23 May 2013

BY STEFAN GIGACZ American sisters have started out on a 10,000 km bus drive across 15 US states in their latest campaign for immigration reform, notes Elizabeth Flock: The "Nuns on the Bus," a Washington-based Catholic pressure group that previously fought

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23 May 2013

BY DEVETT O'BRIEN Since the year 2000, the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) have been the most successful poverty-reduction push in human history.  For all the many faults of the MDGs and the flak regularly directed at the United Nations, several of

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23 May 2013

Google Images --- BY DRASKO DIZDAR  I was recently asked by a young friend what I meant by saying that it was important to neither fear nor be run by sex, but to learn how to integrate sexuality. We were also talking about the sacrament of

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23 May 2013

BY STEFAN GIGACZ PALMS, the Catholic overseas volunteer organisation, has launched a petition to Foreign Minister Bob Carr in protest against a government decision to cut its funding. AusAID has decided to end funding to Palms Australia, the Catholic

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23 May 2013

Image: National Geographic --- BY ANN RENNIE  Phillip Larkin asked Where can we live but days? and so I think of the unfolding alleluia as  autumn slips into winter around me where the world slows down and we button up. In summer, we are a

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23 May 2013

BY ELIZABETH MCKENZIE ‘I’s agoin’ fishin’. A fiercely determined four–year-old stood at the entrance to the tent, fishing rod clutched in one tight fist and a small but fully functional tackle box in the other. I struggled out

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23 May 2013

  Newman College, Melbourne University. Image: Google --- BY GABRIELLE McMULLEN In a recent CathNews blog, I wrote about the conference Daniel Mannix: His Legacy held in Melbourne at the State Library of Victoria to mark the centenary of Archbishop

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23 May 2013

BY STEFAN GIGACZ Sydney Auxiliary Bishop Julian Porteous warns that the 'Enneagram has no place in Catholic spirituality and should not be promoted in Catholic circles': The Enneagram is claimed to have origins in the Sufi religion. However the Sufis, who are

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20 Dec 2012

BY JOHN RYAN The text was Mark 5:21-43 and it wasn’t long before I was struck with the idea of touch.   Jairus says: “My little daughter is at the point of death. Come and lay your hands on her.” The woman with the haemorrhage

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20 Dec 2012

BY ANN RENNIE I love the way travel frees you up. You are divested of the trappings of your day to day life: the nine to five routine, the evening meals, the folding out of washing, the meetings where A.O.B becomes torture as you mentally replay the day

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20 Dec 2012

BY MICHAEL MULLINS Not surprisingly, reports that Katie Holmes has rejoined the Catholic Church following her divorce from Scientologist Tom Cruise have stimulated blogger comment.  CNN’s Belief Blog comments on the breach of privacy that

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