Debates over what "Catholic identity" entails in the domain of liturgical speech and practice will be with us for some time to come. Last week brought a classic case in point with an address by American Bishop Donald Trautman, chair of the US

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Catholic Health Australia CEO, Francis Sullivan, says that the Australian Medical Association had been "sold a googly" running an "anti-Catholic line" after its president said doctors want state governments to stop contracting to Catholic

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Following the rejection of his second appeal to the Holy See Congregation for the Clergy against the reinstatement of a controversial priest, Sale Bishop Jeremiah Coffey has launched a new appeal to the Vatican's highest court, the Signatura. A spokesman

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Covering a crucifix on the walls of a hospital ward does not reflect a drift to secularism or political correctness, says Bishop Justin Bianchini from Geraldton, WA, defending the practice of a local Catholic hospital to occasionally remove religious images

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World Youth Day 2008 participants from the poorest countries will pay the lowest registration fees while participants from industrialised nations such as Australia will pay the most in a solidarity pricing scheme adopted for the world event. Catholic News

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According to a recent survey, only 51 per cent of French people now identify themselves as Catholic, down from 80 per cent a decade ago, with the number of professed atheists rising to 31 per cent. The shift has lead some commentators to lament that the

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Vatican newspaper L'Osservatore Romano has renewed its attack on the Dakar motor rally following the death of a participant, condemning the race as a bloody, violent, irresponsible and cynical imposition of questionable Western tastes on the developing

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This week CathNews presents the top stories from 2006. This story was originally published on 2 March 2006 Pope Benedict XVI has renounced one of the traditional titles of the Roman Pontiff by dropping the title "Patriarch of the West."

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This week CathNews presents the top stories from 2006. This story was originally published on 16 January 2006 Divorce is not a sin, and in some circumstances it is even a valid course of action, an outspoken former Vatican official has told an Italian

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This week CathNews presents the top stories from 2006. This story was originally published on 24 January 2006Yesterday, which researchers have billed as the worst day of the year for those afflicted by winter in the northern hemisphere, was declared "Don't

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This week CathNews presents the top stories from 2006. This story was originally published on 20 February 2006 The editor of Perth's Record Catholic newspaper told a Sunday newspaper yesterday that Pope Benedict XVI's encyclical Deus Caritas Est (God is

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This week CathNews presents the top stories from 2006. This story was originally published on 20 March 2006 Fr Finbarr Walsh of the Perth parish of Rockingham says that a 50-year-old father of three is displaying stigmata on his hands and feet. The

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This week CathNews presents the top stories from 2006. This story was originally published on 7 March 2006 The riddle surrounding the remains of two missing Sisters of Mercy nuns has resurfaced as earthworks around Auckland's historic St Patrick's Cathedral

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The Neocatechumenal Way has opposed a papal directive issued in December, which struck at one of the movement's cornerstones, the distinctive way that it celebrates the Eucharist, which follows the dictates of its founder Kiko Argüello much more closely

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Fr Thomas Kurunthanam could have been excused for harbouring some serious concerns about becoming parish priest at St Aloysius Gonzaga's Church, Cronulla, in Sydney. Three weeks before the 47-year-old was due to take up the appointment, violence erupted in

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This week CathNews presents the top stories from 2006. This story was originally published on 7 April 2006 Signs are growing that Benedict XVI intends to bring the liturgy back to a more traditional form after a top Vatican official protested the use of

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This week CathNews presents the top stories from 2006. This story was originally published on 20 June 2006 Katharine Jefferts Schori, a liberal bishop from Nevada who was raised a Catholic, was elected on Sunday as the first woman leader of the 2.3

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This week CathNews presents the top stories from 2006. This story was originally published on 18 May 2006 Bishop David Walker of the Sydney Diocese of Broken Bay has recently announced that he is creating a new full-time ministry for celibate, ecclesial

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This week CathNews presents the top stories from 2006. This story was originally published on 28 April 2006 The director of Sydney's Archdiocesan Adult Education Centre has told the ABC that while the film The Da Vinci Code is riddled with historical

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This week CathNews presents the top stories from 2006. This story was originally published on 7 April 2006 The Catholic Bishop of Christchurch hopes people will celebrate Easter the traditional way, and not attend a semi-nude jelly-wrestling

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