In the third case reported in a month, another statue of Our Lady is reported to have started shedding tears of blood in Sri Lanka's war torn Mannar district. AsiaNews reports that two earlier claims were made about statues in Jaffna District. All

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The Church teaching on conscience gives no consolation to the uninitiated, thinking they can simply do their own thing. But neither does it accord religious authorities the liberty of insisting upon wooden compliance with their instruction or view of

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"Compared to some of the people we deal with, Jeffrey Archer is a lightweight." The reference is to Archer's status as a sinner, not a writer. I am talking to Francis J Moloney, a man who wears several impressive hats. He is one of the most

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Defending new cloning laws he is introducing into Victoria's parliament, Catholic premier Steve Bracks has rejected a warning by Pope Benedict that Catholic politicians should refer to their religion above all else in making political decisions. The

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Funerals have been held for several victims of the Yogjakarta air crash in Indonesia including Australian diplomat, Liz O'Neill, who was buried after an emotional service at a packed St Canice's church in Sydney's eastern suburb on Friday. The

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Former Franciscan priest, Brazilian theologian Leonardo Boff has predicted that the Vatican's "condemnation" of the theology of Spanish Jesuit Jon Sobrino will only serve to revitalise Marxist theology in Latin America. Boff, who left the

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Horse trainers fear that up to 800 horses that train at Randwick will be forced to move elsewhere for up to six weeks, creating chaos in the industry in the lead up to the World Youth Day Mass to take place at the Sydney racecourse next year. The

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The Australian has apologised over a book review by Canberra Archbishop Mark Coleridge that the newspaper said contained similar content to a review by another author published earlier in a British publication. The Tablet reports that The Australian

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Britain's Westminster Cardinal Cormac Murphy-O'Connor has called on "followers of Jesus" to play a part in combating climate change, endorsing suggestions made in an ecumenical guidebook for London churches on reducing energy use and

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This whole issue of the environment and the potential threat from the way we live, begs for a radical and generous response from Christians. We need leaders who can point the way and encourage the prophetic ones to break new ground. Are we so

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A good thing about visiting the Benedictines is that they are obliged to look after you; it's the rules. Abbot Jamison, or Fr Christopher, seems to enjoy this particular duty. Fr Christopher is an Australian, born in Melbourne in 1951. His family moved

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Opposition leader Kevin Rudd says that if elected, his new Labor government will finance a $63 million pilot program in which sports, science and library facilities will be shared by government and private schools, including Catholic. On a visit to

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Retired Broken Bay Bishop Patrick Laurence Murphy, who became the first bishop of the newly created diocese in 1986, has died after a long illness. Bishop Murphy, 86, earlier spent 42 years serving the Archdiocese of Sydney including as Auxiliary

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As the number of Christians in Iraq continues to dwindle, reports are emerging that those who remain are being forced to pay Ottoman Empire-style poll taxes in order to be guaranteed protection and religious freedom. AsiaNews reports that Islamic

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The Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith has called on Germany's bishops to enforce an earlier ruling that Catholic volunteers should not take part in an abortion counselling program. Lifenews reports that the government-sanctioned abortion

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Ill Palestinians who are being prevented from crossing into Israel for urgent medical treatment are a result of complicated Israeli border procedures, Caritas Jerusalem says. In an interview with Caritas Jerusalem, Dr Mu'awiah Hassanen, Director

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The Church in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu is in shock after the road accident deaths of four Franciscan Sisters of the Immaculate Heart of Mary whose car collided with a truck on Friday. UCA News reports that the sisters died near Tiruchirappalli,

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Towering rage is the only legitimate reaction to the latest outrage in the benighted, despoiled, corrupted, starving, bankrupt nation known as Zimbabwe. The cold blooded killing of an opposition activist at a prayer meeting in Highfields, a suburb in

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It was supposed to be a race between conservative candidate Nicolas Sarkozy and socialist Segelene Royal. But an uninvited outsider has crashed the party. Now, centrist leader Francois Bayrou has a legitimate shot at moving in to the Elysees Palace.

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Controversial Swiss theologian and papal critic, Fr Hans Kung, says that he has a right to be part of what he describes as Pope Benedict's "loyal opposition". Canadian Catholic News reports that Fr Kung says that he has a "right to be

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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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