Infection as well as food and water shortages are among the major concerns facing relief agencies working in the tsunami-devastated Solomon Islands, Caritas says. Aid workers are warning of a humanitarian crisis in the earthquake

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Speaking at a ceremony to mark the anniversary of John Paul II's death, retiring Rome Cardinal Camillo Ruini said that the late pontiff's intense relationship with God was profound and in a certain sense "he had already seen the

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The Australian bishops are seeking to develop through a new information and communications technology committee a "single point of entry" for people wanting to deal with Church agencies and groups, committee chair Greg Whitby

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Picking up the call of Zimbabwe's Catholic bishops, the Southern African Catholic Bishops Conference has accused the Mugabe regime of oppressing its own people but says dialogue is still possible. CISA reports that the Catholic bishops of southern

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Newly discovered documents from the archives of the former East German secret service, the Stasi, show that wartime Pope Pius XII was considered an enemy of Hitler's Third Reich, not a collaborator. Zenit reports that that the documents show that

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Thousands of people have started to flock to the western Sydney home of a Catholic couple where oil and ash have started to appear on the walls of the bedroom of their late son who was killed in a car crash last year. The Daily Telegraph quotes

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I was on retreat 10 years ago pondering the Holy Week readings, when I came upon a text in Matthew that describes how soldiers hauled Jesus before "the whole cohort" to face jeers, humiliation, and torture. The whole cohort? What was that? In

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In these jittery times, when travelling might seem to come down to a wing and a prayer, a few prayers as perks with bed and breakfast can be a welcome extra. So what if these B&B's also have strict curfews in this Eternal City? Motherly innkeepers,

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In an Easter tragedy, two Catholic priests from Lismore diocese have been killed in a head-on collision on the notoriously dangerous Pacific Highway near Woolgoolga, just north of NSW's Coffs Harbour. The Northern Star reports that the two priests,

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In his first book as pontiff, Pope Benedict slams rich countries for having "plundered and sacked" Africa and other poor regions - and also cites Marx's theory of alienation with approval. Rich countries bent on power and profit have also

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Five teenagers from Sydney's South West were arrested yesterday on charges of raping a student and sending mobile phone video of the attack to the victim's former Catholic high schoolmates. Police allege the girl, 17, had no memory of the alleged 9

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In a poignant reminder of its significance, the World Youth Day Cross is due to journey to the tsunami-struck Solomon Islands diocese of Gizo next week - and organisers say they are determined that the visit to the grief-stricken community will go

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Dial 1300-4-FAITH

02-Apr-2007

The Catholic Enquiry Centre says people can dial 1300-4-FAITH for answers to their questions this Easter as several Thai internet surfers prepare to be baptised in Bangkok after discovering Christianity via the web. The Catholic Enquiry Centre says

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A well-known Egyptian archaeologist, Dr Zahi Hawass, who is excavating sites in the northern Sinai, says he has found no evidence to back the biblical account of Moses' parting of the Red Sea. The International Herald Tribune reports that in a

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In 1789 William Wilberforce started advocating the abolition of slavery. Results were long in coming, but he persevered until in 1807 the Act of the Abolition of the Slave Trade was passed. This, for the British, brought an end to trading in

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Teksure and Silibaziso Gumbo weep as they tell their story from the safety of a walled church compound in the township of Mbare, in southern Harare, Zimbabwe. Their house was torn down in 2005 when President Robert Mugabe razed slum areas that were

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In an indirect criticism of the EU 50th anniversary Berlin Declaration's failure to make reference to Christianity, Pope Benedict has warned that Europe's revival could be threatened if it embraces a "peculiar form of apostasy" and forgets its

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The Christian Brothers have amalgamated their Australian, Papua New Guinea and New Zealand provinces into the new province of Oceania, which includes a new structure to manage the congregation's Australian schools. To head the new Oceania province,

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With criticism mounting over the number of Indigenous students missing out on high school education, Sydney Cardinal George Pell says the Church is negotiating with the Federal Government to open a school at Wadeye Aboriginal community and could open

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A Brisbane peace activist and Catholic Worker stalwart whose arrest by Queensland police was deemed illegal by a Brisbane magistrate says that a police investigation of the circumstances of his arrest was a "farce from start to

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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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