The goal of the papal Centesimus Annus Foundation is to spread the Social Doctrine of the Church in the world of economics. The issue is especially relevant nowadays, with more than 200 million are unemployed. To help spur growth, the foundation organized a

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French Cardinal Jean-Louis Tauran, president of the Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue discusses the challenges of the job with Chicago Tribune religion reporter Manya A. Brachear. Q: You serve as president of the Pontifical Council for

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Rugby league legend Ian Walsh has been buried. Missionary priests from India are ready to take up their work in Queensland. Students join Tasmanian abortion law protest. Church called to end silence on child abuse. Missionary priests ready to minister in

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The last bishop chosen by Pope Benedict, Bishop Joseph Dinh Duc Dao, has been ordained. A Syrian bishop has warned of starvation in Aleppo. An Irish coroner is investigating the case of an Indian woman who died after a premature birth. Xuan Loc celebrates the

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Annette Funicello, actor, activist1942-2013By Douglas Martin-Annette Funicello, who won America’s heart as a 12-year-old in Mickey Mouse ears, captivated adolescent baby boomers in slightly spicy beach movies and later championed people with multiple

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Creation: The Origin of Life / The Future of Life by Adam Rutherford (Viking) Reviewed by Peter Forbes Until recently, the most widespread hypothesis on the origin of life was that originated by Darwin: ‘But if (& oh what a big if) we could

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This year, we mark the 60th anniversary of the end of the Korean War -- a time when thousands of our prisoners of war finally came home after years of starvation and hardship and, in some cases, torture. And among the homecomings, one stood out. A group of

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The newly elected pope's focus on the poor and the marginalized has instilled great faith among many Catholic women. They hope the papacy of Pope Francis will promote a leading role for women in the church. A group of American nuns and Catholic women recently

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Gospel John 20:19-31 In the evening of that same day, the first day of the week, the doors were closed in the room where the disciples were, for fear of the Jews. Jesus came and stood among them. He said to them, ‘Peace be with you’, and showed

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Christ is risen from the dead! Dying he conquered death; to the dead he has given life.(Byzantine Liturgy. Topiarian of Easter)The Easter message is the most human tiding of Christianity. This is because Easter tells us that God himself has done something.

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Jesuit scholar Fr John W. O'Malley talks about "What Happened at Vatican II", which is also the title of his best selling book on the Second Vatican Council.  

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A former top aide to Pope Francis said yesterday that a little-known aspect of his record as the archbishop of Buenos Aires lends credence to speculation that sooner or later, he may shut down the Vatican Bank. On Tuesday, the Reuters news agency quoted two

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Right to Life Australia has warned politicians not to explore assisted suicide or voluntary euthanasia laws, saying it will take Australia down the same path as Nazi Germany., The Age reports. Assisted suicide the path to Nazism: Right to Life (The

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The Dreamworks film company is planning to make a movie based on the abuse crisis in the Boston Catholic Archdiocese. Church agonises, Hollywood seizes moment (The Age) Converted London church up for $72 million (SMH) Boston College Cracks Down on Condoms

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Rabbi Herschel Schacter 1917 - 2013 It was April 11, 1945, and Gen. George S. Patton’s Third Army had liberated the concentration camp scarcely an hour before. Rabbi Schacter, who was attached to the Third Army’s VIII Corps, was the first Jewish

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Silence in Christian History by Diarmaid MacCulloch (Allen Lane) Reviewed by Lucy Beckett The Gifford Lectures for than a century have delivered a series of distinguished books. The list includes William James’s The Varieties of Religious

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Thirty-three years ago, Mother Teresa of Calcutta came to Miami to put her merciful motto of love into action: “To serve the poorest of the poor.” Since then, each morning a group of sisters of the congregation of the Missionaries of Charity,

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John 20:1-9 It was very early on the first day of the week and still dark, when Mary of Magdala came to the tomb. She saw that the stone had been moved away from the tomb and came running to Simon Peter and the other disciple, the one Jesus loved. 'They have

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March 21, known as Harmony Day, was dedicated as a day for personal, national and international reflection. The focus of this day is dedicated to fundamental aspirations of the human heart and our relationships across the human family, writes Clare

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As Pope Francis emphasises anew the importance of caring for the poor, Ucanews shines a light on the Bihari refugees - 160,000 people who have lived like animals in congested makeshift camps, all over Bangladesh, for more than 40

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