His Eminence Cardinal Joseph Zen Ze-Kiun, on Wikimedia Commons --- Hong Kong-based Cardinal Joseph Zen Ze-kiun, an important aide to Pope Benedict XVI on China Church affairs, said he wanted to have "a good cry" over the illicit ordination of a bishop in

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Nicholas Tonti-Filippini, image from the National Colloquium for Catholic Bioethicists website --- The country's first hospital ethicist has written to Premier Mike Rann urging him to block the introduction of voluntary euthanasia in South Australia,

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HK tycoon Li Ka-Shing, on Facebook --- The Catholic Church in Hong Kong has issued a public apology to billionaire Li Ka-shing over remarks by a priest that likened the tycoon to the devil, said a report by the UK Telegraph in the Sydney Morning

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Bishop Richard Williamson --- The Society of St Pius X has ordered Bishop Richard Williamson to reconsider his decision to retain an attorney associated with the neo-Nazi movement in an appeal against a 2009 conviction in Germany for Holocaust denial,

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NSW state government plans to introduce ethics classes into primary schools are in disarray after the Coalition announced it would not support them as an alternative to scripture if it wins power next year, reports the Sydney Morning Herald. ''While the NSW

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Rt General Peter Cosgrove in an interview with ABC Radio, on YouTube --- Former Defence Force chief, General Peter Cosgrove, will be installed as the new Chancellor of the Australian Catholic University (ACU) this Sunday in a ceremony at St Mary's

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Father Greg Reynolds --- The future of a Western Port parish priest who spoke in support of women's ordination hangs in the balance, said a report in the Peninsula Weekly. Father Greg Reynolds did not respond to the Weekly's request for an interview and

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Pope Benedict XVI is famously his own best spin doctor. In the old days, the Vatican would dispatch senior officials to try to calm the waters after the pope said or did something controversial. More recently it’s worked the other way, writes John Allen

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Image from Rome Reports video on YouTube --- Pope Benedict said he would not hesitate to relinquish his post if he no longer felt ''physically, psychologically and spiritually'' up to the job, said a report by the UK Telegraph in the Sydney Morning

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Image from Rome Reports video on YouTube --- The new book that features a lengthy interview with Pope Benedict goes on sale today - and orders for it are jumping "pretty rapidly", says its US publisher, said an AFP report in the Sydney Morning

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Seminaries in England have received the highest number of applicants this northern autumn in over a decade, said a Catholic News Agency report. In September, 56 men began their journey towards the priesthood in the country, the Bishops' Conference of England

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"We love you, Robert. Please come home! From your parents and your brothers and sisters". These, and other messages like them are regularly heard on the children's programme of the Catholic diocesan radio station "Radio Wa' of Lira in northern Uganda, writes

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Year after year after year, Isabelle Huppert has been making films in which she stars.  She is one of cinema’s greatest actresses. Her films are worth seeing for her performances alone. While she is always recognisably her same self,

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Last year’s Redemptorists advent calendar turned out to be the most popular offering so far on its site. This year's is now available. http://www.cssr.org.au/writings/default.cfm?loadref=383

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The Vatican has confirmed that Pope Benedict has approved a historic shift to allow condoms to avoid AIDS - while carefully painting it as no change at all, said a report in the Sydney Morning Herald. In a typical Vatican clarification that left both

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Image from the Cherish Life Queensland website --- Pro-life suppporters have been asked to contact their local members, as fears grow that a private member's bill to decriminalise abortion will soon be introduced in the Queensland Parliament, said The

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A South Australian voluntary euthanasia bill has been "clearly defeated" in the state parliament, said an AAP report in the Sydney Morning Herald. The bill, introduced by Labor backbencher Steph Key and the Greens, sought to amend the Consent to Medical

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Screenshot from YouTube 'video mix' Yeonpyeong Island Shelled By North Korea, uploaded by user kolpop09 --- An artillery attack by North Korea on South Korea's Yeonpyeong-do Island has damaged the island's only Catholic Church, said ucanews.com. All

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An unprecedented worldwide pro-life vigil will take place in dioceses across the globe uniting their prayers with Pope Benedict on Saturday, Nov 27, said the Catholic News Agency. The Pope will celebrate a special Vespers service that Saturday evening at St.

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Screenshot from The final notice regarding Legionaries of Christ presented to the pope by Rome Reports on YouTube --- The Vatican official in charge of the reform of the Legionaries of Christ has begun to introduce changes to the group, as Pope Benedict

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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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