Fifty per cent of all patients in medical and tuberculosis wards in Port Moresby are admitted due to AIDS, the Papua New Guinea National Catholic AIDS Office says, as fears grow that the disease could kill millions in Australia's northern

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A Tasmanian child abuse campaigner, Walter Tusyn, has called for the State Government to investigate alleged abuse of hundreds of girls at Church-operated commercial laundries in the years after World War II. ABC Regional News quotes Tusyn, a former

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A retired Irish priest is said to be working to reunite his niece with her baby after the child was found abandoned in a Surfers Paradise toilet. The Gold Coast Bulletin reports that the former parish priest who is the uncle of 21 year old Amy

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A leader of China's Catholic affairs association is calling on the nation's Government to encourage Christians to donate bibles to hotels in anticipation of the thousands of visitors expected for next year's Beijing Olympics. "The majority of

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Besieged communities are too often reminded by their elders to sing from the same hymn sheet - on cue and in perfect harmony. But the arrival of the Independent Australia Jewish Voices this month shows there is a growing chorus that is being sung in a

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The decisive question currently facing the American Church in a culture of pluralism is not so much how to evangelise as a fundamentally new way of being Church. Searching for newfangled methods or even eye-catching gimmicks of evangelising before

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Reports say that the Vatican will silence Spanish-born liberation theologian, Jon Sobrino, who works in El Salvador and who narrowly escaped death in a 1989 massacre that killed six fellow Jesuits, after he allegedly failed to affirm Christ's

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The NSW Greens has accused the state government of double standards on the distribution of political material in schools for failing to stop the Catholic Education Commission from distributing a critique of the Greens' education policy. The Sydney

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Vietnam and the Holy See are moving towards establishing diplomatic relations after a Vatican delegation visit this week and an announcement from Rome which has raised hope for a papal visit to the communist country. The International Herald

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Although the Moscow Orthodox Patriarchate has played down a visit today to Pope Benedict by Russian President Vladimir Putin as "only a state visit", the Holy See nuncio to Russia has suggested that the meeting indicates "ecumenical

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One person was killed and several injured after hundreds of shotgun and teargas armed riot police stopped a Harare prayer meeting that had met under the banner of the "Save Zimbabwe campaign". Ekklesia reports that church and civil society

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A German journalist has been fined A$170 after being caught filming three artists who were stealing water from the garden hose at Pope Benedict's Bavarian home to sell on the eBay online auction website. The three men, clad in overalls and wearing

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We've all had the experience of walking away from prayer feeling comforted and heard, and we've all the experience of walking away feeling more cold and alone than before we began. So, are there prayers that work and prayers that don't? Are there good

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There are around 15,000 people working in the Vatican city and around 700 residents. From the Pope to an office clerk, they have ordinary needs such as for groceries, health care and banking services. Australian St John of God Brother, Br Fabian Hynes,

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In a major document on the Eucharist released overnight, Pope Benedict has called for a renewed emphasis on the Latin Mass, Gregorian chant and classical church art as well as insisting on the obligatory "witness of virginity" in the Latin

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Melbourne Archbishop Denis Hart has condemned an announcement by Victorian Premier Steve Bracks that the state government will introduce a law modelled on a recent federal legislation to allow "therapeutic" cloning of human

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As fugitive Timorese rebel leader Major Alfredo Reinado calls for mediation by the Church, an East Timor priest has accused Australian troops of terrifying local villagers after a raid by the soldiers left a number of houses in ruins. The Brisbane

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Days after Pope Benedict slammed the "destructive" influence of the internet and other media, the Holy See has announced that the Vatican will launch its own news and entertainment TV network, H2O, by the end of the year. The New

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Saying that some couples already have "mental lines drawn" when they marry and are already prepared to "revisit" their commitment, Sydney priest Fr Chris Ryan says that it is not possible to "pick" the marriages that will

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Noting that every generation poses questions on Christ's identity, Venezuelan Bishop Mario Moronta insists that Jesus was neither a revolutionary, nor a socialist, nor a hippie, nor an alien. "In our Latin American continent, there have always

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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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