at Balmain. It's expected the Edmund Rice Young Adult Network will involve a
Dennis Ferguson --- Right now, convicted pedophile Dennis Ferguson may be the most despised man in Australia. Repeatedly run out of town amid hysteria and witch hunts, it is clear that average Australians are not prepared to tolerate
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Archbishop Raymond L. Burke --- Vatican Signatura Prefect, Archbishop Raymond L. Burke, has told a Washington gathering that politicians who support gay marriage or abortion rights cannot receive sacraments without publicly repenting their
UN Human Rights Council --- The UN Human Rights Council has reportedly published a written statement by the International Humanist and Ethical Union on the role of the Holy See in the child abuse scandals. The IHEU statement also
Fr Bob Maguire --- The Herald Sun reported it believes Father Bob Maguire is expected to keep his job, following overwhelming support from Victorians. It cites unnamed sources saying the deadlock between Fr Bob and the Melbourne
Polish Catholic weekly Gosc Niedzielny has been ordered to apologise and pay damages to a woman, who sought an abortion, for a series of articles against her action. Alicja Tysiac was ordered to be paid damages of 30,000 zloty (A$12,200) over the
The story of a Roman Catholic bishop who resigned his bishopric to run in a presidential election was always going to be a fairly unique one. Even more so when, having won the election, he was welcomed by the Vatican as a legitimate president and sent a
Image from The Boston Globe of a reiki treatment --- The US Bishops have stirred debate among practitioners following theirannouncement that reiki will no longer be performed in the Church'shospitals and retreat centres. The bishops'
Cover of Gary Bouma's Australian Soul --- When I began in journalism more than 30 years ago, my colleagues (and I) were generally hostile to religion, which was seen entirely through the prism of Christianity. With today's young journalists,
Christian Rossiter died with dignity. In saying this, I do not refer to the physical manner of his passing. Rather, my claim rests entirely on the fact Rossiter died knowing he had achieved recognition of his right to decide whether or not to accept
The Canberra campus of Australian Catholic University will offer a new postgraduate Master of Social Work degree from next year. The course, which was launched this week, focuses on the professional values and practices of the social work
The Congregation for the Clergy's online presence is geared towards serving the world's priests, deacons and catechists. The site offers a vast electronic library for research, study, formation, liturgy and spirituality. There is a significant
The Broken Bay Institute (BBI) and the Australian Catholic Bishops Conference are planning to follow up the success of the Year of St Paul eConference with a new St Luke eConference in November. The "St Luke: Come to the Table" conference
Although helping someone die is still illegal in England and Wales, newly released guidelines on the country's law on assisted suicide appear to clarify that prosecution is unlikely for those acting out of compassion. The guidelines come following a