Unrelated image of the apostles Peter and Paul from a Russian museum --- Vatican officials have announced a discovery of the earliest known icons of Saints Peter and Paul, in a catacomb under an eight-storey modern office building in a

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Poor access to essential medicine by children and other vulnerable groups in the developing world must be addressed by international organisations, a Vatican official said. Speaking at a meeting of the Human Rights Council in Geneva June 8, Archbishop

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Bishop Walter Mixa --- German Bishop Walter Mixa, who resigned in early May over allegations he beat children at an orphanage and misused church funds, is now facing allegations of sexual and alcohol abuse in a "secret" Vatican

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News of a new high school by Brisbane's Catholic Education, the St Benedict's Catholic College, is being welcomed in the northern Brisbane suburb of Mango Hill. The high school is expected to open in 2013, just in time for the current Year 5 pupils to

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If we look at income quarantining as an ethical and not as a political question, it raises many questions. To answer them we would need to look beyond its effectiveness in preventing excessive expenditure on socially undesirable goods like alcohol and

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It is not generally known that famed pop artist Andy Warhol was also a Mass going Catholic. This series of paintings from Warhol's later years now on display at the Brooklyn Museum are said to reveal both the painter's beliefs as well as his

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Michael Burleigh is a cut above the rest, proving it with his new publication, Moral Combat: A History of World War II. Those eager to capture the essence of the most devastating war of all time are advised to turn to this magnificent work by a man

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Jesuit Refugee Service (JRS) has reminded governments that urban refugees share all of the challenges of the urban poor, but often face additional barriers due to their uncertain legal status and lack of documentation. In a Refugee Week statement

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Archbishop Philip Wilson --- Archbishop Philip Wilson, President of the Australian Catholic BishopsConference, has said the inspiration of St Thomas More gives the Church strength to face challenges when things go wrong. St Thomas

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Tim Fischer with Sister of St Joseph, Sr Maria Casey --- Australia's Ambassador to the Holy See, former deputy prime minister Tim Fischer, has said he hopes Mary MacKillop's extraordinary trip to Rome to see Pope Pius XI in 1873 would

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Alleged parental and student intolerance could force a bullied Melbourne Catholic school boy with Asperger's syndrome to change schools. The boy's parents, Emily and Mark Jones are considering removing their nine year-old son Ed from St Luke's Primary School,

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Archbishop Adrian Doyle of Hobart has said that spending taxpayer's money on developing euthanasia legislation is at the cost of other care initiatives. Archbishop Doyle has made a joint statement with his Anglican counterpart Bishop John Harrower.

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The Church's own teachings of forgiveness, truth, grace and reconciliation are "vital assets in promoting healing and hope"in the midst of the sexual abuse allegations and cases it is facing, according to Dr Donal McKeown, Auxiliary Bishop of the

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Filmed before, during and after his final days on the High Court of Australia this documentary explores the personal, moral and spiritual convictions of Michael Kirby - one of the country's greatest legal minds. It charts his formative years, his Christian

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It was called for by Pope Ratzinger, by the name of "court of the gentiles." It will be inaugurated by his minister for culture, Archbishop Ravasi. It will be a place for dialogue with those far from God, the first act of a wider project of new

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CathNews has often featured articles from Eureka Street. Today, we feature the website itself, which this morning offers a feast of analysis and opinion on the momentous political changes that have brought Australia its first female Prime Minister.

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Some years ago I was speaking to a candidate in the RCIA programme who thought, like many already-Catholics think, that all priests are in vows of poverty, chastity and obedience. I explained that most priests were not in fact religious. She responded:

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A Wollongong diocesan official has stressed that training catechists to ensure they conduct engaging and effective classes is critical, adding that it is uncertain that proposed ethics classes in NSW state schools will be adequately

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Police in Belgium raided the palace of the Archbishop of Mechelen, north of Brussels, following a string of sexual abuse allegations against Church figures. Officers seized a computer and sealed off the premises, said an AFP report in the Sydney

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Christian refugees, during the 1860 strife between Druze and Maronites in Lebanon, image from Wikimedia Commons---Authoritative Vatican analyst Sandro Magister has written that local Christians on the Arabian peninsula are being swamped by the arrival of

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