Victorian Supreme Court Justice Lex Lasry who defended executed drug courier Van Nguyen has received an honorary doctorate from Australian Catholic University. Justice Lasry was honoured Tuesday for his contribution to social justice and law, an ACU
Northern Territory coroner Greg Cavanagh has found a Catholic school principal and the Northern Territory Catholic Education Office knew a tree that later killed a nine year old Darwin boy, Aidan Bott, was dangerous but "did not do anything".
Rosemary Sibanda, who was at the centre of an adultery storm with former Bulawayo Archbishop Pius Ncube, has died in a Zimbabwe hospital reportedly of pneumonia. New Zimbabwe reports Mrs Sibanda died at Bulawayo’s Mpilo General Hospital on
Mary’s spirituality is about relationship. Right from the start, Mary was in relationship with God, with Joseph, with Jesus, and with numerous others whose lives she would have touched. So what does Mary offer us today? Like Mary, it is
I am a "Brothers' Boy". Yes, the major part of my education, especially at the secondary level, was in the hands of the Christian Brothers, and I want to tell you about it. I’m sure that all the religious orders that have taught in our
Find out what life is like under Hamas and explore the religious yet militant organisation's move from international pariah to meaningful political player. Inside Hamas is a behind the scenes look at Hamas adjusting to governing in Gaza by the only
St Leo's College within the University of Queensland was founded in 1917 and is the Catholic male residential college at the university. The college has had an interesting history having been administered by local diocesan priests, the
Federal Indigenous Affairs Minister Jenny Macklin has announced a $10,000 funding boost for Mt Isa support services after a local Catholic parish reported an influx of homeless people from the Northern Territory to escape government intervention policies.
Skateboarding children are believed to have started a $150,000 fire at a Gold Coast Catholic school on Sunday but the blaze could have been much worse if other children had not alerted them, firefighters say. The Gold Coast Bulletin reports children
A French diocese has officially recognised a shrine in an alpine village where Our Lady is believed to have appeared to a 17th century shepherd girl. Over 6,000 Roman Catholics, including bishops and cardinals, gathered for the solemn Mass at
Boxing people makes life so much easier. We don't have to waste time with them because they don't fit into the world we inhabit, the very large box labelled "me". One of the joys of ageing is opening boxes we have built around ourselves, not
In a submission to a Senate inquiry, Adelaide archdiocese has called for controversial chef Gordon Ramsay to be taken off air for his foul language. Reuters reports that the move comes as Australia's parliament holds an inquiry into swearing on
It may have outsold every other book in history and continue to top bestseller lists around the world, but according to a major survey held across nine nations in the northern hemisphere, in the West these days the Bible is hardly ever opened by most
Each of the nine lives has a chapter heading focussing on one of the women and providing them with an opportunity for a tour-de-force performance. Each of the segments is around ten minutes. One of them is a one take piece in a supermarket.
After two years of planning, the Catholic Archdiocese of Brisbane has just launched its new website. The website, substantially remodelled from its former organisational and news/event focus, now adds new portals for those seeking to know about Christian
China's Philharmonic Orchestra is to play for Pope Benedict at the Vatican in a special performance that has been heralded as possibly signalling a new stage of "sing song" diplomacy between the Chinese government and the Holy See. The UK
In a bid to prevent "posthumous rebaptism" by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, the Vatican Congregation for the Clergy has directed bishops' conferences to stop allowing Mormon genealogists access to parish baptism
As the confirmed death toll from a cyclone and associated tidal wave in Burma passes 22,000, Catholic and other aid agencies are scrambling to deliver immediate relief to tens of thousands of isolated victims. A further 41,000 people are still missing
Dismissing reports half of Sydney's iconic Hyde Park will need to close for 3 months after World Youth Day, Deputy Lord Mayor Tony Pooley said the city could not be a global city "unless we occasionally invite the bloody globe here." Cr
A Brazilian rancher has been acquitted of the murder of Brazilian environmental activist Sr Dorothy Stang following a retrial. BBC News reports Vitalmiro Vastos de Moura was acquitted of ordering the death of Sr Stang but the court confirmed the