The Zimbabwe crisis raises familiar questions about the international community's responsibilities. Some argue that the world has no business interfering with, or even commenting on, the internal affairs of a sovereign state. This principle is

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Easter is the biggest challenge to a secularised world. Christ's resurrection from the dead is not an act of magic with no consequences. It offers humanity - and each human person - fullness of life. It offers each person the opportunity to share in

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Five leading Catholic Aboriginal leaders have slammed Caritas Australia over the disbanding by the aid body of an advisory group on Indigenous issues. The Aboriginal leaders said in a statement under the names of Melissa Brickell, Vicki Walker Clark

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Vietnamese priest Fr Nguyen Van Ly, who has already spent 14 years in prison, has been sentenced to an eight-year jail term after he was convicted of "spreading propaganda" against the communist country following what authorities described as

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Port Lincoln's Adam Crouch was among the readers at Pope Benedict's Passion Sunday Mass during which the pontiff urged young people to refuse violence, bribes and to live with "pure hearts" in a service which also marked World Youth

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A 17-year-old former Perth Catholic schoolboy is free after nearly a year in prison awaiting trial on rape charges of which he was acquitted after it emerged that his accuser had lied about her sex life. Perth Now reports that Patrick Waring, then a

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Muslims joined Christians at a Sacred Heart Cathedral service led by Lahore Catholic Archbishop Lawrence Saldhanha for former Pakistan cricket coach, Bob Woolmer, as new doubts emerge as to whether he was murdered or died in a tragic accident. The

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Libyan leader Colonel Muammar Gaddafi has told a mass prayer meeting for Muslims in Niger that Jesus was not really nailed to the cross but that another man who resembled him was crucified in his place. "It is not correct to say that,"

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Firefighters are battling a huge fire that has broken out this morning in the roof of St Joseph's Church, Collingwood in inner Melbourne. The Age reports that up to 40 firefighters are battling the huge blaze. The alarm was raised shortly after 6am

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Federal Minister Tony Abbott and others with simplistic pictures of the role of religion in public life see politics as an arena in which religion battles "secularism", but this is a dangerous muddle. An anti-religious ideology of secularism

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The carved, wooden Stations of the Cross in Christ the Priest Church in Blackman's Bay, Tasmania have a long story to tell. It begins with Karoly Komaromy, a Polish migrant who arrived in Australia with his family after the World War II. Originals of a

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Caritas agencies in the Pacific have pledged immediate relief assistance in the wake of yesterday's earthquake and tsunami which devastated areas in the remote Solomon Islands Western Province with thousands still feared missing. Caritas Australia put

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Pointing to the need to keep abreast of "best practices" in supporting development, Caritas Australia has rejected accusations that Indigenous input would be weakened under new procedures but apologised for hurt caused by its decision to axe a

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Natural family pioneer and co-inventor of the method that bears his name, Dr John Billings, died in Melbourne yesterday following a short illness. The Herald-Sun reports that Dr Billings with his wife Dr Evelyn Billings pioneered the Billings

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Malaysia's Catholic bishops have slammed a ruling by the country's Court of Appeal that a non-Muslim woman had to seek recourse through Shariah courts as a "form of religious oppression and an affront to human dignity". The bishops made

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In a shift from their earlier reluctance to directly criticise the Mugabe government, Zimbabwe's Catholic bishops have castigated the country's leaders as "racist, corrupt and lawless". The deep crisis afflicting Zimbabwe can be turned into

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According to the well-known technology website, CNET, $1.05 billion was spent on accessories for the iPod last year - and that excludes internet sales. One-man-and-dog operations have grown exponentially on the back of this expansion. By changing the

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Among all the religious symbols in the world none is more universal than the cross. You see crosses everywhere. Not everyone can explain what the cross means or why they choose to wear one, but most everyone has an inchoate sense that it is a symbol,

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Infection as well as food and water shortages are among the major concerns facing relief agencies working in the tsunami-devastated Solomon Islands, Caritas says. Aid workers are warning of a humanitarian crisis in the earthquake

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Speaking at a ceremony to mark the anniversary of John Paul II's death, retiring Rome Cardinal Camillo Ruini said that the late pontiff's intense relationship with God was profound and in a certain sense "he had already seen the

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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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