It seems that the new atheists' real problem is with dogma, and specifically with the dogma of religious faith - with the belief that it is acceptable, even admirable, to believe propositions without logically sound reasons based on good evidence. They

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Catholics in Vietnam are challenging their country's communist government in a bold, yet quiet move calling for Church land to be returned. AP reports Church leaders and faithful have been gathering daily in front of the old Vatican embassy in Hanoi

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Pope Benedict has urged the media to practice "info ethics" saying the media is often used to create reality rather than just report it. Reuters reports the Pontiff, in a message celebrating 42nd World Day of Social Communications, said the

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A high ranking Church leader in Gaza has spoken out about the horrors of the Palestinian strip describing the escalating humanitarian crisis as "almost as bad as hell". Total Catholic reports Msgr Manawel Musallam has condemned the Israeli

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The Australian Catholic Bishops Conference (ACBC) has called for the replacement of the Citizenship test with compulsory “formation sessions” where Australian values and attitudes can be promoted. The Catholic Weekly reports ACBC

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Prominent Aboriginal Catholic Graeme Mundine has advised the Federal Government to stop wasting time talking about saying "sorry" to indigenous Australians and to just do it. The Catholic Leader reports National Aboriginal and Torres Strait

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It is of considerable interest to note that the members of the South Australian parliament may well be the first among Western legislators to debate human cloning so close to the breakthroughs in the United States and Japan. Scientists in those two

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Logistics of faith

21-Jan-2008

It would be easy to assume that Geoff Morris would be too busy seeing WYD08 as an enormous logistical exercise to contemplate the personal and spiritual effect it will have on the pilgrims. But you would be wrong. He is acutely aware the most important part

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Rowdy supporters of a Vatican-backed football tournament have been asked to keep down their raucous cheering following complaints from neighbours. The Clericus Cup tournament for Rome seminarians and priests has been bombarded with complaints of noise,

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A Catholic priest has revealed Princess Diana’s butler had asked him whether she could marry a Muslim only months before her death. AFP reports Fr Anthony Parsons of the Carmelite Church in Kensington, west London told the inquest into her death

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Twenty thousand young people packed out an arena in the US recently for the annual Rally for Life and Youth Mass. Celebrated by Washington Archbishop Donald W. Wuerl and numerous other clergy, Catholic News Service reports the thousands of youths

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An outraged Indian Bishop has spoken out against fanatics who attack Christians comparing them to fascists. Bishop Lawrence Mukkuzhy of the Belthangady diocese in west India spoke out incensed with the recent violence and intimidation at the hands

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Climate change and its effects on future generations will headline this year’s Jesuit Lenten Seminar Series. The Australian Jesuit newsletter Province Express reports the seminar entitled Climate Change: Who Pays the Price? will bring together

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Catholic school enrolments across Sydney have continued to rise defying a long-term downward trend, the Sydney Catholic Education Office revealed. The Catholic Weekly reports figures released by the CEO show that between 1976 and 2006 the total

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The Vatican has been accused of '"meddling" in Italian politics and causing the near collapse of the government after a Catholic minister left the Prime Minister's coalition. Mr Clemente Mastella's Udeur Paty holds three crucial seats which

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At an earlier stage in the life of the Church what Catholics naturally and unreflectively did was to have their children baptised at the earliest possible moment after their birth. If parents did not insist on this, grandparents certainly would.

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Religious growth in South Korea is like global warming. We do not know exactly how it began, how long it will last or why it peters out. But these are years of plenty for Christian Korea. - Cardinal George Pell

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St Peter of Argos’ relics have been found after being “lost” for over five hundred years. The relics of the saint were returned by Vatican clerics to the residents of Argos –in Greece’s Peloponnese – after a Catholic

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A pro-life vigil to mark the 35th anniversary of the Roe vs Wade US Supreme Court decision to legalise abortion has blasted the historic ruling as “not compatible with human dignity'' and a decision that ''will not stand''. Catholic News

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The Italian Government has been thrown into a tailspin after the small Catholic party Udeur – whose alliance with the Prime Minster ensures his slender majority – withdrew from the coalition. Prime Minister Romano Prodi (pictured) will go

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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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