Screenshot from the Rome Reports video, Benedict XVI's travel plans for Croatia, uploaded to YouTube --- Pope Benedict spoke about "disintegration" of the family and urged couples not to give in to a "secularised mentality" of living together instead of

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The influence of a "militant minority" conservative Catholics, dubbed the "temple police", is experiencing a resurgence in the Australian church, said a report in the Sydney Morning Herald. Father Hal Ranger, an associate pastor at St Patrick's Cathedral in

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Cancer doctors in Newcastle are on a collision course with a NSW Catholic health organisation over new rules prohibiting them recommending contraception to patients in a drug trial, reports the Sydney Morning Herald. Under a clampdown at Newcastle's Calvary

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Screenshot from the report in The West Australian --- A pair of 92 year-old identical twins, from the Order of Friars Minor, died within hours of each other last week in the US, according to an AP report in the West Australian. Julian and Adrian Riester,

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Foreign Minister Kevin Rudd --- Foreign Minister Kevin Rudd will sleep rough, on a piece of cardboard, in Melbourne for a night as part of the Vinnies CEO Sleepout this month, reports the Sydney Morning Herald. An email from Mr Rudd's

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The archbishop of Dublin was beginning to sniffle. He could not get through a story about “a really nasty man” - an Irish priest who sexually abused, physically tortured and emotionally threatened vulnerable boys - without pulling out his

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Maria Tiimon with her father --- High tide is a bad tide in the village of Tebekenikoora, in the low-lying Pacific island nation of Kiribati. Tebekenikoora isn't so much the frontline in the war on climate change as a seemingly doomed outpost, reports the

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At 12pm tomorrow a new web-based teaching and learning resource on the Eucharist, Together at One Altar, will be launched. The launch will be held at Parramatta Marist High at Westmead (NSW) and will be available across the country by web streaming

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On June 29, the pope will celebrate his 60th anniversary as an ordained priest. To join in on the celebration, the Congregation for the Clergy invited Catholics from all over the world, to offer 60 hours of Eucharistic adoration in honour of the clergy and

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The general manager of the Calvary Mater Hospital in Newcastle said he is confident a statement provided to patients in a cancer drug trial provides adequate information regarding pregnancy, reports the ABC. The hospital, which is operated by the Little

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An Australian priest based in Malta accused of abuse by a former altar boy must co-operate with investigators, the local bishop has stated, reports the Times of Malta.com. Bishop Mario Grech of Gozo released a statement following reports in the Australian

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The first phase of the Vatican investigation into the Irish Church's response to clerical sex abuse has concluded and a report is due to be published early next year, reports the Catholic News Service. A statement from the Vatican press

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The Australian Government must stop punishing asylum seekers and detaining children, the St Vincent de Paul Society's National Council of Australia said in a media release. "We appreciate that the Australian Government has a responsibility to protect our

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Screenshot from the report on the European Jewish Press website---Pope Benedict has honoured Croatia's late controversial World War II Cardinal Alojzije Stepinac as a "defender of Jews, the Orthodox and of all the persecuted", according to an AFP report on

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Screenshot from The Washington Post --- An Anglican parish in the US has decided to become the first in the country to convert to Roman Catholicism, the Washington Post reports. St Luke's parish in Bladensburg, in the state of Maryland, had been thinking

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The sacking of William Morris as bishop of Toowoomba raises more than a few theological questions about the relationship between bishops and the Bishop of Rome, writes Richard McBrien in NCR Online. Many Catholics believe that the Bishop of Rome is

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Angels Be Damned is a novel that centres on the life of Bernadette Mary O’Shea, a devout Irish Catholic who was born in Australia in 1915. Later, in 1938, when she finished secretarial college she left Australia to join her brother in France. She

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Women sort beans at a fair-trade coffee project in Nicaragua (CRS) --- Coffee, chocolate and Catholicism are three words that rarely appear in conjunction with one another, but the fair-trade division of Catholic Relief Services manages to tie them

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Catholic Social Services Australia advances the social service ministry which is integral to the Mission of the Catholic Church in Australia. It envisages a fairer, more inclusive Australian society that reflects and supports the dignity, equality and

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Screenshot from catholicsocialservices.org.au --- Catholic Social Services Australia has told Prime Minister Julia Gillard it will be forced to cut or potentially close services unless it receives extra funding to cover the cost of pay rises flowing from

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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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