R&B artist Chris Brown will undergo 52 hours of domestic violence counselling with Commonwealth Catholic Charities in Richmond, Virginia, part of his punishment for beating ex-girlfriend Rihanna."Commonwealth Catholic Charities has been working with

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Queensland Premier Anna Bligh pledged $100,000 for restoration work on Rockhampton's St Joseph's Cathedral, in response to requests of support from Rockhampton Bishop Brian Heenan and Member for Rockhampton Robert Schwarten. Ms Bligh said the

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Long term development in East Timor will be "seriously hindered" if justice for past crimes remains undelivered, international development agency Progressio has warned, Ekklesia reported. Despite the upcoming 10th year anniversary of its

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An ex-Toowoomba Catholic primary school teacher accused of sexual attacks on students will plead guilty to the offences, following negotiations between defence and prosecution reaching an agreement to drop some of the 46 charges against him. The

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Teacher and parent groups rallied at Rosehill Racecourse yesterday to protest government plans to allow the publication of school league tables later this year, the Brisbane Times and Sydney Morning Herald reported. Premier Nathan Rees is planning to

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Augustine lived and worked in an age so different from our own, and we may ask the question of why his influence is so enduring and appealing. Part of the answer surely lies in the personality of the man himself, and in the fact that in his intellectual and

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Edward Moore Kennedy is dead and with his death so ends arguably the most remarkable political run of any group of siblings in the history of democratic politics. As the youngest child in a fiercely competitive Catholic family consisting of five girls and

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Leading international speaker and author on biblical spirituality and specialist in the Lectio Divina, Karl A. Schultz will be visiting Adelaide from September 7 to 21. Karl is the director of Genesis Personal Development Centre in Pittsburgh. He

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Philadelphia based National Catholic Bioethics Center in the United States engages in research within the Catholic tradition on moral issues arising in health care and the life sciences. Its significant resources are made available through its website.The

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The Vatican museums will stay open late on Fridays during September andOctober, allowing visitors the evening hours view of exhibits,paintings, and frescoes of world-renown. "Who would have thought that the Vatican could provide the ultimate

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The Archbishop of Sydney, Cardinal George Pell said the news of alleged internet grooming by Liverpool based priest Fr Robert Fuller was "appaling and distressing", and that he shared the alarm of parishioners and parents. "I can assure

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Perth quadriplegic Christian Rossiter won a landmark legal case, allowing to starve himself to death if he chooses. Mr Rossiter said after the proceedings, however, that he could be persuaded to live. "I'm happy that I won my right to die, and

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Catholic, Jewish, Muslim and Christian schools say losing their right to refuse to hire staff of a different faith would represent an erosion of religious freedoms. Proposals have been made to the review of the exemptions under Victoria's Equal

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A draft bill to decriminalise abortion is "ready to be presented" by any Queensland MP who wants to take it up, The Australian quoted former Labor MP Bonny Barry as saying. Ms Barry, a parliamentary secretary until she lost her Brisbane

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Hard rationality does not give us a language that can deal with the world human beings inhabit, that world of moral complexity, relational fragmentation, a beauty hidden beneath the ugly. In particular it cannot deal with a crucified God. Those who

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Malcolm Ranjith, the archbishop of Colombo, and Thomas Saundaranayagam, the bishop of Jaffna and a Tamil, urged the Sri Lanka to release hundreds of thousands of ethnic Tamils held in military-run displacement camps. The Catholic Church leaders made

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The appointment of former Governor-General Major General Michael Jeffery and his wife General Lady Marlena as the first marriage ambassadors by the Australian Family Association is an exciting new development in the history of one of the late B.A.

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This edition of the well regarded SBS TV program Insight asks the vexed question: "Should school test results be made public?" It comes as the Federal Government mandates the public reporting of all Australian schools test scores by the

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Catholic Sports International has the tagline on its website of "Be Not Afraid". The site itself has minimal content and is dedicated to the life and work of Pope John Paul II who instituted the Vatican Office of Church and Sport in

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A L'Osservatore Romano article says the US and British governments knew in detail of Hitler's plan to exterminate European Jews during World War II but failed to act for many months and even suppressed reports on the extent of the Holocaust. The

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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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