Bunbury Bishop Gerard Holohan has launched this year's Project Compassion appeal in his diocese with a traditional pancake breakfast while the Melbourne archdiocese is inviting Australians "to reflect upon how our relatively affluent lifestyle

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After Pope Benedict again attacked Italy's proposed bill to legalise same sex unions, Prime Minister Romano Prodi's government yesterday held meetings with top Vatican officials in an attempt to defuse the row. Deutsche Presse-Agentur reports that

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Mumbai Archbishop Oswald Gracias has welcomed a "cradle scheme" launched by the Indian government to encourage parents to adopt out and not abort their female babies in an effort to redress the "alarming" national female/male

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Just two years ago it was considered weird and somewhat fringy to spend time considering the link between Catholicism and the environment. Now it is very common to see workshops, lectures and discussion on eco-living and being "stewards of

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By the week's end she had deteriorated further. Jack sat, as usual, by her bed his right hand resting on hers. I explained the process of dying and said that I did not think it would be long. There was a pause. Finally Jack looked up at me and asked

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Speaking prior to a major international conference in Rome on Christian conscience and the right to life, Sydney Bishop Anthony Fisher said that conscience is not like a new car's street navigator telling a driver to turn here or stop there. He also

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The use of new genetic engineering technologies in the production of food crops poses unknown health risks, Columban Fr Charles Rue says, in a call for an informed Catholic voice on genetically modified foods in the lead up to the NSW election. In a

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A Warrnambool detective has confirmed that US authorities have been in regular contact with Victorian police as part of their investigations of alleged offences committed by a jailed former priest, Paul David Ryan. According to a Warrnambool

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The South Australian government has committed to implementing 33 recommendations from the Social Inclusion Board chaired by Adelaide's Msgr David Cappo which has called for sweeping changes to the state's mental health care system. The Australian

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Weeks after Pope Benedict met for the first time with Vietnam's Prime Minister, the country's security forces have detained two activist priests from Ho Chi Minh City and the central city of Hue. Playfuls reports that police detained outspoken Catholic

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Saying that he was fully aware of the circumstances in which resigned Warsaw Archbishop Stanislaw Wielgus served under the former Polish communist regime, Pope Benedict has encouraged the prelate to return to active ministry. Monsters and

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Two very different Americans are arriving in Australia this week. The reception each will receive and the messages they have for Australia could not be more different. US Vice-President Dick Cheney is arriving today to talk up the US-Australia alliance

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You may remember, a few years back, there was a storm of protest and criticism of a film called The Last Temptation of Christ. Even before it had opened it was denounced as blasphemous by some religious leaders. The film's central idea is that Jesus,

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In an Ash Wednesday homily to mark the beginning of Lent, Pope Benedict described it as an invitation to inner change and said fasting other Lenten practices are spiritual "weapons" in the fight against evil, wicked passions and

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Warning that some Catholic funerals are in danger of losing their essential nature and becoming mere settings for eulogies, Sydney Cardinal Pell has issued new guidelines that aim to preempt inappropriate or awkward moments. According to the Cardinal,

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Describing lay people as "prophets of our time", Holy See Apostolic Penitentiary head, Cardinal Francis Stafford has called for the laity to develop social "networks of reconciliation" to help stem the fall in Mass

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The Holy See nuncio to Indonesia has urged Catholic villagers in Indonesia's Papua province to practise Christian values and build inter-communal harmony in areas known for tribal conflicts. "There are many Papuan tribal and cultural values that

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Sri Lankan government troops claim to have discovered in a Catholic church grenades, cyanide capsules and equipment belonging to rebel forces as the country's new environment minister calls for "extra-judicial" means for dealing with

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Nearly 400 Mass-goers from Sydney's Mary Immaculate Manly parish have signed a last-ditch appeal to the Government to prevent plans to deport a young Sierra Leone man whose sister was raped to punish him. The Manly parish Social Justice Group says Sahr

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Whilst certain aspects of Indigenous culture are now occasionally celebrated in national life, the scandalous levels of Indigenous poverty, discrimination, and lack of genuine self-determination, remain. Like the ancient people of Israel, it seems that

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