This week CathNews presents the top stories from 2006. This story was originally published on 7 April 2006 The Catholic Bishop of Christchurch hopes people will celebrate Easter the traditional way, and not attend a semi-nude jelly-wrestling

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This week CathNews presents the top stories from 2006. This story was originally published on 13 June 2006 A close religious confidant to Nicole Kidman, Jesuit Fr Paul Coleman, says the actor has returned to the Church on the eve of her marriage to country

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Catholics know that they are in dire straights with today's shortage of clergy. What most do not realise is that this is just the lead up to a haemorrhage, which will occur during the next 20 years. But raiding poor countries for priests isn't the answer.

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Sexy evangelists

01-Jan-2007

"We got some other girls together and we went out to our first strip club." It may sound like the beginnings of a wild bachelorlette party but it the first step three women from California took toward creating JC's Girls, an outreach to the adult

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This week CathNews presents the top stories from 2006. This story was originally published on 18 September. Pope Benedict told pilgrims yesterday that he is "deeply sorry" for the reaction to his quoted remarks of a medieval ruler who criticised

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This week CathNews presents the top stories from 2006. This story was originally published on 7 September. Contrary to reports that Br Roger Schutz had converted to Catholicism, the Taize founder, who received Communion from then-Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger

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This week CathNews presents the top stories from 2006. This story was originally published on 22 September. "They have been executed. Their bodies are now undergoing an autopsy at the police hospital," the men's lawyer Roy Rening said, according

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This week CathNews presents the top stories from 2006. This story was originally published on 31 August. In a new book, The Shroud Story, Sydney researcher and author, Brendan Whiting, says that the authenticity of the Shroud of Turin is supported by the

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This week CathNews presents the top stories from 2006. This story was originally published on 7 July. Fr O'Kelly, 64, today said he was surprised but honoured at his appointment, announced last night in Canberra by the Apostolic Nuncio, Archbishop Ambrose

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This week CathNews presents the top stories from 2006. This story was originally published on 8 September. The Cooma Monaro Express reports that the old church - which was drowned with the rest of Old Adaminaby in metres of water to make way for the Snowy

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In the stem cell debate it is easy to be dazzled by scientific claims and possibilities. But these can never be the determiner of the debate. Using embryonic stem cells for medical research is not a scientific question, but a moral one. Science is good at

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A little-known and unpublished work by Fr Karol Wojtyla has touched off debate among experts across the globe about whether the future John Paul II, as a young academic, had developed sympathy for Marxism. "The church is aware that the bourgeois

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This week CathNews presents the top stories from 2006. This story was originally published on 22 November 2006. Reuters reports that Pope Benedict has decided to publish the first volume of the planned biography of Jesus because he doesn't know "how

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This week CathNews presents the top stories from 2006. This story was originally published on 16 October 2006. The Age reports that Dr Colin Butler, a senior research fellow in global health painted a grim picture of the catastrophic consequence of global

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This week CathNews presents the top stories from 2006. This story was originally published on 13 December 2006. "This year, the birthplace of Jesus, though its history is full of inspirational stories, is living one of its history's darkest

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This week CathNews presents the top stories from 2006. This story was originally published on 17 November 2006 A Vatican meeting presided over by Pope Benedict yesterday discussed the possible readmission of "priests who at present meet the conditions

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This week CathNews presents the top stories from 2006. This story was originally published on 13 October 2006. The revelations are made in an article in Polish weekly Wprost by Leszek Szymowski who was assisted by Marek Lasota, a research fellow of the

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This week CathNews presents the top stories from 2006. This story was originally published on 1 November 2006. Britain's Independent Catholic News reports that Lord Windsor, whose godparents are the Prince of Wales and the late Archbishop of Canterbury,

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 It is true that some of the Howard Government's policies have appealed to some believers in Australia. They include the Coalition's support for faith-based schools and the Government's social conservatism on some moral issues. In view of this, it makes

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Little knowing how significant Pope John Paul II's 1986 visit to Alice Springs would be, I journeyed there with a number of other bishops for the occasion. Planted forever in our Australian psyche, his visit and speech will remain a significant event in the

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From Parish of Our Lady of The Way, North Sydney & Lavender Bay. The first Mass of the day on YouTube

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