A decision to sell off land in Victoria left to Bendigo and the Diocese of Sandhurst is drawing dissent from several leaseholders. The land covers areas of Axedale, Fosterville and Runnymede, and it was left to Bendigo and the Diocese of Sandhurst

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Father Michael Sinnott --- A pirate leader is believed to have abducted Philippine based Irish priest Father Michael Sinnott before possibly handing him over to Muslim rebels, a military chief reportedly said. The government is asking the

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Proposed changes to the Anti-Discrimination Act tabled in the Tasmanian State Parliament has outlined moves that would allow schools to legally pick one student over another on the basis of their religion, the Tasmanian Mercury reports. The report

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The ACT's Greens and Liberals voted down a Bill to give school principals in the territory more disciplinary powers over students, saying they must seek the chief education officer's approval for suspensions longer than five days. The territory's

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Brother Kelvin Canavan --- The University of Notre Dame will open a new teaching facility in its Sydney campus named in honour of Brother Kelvin Brian Canavan former long term Executive Director of Catholic Schools in the Archdiocese of

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Deaths from unsafe abortion kill 70,000 women a year, a Guttmacher Institute report has found, leading to a call for further easing of developing nations abortion laws, a move rejected by a US bishops' pro-life spokesperson. The institute also

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From the First Fleet to the 1960s, Irish Catholics were a discriminated against underclass, openly barred from employment in much of the private sector and accused of disloyalty for putting Australia before the British Empire. In what we now cosily term

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Father John Dear SJ --- There are many facets of nonviolence. We're just beginning to plumb the mystery, the possibility, the hope of becoming a nonviolent people. But there is, I think, one basic straightforward and practical measure of our

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St Maurus' Hanga Abbey is a vibrant Benedictine community in Southern Tanzania. Founded in 1957 by the late Fr Ebehard Spiess, Hanga Abbey was created to allow the Tanzanian population to live in the spirit of St Benedict. The abbey accepts between

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This film is a small scale story but it has a top cast beyond expectations.The cast builds up the film beyond its small stature. Winona Ryder plays a friend, Monica Bellucci is the publisher's former wife, Julianne Moore is the aunt's companion and Shirley

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God's Philosophers has been criticised for reading like a textbook, but a textbook is exactly what is needed, both for those now studying and for those who have to unlearn what we were taught in textbooks written under the shadow of the authors of the great

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Sunday October 18 is World Mission Day and Catholic Mission Australia has developed a website which incorporates the Day but also the month of October which it terms World Mission Month. It is a time dedicated to reflection in the hope that all the

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Melbourne Mercy Sister Angela Reed, who was first alerted to the plight of trafficked women while working at a women's refuge in Melbourne, will take stories from trafficked women to the Asia Pacific NGO Forum - Beijing+15 next week. "The stories

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Raymond Lahey --- Royal Canadian Mounted Police have seized three computers and various storage devices during searches of the residences and office of resigned bishop, Raymond Lahey, who is accused of possessing child porn. Police say

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A report that divulges how bishops in Dublin handled allegations of child sex abuse against a number of priests between 1975 and 2004 will be made public, with the exception of parts that will prejudice current proceedings against one cleric. The

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Queensland police have said scammers are using religious lures to defraud romance-seeking Christians online. "They go into Christian chat rooms and a lot of the time when they ask for money, there's a Christian element to the [scammer's]

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The Australian Sex Party is planning to demonstrate in response to a "prayer offensive" by Catch the Fire Ministries pastor Daniel Nalliah against the devil in the Parliament. Sex Party convenor Fiona Patten said she and others would conduct

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Teachers will go on strike in some of Brisbane's biggest Catholic schools and across Queensland on October 28 over pay, The Courier Mail reports. Teachers in the Cairns, Toowoomba and some of southeast Queensland's best known private schools are set to

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The fact that one bishop worries that another bishop's public speech might have had a corrosive effect on the faith is itself a clear sign that others have shirked their responsibility. If Bishop Gumbleton undermines Church teaching on the highly contested

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Father Tom Euteneuer --- It's naive to think that you can fight abortion without also dealing with the issue of contraception for many, many reasons. Number 1 because fertility has not just a personal dimension, it has a social dimension. As

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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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