Aboriginal Catholics have yet to take their rightful place in the Church, judging by input to the recent Christ and Culture Indigenous Theology Conference attended by more than 80 indigenous Christians at Noosaville. The "Christ and Culture

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Every day millions of Americans grab a plastic bottle of water from the cooler at a convenience store, or pull a case of it from the shelves at their local supermarket. Despite safe, clean municipal water, many consumers still choose to buy water at

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South African Bishop Kevin Dowling has said that Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe had "destroyed" the country. Catholic News Agency reports that the Bishop of Rustenberg received a standing ovation at the Southern African Bishops Regional

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Next month, the New Zealand Catholic Church will launch a new online matchmaking service with St Raphael as patron. The New Zealand Press Association reports that a website called Catholic Matcher New Zealand will help single Catholics looking for

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A report published by the Holy See Congregation for the Evangelisation of Peoples has described the death penalty as "cruel and unnecessary". Fides says the report reveals that 91% of all executions are carried out by only six

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Two Christian girls aged 11 and 16 have been kidnapped, forcibly converted to Islam, and married off to Muslim strangers. An AsiaNews correspondent in Pakistan's third largest city of Faisalabad says the kidnaps were completely ignored by police. A

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World Youth Day organisers have backed down on their request for 10 weeks exclusive access to prepare Randwick Racecourse for next July's Papal Mass but trainers are upset at the change. The Sydney Morning Herald reports that trainers have called the

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While this election is still there to be won or lost, Labor is rightfully the hot favourite. But John Howard was correct to point recently to the 1993 election as an example of what is always possible. On that occasion Paul Keating won the unwinnable

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The escalating chorus of voices calling for the ordination of married men as Catholic priests is missing one verse: Many married Catholic priests are already among us. Catholic churches in the East, the birthplace of Christianity, have always had married

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Indian Cardinal Telesphore Toppo has expressed dismay that he and many other clerics are computer illiterate in an age when the World Wide Web has turned human civilisation into a global village. He was speaking at a four day IT workshop for bishops

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The protection and prevention officer for a church committee on professional standards has appealed to people to "trust their instincts when they are suspicious" of the possibility of child abuse. Legislation and other programs are not enough

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Catholic Health Australia chief has welcomed an announcement by Federal Treasurer Peter Costello that $2.5 billion is to be invested in a new Health and Medical Investment Fund but says that the move is "long overdue" in some areas. He also

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Canberra Auxiliary Bishop Pat Power has questioned current Church discipline that has the effect of denying regular access to the Eucharist saying that it's time for a less "clerical" understanding of the priesthood. The bishop has written

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Greg Scicluna spends Wednesdays under cars, with his hands covered in oil and grease. Although he is only 15, the year 10 student assists Thomson Ford's service department in Parramatta as part of the Lighthouse Project, which was established by the

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About a couple of hundred years ago the French dictator Napoleon said that "when China awakes the world will tremble". China is now awake, with an economy second in size only to the US. What is not so well known is that Christianity, especially

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A Sikh couple in the UK is considering converting their daughter to Catholicism so that she can gain admission into a local parish school. The decision of Baljit and Bal Singh has captured the attention of the media. The couple said they would not

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Sydney's Cardinal George Pell yesterday thanked Prime Minister John Howard for the Federal Government's financial support for World Youth Day. The support totals $35 million, which represents an increase on the previous $20 million

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The dean of St Patrick's Cathedral, Melbourne, Monsignor Geoff Baron has "spontaneously offered" his resignation, and Archbishop Denis Hart has accepted it. Monsignor Baron offered his resignation after returning from leave. He took a break

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The Jesuit headmaster of Sydney's St Aloysius College has confirmed that his school will sever its ties with Amnesty International. This follows the decision of the international human rights organisation to support limited abortion rights. But Fr

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Alysa and her boyfriend had been dating for nearly two years, and then broke up. During the relationship, the two were best friends. "He was the person I shared with the most about life and faith," she said. Even after ending their romantic

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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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