The University of Wollongong has held high-level talks with the St Vincent's and Mater Health Sydney group over running a proposed $300 million private hospital and a health and medical precinct. ''Nothing is signed yet but we are working with

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An independent evaluator of NSW's trial ethics classes is wading through submissions and will deliver her report later this month. Dr Sue Knight, an academic at the University of South Australia, has received submissions from religious organisations

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Image of an exam hall --- A South Indian professor, whose hand was chopped off by Muslim extremists over an exam question allegedly insulting Prophet Muhammad, has lost his job at his Catholic college. Professor T. J. Joseph said he

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There is a profound ignorance among Catholics about the role of fertility with intimacy in the communication between spouses preparing for marriage in the Church, according to Perth Auxiliary Bishop Donald Sproxton. When it comes to discussing intimacy as a

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There are ministries. And there are ministries, writes Joan Chittister. Some ministries in life a person can spend a lifetime planning. Like how to become a paramedic or how to join the fire department or how to go about being an advocate for people in need.

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When it comes to elections there are odd results, strange results and bizarre results. Australia has just managed to achieve the surreal, writes Greg Craven, Vice-Chancelllor of the Australian Catholic University. The Gillard government has survived with two

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The Jesus the Christ econference begins on September 16, to be led by Fr Gerald O'Collins, who will share his insights into the life and ministry of Christ. Fr O'Collins is an Australian Jesuit priest who is professor emeritus of theology at the Gregorian

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Dorcas Gichane moved swiftly through the midday bustle of central Nairobi. High above her, a billboard advertising whisky suggested "Keep Walking". But Gichane, like hundreds of other devout Kenyans on their lunch breaks, had reached her destination – the

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Catholic leaders worldwide and US officials are protesting against a plan to publicly burn the Koran on September 11.Larry Jones of Dove World Outreach Center in Gainesville has said that he wants to hold a "Koran Burning Day" on Saturday's anniversary of the

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The Church has donated 48 hectares of land to Carteret Islanders whose homeland off Papua New Guinea is dfisappearing under a rising sea. About 1700 Carteret Islanders - more than half the population - must evacuate to Bougainville in Papua New

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Pope Benedict will meet an Anglican clergywoman and victims of clerical abuse on his upcoming trip to Britain. The pontiff will meet the Rev Jane Hedges, from the Church of England - the canon steward of Westminster Abbey and a campaigner for women

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Original image from Armin Kübelbeck on Wikimedia Commons --- Euthanasia advocate Dr Philip Nitschke said a "hard-hitting" pro-euthanasia ad campaign will soon appear on television screens and billboards across the country. He hoped the

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Climate control is needed to preserve the artwork in the Sistine Chapel, said the director of the Vatican Museums. Antonio Paolucci told L'Osservatore Romano that some 30 specialists had worked during the nights for about a month to remove

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The Jesus the Christ eConference, organised by the  Australian Catholic Bishops Conference and Broken Bay Institute, will be held on Thursday, September 16.Speaker Father Gerald O'Collins SJ "will engage the audience as he shares his insights into the life

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In Britain, we suffer from a particularly enthusiastic kind of professional secularist, who loves nothing more than to mount elaborate arguments on the basis of the thinnest premises, writes Austen Ivereigh. It must be something to do with our climate, whose

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The iconnect conference, which aims to boost parent-power in the digital age, will be held this weekend at the Australian Catholic University in Norfth Sydney. The two-day event, organised by the Council of Catholic School Parents in

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menAlive is Catholic Men's Ministry whose aim is to bring men together, to renew their faith in God and to encourage them to become an active force of renewal in the church. It was founded out of a response to a great need in the hearts and lives of men, and

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Pope Benedict said the life of medieval nun St Hildegard of Bingen demonstrated that "women make a special contribution to theology". He was reflecting on the life of the 12th-century German Benedictine religious who experienced mystical

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The solution to the problem of clerical sex abuse lies in a spirit of penitence and conversion, rather than a radical change of church structures, said Pope Benedict. He made his comments yesterday during his weekly general audience at the Vatican's Paul VI

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A Vatican official said European Christians must return to practising their faith and have more children - or their population numbers will be overtaken by Muslims. Father Piero Gheddo, an Italian, said a low birth rate among indigenous Europeans,

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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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