Speaking at Oxford University, Cardinal George Pell has attacked "secularist intolerance" that seeks to drive Christianity "not only from the public square but even from the provision of education, health care, and welfare services."
Students from Sacred Heart Primary School at Sandgate on Brisbane's northside have combined their efforts with Brisbane City Council in a bid to revitalise a landmark local lagoon. The Northside Chronicle reports the fight to save Dowse Lagoon has
St Christopher's Holsworthy parish priest Fr Anthony Mifsud says that "heartless arsonists" took away his community's place of worship when they set fire to the altar at the church last week. Fr Mifsud said he left the church, located on the
Marbel Bishop Dinualdo Gutierrez has condemned the killing of an anti-mining environmentalist and human rights advocate working in partnership with his diocese to oppose the development of the giant Tampakan mine. "The diocese of Marbel does not
Over 16,000 Palestinians made homeless after Israel's recent assault on Gaza now face further strife after high winds and heavy rains tore through the region flooding many of the tented camps. Ashraf Abed Rabo who is a father of nine lost his house in a
In a letter to the world's bishops Pope Benedict has admited the Vatican made mistakes over the lifting of the excommunication of SSPX Bishop Richard Williamson but says he is disappointed that Catholics "who should have known better" did not show
In Congo women were beaten. Women were raped in front of their families and husbands. There were incidents of cutting and penetration of vaginas with knives and other objects. It resulted in families becoming traumatised for the rest of their lives. Many
This edition of Compass features a moving personal story about the sexual abuse of a 14 year old altar boy in 1960s America and the personal cost to one family and their faith. Thirty years on the boy is now a man, struggling to confront his past. He
St Bernard's College in Melbourne's north western suburb of Essendon was founded by the Christian Brothers and is now administered by their school authority, Edmund Rice Education Australia. It caters for 1,200 boys from Year 7 to Year 12. The
The main effect of Obama's decision to overturn restricions on human embryo research was to boost the morale of an important constituency, the scientific community. To cement his image as a flagbearer of enlightened thinking, the President also set down
Maitland's 163 year old St Johns the Baptist Church, which was the first Catholic cathedral in the Hunter Valley, has been off limits to parishioners since January over concerns about deteriorating steel beams and crumbling sandstone. Parishioner Kevin
The Federal government's decision to provide Australian aid money for overseas abortions makes Prime Minister Kevin Rudd "look two-faced", Opposition frontbencher Tony Abbott has said. Mr Abbott described the overturning of a ban that
ACT Chief Minister John Stanhope yesterday named Bishop Pat Power as Canberra citizen of the year citing his lifelong commitment to refugees, indigenous Australians and disadvantaged people. Chief Minister Jon Stanhope presented the award to Bishop Power
As the Queensland election looms, the Queensland Catholic Education Commission has welcomed the Opposition Liberal National Party's promise to increase funding for non-government schools by $136 million over four years. "I commend the LNP for
Jaffna Bishop Thomas Savundaranayagam has warned that more than 100,000 Sri Lankans face "total annihilation" unless an evacuation of Sri Lanka'a north-east war zone begins immediately. In a message to President Mahinda Rajapaksa, Bishop
World Jewish Congress President, Ronald S. Lauder, has welcomed Pope Benedict's personal letter to Catholic bishops explaining the Williamson affair praising the Pope's "candour and willingness to tackle difficult issues." "The Pope has
The Church's teaching authority cannot be frozen in the year 1962. But some of those who put themselves forward as great defenders of the Council also need to be reminded that Vatican II embraces the entire doctrinal history of the Church. Anyone who wishes
The Canberra Friends of Ireland Society will be celebrating St Patrick's Day with an ecumenical service on Monday March 16 2009 (the eve of St Patrick's Day) at 12 noon at the Centre for Christianity & Culture, 12 Blackall Street, Barton.
Gerry Adams has often articulated a vision of a united Ireland by 2016, the centenary of the 1916 Rising. But the political and economic realities on both sides of the border increasingly demonstrate it is nothing more than an unrealistic pipe dream. The
Stones Will Shout is the website of a self described "orthodox" Catholic group in the diocese of Sale. Better known for their newsletter Into the Deep which claims to educate about the Magisterium and provides a forum for readers'