Celebrating 50 years of married bliss on New Year's Eve 2006, Brian and Nanette D'Arcy have resided for 47 years in the parish of St Bernadette's, Castle Hill, NSW. Stalwarts of the parish, the D'Arcys are engaged Catholics who live their faith in

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Former Jesuit Refugee Service worker and King Cross, Sydney's parishioner, Liz O'Neill, is believed to have died in Wednesday's plane crash at Indonesia's Yogyakarta airport, rescuers say. According to a Eureka Street report last night, Ms O'Neill was

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Writing in a pastoral letter on the eve of the NSW state elections, Parramatta Bishop Kevin Manning says that politics cannot be separated from faith and Catholics must embrace what he calls the "apostolate of influence". In his pastoral

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Church authorities in Italy have slammed a doctor involved in a mistaken abortion attempt that left an Italian baby born at 22 weeks fighting for his life after an erroneous diagnosis of a birth defect. Playfuls quotes Italian news service ANSA as

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The NSW Court of Appeal has dismissed an appeal by an inner Sydney brothel against a closure order that followed complaints by the neighbouring Catholic girls school, St Vincent's College. Misty's brothel in Tusculum Street, Potts Point must cease

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The Toowoomba diocese's Catholic Social Justice Commission says that people should be more concerned about Aboriginal health and education than with the distribution of a Ku Klux Klan recruitment brochure in the Queensland provincial city. According

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When he learned that John Paul II was to appear with famous singer Bob Dylan at a 1997 concert, then-Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger was so appalled he unsuccessfully tried to stop the double act from proceeding, Pope Benedict has revealed. However, the

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A new Anglicanism?

26-Feb-2007

Instead of long-predicted schism, the Anglican Communion's Tanzania meeting last week helped create a different kind of Anglicanism of the first decade of the twenty-first century. The developing world is coming to the fore as a mature power within the

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A magic trick isn't normally part of proceedings at your everyday church service. But last year one school's graduation liturgy cast a different spell on proceedings. St Mary's Gateshead in the NSW central coast had a magician in their ranks and they

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Disadvantage multiplies once a community starts to fall behind according to a major Jesuit and Catholic Social Services-commissioned "postcode" report moving Jesuit Fr Peter Norden to warn that communities will increasingly become

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In an event described as an important first for the Australian Church, the inaugural meeting of the Australian Catholic Disability Council has taken place in Sydney last week as Caritas calls on the Government to tackle discrimination against disabled

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Children in NSW state schools who do not attend religion classes by government-authorised Anglican, Catholic, Islamic and Buddhist instructors should study comparative religion rather than cleaning playgrounds, watching videos or colouring-in, a parents

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After consulting with East Timor's Catholic bishops and with incumbent president Xanana Gusmao, Nobel Peace Prize winner and Prime Minister, Jose Ramos-Horta has announced that he will be a candidate for the country's presidency in April elections.

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German Bishop Walter Mixa has caused a storm with comments condemning a government plan to expand childcare facilities as degrading women and turning them into "birthing machines" who quickly have to return to work. Deutsche Welle reports

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Nuns from a Singapore contemplative Carmelite community will leave their monastery together for the first time since World War II after termites undermined their convent threatening the roof with collapse. The Singapore News reports that Carmelite

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Writing in The Age last week, Catherine Deveny says she wasn't given an option about being a Catholic. But she has in fact exercised her undeniable right to choose to leave. She is not alone; many people born to a culture of organised religion find it

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With her polished ABC vowels and attractive looks, Maxine McKew looks and sounds as if she were born into a life of comfort. But like her Labor Party patron, Kevin Rudd, John Howard's new political foe comes from a scattered family and a good Catholic

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The Senate yesterday passed controversial amendments to citizenship laws despite a warning from the Australian bishops that the new "confrontational approach" could backfire and discourage people who face difficulty in learning English from

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Enquiries by a British scientific magazine have raised questions about a 2002 finding that adult stem cells may be as useful as embryonic ones but the study author and Leuven Catholic university employee has denied that the flaws affected her

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The parish of St Mel's Narrandera in the NSW Riverina region is transforming its historic presbytery into a museum honouring former parish priest, the late Fr Patrick Hartigan, who was better known as the writer John O'Brien, author of the iconic

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