Sydney's Archbishop Cardinal George Pell has slammed the Australian Medical Association for its publication advocating a tax on children and suggesting families should pay an annual carbon tax on their kids. In an article in the AMA's Medical Journal

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Prime Minister Rudd would do better seeking political guidance, rather than personal moral guidance, from a political theorist not a theologian. Like many others, Rudd unduly credits his brand of Christianity with a humanitarianism that is common across

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A special Mass was held earlier this month at the Mary MacKillop Chapel in North Sydney to celebrate 26 Josephites for their 50 years of religious profession and service. The Josephite Golden Jubilarians celebrated Eucharist on January 6 – the

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Centacare has applauded the positive response of a pregnancy counselling Helpline which has assisted more than 2500 people since its launch last May. The $15.5 million Howard Government initiative provides women and families with well-informed,

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A lobby group of victims of sexual abuse at the hands of clergy have demanded the Victorian government establish an independent justice commission into the crimes. The Herald Sun reports 14 victims of defrocked priest Gerald Francis Ridsdale

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University students holding banners and chanting slogans of support came out in force at the Pope’s weekly address a day after the Pontiff cancelled his visit to a Rome university amid protests by staff and threats of

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All his life he devoted himself to the reconciliation of the Churches. Part of his appeal may have been his dislike of formal preaching while encouraging a spiritual quest as a common endeavour. Always he was genial and gracious, a smile never absent

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A nun, who had been dubbed Poland's best cook and sold more than 850,000 recipe books, has just released a DVD sharing her cooking tips. Sr Anastazja Pustelnik, a member of the Daughters of Divine Love has said she dreams up recipes in her

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The Australian Council for Educational Leaders has awarded its prestigious Presidential Citation to Parramatta Diocese Schools Director Greg Whitby. The annual award is given to an ACEL member who has made an outstanding contribution towards

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Vinnies 'Santa' volunteers will be putting their mechanical skills to good use by building wheelchairs for landmine victims today at the Mary MacKillop Outreach workshop in Sydney. The initiative, which has been organised on conjunction with

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Brisbane Archbishop John Bathersby has said that sparing the Bali 9 drug runners on death row will only occur if Australia's opposition to the death penalty is consistent. Speaking at the launch of a paper on death penalty yesterday, he strongly

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In a meditation during the final days of Advent, Pope Benedict has said that celebrating Christmas without mentioning of the birth of Christ is like having an "empty holiday". He said it did not make sense not to acknowledge that God became

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Sydney's Cardinal George Pell has vehemently disagreed with the worldwide Anglican head, who has said Christians don't need to believe Christ was born of a virgin. The Australian reports that the Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams implied in

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It's been 42 years since A Charlie Brown Christmas premiered on TV. After all this time, it's striking how well the show has aged. While it gently scolds America for its exploitation of the season, it really centres on the education of its main character. By

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As individuals and as communities, we can make Christmas Masses something special and not just 'same old, same old'? Lend a hand, arrive early, be hospitable... And don't forget that every parishioner at Christmas Masses can seize this once-a-year chance to

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Australia Post joins World Youth Day as an official licensee with a range of products. Its current pre Christmas release will be followed by a range of philatelic products available in early in the new year. The products encapsulate both the first

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Cardinal George Pell has announced the winner of the Sydney Archdiocese $100,000 grant to support adult stem cell research. He named an Adelaide-based research team, led by Associate Professor Stan Gronthos and Dr Simon Koblar. The grant will enable

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The cause for beatification of Pope Pius XII has been sidetracked, according to a Roman news agency report. It says Pope Benedict has formed an ad hoc commission to investigate the controversy surrounding the wartime Pope's response to the

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The Australian Catholic Social Justice Council will today release a new paper on the death penalty, in the Brisbane parish of Bali 9 death row inmate Scott Rush. The paper is titled Confronting the Death Penalty: People, politics and

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The head of the Catholic Church in the Holy Land has rejected the idea of a religious State saying it would exclude other religions and that peace depends on Israel’s recognition that Palestinians are equal. IN his Christmas message, AFP

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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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