This whole issue of the environment and the potential threat from the way we live, begs for a radical and generous response from Christians. We need leaders who can point the way and encourage the prophetic ones to break new ground. Are we so

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A good thing about visiting the Benedictines is that they are obliged to look after you; it's the rules. Abbot Jamison, or Fr Christopher, seems to enjoy this particular duty. Fr Christopher is an Australian, born in Melbourne in 1951. His family moved

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Opposition leader Kevin Rudd says that if elected, his new Labor government will finance a $63 million pilot program in which sports, science and library facilities will be shared by government and private schools, including Catholic. On a visit to

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Retired Broken Bay Bishop Patrick Laurence Murphy, who became the first bishop of the newly created diocese in 1986, has died after a long illness. Bishop Murphy, 86, earlier spent 42 years serving the Archdiocese of Sydney including as Auxiliary

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As the number of Christians in Iraq continues to dwindle, reports are emerging that those who remain are being forced to pay Ottoman Empire-style poll taxes in order to be guaranteed protection and religious freedom. AsiaNews reports that Islamic

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The Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith has called on Germany's bishops to enforce an earlier ruling that Catholic volunteers should not take part in an abortion counselling program. Lifenews reports that the government-sanctioned abortion

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Ill Palestinians who are being prevented from crossing into Israel for urgent medical treatment are a result of complicated Israeli border procedures, Caritas Jerusalem says. In an interview with Caritas Jerusalem, Dr Mu'awiah Hassanen, Director

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The Church in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu is in shock after the road accident deaths of four Franciscan Sisters of the Immaculate Heart of Mary whose car collided with a truck on Friday. UCA News reports that the sisters died near Tiruchirappalli,

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Towering rage is the only legitimate reaction to the latest outrage in the benighted, despoiled, corrupted, starving, bankrupt nation known as Zimbabwe. The cold blooded killing of an opposition activist at a prayer meeting in Highfields, a suburb in

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It was supposed to be a race between conservative candidate Nicolas Sarkozy and socialist Segelene Royal. But an uninvited outsider has crashed the party. Now, centrist leader Francois Bayrou has a legitimate shot at moving in to the Elysees Palace.

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Controversial Swiss theologian and papal critic, Fr Hans Kung, says that he has a right to be part of what he describes as Pope Benedict's "loyal opposition". Canadian Catholic News reports that Fr Kung says that he has a "right to be

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Refugee lawyer Julian Burnside has accused Immigration Minister Kevin Andrews, a Catholic, of betraying his religious principles and breaching international law over the sending of 82 Sri Lankan asylum seekers to detention camps in Nauru. The

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As accusations of a 1980s massacre of 20,000 people by forces loyal to Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe are revived, the Catholic Church has accused South Africa of failing to use its economic clout to pressure the authoritarian regime. Voice of

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In the latest controversy at Sydney's Redfern parish, members of a longstanding Friday meditation group claim to have been locked out of the church over the disappearance of an altar cloth. According ChurchMouse, an online journal run by Redfern

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Following a review of its services, Vinnies NSW has decided to pull out of aged care to focus on care of the most marginalised and is transferring the Society's 19 residential aged care homes to Catholic Healthcare. In a joint statement yesterday,

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A Vietnamese nun has made it her mission to find and visit "undocumented" state-run leprosariums in the country's northern provinces - but there are more still to be "discovered", she says. "I have found and visited 12

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A teen party with no adult supervision in Sydney's North Shore quickly ran out of control last month. Police were called, children were admitted to hospital and stomachs were pumped. Adolescents have gone wild since Plato's day, but what really seems

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Adolpho Ricapa Rodriguez is from Jucul, a village in Peru's Andean mountain ranges. Families in Jucul live a subsistence existence. Farmers have to plant crops on mountainsides, often many hours from the village, requiring them to walk great distances

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Pope Benedict has formally rejected the resignation submitted by Hong Kong's Cardinal Joseph Zen after the combative prelate turned 75 and asked him to keep working to improve relations between China and the Holy See. The International Herald

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A Muslim militant from Central Sulawesi, Indonesia, was yesterday sentenced to twenty years in prison for masterminding the beheading murder of three Christian girls. Hasanuddin, 34, who goes by a single name, along with co-conspirators

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From St Mary’s, North Sydney. The first Mass of the day on YouTube

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