The probe of the Vatican Bank by Italian investigators was the result of a misunderstanding, said Vatican spokesman Father Federico Lombardi. "The nature and aims of the transactions under investigation could have been clarified with great simplicity, being

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A Legislative Assembly committee will examine future options for Canberra's Calvary Public Hospital, saying the ACT Government has thus far poorly handled a process of trying to buy the hospital from the Little Company of Mary. The Government had wanted to

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A voluntary euthanasia bill has been defeated in WA's parliament. The West Australian Greens MP Robin Chapple, whose voluntary euthanasia bill was voted down, has vowed to continue pushing for the legislation, said an AAP report in the Sydney Morning

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Like the veins running over the back of his hands, Patrick Mung Mung knows every feature of his Dreaming land. This is Gija country: the brown earth and iron red hills of the East Kimberley region of north-western Australia at Warmun (Turkey Creek) on the

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The Bishop of the Australian Defence Force has expressed concerns about the difficulties of arranging for priests to join the ADF in Afghanistan as chaplains. The Catholic Weekly reports Bishop Max Davis saying he had been able to arrange for a few

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Footy club songs and popular music have been banned in a set of Catholic funeral guidelines sent by Archbishop of Melbourne Denis Hart to priests and funeral directors. The guidelines also declare that a funeral should not be a "celebration" of the

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An elderly priest has been found unfit for trial, due to various medical conditions, over charges of indecently assaulting three boys more than 30 years ago. Describing him as a frail man "suffering from a complex set of medical ailments", NSW District

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In May 2004, a septuagenarian German intellectual gave a lecture in the Capital Room of the Italian Senate. Ironies - or at least paradoxes - abounded. The lecturer was a Catholic priest and bishop; the modern Italian state had been born in a decades-long

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John Marsden has written a Tomorrow series of books (1993-1999)  as well as a series about his central character, Ellie, The Ellie Chronicles (2003-2006).  And this seems to have paid off as the opening week in Australia saw box-office of over $4 million.

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The Billings Ovulation Method is used by millions of women around the world. It was developed by Drs John and Evelyn Billings, validated by eminent international scientists and verified as extremely effective by the World Health Organisation. Their approach,

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Roseanne Murphy (pictured left) is a Kiwi postie who became an ''aeroplane sister''. Working in the 1980s as a public servant with the New Zealand postal service, she decided to chuck it in, come to Melbourne and join the Daughters of Charity.To her sartorial

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It is common to describe Pope Benedict XVI and the Archbishop of Canterbury, Dr Rowan Williams, as the two most distinguished thinkers to hold their respective posts for several centuries, writes Rupert Shortt in The Tablet. Both are former professors steeped

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Not too many films around with 'despicable' in the title.  And the film is so entertaining that critics will not be tempted to use 'despicable' to describe it. It is very likeable, even the villain (hero), Gru. Children will enjoy it, as will adults, but it

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CAMECO is a consultancy specialising in media and communications in Africa, Asia, Latin America, Central and Eastern Europe, the Middle East and the Pacific. It has recently produced a new paper titled Managing Your Reputation - A Guide to Crisis Management

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Nicole Holfcener has made several contemporary comedies of American manners (Lovely and Amazing, Friends with Money), with a range of female characters, their issues, their concerns, the details of their lives. Please Give is in the same vein.  Its 90

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An atheist lawyer from Queensland has posted a video of himself on YouTube, showing him tearing pages off the Bible and the Koran and burning them.The Courier-Mail reports that in the video, Alex Stewart from Brisbane tears pages from both books and rolls

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Unrelated image from a Belgian church. For illustrative purpose only.---A Belgian Catholic Church-backed commission has found that almost every institution, every school, particularly boarding schools, at one time harboured cases of sex abuse.The

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An American imam said he appealed to fundamentalist Florida pastor Terry Jones to call off burning the Koran by urging him to listen to Jesus. "I told him, 'Don't listen to the Koran, but listen to Jesus. Where in the Bible does Jesus tell you to do

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The late Father Bernhard Josef Philberth --- Father Bernhard Philberth, a German-born priest who made his name in Europe as an independent physicist, inventor and environmentalist, has died of pneumonia in Melbourne, aged

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Wollongong's Bishop Peter Ingham will tomorrow bless a new icon of Mary MacKillop at the diocese's St Francis Xavier Cathedral, as preparations continue in Rome for the canonisation ceremony. The Mary MacKillop icon was designed and produced by Finnish born

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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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