Prime Minister Kevin Rudd has promised two Josephite nuns that he would urge for the canonisation of Mary MacKillop when he meets the Pope next week. The Archdiocese of Sydney said Mr Rudd would raise the issue in a meeting with Pope Benedict XVI in

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Some 5,000 people gathered in an international e-conference to mark the end the the Pauline year, a landmark event for the Australian Church, according to the Broken Bay Diocese. The "online learning community" dedicated to be a source of

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A Vatican investigator has found enough evidence of a miracle in the survival of Kansas man Chase Kear that it intends to keep studying his survival, with an eye toward declaring it an official miracle towards the canonisation of Fr Emil Kapaun, Church

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Now instead of finding itself persecuted by Elizabethan spies, informers and hangmen, Catholicism finds itself under severe assault from the self-righteous, politically correct social engineers of Britain's political Left. Thankfully the same thing has

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A group of palaeontologists were offended, amused and disturbed during a tour of the Creation Museum in Kentucky in the US, which was intended as a tongue-in-cheek way to cap off a serious conference they had attended. "It's sort of a

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Roger Pryke changed thousands of people's lives. Chaplain to Catholic students at Sydney University for a decade before the second Vatican Council (1962-65), he was an early exponent of the major themes that make up the Vatican II event. A historian

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If your gut reaction to names like Hamas and Hezbollah is that they are essentially terrorist organisations and that their ideas are of no interest to any civilised person, this book is an attempt to redress the balance by putting forward a much more

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American Catholic is the online home of St Anthony Messenger, Catholic Update, Millennium Monthly, Scripture From Scratch and other Catholic features. It is a service of St Anthony Messenger Press and Franciscan Communications based in Ohio. The website

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UK's advertising watchdog banned an ice cream advertisement featuring a young nun and priest about to share a kiss, deeming it offensive and demeaning to those following a religious vocation. The print advertising campaign with the strapline "Kiss

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A Lismore woman hopes to ramp up her quest to reconcile former wartime enemies to a nationwide level, following an invitation to speak at an upcoming Peace Convergence in Rockhampton. Sabina Baltruweit said the talk is hoped to be a first step to

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Britain's Archbishop of Canterbury Dr Rowan Williams, Vincent Nichols, the Archbishop of Westminster, and Sir Jonathan Sacks, the country's Chief Rabbi want to put a stop to moves that could legalise euthanasia. They are concerned that a House of

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The Vatican has unveiled a restored Pauline Chapel that contains the last murals by Michelangelo, following five years shrouded under scaffolding, reports said. The chapel, which is primarily the Pope's private prayer space, will be blessed by Pope

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Disputing a claim by Pope Benedict that the bones of St Paul seem to have been found in Rome, a Dutch expert, Rengert Elburg, says this can never be proven. Elburg, an expert on archaeological study of old bones and organic remains for the government

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While the very public embrace of religion as justification for particular policies may still be confined to a minority of members, there is a risk that religious reasoning, not subject to the usual rational challenges, may grow in significance. As

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Since it is not possible to argue that non-government schools, by definition, provide an inferior academic and technical education, critics therefore tend to question their role in society. Government schools are lauded as being the cornerstone of

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"The centre of Australia is moving north. You have a Prime Minister, a Treasurer and a Governor General. Who knows what else?" quipped Cardinal George Pell about Brisbane. He was speaking at celebrations commemorating Brisbane

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Shane Howard and Archie Roach are the headline acts at a Melbourne fundraising concert to benefit the Friends of St Brigid's as they attempt to to retain St Brigid's Church and Hall, Crossley in south-western Victoria for community use. Funds are

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The Patrician Brothers came to Australia during the "educational crisis" of the 1880s and established numerous schools. In recent years they have moved beyond schools to other areas of need in the community. This website is the global site

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Greg McBurney, whose son was crushed to death by a faulty 100 kilogram gate at the Lismore Trinity Catholic College in 2005, said in a statement that it has led him to depression and fighting alcohol abuse. In a victim impact statement tendered to

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Catholic Education Office Melbourne said it supports the view that private schools "deserve public funding because they are educators of the public," expressed in an article in The Australian yesterday. Coinciding with the release of research paper

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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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