Catholics in Egypt are seizing a rare opportunity to build a church in a country where permission normally takes up to 30 years and requires the signature of the president himself. Outlining the plans, Bishop Antonios Aziz Mina of Guizeh explained that the

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Catholic Health Australia says private hospitals could be treating public patients "this calendar year" instead of waiting till July 2012, the date named by Health Minister Nicola Roxon.Under Labor's $50 billion health reform agenda, private hospitals will

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A shot from the website for the Ben Hur production --- Ben Hur: The Stadium Spectacular, a massive production of the classical story, will be playing in Sydney this October, with a fundraiser to be held each of the two nights of the show

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Johannesburg Archbishop Buti Tlhagale, president of the Southern African Catholic Bishops' Conference, and other religious leaders have raised concerns to South African President Jacob Zuma about xenophobic attacks after the World Cup. "We are

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The Faith and Ecology Network is an interfaith network whose aims are to share mutual appreciation of religious traditions regarding ecology, and to discern and foster religious reasons for advocacy about care for the earth. Currently participants come from

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Is it just a strange coincidence that on the date of the release of Twilight: Eclipse, the pope announced the creation of a new pontifical council to address what he calls the “eclipse of God”? The pontiff is so concerned about the crisis of

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Toowoomba's Bishop William Morris has formally admitted legal liability for the rape and abuse of girls at a Toowoomba primary school. The Australian has described it as one of the most comprehensive wins for victims of child abuse in Australia, and

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The canonisation of Blessed Mary MacKillop will be telecast live both on Australian television and streamed on the web from St Peter's Square in Rome. The Chair of the Media Committee for the Canonisation Working Party, Sr Sheila McCreanor rsj, said

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The Catholic Women's League Australia has denounced the latest trend of rosaries being used as a fashion statement. Jewellery and teen fashion stores such as Diva and Sportsgirl are selling rosaries and its variant necklaces around the country for

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The Society of St Vincent de Paul has announced that its NSW State Council has been placed under temporary administration of the National Council.An article on the Catholica website quotes John Falzon, Chief Executive Officer of the National Council of the

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Archbishop Velasio De Paolis --- Italian Archbishop Velasio De Paolis, an expert in church law who specialises in religious institutes, will serve as the papal delegate to the Legionaries of Christ. Pope Benedict has announced that the

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Archbishop Denis Hart---Archbishop Denis Hart's apology to the victims of sexual abuse by Catholic priests went further than any which had come before it. The apology from the Archbishop of Melbourne came in the form of a pastoral letter to the Catholics of

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I’m standing staring at St Gabriel. It’s not a vision, or a statue, but the nickname of EWTN’s dual-path satellite truck. It is currently outside the John Paul II Cultural Centre in Washington DC. The centre was originally set up as a Catholic museum

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In October 2008 there was excitement over the exhumation, in the outskirts of Birmingham, of an eminent Victorian. The remains of Cardinal Newman were being dug up as part of the process towards declaring him a saint. Pope Benedict will declare him "blessed"

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It is a generation since the original Karate Kid was released starring Ralph Macchio as the young lad trained in the arts of defence by Mr Miyagi, played by Pat Morita. It was followed by two sequels and another starring a young Hilary Swank as ‘The Next

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NSW Vinnies workers yesterday woke up to the news that their board had been stood down amid allegations of bullying of staff and the "over-corporatisation" of the grassroots organisation. The Sydney Morning Herald reports that although the national

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NSW police are investigating new claims of sexual abuse against a Sydney priest who had separate complaints of sexual molestation upheld by an internal church investigation last year.Two sisters took their allegations to the police after seeing reports in

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The Vatican has reported its third consecutive financial loss, with a $5.9 million (4.1 million euro) deficit in 2009. It saw revenues of $360.1m against expenses of $366m, said a report on BBC. Major renovations, infrastructure upgrades and a

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The University of Illinois in the US has fired a Catholicism lecturer who was accused of engaging in hate speech when he stated that the Church teaches that homosexual sex is morally wrong. Fox News reports that the adjunct professor, Ken Howell, who

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There needs to be stronger, more compassionate political leadership over asylum seekers, says the Catholic Religious Order, who claim the recent debate has not reflected well on Australia.Sister Anne Derwin RSJ, President of CRA and the Congregational

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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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