A young boy's cure from multiple sclerosis is virtually "unheard of", according to vice-postulator for the sainthood cause of Mary MacKillop, Sr Maria Casey, who has referred the case to a Vatican doctor before a possible official church

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An environmental magazine has rated Pope Benedict, who rides an electric popemobile and has installed solar power at the Vatican, as among the world's top religious leaders on "green" issues. Catholic News Service reports that the pope and

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A priest who was bashed outside his parish church in Canberra's O'Connor suburb has suffered a new blow after church property sustained over $500,000 damage in two blazes yesterday that police say were deliberately lit. The Age reports that the fire

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An Australian psychologist and former sister, Michelle Mulvihill, says that the Church moved priests facing abuse allegations to Pacific islands in order to hide them but New Zealand church officials have denied the claims. The Fiji Times reports that

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Citing increasing numbers of low income people who are being forced to choose between paying for food, heating and rent, Catholic Social Services has called on the Government to index rent assistance for people in the private rental market. ABC

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Sydney archdiocese has withdrawn a proposal for school principals to make a public vow of fidelity to church teaching after planners decided it was not an appropriate way to proceed, Catholic Education chief Br Kelvin Canavan says. The Sydney Morning

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Sr Janet Palafox, 42, feels she has come a long way since her radical student days rallying for social change in the 80s in the Philippines. "I thought I'd seen hardship and battle for justice before. I thought I knew about these things. But my

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Traditionally religious beliefs have been considered a private matter in Australia. Unlike in the US, most Australians look askance at those who declare their love of God from the rooftops. Perhaps this helps to explain why health minister Tony Abbott,

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Police have charged a Colorado Catholic priest with indecent exposure after he went for a nude early morning jog because he sweats profusely, he says. The Sydney Morning Herald reports that leadership councils at three Colorado Catholic parishes have

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Backing a move by bishops to promote a stronger Catholic identity in church schools, New South Wales Independent Education Union secretary, Dick Shearman, says that it is only natural that the church should "reassess the religious nature of its

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Sporadic violence in East Timor continued yesterday with a number of church properties burnt and some priests rumoured to be targeted for attack following the naming earlier this week of Xanana Gusmao as Prime Minister in charge of a new coalition

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An intruder repeatedly stabbed Divine Word Fr Ho Tran and cut his throat after the priest disturbed him early Thursday at the order's centre in north-western Sydney. Fr Tran, 55 stabbed when he disturbed an intruder near the mission's communal dining

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In a webcast courting the Christian vote last night, Prime Minister John Howard told viewers that there are people of good faith in all political parties while Opposition leader Kevin Rudd said that Christian faith shapes the values that he tries to

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Newly ordained Fr Kevin Kiem, 63, describes himself as someone who "likes to be part of a system and doesn't mind some pressure" being placed on him. His years as a teacher of mathematics and science, and as a school principal reflect this,

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Sometimes it seems that everyone is an expert on liturgy and that personal preference carries more weight than the considered judgement of someone with years of study and experience in the field. The self-proclaimed liturgy "experts" will often

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Anyone can become angry, that is easy. But to be angry with the right person at the right time and for the right purpose and in the right way, that is not within everyone's power and that is not easy. That was according to Greek philosopher Aristotle,

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He might sport the trademark side-burns, but this Christian performer is no ordinary Elvis Presley tribute artist. For Andy Seymour, it is his intimate appreciation of the King's Gospel music that sets him apart from the glitz and glam of stage life, a

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Bangalore priest Fr Faustine Lobo has welcomed the release of Indian doctor Mohammed Haneef - detained for nearly a month under Australia's anti-terror laws - as a "victory of human rights" but said that false pride has prevented authorities

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Melbourne Archbishop Denis Hart has placed Msgr Geoff Baron on leave pending an enquiry into an incident in which the Dean of St Patrick's Cathedral swore at skateboarders in front of the cathedral. "Clearly I have a situation here that I need to

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Adelaide priest Fr Michael Doherty has described an attack by crowbar wielding robbers at his Assumption Church, Virginia as a "gift from God to bring out and renew the faith that is always in you". The Southern Cross reports that Fr Doherty

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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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