The Christian Brothers' international Promoter of Eco-justice, Br Moy Hitchen, has told the congregation's provinces that they must measure the amount of carbon emissions produced by their activities, and pay to offset them. In a letter to Edmund

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Two Australians have been ordained as deacons in a special ceremony held at St Peter’s Basilica in Rome. Joined by 19 other young men from Australia and North America, James McCarthy, from the Archdiocese of Sydney, and the Nicholas Maurice, from

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Sydney Archbishop George Pell has come under attack from Anglican Bishop George Browning over his stance on climate change. Canberra Bishop George Browning, the Anglican Church's global environmental chief said Cardinal Pell was out of step with his

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The solution to the country’s ailing health system is simply a matter of money, Catholic Health Australia (CHA) believes. Mr Francis Sullivan, who heads Catholic Health said the Federal Government must take responsibility for hospitals and put

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Australia is in desperate need of a new Pentecost, Auxiliary bishop of Sydney Julian Porteous says, and World Youth Day is the perfect platform to make it come to fruition. Bishop Porteous believes this was the intention of Pope Benedict in asking

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Professor Franz Magnis-Suseno SJ, who lectures in philosophy at the Catholic University of Jakarta, says Muslims who are included in philosophical debate "see Islam in a different light.. We need people who can think critically and

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Dietrich Bonhoeffer once defined a blessing as "a visible, perceptible, effective, proximity of God." He is right, but what does that mean? To bless someone, literally, means to speak well of him or her. More deeply, that means to see

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On the 1600th anniversary of St John Chrysostom's death, Sydney Auxiliary Bishop Julian Porteous referred to his "fearless preaching of the truth, even when it stirred anger from the highest in the land". Bishop Porteous was speaking last

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The largest cruiser in Australia will bring to shore World Youth Day’s guest of honour Pope Benedict, who will be welcomed by a harbour full of ships and pilgrims. The Sydney 2000 will have the special task to carry the Pontif when he arrives

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The Vatican Press, Libreria Editrice Vaticana, has announced that it will begin selling the Roman Missal of 1962. The publication is being viewed as a sign of support from the Vatican for those who wish to celebrate the Mass in Latin according to the

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A United Nations official is blaming the Church for worsening the spread of AIDS in Latin America due to its anti-condom stance. Some 1.7 million people across Latin America are infected with the HIV virus, and the epidemic is spreading swiftly with up

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A second Australian saint could be on the cards as supporters of Catholic pioneer Caroline Chisholm push for her beatification. Chisholm, who died in 1877, was known as “the emigrants’ friend” for her work in helping single women and

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It is possible that Australia's first cardinal - Patrick Moran (1830-1911), was responsible behind the scenes for the definition settled upon by the First Vatican Council for the dogma of papal infallibility in 1870. It was not as a scholar, though, that

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Sexual purity, along with obedience, were given extraordinary salience. Hence the tremendous and disproportionate fuss that clergy made in nineteenth-century France about banning dancing, cleaning up folk festivals, and the like. Young people were

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A German woman has confessed to stealing nearly half a million dollars from church collection boxes over the past nine years. The 57-year-old thief was discovered by a parish priest after seeing her and a male companion poking about a collection box, a

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A priest in the Philippines has been excommunicated for breaking the seal of confession. Archbishop Arturo Bastes of Sorsogon said that Fr Alejandre Galias was under the severest possible Church penalty after investigating an allegation he had

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The Australian Catholic Students Association (ACSA) has unveiled its bi-monthly online journal New Springtime, which is producesd in collaboration with the Australian Catholic Young Adults Network. Intended to be a forum for students and young adults to

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The Italian Monsignor suspended from his job in the Roman Curia after he acknowledged homosexual relations in an anonymous television interview, has revealed he has a list of active homosexuals working in the Vatican. Msgr Tommaso Stenico was removed

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As the World Youth Day Cross and Icon was scheduled to reach the Victorian Diocese of Ballarat, Bishop Peter Connors issued a pastoral letter in which he strongly encouraged the participation of the whole diocese. The Cross and Icon passed over the

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Australian Loreto Provincial Leader Sr Christine Burke has said the election is a time for those who are not politicians to engage in the political process and to take seriously their responsibility as citizens. In a letter circulated on Friday, she

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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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