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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Sydney-based Uniya Jesuit Social Justice Centre, established in 1989, will close in May after the research institute's board concluded that it would not be sustainable over the long term. In a public announcement yesterday, the Australian Jesuit

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Christian groups are up in arms over a decision by Queensland's Gold Coast Hospital to turn its Christian chapel into a multifaith "reflection room" but Southport's parish priest, Fr Peter Pillon, is backing the decision. According to the

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Two former students from Marist College, Burnie have alleged in Launceston Criminal Court that Gregory Laurence Ferguson, then a teacher at the college, abused them in the early 1970s. Ferguson is charged with committing sex crimes against the two

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Saying that faith "carries us through", flamboyant boxing promoter Don King, who once managed Muhammad Ali, yesterday presented a green and gold boxing belt to Pope Benedict following the pontiff's General Audience in St Peter's

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I must admit I found it very hard to celebrate International Women's Day this year. I have three daughters and I see how vulnerable they are to messages about sexuality and body image. Many gains have been made by the women's movement. But at some

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When Santo Santoro arrived at a Young Liberals meeting three decades ago, his reputation as a hard worker preceded him. Unlike colleagues including Alexander Downer, Santoro was not a born-to-rule Liberal with a plummy accent and a silver spoon in his

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Zimbabwe's Archbishop Pius Ncube has said he is "ready to face bullets" in joining an anti-government street protest as Australian Embassy staff intervene to help a beaten activist flee the Mugabe regime. New Zimbabwe reports that the

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With NSW moving to parliamentary elections this weekend, the Council of Churches has revealed that only five state politicians bothered to answer a questionnaire on key social issues. In the 12 question survey commissioned last month by the NSW

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Christian fellowships are now active in most Chinese universities, resulting in a "Christian explosion" that has "reshaped the religious landscape" in the communist country, a British academic has found. "Today it is an open

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Two weeks after Brazilian President Lula da Silva signed an "alliance" with the US to promote ethanol-producing crops, Brazil's Catholic Farmers Pastoral has slammed the deal for enriching landowners at the expense of landless peasants. The

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

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