The UK branch of the Traditional Anglican Communion has voted to accept Pope Benedict's offer of a personal ordinariate. The Traditional Anglican Communion (TAC) in the UK voted on October 29 to request that they form part of the proposed
At a graduation ceremony for the Catholic Teachers' College in Baucau, East Timor, ACU Vice-Chancellor Professor Greg Craven conferred the university's highest honour on former ACU National graduate Isabel Guterres. Fifty five students completed
Ahead of the United Nations climate conference in Copenhagen, Caritas International, together with other international aid organisations, has warned that "urgent action" is needed in order to prevent global hunger due to climate change.
Tony Blair and Pope Benedict XVI Pope Benedict is planning a two day summit of Catholic politicians across the globe at the Vatican to discuss the role of faith witness in their professions, reports say. Former British
Hans Kung A L’Osservatore Romano column by editor Giovanni Maria Vian has criticised the Swiss born Roman Catholic theologian Hans Kung after he accused Pope Benedict of an "unecumenical luring away" of discontented Anglicans.
Sister Patrick de la Croix Huynh Thi Bich Ngoc --- Saying they can prove ownership, Saint Paul de Chartres nuns in southern Vietnam are demanding the government return land it seized and now says it wants to turn into a park. Sr
Australian Catholic University (ACU National) is hosting a conference to celebrate and explore the 3rd Encyclical of Pope Benedict XVI entitled Caritas in Veritate starting on Friday November 27 at its North Sydney campus. Caritas in Veritate, or
A new website with images reflecting the colour and diversity of the West, is what awaits the browser of the Catholic Archdiocese of Perth site. Archbishop Hickey greets readers with a welcome message and video and the latest news and events are prominent
Hot cross buns are now sold from before Lent until well after Easter. For me, sharing hot cross buns is a way of celebrating Good Friday. What does the cross mean otherwise? Another link between a special custom and a particular time of year is lost. Each
Recently I have been reading Paul's First Letter to the Corinthians. As we reread the Scriptures, they always seem to have a newness and freshness about them that one hasn't noticed before. That has been the case with my recent reading of Paul. The
NSW HSC Studies of Religion candidates are accusing the Board of Studies of asking questions about subject matter not included in the syllabus. Teachers also complained that part of the paper sat by almost 14,000 candidates across the state on Thursday
Bishops at the Vatican's Synod on Africa are calling for "saintlypoliticians who will clean the continent", lambasting corrupt leadersin office in a communique released on Friday. "Many Catholics in high office have fallen woefully short
A Church established independent body in Ireland, the National Board for Safeguarding Children, has described the progress in the Church over the past two years in implementing child protection guidelines as "remarkable". Chief Executive Ian
Julia Gilard --- Federal Education Minister Julia Gillard is set to invite 150 school principals from across the country for a "national conversation" on problems they are facing and for feedback on the next steps in her
From what one hears, the Church of England should be shaking in its warm woolly socks by now. The Pope's latest initiative, allowing ultra-traditionalist Anglicans to go over to Rome en masse while being allowed to preserve their traditional liturgy, is
TAC liturgy --- Cardinal Levada insisted the Pope's decision to allow a "corporate reunion" of Anglican groups with Rome did not spell the end of ecumenical dialogue with the Anglican Communion, nor weaken the Vatican's commitment
With Flemington's Melbourne Cup Carnival on our doorstep, the 51st Annual Racing Fraternity Mass will be held this Sunday November 1 at St Francis Church, Lonsdale Street, Melbourne. Join some of the legends of the racing industry and pray for the
Campbelltown Catholic Club --- The Liverpool Catholic Club and the Campbelltown Catholic Club in Sydney are among some 20 clubs seeking approval for more poker machines to offset a revenue fall caused by a pokies tax, smoking bans and
It has been a tumultuous time for the Diocese of Wilmington covering Delaware and parts of Maryland in the United States. Its Bishop Emeritus has recently died and the diocese has filed for Chapter 11 reorganisation under the US Bankruptcy Code. This
Archbishop Vincent Nichols --- Clergy who want to leave the Church of England for Catholicism want to take property with them, a stance expected to draw "formidable legal obstacles", The Age cites from UK's The Guardian.