Reasonable people can debate whether Pope Pius's strategic decision to avoid an explicit, public condemnation of Nazism to saving lives was the correct one. But it takes a certain bias, contradicted by many facts, to conclude that this decision was

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Born with Down syndrome, Eddie DePauw will never find the cure for cancer but he has the potential to change lives around the world. Eddie is a "master missionary rosary maker." As a member of local rosary makers group in Illinois he has been

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As church bells tolled and a muezzin called Muslims to prayer, a crowd of 300,000 Lebanese gathered for a huge rally in Beirut that opened with a renewed call for Christian-Muslim unity. AsiaNews reports that the peaceful rally began with welcoming

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A worldwide survey of 25,000 people from 46 countries has found that 70 per cent of people still believe that marriage should last for life, with Catholics and Muslims in Asia heading the poll. According to the Valentine's Day survey released by

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Australia's first Catholic crematorium will open in suburban Sydney this Saturday with a Mass to be celebrated by Sydney Cardinal George Pell, who nevertheless said that burial still remains the "preferential" option. The $7 million project

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William Kamm, a self-proclaimed mystic known as the "Little Pebble", yesterday faced fresh charges in a Sydney court of beginning a sexual relationship with a 14-year-old follower selected as one of his "queens". Mr Kamm is

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Indian Bishop Joseph Gomes and his West Bengal priests have banned at least a dozen Catholic families from the sacraments for three years after supporting marriage of children as young as six years old. "We will not baptise children of guilty

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As Pope Benedict releases his message for Lent, NSW parishes are requesting people to bring their own palms to this year's Palm Sunday services after the drought drastically cut the supply of fronds. The Catholic Weekly reports that a phone call from

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There was a time when "mixed marriages" were looked upon as a problem. People were discouraged from marrying someone from another denomination, for fear that their Catholic faith would be put at risk. Today, however, many claim that those in

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I visited Fiji in January and was easily able to talk to a good range of people about the coup in December of last year. The general view is that the government under the military is doing good things. People are glad that corruption is being exposed,

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After a gruelling 75 hour journey, the first batch of four Nigerian seminarians recruited to alleviate a priest shortage in the Brisbane archdiocese have arrived to continue their training. The reports that the four seminarians arrived at Holy Spirit

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Former Victorian Labor premier John Cain has warned against a political resurgence of religious "fundamentalism" following the election of Catholic DLP parliamentarian, Peter Kavanagh, who responded by accusing the former leader of inflaming

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Concluding a Melbourne assembly, representatives of Catholic media outlets in the Pacific region have called on the media to play a "robust" role to help alleviate "the spiralling social, economic and political crisis that plague many of

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Slovak bishops have established a council to "search for a correct answer" regarding the Church's role during the period covering World War II and the communist era. The International Herald Tribune reports that Marian Chovanec, head of the

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The Australian bishops have selected seven women from three states for the second Young Catholic Women's Interfaith Fellowship program which promotes young women's participation in the Church. According to a bishops' statement, the Fellowships are

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Jabalpur, India Bishop Gerald Almeida has called on Catholics to engage in "soul searching" after the eyes of a life-size statue of the Sacred Heart in a church yard began to ooze a blood-like substance. UCA News reports Church people in the

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The new ministerial line-up brought the number of Catholics in cabinet from six to eight. Eight out of 18 is a substantial bloc. One of the long-term effects of a substantial Catholic presence on the political culture of the Liberal Party is that it is

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As a worldwide community, we face numerous obstacles in our attempt to bring about true and lasting peace between all peoples. Not least among these difficulties is the fact that although it sounds as if we are all speaking the same language of peace,

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Praising the family as the cradle for life and vocations, Pope Benedict has issued a new appeal to respect human life as "a work of God" that "should not be denied to anyone". Pope Benedict made his remarks before a crowd of over

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Noted US Vaticanologist John L Allen has warned against a trend towards "criminalisation of religious opposition to homosexuality" following a UK Government decision to refuse to allow Catholic adoption agencies to bar services to gay

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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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