Caritas UK has launched a protest campaign against a local Philippines mining company partner of Australia's giant BHP Billiton claiming the protest has been "imposed" on poor villagers. BBC News reports the Catholic non-government agency

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Pope Benedict yesterday suspended Kochi, Kerala Bishop John Thattunkal pending an investigation of charges that he adopted a young woman for "spiritual refreshment". The Indian Express reports it is the first action against a prelate in the

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The book recognises the central interpretative challenge for anyone writing about Henry is to explain how he mutated from a learned, attractive, doted upon young king into someone regarded by many of his subjects, and many modern historians, as little more

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Some Catholics see him almost as a traitor because he turned the Church outward to embrace the world. Other Catholics see him as the Pope who liberated the Church so that she could follow the beliefs of secular society, in the interests of solidarity with

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Social and cultural norms, as well as legal regulations, influence human behaviour including sexual behaviour. So not surprisingly, as Western countries have become increasingly pro-homosexual, they have experienced an upward trend in the number of

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The Record is the Catholic newspaper of Western Australia. In more recent months it has updated its website to include a good selection of its news items and features on a weekly basis. Like its newspaper version, the website prides itself on covering

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Pope Benedict yesterday canonised India's first woman saint, Sr Alphonsa of the Immaculate Conception, who died aged 35 in 1946. The Pope also denounced anti-Christian violence in India and in Iraq, The Hindu reports. The paper says the

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Campbelltown Catholic Club in Sydney's south west has backed a move to refuse to stock a premixed Smirnoff alcopop drink with seven per cent alcohol. ABC News reports pubs and clubs in the Campbelltown region are refusing to stock Smirnoff Ice Double

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On a trip to Bali to visit condemned drug mule Scott Rush, Jesuit Fr Frank Brennan has called on Prime Minister Kevi Rudd to say that Australia does not support the death penalty in any circumstances. Fr Brennan, a family friend of the Rush family, is

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Perth Archbishop Barry Hickey is suing The West Australian for defamation after the paper published an article calling him a "hypocrite" over his stance on women. The Sydney Morning Herald reports an article and cartoon on October 2 referred to

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Melbourne Archbishop Denis Hart has described the passing of the Victorian Abortion Law Reform Bill Friday as a "betrayal of our shared humanity, a betrayal of women, and a betrayal of the innocent unborn child." Archbishop Hart said the

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Bishops have domesticated and tamed the Gospel, Broken Bay Bishop David Walker told the Bible Synod, so that it does not draw "a radical response" from the faithful". "After twelve years of Episcopal ministry, two issues preoccupy

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Scottish MP Christine Graham is moving a motion in the Scottish Parliament this week calling for repatriation of the body of Mary Queen of Scots, executed for treason on the orders of her cousin Queen Elizabeth I of England BBC News reports the

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St Mary's South Brisbane churchgoer, Richard Stokes, has asked police to press charges against parish priest Fr Peter Kennedy after a mobile phone camera was knocked from his hand at a baptism yesterday. Mr Stokes has written to the Vatican and to

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An immensely important theme runs through this compelling book. Dowden argues that decades of colonial rule inflicted a "wound that parted Africa from its soul" by destroying or denigrating every indigenous culture and institution. But this scar

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Caring for a family member with an anxiety disorder can be extremely demanding and stressful for the family or carer, frequently affecting the health and well being of the carer. It is crucial for carers to have time out and to engage in social and

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Eros is a divine gift and will always be present in a loving relationship in some degree. Initially it is a natural desire for one’s own pleasure. This is a gift from God but it has to be developed and this is achieved when our desire to love and be

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Students can embark on a virtual tour of some of Australia's greatest reefs with Catholic Earthcare's latest interactive resource, director Jacqui Remond says. The new environmental education resource is based on the International Year of the Reef

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The ACBC Office for the Participation of Women is inviting women from around Australia to phone in today as part of its new Teleforum initiative. Director of the OPW, Kimberly Davis said in a statement the Teleforums were a new way of carrying out the

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Missionary of the Sacred Heart Fr Claude Mostowik has blessed a consignment of export live cattle being loaded onto a ship in Fremantle, Western Australia. Farm Weekly reports animal rights group, Animal Liberation, is claiming the blessing has

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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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