A leading Spanish archbishop said there was no obligation on the public to obey the country's new law on abortion because a right to "kill an innocent human being" does not exist. "Let's be clear: this law is not a law, although it is presented as

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Scandinavia might not be the first place you think of when you mention the Catholic Church. But the northern European countries have a long Catholic heritage, one that is documented in 100 years worth of publications that were recently donated to the Vatican

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Peacewise is a cross-denominational Christian mediation website which believes that biblical peacemaking is the most practical and profound approach to dealing with conflict available to people. The site is dedicated to sharing and equipping people to use

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Newspapers routinely refer to any Roman Catholic in the news as “a devout Catholic”. They would not say that of Mel Gibson at the moment, however. Mad Mel is again in hot water for racism. This time it is not the Jews; it is (allegedly) the blacks. He has

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This second episode in a series on Christianity reveals how it became the world's largest religion despite, rather than because of, Western missionary zeal. British writer and Christian Kwame Kwei Armah (pictured) begins his journey in Latin America to

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The Bishops Commission for Catholic Education is seeking commitment from the government that a re-elected ALP govermnent would maintain funding in real terms for Catholic schools, says the Australian.A review set up by Julia Gillard as education minister,

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The Melbourne Archdiocese says it will adjust future letters sent to sexual abuse victims about legal settlements after being informed that the original contained mistakes. The standard letter sent by the Church in Melbourne with legal offers of

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Carrying banners with slogans like ""We want a daddy and a mommy" and "Say yes to the real family", thousands of Argentines have marched outside the national Congress in protest against a gay marriage bill already approved by the country's lower

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Australia's first saint is being honoured with a pop song and a commemorative dessert.Gary Pinto, an Australian singer, has released a soulful ballad, Saint Mary Mackillop, that he composed and performed onto the online music store iTunes, said an AFP

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The Government's health reform plan has ignored the needs of Australia's most vulnerable, Catholic Health Australia said in releasing its 2010 Federal Election Platform. CHA CEO Martin Laverty urged all candidates in the coming federal election to

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The largest Anglo-Catholic group in the Church of England is expecting an exodus of thousands of Anglicans to Catholicism after a decision to ordain women as bishops without sufficient concessions to traditionalists. The Church of England's General Synod last

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Bishop Michael Putney --- The Bishop of Townsville, Michael Putney, has been elected to lead the National Council of Churches in Australia for the next three years. "It was a very humbling experience to be elected by the Forum of the

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Benedict XVI's encyclical Caritas in Veritate (Charity in Truth) was released in mid 2009, following his earlier Deus Caritas Est.This encyclical deals with globalisation, a topic largely absent from John Paul II's Centisiumus Annus 1991 which celebrated the

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In 1963 a simple folk-song by a Belgian Dominican nun (pictured) about the founder of her order topped the pop charts around the world. The song was 'Dominique' and it went on to sell an incredible 1.5 million copies. The nun was Sister Luc-Gabrielle from

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Administration building and radio masts at Vatican City --- Vatican Radio has dismissed news reports claiming that new medical research shows electromagnetic radiation from the station's broadcasting towers is leading to an increased

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Caritas Australia said this year's Project Compassion has raised nearly $9.4 million, making it the most successful in over 40 years since the annual Lenten campaign was launched. Jack de Groot, CEO Caritas Australia, said: "Project Compassion is

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Maitland Newcastle Diocese children's ministries director John Donnelly said a lack of teachers for special religious education in state schools presented a real challenge to its survival. Mr Donnelly said there were more than 12,800 Catholic students

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The Christian Radical blog, is a Catholic Worker information and resource service run by a member of the CW community of Vancouver Canada. A recent entry reflects on CIA and Pentagon torturers. "Irrespective of what they might have done, there can

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Benedict XVI has worked hard to restore a little peace among a few cardinals who have clashed publicly in recent weeks. He did so with two rather unusual statements, and with an equally special audience with three of the belligerents. By a curious

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The Economy of Communion (EOC) involves entrepreneurs, workers, managers, consumers and financial operators. It was launched by Chiara Lubich in May of 1991, in Sao Paolo, Brazil, with the aim of building and showing a human society where, following 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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