Imagine your editor hands you the first assignment, and it’s a report on the Catholic Church. Pope Benewhatsit has gone to some place to give some speech about God and stuff. You’re eager to impress, but totally out of your depth. What are you to

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The Rise Of Anti-Western Christianity From the desk of Matthew Roberts on Sat, 2011-02-26 16:41 During Pope Benedict XVI's trip to London this September, Cardinal Walter Kasper noted two things about London: it's secular and parts of it resemble a Third World

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With an economic crisis that never seems to end and financial markets ever more volatile, it is an appropriate time to consider if anything is lacking in economic theory. John D. Mueller did just that in a book published late last year titled: "Redeeming

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Matthew 21:28-32 Jesus said to the chief priests and the elders of the people, ‘What do you think? A man had two sons; he went to the first and said, “Son, go and work in the vineyard today.” 29He answered, “I will not”;

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Port Pirie Bishop Greg O'Kelly talked to the ABC's Riverland Today program this week about society, the church, religion and faith. Present day Australian society holds a benevolent attitude toward the church, Bishop Kelly tells Jessica Swann. Download the

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Noted Australian human rights lawyer Fr Frank Brennan spoke on "A Jesuit Perspective on Making Human Rights and Religion Friends, Not Foes"  at the University of Scranton in the US last week. Fr Brennan spoke in the Rev. Bernard R. McIlhenny, S.J.,

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Polly Toynbee of the Guardian has leveled one of the most serious (and irresponsible) charges against the Catholic Church: that She's to blame for millions of dead Africans. In a 2005 article for the Guardian, she wrote: How dare Tony Blair genuflect on our

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Three young Nigerian priests have been ordained for Brisbane. Male teacher numbers are falling in New South Wales over abuse and pay concerns. Male teacher numbers falling over abuse and pay concerns Servants of Jesus  Cooma artist chosen for national

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An Indian archbishop says that his country must help re-evangelise Europe while a Filipino bishop has called mining deals an insult. In Europe, two Opus Dei members are on trial in France and Barcelona's Sagrada Familia now has a completion date. Indian

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Fr Jesús Silva was still a seminarian in 1956 when he came to the aid of 15 boys who had been orphaned or abandoned and found refuge for them in his mother’s house. Inspired by the 1938 film Boys Town” which he had seen as a child, and by a

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William J. Byron SJ, Next-Generation Leadership: A Toolkit for those in their Teens, Twenties, and Thirties, who want to be Successful Leaders, University of Scranton Press. Click here for a 20% discount on this and other books from Church Resources and John

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Greetings from the Holy City of the Resurrection, City of Hope where life conquered death. The all important event for all in Palestine and Israel has been the Palestinian Authority’s request to the United Nations to vote on the recognition of

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Out of the tragedy of the Twin Towers came a new friendship and trust between the leaders of Birmingham's faith communities. I am very pleased to have the opportunity of addressing this meeting on the subject of the future for inter-faith relations, says

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Matthew 20:1-16 ‘For the kingdom of heaven is like a landowner who went out early in the morning to hire labourers for his vineyard. 2After agreeing with the labourers for the usual daily wage, he sent them into his vineyard. 3When he went out about

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Anyone who has been cut off from light or, like those miners, trapped in a dark place, will know the deep hunger that rises within for this most taken-for-granted gift, writes Sr Redempta Twomey in the St Columbans Mission Society journal. The amazing rescue

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Sr Nuala Kenny is a medical doctor, ethicist, professor, as well as a co-author of the Winter Report and a contributor to the groundbreaking "From Pain to Hope" guidelines addressing clergy sexual abuse. In this special Witness interview on Salt and

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Mythology is not only loads of fun, but often highly profitable. For proof, look no further than this: Dan Brown has written a book about the Vatican, which was pure fantasy; I’ve also written a book about the Vatican, which, if I do say so myself, has

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A priest in Victoria questioned the Afghan war, another recalled his desperate flight from Ethiopia. Noel Pearson criticised the impact of social inclusion policy on Aborigines, while young indigenous mentors are having a positive effect at schools

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UK judges accused of bias against Christians, Indonesian Muslim students visit the Vatican, a priest in Gaza says conditions are unbearable, and the Russian patriarch urges Rome to end their disupute. Lack of clergy at Sept 11 memorial prompts

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With the death of the eminent art historian Bernard Smith, a chapter closes in Australian intellectual life. He was a rigorous historian of Australia's cultural development and an astute critic of art and society, and was recognised as the father of

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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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