Paraguayan President and ex-Bishop Fernando Lugo allegedly sexually assaulted a former housekeeper, one of the women who is now accusing him of fathering her six year old child. Benigna Leguizamon, 27, said the assault took place in the bishop's two

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Coonabarabran's business community has joined parents to fight to save the town's only Catholic high school, scheduled for closure due to falling enrolments. The Bathurst Diocese's board of trustees plans to shut St Lawrence's Secondary School next

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The People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) decried US President Obama's swatting a fly, urging compassion for even "the smallest and least" animals, but admitted ambivalence on abortion. PETA spokesman Bruce Friedrich said that

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Developing a better understanding of issues faced by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples is key to more effective action by the Christian community, the National Council of Churches Australia said. "One way in which this can be achieved

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Rome Reports has released the first in-depth documentary on Benedict XVI from his childhood in Bavaria, Germany, through the first years of his pontificate. The "Benedict XVI: A Love Affair With the Truth" 54 minute film includes footage of

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Many of us felt great joy when the "ordinary" Susan Boyle turned into someone quite extraordinary, singing the aptly named "I Dreamed a Dream" with such passion and beauty it could have brought tears to the eyes of a statue. There was

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A new encyclical on Catholic social teaching will soon be released as Pope Benedict's response to the current economic crisis. Conservatives will be shocked and disappointed by the encyclical, which will reflect Benedict's skepticism toward unbridled

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With the aim of highlighting the legacy of St Paul for the Catholic community, the format of the Year of St Paul National E-Conference will allow the Church across Australia to take part in an exciting innovation in a cost effective way. The conference is

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The Society of Australian Congregations of the Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary (PBVM) is a federation of six autonomous Presentation Congregations in Australia and a group of Australian and Melanesian Presentation Sisters in Papua New

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A homosexual rights group wants the St Mary of the Angels' parish priest and the Australian Family Association to apologise for criticising a ratepayer funded night for gay youths in Geelong. Anti Violence Project of Victoria's executive director Greg

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More than 500,000 people reportedly paid homage to former Jesuit priest and Spanish missionary Vincente Ferrer between his death last week and his funeral early this week in India. Ferrer worked among the poor in southern India for more than 40 years

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Former Charlie's Angel Farrah Fawcett died of cancer at age 62 after receiving the last rites from a Catholic priest, reports say. The claim was posted on the Hitman PR blog of Allen S Miller, who claims to represent Fawcett and her business partner

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Discovery astronaut Ronald Garan who carried relics of St Therese of Lisieux into space and put them in orbit around the earth attended Pope Benedict's general audience on Wednesday. Last year Colonel Garan took the relics given to him by a Carmelite

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Victorian Supreme Court Justice Peter Vickery has described the actions of a Good Shepherd Sisters investment company as "harsh, unreasonable and unnecessary". Justice Vickery said that MBF Investments Pty Ltd, a finance company controlled

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Sydney's St Joseph's College Hunters Hill has closed after five students tested positive for the swine flu virus with that tally expected to "significantly increase" in coming days. A large number of the 950 boys who attend St Joseph's

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The National Human Rights Consultation has prompted the publication of three books arguing the case for and against a commonwealth charter of human rights and responsibilities. There are acute differences of opinion in the community about the utility of a

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I would welcome a sermon about death and the life to come. I would like to be assured that the Lord does not hold it against me that I am frightened of the actual process of quitting this life. It would be helpful to be urged to pray for a happy death and

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Prayers for Priests is a website which holds a range of prayers, novenas, holy hours, and a rosary for priests. The site has the capacity for readers to submit the name of a member of the clergy and you can become a PrayerWarrior for Priests. The

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The Victorian province of the Sisters of St Joseph are commemorating the Centenary of the death of Blessed Mary MacKillop. who was born in the well know Melbourne location of Brunswick Street, Fitzroy. A celebration of the story and spirit of this

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The Australian Catholic Council for Employment Relations and Catholic Social Services Australia have told the Fair Pay Commission that its housing cost estimates are "unrealistic". In past years, the Fair Pay Commission has used housing cost

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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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