23 May 2013
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BY STEFAN GIGACZ American sisters have started out on a 10,000 km bus drive across 15 US states in their latest campaign for immigration reform, notes Elizabeth Flock: The "Nuns on the Bus," a Washington-based Catholic pressure group that previously fought

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23 May 2013

BY DEVETT O'BRIEN Since the year 2000, the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) have been the most successful poverty-reduction push in human history.  For all the many faults of the MDGs and the flak regularly directed at the United Nations, several of

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23 May 2013

Google Images --- BY DRASKO DIZDAR  I was recently asked by a young friend what I meant by saying that it was important to neither fear nor be run by sex, but to learn how to integrate sexuality. We were also talking about the sacrament of

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23 May 2013
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BY STEFAN GIGACZ PALMS, the Catholic overseas volunteer organisation, has launched a petition to Foreign Minister Bob Carr in protest against a government decision to cut its funding. AusAID has decided to end funding to Palms Australia, the Catholic

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23 May 2013

Image: National Geographic --- BY ANN RENNIE  Phillip Larkin asked Where can we live but days? and so I think of the unfolding alleluia as  autumn slips into winter around me where the world slows down and we button up. In summer, we are a

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23 May 2013
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BY ELIZABETH MCKENZIE ‘I’s agoin’ fishin’. A fiercely determined four–year-old stood at the entrance to the tent, fishing rod clutched in one tight fist and a small but fully functional tackle box in the other. I struggled out

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23 May 2013

  Newman College, Melbourne University. Image: Google --- BY GABRIELLE McMULLEN In a recent CathNews blog, I wrote about the conference Daniel Mannix: His Legacy held in Melbourne at the State Library of Victoria to mark the centenary of Archbishop

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23 May 2013
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BY STEFAN GIGACZ Sydney Auxiliary Bishop Julian Porteous warns that the 'Enneagram has no place in Catholic spirituality and should not be promoted in Catholic circles': The Enneagram is claimed to have origins in the Sufi religion. However the Sufis, who are

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20 Dec 2012
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BY MICHAEL MULLINS National Catholic Reporter publisher Thomas C. Fox says he cannot recall any time in recent history that the Catholic church was highlighted twice in columns in a single issue of the New York Times.  The rare development is yet

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20 Dec 2012

BY ELIZABETH McKENZIE Once, in a moment of dark despair and anguish, my soul silently screamed, “So where is Jesus? Is all this crap?”  I did not expect an answer. I had long ago given up expecting answers. I had decided, in my postmodern

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20 Dec 2012

BY ELIZABETH McKENZIE It was a bit like a ‘flash’ event - a group of people, strangers to each other, coming together at an appointed place and on a given signal bursting into a song and dance routine, then melting anonymously into the crowd

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