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In her first public appearance since her ordeal, Orissa nun, Sr Meena, said she had been gang raped by forty men while police looked on. "State police failed to stop the crimes, failed to protect me from the attackers, they were friendly with the

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Israeli tech company ioimage has won a contract to supply the Vatican with smart cameras to be placed along a 60 kilometre perimeter around the city state. Herzliya based intelligent video appliances company ioimage has been selected to secure

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This Bond movie avoids the humour and whimsy of past 007 exploits, and substitutes fast action in their place. If anything moves, it is bound to soon explode, collapse or crash, and James Bond will be there in the middle of it. There are signs of more

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After launching earlier this week, the website for the Queensland branch of the Australian Catholic Religious Against Trafficking in Humans (ACRATH), takes its place as one of the most informative and fit for purpose sites in the Church in

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Change brings opportunity. The rise of consumer capitalism is no longer the unstoppable force which it appeared to be only a few months ago. The corruption of American influence, which has for so long troubled western democrats who still dare to

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Pope Pius XI in 1925 instituted the feast of Christ the King in answer to numerous requests from Cardinals, bishops and lay faithful at a time when Christ was being pushed more and more out of the lives of nations, families and individuals. The Pope

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Retired High Court Chief Justice Murray Gleeson has criticised human rights trends favouring individual liberty and self-expression over family and community values. Addressing a St Vincent de Paul Society function in honour of Australian Vinnies

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Pope Benedict has called for a new consensus on defining the moment of death and urged caution in removing organs for transplant from dying donors who might not actually yet be dead. Addressing a meeting of the Pontifical Academy for Life, Pope Benedict

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Saying "it is their choice", Federal Opposition leader Malcolm Turnbull told an Australian Christian Lobby conference that women had the right to end an unwanted pregnancy. Mr Turnbull was applauded when he talked about his Catholic faith and

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A church investigation into the handling of sexual misconduct allegations against Adelaide priest, Fr John Fleming will not be completed until next year. The inquiry begun in August by prominent lawyer Michael Abbott QC, has revealed that the diocese was

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Nottingham Bishop Malcolm McMahon, touted as a possible future archbishop of Westminster, says that with the influx of married Anglican clergy to the Catholic Church, it is unfair to maintain the rule against priests marrying. Bishop McMahon said there is

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Reaffirming his commitment to Catholic doctrine, Coonamble priest, Fr Peter Dresser, has apologised for having "unwittingly scandalised so many people" with the publication of a manuscript that he describes as "explorative" rather than

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Catholic Health Australia CEO Martin Laverty says aged care operators are under pressure because under existing regulations they can only charge around half of the actual cost of providing care.  ABC News reports that CHA has released a policy

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Pope Benedict yesterday slammed anti-semitism, recalling the "horrors" of the 1938 anti-Jewish pogrom known as the Kristallnacht or "Night of Broken Glass" launched by Hitler's Germany. Germany marked the 70th anniversary on Sunday of

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Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue head Cardinal Jean-Louis Tauran says that there are now "too many Christian-Muslim initiatives" leading to the risk of "confusion". Cardinal Tauran said there is now so much interest in

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Liberation theology swept through Latin America during the Sixties, as many Catholic priests decided their faith required a commitment not just to God but also to social justice and political action. Michael Woodward was among them and, by the early

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Hope is evident in the "intermediate state" of Purgatory. Benedict has raised the theological speculation that the "fire" of Purgatory is a cathartic encounter with Jesus Christ at the moment of judgement. Such theological

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The author brings out very well the central paradox or contradiction of Nightingale's view of nursing. On the one hand, she wanted it to be a free standing profession, independent of any religious order or discipline, and on the other she thought that

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For so long one of the bastions of the Catholic press in Australia, The Catholic Weekly newspaper has moved into the online environment with a healthy degree of gusto. In addition to strategically placing its newspaper articles onto the site, it uses its

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Sex abuse cases against former St Stanislaus College staff, Vincentians Fr Peter Dwyer, Br John Gaven and Fr Brian Spillane have been adjourned with the men's lawyer Greg Walsh criticising what he described as "trial by media". The Sydney

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From St Mary’s, North Sydney. The first Mass of the day on YouTube

Mass Online

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Live streamed from Our Lady of the Rosary Cathedral, Waitara

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