Like a religion, the whole donor conception industry is undergirded by a central creation myth. The industry cannot stand without faith in this central tenet: that biological parenthood is irrelevant, and that "social" parenthood is what matters

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In possibly the first such event in Britain since Pope Gregory VII imposed mandatory priestly celibacy in the Latin Church, a British man, Dominic Cosslett, has been ordained a Catholic priest - like his father, Ron. Fr Dominic Cosslett begins

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A British Catholic woman, who is pregnant with rare dicephalous twins, and her husband have refused to contemplate an abortion despite medical advice to do so. Total Catholic reports the Portsmouth woman has spoke of her desire to see them born. Lisa

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The Vatican's Apostolic Penitentiary is holding a two day conference on the five "ultimate crimes" of abortion, using the Eucharistic host in Satanic rites, clergy pedophile offences, violation of the confessional, and "offences against the person of the

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Before World War II, it was the policy of the Catholic Church to invite priests from Ireland to manage parishes throughout Australia. Many were colourful men who had a fearless desire to succeed after their long journey to Australia but none more so than

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Truth be told, I've been down lately. I have the post-Christmas blues. My New Year’s energy has evaporated and left me dull and sad. I want Christmas back! The days ahead now seem so ordinary. This Advent and Christmas season was the richest,

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menAlive is a National Catholic Ministry to Men. Founded in 2003 it has run more than 30 events for 2,500 men. The purpose of menAlive is to bring men together, to renew their faith in God and to encourage them become an active force of renewal in the

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Film Review - Igor

12-Jan-2009

Adult horror fans will immediately respond to the name, Igor. He's the hunched one who helps mad scientists or vampires get their work done. Not sure what a children's audience will make of him. They will miss the Frankenstein parallels. Perhaps they will

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Eight Vietnamese Catholics who were convicted recently over protests concerning the demolition and confiscation of Church property are appealing their cases to the Hanoi Appellate Court. VietCatholic reports the court has agreed to hear their case and the new

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The Australian government "needs to act decisively to bring about a cessation of hostilities in Gaza," Caritas Australia CEO, Jack de Groot said, after an Israeli missile destroyed a Caritas Jerusalem clinic in Gaza. The Caritas Jerusalem

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Leaving on a visit to Mexico, Vatican Secretary of State Cardinal Tarcisio Bertone has suggested excommunication as a punishment for drug traffickers. But the Church's severest form of rebuke would probably have little effect on the traffickers and

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Maltese university lecturer, Dr Patrick Attard, who contested the last general election as the first openly gay candidate, has officially "excommunicated" himself from the Catholic Church. The Maltese Independent reports that following the

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Pope Benedict has instructed the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith to draft a new handbook on procedures for dealing with apparition claims with visionaries required to remain silent pending assessment of their experiences. The Independent

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Fathers Albert D'Souza and Maurice Mascarenhas, the first two of eight overseas priests recruited for Maitland-Newcastle diocese, have arrived in the Hunter Valley from India as part of the diocese's Harvest Initiative. Fathers D'Souza and Mascarenhas are

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On the 40th anniversary of the founding of the Neocatechumenal Way, Pope Benedict has thanked God for the fruits of the group's evangelical efforts but also emphasised "docile adherence to the directives" of the bishops. In an event in St

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Thieves have robbed five St Vincent de Paul shops in Perth in the past eight days, leaving a trail of destruction behind them. Perth Now reports the Victoria Park store is the latest outlet to be hit. Volunteers arrived at the Albany Highway

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St Mary's parish at South Brisbane has again made the media in this overview of events featured on The 7.30 Report. It contains an exchange between parish administrator, Fr Peter Kennedy and a church visitor attempting to record a baptism at the church.In

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The bombing and invasion of Gaza should stop now. It is immoral and impractical; the indiscriminate wounding of children and civilians makes the heart sick. And as is often the case, here is bloodshed and mayhem funded and aided by the United States.

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University of Notre Dame is another one of the giants of Catholic tertiary education in the United States. Established in 1842 by a priest of the Congregation of the Holy Cross, Fr Edward F. Sorin, it is located 150 kilometres east of Chicago.

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Some priests consider that the best sermon they will preach is the one they give when they are lying, dead, in their coffin before the altar of the parish church. A coffin poses ultimate questions: What's life all about? Why are we here? What does it all

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Mass on Demand

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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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