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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Amid accusations of "corporatisation" of the St Vincent de Paul Society, seven Vinnies volunteers from a Newcastle parish have been dismissed by the organisation after refusing to sign agreements that the volunteers liken to AWAs. The Sunday

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Adelaide archdiocese's Vicar General Msgr David Cappo will meet with crime victims as well as the families of young gang members at the centre of a suburban crime spree after being asked by the state government to develop a plan to address Aboriginal

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After more than 30 years as auxiliary for Melbourne archdiocese, Bishop Joe O'Connell, who also worked on the Vatican commission for the revision of canon law, is retiring with a vow to keep serving - but never attend another meeting. "I've said

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A Vatican official has described the sale of Jesus fancy dress kits including beard and plastic crown of thorns as blasphemous after the "Jesus party wig" went on sale within walking distance of St Peter's. The Age reports that the $A20

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According to the UN refugee agency, UNHCR, the Iraq war has precipitated the largest long-term population movement in the Middle East since the displacement of the Palestinians in 1948. In the current climate of religious hostility, Iraqi Christian

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It's the subject of great literature from Don Quixote to The Great Gatsby. It's the emotions behind ballads from the Eagles to Coldplay. Unrequited love is a love that isn't reciprocated - and it's something that most of us have experienced. Unrequited

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In a multi-million dollar deal approved by Sydney University's Senate last night, St John's Catholic College is to cede land to the university for a cutting-edge medical research centre subject to a pro-life deed banning fetal stem cell

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The St Vincent de Paul Society has hit back at claims that seven former volunteers of a Newcastle Vinnies team were "sacked", saying that the volunteers voluntarily quit after refusing to sign new child protection agreements. In a statement

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Pope Benedict has named Sydney's Cardinal George Pell to a new Vatican post as a member of a council dealing with organisational and economic issues for the Vatican. Catholic Online reports that Cardinal Pell is among the eight new members of

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

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