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India's Orissa state government has decided to expedite the case of a Catholic nun who was raped during the recent anti-Christian violence in the eastern Indian state. The move came after the nun spoke at a press conference last week at the Indian Social

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The Second Vatican Council was an "extraordinary ecclesial event" that must continue to be applied, Pope Benedict said yesterday. Writing to an international congress on the pontificate of John Paul II and the Council, Pope Benedict said

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Archaeologists in Jordan have located the remains of a copper mine that they say was in operation during the reigns of Israel's Kings David and Solomon. "We're conclusively showing that the Iron Age chronology [of this region] has to be pushed

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"No human being can ever be God, and Jesus was a human being. It is as simple as that," Bathurst priest Fr Peter Dresser argues in a booklet on sale in several Catholic parishes, including South Brisbane's St Mary's. "This whole matter

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For 50 years the nuns of the order of the Sister Disciples of the Divine Master have operated the Vatican switchboard. They are the gatekeepers of the Holy See. The sisters field half a million calls a year from all over the world. They assist the friendly,

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Choke is a film that makes you cringe. Not just because of the gratuitous nature of the portrayal of sexuality and the particularly appalling religious themes and scenes in the story line, but, also, because we know from their other work that Angelica

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CCER is a not for profit organisation established by the Bishops of NSW and the ACT to provide advice and support to Catholic employers in the area of employment relations. It was established in response to the growing complexities faced by Catholic

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Getting to know Paul has never been easy. It is difficult to derive a clear autobiographical picture from his own writings. There are contradictions between these writings and the supposedly "biographical" presentation of Paul by Luke in Acts. In

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Australia's bishops are seeking to prolong the World Youth Day experience with the publication of a booklet on Living in the Holy Spirit. The call to live life in the Holy Spirit was a powerful and unforgettable theme of the recent World Youth Day

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Noting the 50th anniversary of the election of Pope John XXIII, Pope Benedict described his predecessor as a pastor of peace who sowed "harmony, hope, unity and peace for the good of all humanity." Pope Benedict recalled the "Papa

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Twenty five year old university student Silvia Sanchini and 28 year old scout leader Daniele Boscaro both say that they were transformed by the experience of participating in the Bible Synod. Ms Sanchini, national president of the Federation of

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Two Moscow based Jesuit priests were killed on Tuesday while at dinner in a "brutal murder", Fr Igor Kowalewski of the Catholic Bishops Conference of Russia has announced. Fr Kowalewski, the general secretary of the Catholic Russian Bishops

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There will be a review at Xavier College to try to learn how a very good school can become still better. There are lessons for the school administration and staff as well as for students. There will be many facets of the review, but one of the underlying

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Rather than trying to ignore or resist the growing popularity of Halloween in this country, perhaps we can take advantage of the opportunities it offers to talk about a Christian understanding of the big issues of life and death, good and

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Fr Hilary Martin will be the guest speaker at this event organised by the Melbourne based Social Policy Connections. He has been a regular visitor to the Northern Territory over the past 25 years which has enabled him to write and teach about the sacred

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In the first chapter of his new book, German Archbishop Reinhard Marx addresses a letter to his nineteenth century namesake the communist founder, Karl Marx. Munich Archbishop Marx wrote the first chapter of his "Das Kapital: A Plea for

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This is the website of our recently launched sister publication, CathNews USA. It is an initiative between Paulist Press, Church Resources and Jesuit Communications Australia. Regular readers of the original CathNews will note several similarities with our

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The charity and not for profit sector is highly complex and generally poorly understood by regulatory authorities, ACBC secretary Fr Brian Lucas says.  Fr Brian Lucas, was speaking after appearing at the Senate Standing Committee on Economics'

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India's Orissa state government will ask the police to probe the death of Fr Bernard Digal, who died in a Chennai hospital after being injured during communal violence. "As the government wanted to clear doubts over the reason behind Fr Digal's

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Pope Benedict has told Jewish leaders he is "seriously considering" freezing the sainthood process of Pope Pius XII until historical archives can be opened, a Jewish leader says.  But the Vatican said it would be ''at least six or seven

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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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