The Australian Christian Lobby (ACL) has said that if the ACT Legislative Assembly can support the conservation of frogs, it should also be able to support unborn babies. Last week, the ALC issued a election call supporting "conservation of both

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A new book discrediting Padre Pio as a saint, claims the Italian priest used acid to “create” the stigmata on his hand, feet and sides. The book - The Other Christ: Padre Pio and the Italy of the 19th Century which is due for release next

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Preparations for the biggest mass beatification are underway to honour 498 Catholics killed during the Spanish Civil War. Many of the victims of the bloody war were priests and nuns murdered by left-wing militias at the outbreak of the 1936-39

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Following Cardinal George Pell's reassertion this week of his skepticism towards climate change, The Climate Institute has renewed its call to Christian churches to sign an interfaith Call to Action directed towards the Federal

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Catholic Health Australia CEO Francis Sullivan said yesterday that both the Coalition and Labor must introduce a two fold voucher system to reduce waiting lists keep pressure off public hospitals. He was speaking after the release of the AMA’s

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Randwick Racecourse will host World Youth Day – an “inevitable” and disappointing outcome - Randwick Trainers Association has confirmed. The Trainers Association’s president Anthony Cummings said a

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If you ask pre-marriage educators Frank and Beatrice Doughty the recipe for a long and happy marriage they'll readily offer up some of the key ingredients: loving one another, being good friends, spending time together, affirming your partner and

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The reflections of Dorothy Day, an enduring influence on US Catholicism, suggest what that more might be. In her life, with its mixture of intellectual enquiry, hospitality to the poorest of people and protest against injustice, pacifism had a central

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The Vatican will support Iran’s nuclear energy program – as long as it serves a “peaceful purpose” an official has said. At an inter-religious gathering in Naples earlier this week, Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace

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The Christian Brothers' international Promoter of Eco-justice, Br Moy Hitchen, has told the congregation's provinces that they must measure the amount of carbon emissions produced by their activities, and pay to offset them. In a letter to Edmund

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Two Australians have been ordained as deacons in a special ceremony held at St Peter’s Basilica in Rome. Joined by 19 other young men from Australia and North America, James McCarthy, from the Archdiocese of Sydney, and the Nicholas Maurice, from

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Sydney Archbishop George Pell has come under attack from Anglican Bishop George Browning over his stance on climate change. Canberra Bishop George Browning, the Anglican Church's global environmental chief said Cardinal Pell was out of step with his

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The solution to the country’s ailing health system is simply a matter of money, Catholic Health Australia (CHA) believes. Mr Francis Sullivan, who heads Catholic Health said the Federal Government must take responsibility for hospitals and put

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Australia is in desperate need of a new Pentecost, Auxiliary bishop of Sydney Julian Porteous says, and World Youth Day is the perfect platform to make it come to fruition. Bishop Porteous believes this was the intention of Pope Benedict in asking

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Professor Franz Magnis-Suseno SJ, who lectures in philosophy at the Catholic University of Jakarta, says Muslims who are included in philosophical debate "see Islam in a different light.. We need people who can think critically and

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Dietrich Bonhoeffer once defined a blessing as "a visible, perceptible, effective, proximity of God." He is right, but what does that mean? To bless someone, literally, means to speak well of him or her. More deeply, that means to see

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On the 1600th anniversary of St John Chrysostom's death, Sydney Auxiliary Bishop Julian Porteous referred to his "fearless preaching of the truth, even when it stirred anger from the highest in the land". Bishop Porteous was speaking last

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The largest cruiser in Australia will bring to shore World Youth Day’s guest of honour Pope Benedict, who will be welcomed by a harbour full of ships and pilgrims. The Sydney 2000 will have the special task to carry the Pontif when he arrives

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The Vatican Press, Libreria Editrice Vaticana, has announced that it will begin selling the Roman Missal of 1962. The publication is being viewed as a sign of support from the Vatican for those who wish to celebrate the Mass in Latin according to the

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A United Nations official is blaming the Church for worsening the spread of AIDS in Latin America due to its anti-condom stance. Some 1.7 million people across Latin America are infected with the HIV virus, and the epidemic is spreading swiftly with up

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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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