The founding director of Australia's Catholic Enquiry Centre and described as one of the Australian Catholic Church's great evangelisers, Fr Tom White, has died in Melbourne. He was 86. Irish born Fr Thomas Augustine White died on Sunday, the

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Catholic Voice eitor Geoff Orchison, winner of Bishop Phillip Kennedy Memorial Prize for Newspapers, with Cardinal George Pell --- World Youth Day related media activity scored several accolades at the Australasian Catholic Press

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Bishop Gerard Hanna --- Wagga Wagga Bishop Gerard Hanna said different challenges faced by rural dioceses often meant parish priests would work beyond the age of 75 without compulsion to retire, unlike Fr Bob Maguire's case in Melbourne.

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Switzerland's Catholic Bishops Conference is opposing a controversial right wing referendum proposal to ban Muslim minarets. The issue will go to a nationwide vote on November 29, SwissInfo reports. In a statement, the conference said that like

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Mary Aikenhead Ministries recently launched its website which is designed to provide a contemporary online presence for the new organisation. It presents the ministries' history, traditions, facilities and daily operations in a clear and accessible manner.The

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I can honestly say that I have never felt in danger as a Columban missionary priest in Pakistan even during the threatening days of the Gulf Wars or during the civil wars between different ethnic groups in the port city of Karachi where I teach in the

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There is a spectre haunting Europe, the spectre of empty maternity wards and closed down schools. Europe is dying, its people have lost confidence in themselves and choose a life of pleasure seeking over procreation. For four decades they have bought the good

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There are some genuinely funny moments in this thoughtfully different film, and it entertains largely because of the very considerable comic skills of the actors who feature in it. Despite its comic spontaneity, however, and its authentic delivery of stand up

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A leaked confidential minute from a meeting of the Senate of Priests in 2002 reveals that compensation paid in sex abuse cases in Melbourne came from "the money of the Archdiocese given by its people," a news report said. Archbishop Denis

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With rising enrolments from both Christian and non-Christian students, Catholic schools would be the "first place" many hear about the faith, Port Pirie Bishop Greg O'Kelly said. "The families in our schools range from the devout to

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Ted Kennedy's letter to Pope Benedict, sent through President Barack Obama during the US leader's Vatican visit this year, was read out at the interment service in Arlington on Saturday. "Most Holy Father, I asked President Obama to personally

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Australian private schools will receive up to $23 million each in overpayments over the next four years because of the Rudd Government's commitment to a deal that John Howard struck, the Sydney Morning Herald said. It will cost the taxpayer $2.6

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Xavier College in Melbourne has expelled a student for dealing in marijuana and suspended two others for buying the substance, the Sunday Herald Sun reported. A Year 9 boy reportedly admitted to dealing marijuana at school and two others admitted to

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New Zealanders Doreen Dooley 76, and Des Hurdle 84, have known each other 30 years, been engaged for a whirlwind one month and finally tied the knot on Sunday. Cuddled together hand in hand, tickling and giggling on the couch, they are intoxicated

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One of Ted Kennedy's most important legacies to American politics has hardly been mentioned in the acres of newsprint - how he shaped the debate about faith and politics. For Ted Kennedy was a Catholic. He had the Massachusetts Catholic vote in his

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Does a Catholic university have the responsibility to give witness to the Catholic faith and to the consequences of that faith by its actions and decisions-especially by a decision to confer its highest honor? If not, what is the meaning of a life of

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No one could accuse The Soloist of not having its heart in the right place. It is an eloquent plea for the plight of the mentally ill and of the homeless. Steve Lopez of The Los Angeles Times was bereft of a topic for his column in 2005 when he

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Catholic Social Services Victoria is the peak body serving the community services sector of the Church in Victoria. Among its objects is its desire to represent its members and the Church in responding to social welfare issues so as to bring about social

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Pope Benedict is urging people to commit themselves to safeguarding the environment, in a message for today's Italian Day for the Protection of Creation. He said: "I call everyone to a greater commitment to the safeguarding of creation, gift of

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I have a theory which may may astound you. You may even feel that I am bordering on profanity. I think that Judas Iscariot may well be in heaven. How does that make you feel? Angry? Disgusted? Uncomfortable perhaps? Would you be embarrassed if you

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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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