Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace head, Cardinal Renato Martino says that everyone needs to be concerned about climate change, not just scientists. The International Herald Tribune reports that Cardinal Martino made the comments following a

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An Indonesian priest has called for compensation for thousands of villagers who have lost their homes and livelihoods after an explosion at a part Australian-owned gas pipeline triggered a huge mudflow. UCA News reports that Lela Saiwina tried to tell

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A Sydney woman, Ms Viviana Hood, has been appointed as the new CEO of parish and school supplies giant, Church Resources. The appointment was announced by Mr Tom O'Brien, Chairman of the Board of Management of Church Resources. "Ms Hood as been

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A planned bullet-train tunnel will pass within two metres of the wall of the Sagrada Familia cathedral designed by Antonio Gaudi, threatening the Barcelona landmark, engineers fear. The Age reports that the chief architect working on the Sagrada

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The recent scandal over the bullying allegedly caught on mobile camera at Melbourne's Xavier College seems to surprise some people: this is after all a prominent private school noted for its religious affiliations. But those who are surprised forget

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If the danger of the John XXIII and Paul VI era was throwing the baby out with the bathwater, the chief risk in today's politics of identity cuts in the opposite direction, towards rigidity and exaggerated defensiveness - a sort of "Taliban

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As Germans and other pilgrims flocked to the Vatican to pay tribute to Pope Benedict as he turns 80, the pontiff has thanked God's "divine mercy" for sustaining him in his "weakness". The UK Telegraph reports that faithful from

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Australian Catholic University theology lecturer Fr Daniel Donovan is fighting a complaint by a former student that he taught that the concept of original sin was not in the bible as well as other allegedly "unorthodox" views. The Sydney

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In a move welcomed by Jerusalem's Yad Vashem Holocaust Museum, the Holy See nuncio to Israel has reversed his decision to boycott a memorial ceremony because of his concerns over the museum's wartime photo of Pius XII. EUX TV reports that Israel's

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Our Lady of the Sacred Heart School in Wadeye Aboriginal community, south-west of Darwin, is seeking an apology and compensation for alleged discrimination that has caused it to miss out on millions of dollars in federal funding. With the help of

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Melbourne's Xavier College says that a video of an alleged wheelie bin bullying incident was a student hoax but a new video has emerged showing students from the elite school fighting in front of a crowd of other pupils. It is believed one of the

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A Puerto Rican-born ex-drug addict who has the number 666 of the Antichrist tattooed on his arm but claims to be Jesus Christ has been banned from entering three Central American countries. The Sydney Morning Herald reports that the three nations have

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A recurring episode in Mexican history has been a periodic reappraisal of the Catholic Church's role in the overwhelmingly Catholic society, which has usually resulted in a lessening of its power. Such a moment has again arrived, with the catalyst

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The news I'd been reading on the plane home just after Easter was mostly of broadcaster Alan Jones and the media watchdog's findings on his contributions to enlightenment during the Cronulla riots. Jones' reflexes on air were not unlike those of the

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Dr Damien Kingsbury, an Australian observer at last week's East Timor presidential election, has called for the replacement of Fr Martinho Gusmao, the Church's representative on the country's election commission, over bias allegations. The ABC's

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World Bank President Paul Wolfowitz is being accused of undermining the Bank's commitment to women's health after appointing an El Salvadorian Catholic with alleged links to Opus Dei who reportedly removed all references to contraception in the Bank's

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The remote West Australian Catholic mission of Kalumburu is in turmoil after police flew three 12-year-old girls out of the town after discovering an alleged pedophile ring involving a community leader working at a local school. The

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The Australian bishops' Pastoral Projects Office has released the full report of a research project into "disconnected Catholics" as the project moves to its second consultative stage. Catholic dioceses, organisations and other interested

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A non-government recognised Chinese bishop from Shaanxi province in Central China is still missing a month after government official detained him to attend a three-day "learning class". UCA News reports that local sources say the freedom of

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In a boon to Germany's Catholic Church, the country's economic boom has boosted the collection of church taxes by 800 million Australian dollars over the last two years - but people are still leaving in droves. Deutsche Welle reports that for 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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