Screenshot from the Northcote Leader --- Good Samaritans have come to the rescue of a church in Preston, Victoria, that was robbed of cash donations before Christmas, reports the Northcote Leader. Sacred Heart Catholic parish priest Father William Burt

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Amid the deluge of information and nonstop chatter in today's media, the Church needs to help people find safe havens of silence, Pope Benedict said in his message for the 2012 celebration of World Communications Day, reports the Catholic News Service. Far

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Filmed in London, Budapest and Istanbul, this movie is based on the 1974 book of the same name by John le Carre. The film premiered at the 2011 Venice International Film Festival, and condenses a highly complex book to its bare essentials, and gives his novel

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The traditional primacy of the Roman Catholic church in Poland has been shaken. Last October, one of every 10 Poles voted for the socially egalitarian and explicitly anticlerical party known as the Palikot Movement, named after founder Janusz Palikot

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One can learn much about the current state of religious and secular opinion, and the confidence of their exponents, from responses to the death of Christopher Hitchens (pictured here with Tony Blair), writes John Haldane in the Catholic Herald. Among

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Caritas Australia, in partnership with Catholic Relief Services and other agencies within the Caritas network, have enabled so-called “R2R” or Rubble to Reconstruction entrepreneurs in Haiti to successfully establish businesses that directly

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Screenshot from The Australian --- Australia's first Rome-based ambassador to the Vatican, Tim Fischer, wrapped up his posting early this month with an audience with the Pope, according to the Australian. The former army conscript and farmer was not the

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Screenshot from the Herald Sun --- Father Bob Maguire has demanded an apology from radio's Derryn Hinch after the 3AW broadcaster renewed allegations that the priest laundered embezzled funds to support his charity, reports the Herald Sun. The

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Screenshot from the video, Hidden Christians - Japan, on YouTube --- Film director Martin Scorsese is preparing to shoot a new film with a heavyweight cast about the martyrs of Japan, according to a Spero News report on ucanews.com. RevTim Byron SJ from

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Image from a message on the website of St Joseph's College Hunters Hill NSW --- Marist Brother Charles Howard, who had once served as Superior General of the Marist Brothers for eight years, died in Sydney on Saturday after a short illness, said a

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Archbishop Timothy Dolan --- A letter signed by more than three dozen US religious leaders, including New York's Archbishop Timothy Dolan, has voiced concern that religious groups will be forced to treat same-sex unions "as if they were marriage", said

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'Nuns on bicycle...', on Flickr --- A three-year study of US women religious initiated by the Vatican has been completed and sent to Rome, reports the Catholic News Service. No details of the findings in what the church calls an apostolic visitation

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Next month, Pope Benedict XVI will create 22 new cardinals in the fourth consistory of his pontificate, 18 of whom will be eligible to vote in the next conclave to choose a new Pope. It is now clear to many that Pope Benedict wants to keep the papacy

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In his annual address to diplomats Monday, Pope Benedict XVI highlighted religious freedom with emphasis on persecuted Christians around the world, writes John Allen in NCR Online. "In many countries, Christians are deprived of fundamental rights and

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For her performance as a cross-dressing waiter in Albert Nobbs, Glen Close may come perilously close at this year’s Oscars, to pipping at the post fellow contender Meryl Streep (The Iron Lady). Both actors are at the peak of illustrious careers, and

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Last week saw Pope Benedict XVI addressing diplomats and ambassadors to the Vatican during his annual "State of the World" address. At the end of the discourse the Pope sounded hopeful and positive as he urged respect for creation. He mentioned climate

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Neocatechumenal Way --- Pope Benedict XVI is to hold an audience with members of the Neocatechumenal Way on Jan. 20, reports the Catholic Culture website. Sandro Magister of L'Espresso writes that the date could bring a final resolution of long-running

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Three men are suing the Church over allegations they were sexually assaulted by a teacher whose child sex convictions were known to the Maitland-Newcastle diocese, reports the Newcastle Herald. In claims to the NSW Supreme Court the men allege two priests

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After years of declining attendance, services aimed at drawing indigenous Catholics back to Mass are to start in Sydney's inner city suburbs from February 19, reports the Sydney Morning Herald. Erskineville's 1872 red-brick church - also known as Our Lady of

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Screenshot from the Guardian --- Demonstrators attempting to set up a protest camp in St Peter's Square in Rome have been forcibly removed by riot police backed by the Vatican, reports the Guardian. Aiming to set up a protest camp similar to the Occupy

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From Parish of Our Lady of The Way, North Sydney & Lavender Bay. 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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