Distinguishing "Islamists" from the "many wonderful Muslims" he says he has met, Sydney Cardinal George Pell says that most victims of "extreme Muslims" are in fact Muslims. Speaking at a "deliberative poll"

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With less than 500 days left in the countdown to World Youth Day in Sydney, Deputy Prime Minister Mark Vaile has announced that the Government will grant free three-month visas for all participants. "A three-month visa will allow those visitors

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Acting quickly in the wake of the resignation before his installation of Warsaw archbishop Stanislaw Wielgus, Pope Benedict has named Bishop Kazimierz Nycz as his replacement. The Catholic Bishops Conference of Poland announced the appointment on

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A high ranking Vatican official has restated Church teaching on Masonic associations, saying that Catholics who enrol in such associations are in a state of grave sin and may not receive communion. Apostolic Penitentiary regent, Bishop Gianfranco

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Although there are still few women working at the highest levels of the Holy See hierarchy, the percentage of women working in Vatican offices has nearly doubled from 11 to 21 per cent since the beginning of John Paul II's pontificate. According to a

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Edmund Rice Camps is one of a growing number of small charities and church groups who have turned to the social networking website, MySpace, as a means of raising their profiles - and funds for their activities. The Age reports that MySpace is

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Each time I look at the World Youth Day website the number of people expected to participate keeps rising. Many of the Australian participants will fly in to Sydney. More than 100,000 international visitors are also expected - nearly all of whom will

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My seminary studies were done at a time of upheaval in the Church. It was a time of great liturgical ferment, as "the new Mass" in English appeared and took hold. But in my work with the Roman Missal Editorial Committee, I have been forced to

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Declaring that he admires Kevin Rudd as a "serious Christian", Health Minister Tony Abbott, a Catholic, says that that it is not sectarian to question the Opposition Leader's religious credentials. "If it was not sectarian for Rudd to

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The Holy See's permanent observer, Archbishop Celestino Migliore, told the United Nations last week that women "bear the brunt of the world's child prostitution, sexual exploitation, abuse, domestic violence, child labour and human

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A new building featuring rooftop solar panels and energy-efficient lighting being developed by the Archdiocese of Adelaide to house SA Water and facilities for St Aloysius' College will be South Australia's first six-star green office

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Adelaide Catholic grandmother, Jan Ruff-O'Herne, who was raped "day and night" by Japanese soldiers during World War II, has described a statement by the Japanese Prime Minister denying the existence of wartime sex slavery as

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Stockholm's Catholic Archbishop Anders Arborelius has launched an appeal to the government not to make Sweden an "abortion paradise" following a proposal to open the Nordic country's hospitals to women from countries with tighter abortion

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Canberra Archbishop Mark Coleridge has commissioned a team of six young people from Corpus Christi parish in South Tuggeranong who will live in community with the parish's priests to prepare for next year's World Youth Day in Sydney. The six team

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While the Howard government weighs up how it will choose to respond to the boatload of men, including 83 Sri Lankan asylum seekers, now being held on Christmas Island, it is time to remember that these are vulnerable people who have fled from extreme

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Sr Antona Ebo, a Franciscan Sister of Mary, and a number of Catholic sisters were pioneers in the struggle for civil rights in Selma, Alabama back in 1965. It was three days after a peaceful protest march had been brutally attacked by white-supremacist

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Vatican newspaper, L'Osservatore Romano has praised an Italian doctor who resigned from the Italian College of Physicians after his colleagues failed to discipline an anaesthetist who unplugged a patient's respirator, ending his

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Days after the US announced that it plans to develop a new hydrogen bomb for submarine-launched ballistic missiles, Glasgow Cardinal Keith O'Brien told a local protest rally that the Scottish bishops' nuclear opposition has Holy See

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A high level delegation from the Holy See has arrived in Hanoi to begin a week's visit described by the local press as the next important span in the "diplomatic bridge" between Vietnam and the Vatican. The open publishing online newspaper

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John Therry Catholic High School in Macarthur, NSW, is open again after a severe storm, which dumped 90mm in less than an hour, left the Wollongong diocese school with only 13 usable classrooms. Flash flooding forced the rationing of classrooms and,

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