Michael Thio --- Singapore's Michael Thio has been elected as the 15th International President General for the St Vincent de Paul Society, the first from outside Europe since its founding in 1883, said Syd Tutton, president of the Australian

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Mother Teresa --- A proposal by the Catholic League to have Blessed Mother Teresa honoured on her 100th birthday in the lighting scheme for the Empire State Building has won the backing of a leading New York City councilwoman, the group

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The fundamental challenge for priests is to bring Christ to world, "with all of his love, with all of his demands", a Vatican official said, as the Year for Priests draws to a close. According to the Catholic News Agency, undersecretary for the

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New York's Museum of Biblical Art is hosting an exhibition on the last two centuries of medieval Spanish history in the Crown of Aragon (the Kingdom of Aragon, the Kingdom of Valencia, and the region of Catalonia) from the vantage point of religious

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"Nobody messes with Father Vien. He tends to get what he wants." So said President Obama in a speech on May 24 after being introduced, just moments earlier, by Reverend Vien Nguyen, pastor of the Mary Queen Viet Nam Church in eastern New

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Your Grace, after the martyrdom of Archbishop. Luigi Padovese how is the Church in Turkey?It is without doubt, prostrated, pained, but united. Several bishops attended the funeral of Mgr. Padovese, held in the Cathedral of Iskenderun on June 7 last year.

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Bernard Haisch is a very interesting physicist. Together with Alfonso Rueda, he has pursued the idea that inertial and gravitational mass have their origin not in the interaction of subatomic particles with the hypothetical Higgs field but in their

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Australian women religious are backing an international campaign to prevent human trafficking during the World Cup in South Africa, which starts today.The 2010 Should Be About the Game campaign has been targeting fans, religious leaders, potential victims of

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After revising its insurance products, the Australian Catholic Superannuation & Retirement Fund (ACSRF) is claiming that it now offers a better deal for members without increasing premiums. ACSRF chief executive Greg Cantor said Australia was one

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A 1944 image of Pope Pius XII meeting a royal regiment, by the Canadian Dept. of National Defence --- Pope Pius XII had written a letter to US President Franklin D. Roosevelt during World War II, imploring him to spare Rome from

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CathNews will be taking a break on Monday for the Queen's Birthday, which is a public holiday in all states except WA.We will be back as usual on Tuesday, June 15.PHOTO CREDITscataudo on stock.xchng

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Before the women of the Leadership Conference of Women Religious sat down for business last August in New Orleans, they crammed into buses and spent a half day visiting their local sisters who were attending to the needs of the dislocated and dispossessed of

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South Australian's Christian Brothers College will be launching a pilot program to map its water, electricity and gas consumption through an online database. The program to be launched later this term will involve students in Years 10 to 12 regularly

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Pope Benedict --- Pope Benedict has told Italian bishops that their evangelical mission "does not hide the wounds that scar the church community because of the weakness and the sin of some of its members", in an apparent reference to the

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Johnny Cash --- Johnny Cash has been remembered in the Italian Bishops' Conference's newspaper Avvenire for how his music "sang the faith". Without his faith, the article said, "the voice of Cash would not have been the same", according

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Sydney's Vivid festival lit up iconic city buildings on Thursday night, including St Mary's Cathedral, seen as never before. This multimedia gallery captures the lights and colour of Sydney's makeover, including several takes on the church.

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Liana Lupas stands out in New York, even by the standards of a city that defines itself with superlatives and seems to have world-class specialists in every conceivable discipline. She calls herself "the only librarian in the world who takes care of one

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This film was awarded Hollywood’s Oscar for the best Foreign movie of 2009. It is a smart, and tense crime thriller that keeps you guessing, and is the second most successful box office success in Argentine film history. The complex film shows in flashback,

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The Coalition's asylum seeker policy is a "work in regress", and shows "a lack of appreciation of the ethical issues related to migration", according to strongly-worded responses from Catholic critics. Father Andrew Hamilton SJ, consulting editor

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A national shortage of aged care doctors has left more than half of nursing homes with no choice but to send residents to hospital emergency departments, according to a survey by Catholic Health. The CHA Survey of Access to General Practice (GP)

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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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