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Zimbabwe's Catholic bishops have joined other Christian leaders in an appeal for a solution to the worsening crisis in the Southern African nation. Zenit reports that the leaders of the Evangelical Fellowship of Zimbabwe, the Catholic episcopal

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Organisers have released the score to Our Lady of the Southern Cross, a specially composed hymn to be sung at the Vigil with Pope Benedict at World Youth Day Sydney in July.  The score will allow Australian parishes to rehearse the hymn in

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Pakistani Muslims must decide for themselves whether Islam can be lived in the reality of 21st century Pakistan or only according to the standards of 7th century Arabia. Pakistani Muslims must decide for themselves whether the fundamentalist call to

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Hopelessness assaults us from all sides. When a culture no longer looks to the eternal God, it starts looking to this passing world, and it passes. As background noise to all this, our entertainment cheerleads for sleaze at every turn, our political

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Archbishop Pell talks at the Brisbane Institute about his new book, God and Caesar: Selected essays on Religion,Politics and Society. It brings together a selection of his writings on Christianity, politics, and society from the last ten years. Drawing on a

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Townsville ecumenism expert Bishop Michael Putney says that the forthcoming ordination of Australia's first female bishop for the Anglican diocese of Perth will "deepen the obstacle" to reconciliation between the Catholic and Anglican communions.

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Worshippers crowded Dili's Catholic cathedral for a Mass of thanksgiving and forgiveness after the recovery of President Jose Ramos Horta who has returned to East Timor following treatment in Darwin. UCA News reports that Bishop Alberto Ricardo da

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A shell fired by rebel National Liberation Forces has struck the Holy See nunciature during an attack on Burundi's national capital of Bujumbura. AFP reports that the rebels fired a dozen shells at Bujumbura overnight Tuesday to Wednesday, hitting the

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Pope Benedict has refused to wear specially designed vestments with Australian motifs - hailed as "chic clergy couture" by organisers - for his World Youth Day final mass. The Australian reports that the "earthy-red" coloured

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A manager for a Newcastle developer made out a cheque to the ALP "on behalf of the Maitland Catholic Diocese", a Sydney newspaper reports. The Sydney Morning Herald says Matthew Somers, an employee of Hardie Holdings, which is developing an

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The White House has scheduled a dinner in honour of Pope Benedict during his visit to the USA this week - but the pope is not attending, reports say. The Raw Story reports that there are no competing events listed on the pope's schedule, and the White

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The Vatican has blocked the appointment of a prominent lay theologian and businessman as chief executive of Germany's Catholic University of Eichstatt. The pontifical university announced Friday that the Vatican which has a veto over such appointments

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South Africa's Catholic bishops have accused Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe of failing to respect the democratic process and called for international mediation to end the political stalemate over the country's disputed national elections. Catholic

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In an attack blamed on Al Qaeda, a mortar round concealed in a box has exploded under a car outside Zamboanga City's Immaculate Conception cathedral in the Philippines. The China Post quotes police as saying suspected al-Qaeda-linked militants bombed

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If the hallmark of John Paul II's pontificate was his contribution to the collapse of communism, the incumbent Pope has set himself and his successors an even larger and, for many observers, a more improbable goal - nothing less than the re-conversion of

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The dilemma of what to do with churches that have fallen out of favour and into disrepair is facing towns and villages across France and other European countries. Some communities have dynamited churches deemed too expensive to maintain. Others have taken a

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Pacific Padres looks at some of the unsung heroes of the war in the pacific, the chaplains who supported our fighting forces. Produced by the renowned Albert Street Productions, this documentary portrays the stories seldom told about other

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The Catholic Church in Britain has been making news in recent times through its strong opposition to that nation's Human Fertilisation and Embryology Bill. Like other areas of the universal Church, it has just marked Vocations Sunday with a massive campaign

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Australia must reverse its opposition to the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, Catholic Religious Australia (CRA) head, Fr Mark Raper SJ says. "It is time for this country to build new relationships, to be open

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A NSW Education Department official said the state did not lease or sell surplus land to non-government schools "in competition" with public schools after parents at a Sydney Catholic school requested the government to sell the land to provide a

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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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