In a webcast courting the Christian vote last night, Prime Minister John Howard told viewers that there are people of good faith in all political parties while Opposition leader Kevin Rudd said that Christian faith shapes the values that he tries to

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Newly ordained Fr Kevin Kiem, 63, describes himself as someone who "likes to be part of a system and doesn't mind some pressure" being placed on him. His years as a teacher of mathematics and science, and as a school principal reflect this,

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Sometimes it seems that everyone is an expert on liturgy and that personal preference carries more weight than the considered judgement of someone with years of study and experience in the field. The self-proclaimed liturgy "experts" will often

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Anyone can become angry, that is easy. But to be angry with the right person at the right time and for the right purpose and in the right way, that is not within everyone's power and that is not easy. That was according to Greek philosopher Aristotle,

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He might sport the trademark side-burns, but this Christian performer is no ordinary Elvis Presley tribute artist. For Andy Seymour, it is his intimate appreciation of the King's Gospel music that sets him apart from the glitz and glam of stage life, a

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Bangalore priest Fr Faustine Lobo has welcomed the release of Indian doctor Mohammed Haneef - detained for nearly a month under Australia's anti-terror laws - as a "victory of human rights" but said that false pride has prevented authorities

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Melbourne Archbishop Denis Hart has placed Msgr Geoff Baron on leave pending an enquiry into an incident in which the Dean of St Patrick's Cathedral swore at skateboarders in front of the cathedral. "Clearly I have a situation here that I need to

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Adelaide priest Fr Michael Doherty has described an attack by crowbar wielding robbers at his Assumption Church, Virginia as a "gift from God to bring out and renew the faith that is always in you". The Southern Cross reports that Fr Doherty

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The Vatican and religious congregations have given a lead on environmental issues but "now it's time to mobilise the whole church starting with the laity", says MJ Ruben, an Indian lay movement leader. "We welcome the example offered by

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The Australian Medical Council has granted accreditation to the University of Notre Dame Australia's medical school which will open its doors to 104 new students in February next year. The four-year graduate-entry course will commence in February 2008

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Estonians were this week awaiting the apparition of the White Lady - the country's most famous ghost - at a ruined church in a medieval pontifical castle. Itar-Tass reports that people from across the country and neighbouring states are arriving in

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When we talk about the achievement of profit in a business, do we measure that against the honesty of achieving that profit? When we're talking in the military about achieving a mission, do we consider the proportionality of the use of force and the

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What began as a joke in the kitchen will become a published cookbook next month and a US cooking television series next year, said Fr Leo Patalinghug, the break dancing, martial arts guru, who also happens to be skilled in the kitchen. Although there is

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Saying that the "time for simple promises has passed", the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace has supported a call from new British PM Gordon Brown to mobilise governments, business and faith-based organisations in a bid to cut

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Accusing his countrymen of heavy tax evasion, Italian Prime Minister Romano Prodi, a Catholic, says that the Church must help change this mindset by preaching on the moral obligation to pay taxes. "A third of Italians heavily evade taxes,"

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Philanthropist Dr Jerry Schwartz has donated $250,000 to the new University of Notre Dame Australia medical school for the establishment of an anatomy museum and clinical skills laboratory. The Catholic Weekly reports that the museum will house a

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The death seven years ago of an American missionary priest, Fr John Kaiser, who had helped teenagers pursue rape allegations against a former Kenyan government minister, was murder and not suicide an inquest has found. The International Herald

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Australian Catholic University has awarded an honorary doctorate to the Secretary of the Holy See Congregation on Catholic Education, Canadian Archbishop J Michael Miller. In a statement, ACU National Vice-Chancellor Professor Peter Sheehan

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Austria's Catholic Church has launched a daily SMS service from Pope Benedict in preparation for a September visit by the pontiff. EarthTimes reports that Austrian Catholic will be able to receive a daily SMS from the pope from this week until the eve

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It is now official: there was, and still is, a stolen generation in Australia. No matter what any politician says to the contrary, one member of the stolen generation, Bruce Allan Trevorrow, now 50, has now jumped all the hurdles and proved in the

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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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