“France is one of the Western European countries where the Jewish community best survived Nazi extermination: Whilst three quarters of the Jewish population in the Netherlands was deported to concentration camps, only a quarter - if we may dare say so

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Flood disaster hits the Rockhampton diocese, a new alliance is formed to close the health gap, Brisbane Catholic schools show the way with ipads and a memorial Mass will be held for Fr John Burns (pictured) in Rockhampton next week.  New alliance to

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The Pope praises celibate divorces, and says a lack of faith can hurt marriages, a US Catholic editor attacks Vatican spokesman Fr Lombardi over his call for more gun control, German Catholics vent their dissatisfaction with the Church and a

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Józef Glemp, priest, 18 December 1929 - 23 January 2013 Cardinal  Józef Glemp, the spiritual leader of Poland’s Roman Catholics for 25 years, who helped steer his nation through a historic and relatively peaceful transition from

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Strategic Missal - Reviewed by Rupert Shortt The CTS New Sunday Missal (1,258pp. Catholic Truth Society) This year’s ‘Vatileaks’ drama, which led to the conviction of the Pope’s former butler for stealing thousands of classified

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ly Name Catholic Church - parish priest Father John Keegan will celebrate 60 years as a priest and Sister Margaret 50 years as a Sister of Mercy ---   In a time when people change jobs as often as hairstyles, one man's lifelong commitment to the

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Luke 4:21-30  Jesus began to speak in the synagogue, ‘Today this scripture has been fulfilled in your hearing.’ 22All spoke well of him and were amazed at the gracious words that came from his mouth. They said, ‘Is not this

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Matthew D'Emic is a New York state judge assigned to the Kings County Supreme Court, the state's felony-level trial court. His work in mental health has been acknowledged by the New York State Psychiatric Association and the National Alliance on

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In virtually all of his novels, the Czech writer Milan Kundera, manifests a strong impatience with every kind of ideology, hype, or fad that makes for group-think or crowd-hysteria. He is suspicious of slogans, demonstrations, and marches of all kinds, no

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The 'St Thomas Christians' are believed to be converts of the Apostle Thomas in the first century. Now a Benedictine is on the trail of some surviving texts from that era. http://www.ucanews.com/news/discovering-an-ancient-christian-community/66898

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"Men have become the tools of their tools," wrote Henry David Thoreau in Walden. He went on to say, "While civilisation has been improving our houses, it has not equally improved the men who are to inhabit them. It has created palaces, but it was not so easy

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Private schools reap gains in student numbers at state schools' expense, the Royal Commission is tipped to cost $100 million and tributes pour in for Irish priest Father John McSweeney, pictured, distributing communion in St Mary’s Cathedral, who

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Revelations about the Holy See's secret London property empire are very old news, says a Vatican spokesman, the Berlin archdiocese undergoes major restructuring, the Vietnamese Communist leader meets the Pope for first time, and a Brazilian priest

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Patriarch Maxim of Bulgaria October 29, 1914 –  November 6, 2012 When the communists took over Bulgaria in 1944, some 600 Orthodox priests were killed, the then patriarch was sent into internal exile, and the Church fell under the control of

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Why Does the World Exist? An Existential Detective Story  by Jim Holt (Liveright) - Reviewed by Freeman Dyson Jim Holt’s Why Does the World Exist? An Existential Detective Story is a portrait gallery of leading modern philosophers. He

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Sr Mary Clement was a young novice preparing to make her first profession with the Sisters of Mercy when her father arrived at the convent to take her home. Her hopes of a life in the Church seemed dashed almost at the start, reports The Catholic

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Luke 1:1-4, 4:14-21 Since many have undertaken to set down an orderly account of the events that have been fulfilled among us, 2just as they were handed on to us by those who from the beginning were eyewitnesses and servants of the word, 3I too decided,

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What better time to shop with a conscience than Christmas, the spiritual-gone-secular holiday that has sadly (and ironically) become synonymous with "shop till you drop"?, writers Heidi Schlumpf in NCR Online. I'm not suggesting that anyone give up

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One of my favourite memories of Christmas as a child is all the different generations of our family coming together for Christmas Day. Many travelled from a long way to be there and would stay for a couple of days so it was great to spend time with them. Of

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Newly elevated Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle of the Philippines talks with ucanews.com about the New Evangelisation, the mission of the Church in Asia amid challenging and changing times, and the call for a "corporate examination of conscience".

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