Muslim scholars have begun arriving in Rome for a three day meeting with Vatican officials and with Pope Benedict to discuss plans to defuse tensions between Christianity and Islam. Violent protests in the Islamic world after a Danish newspaper printed

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Canberra auxiliary Bishop Pat Power has issued a statement clarifying earlier remarks on the events at Brisbane's St Mary's parish. "The Canberra Times report of my comments on the South Brisbane parish might have appeared as my undermining

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Pope Benedict is ready to make a stop over visit to Myanmar after Yangon Archbishop Charles Maung Bo issued an invitiation to the Pope from the floor of the Bible Synod. UCA News reports that Archbishop Bo also met the pope privately on October 23.

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For the first time since Pope John XXIII, Vatican workers from office staff to cardinals have been issued swipe cards for clocking on and off at work. Ansa reports the Vatican City State has issued new cards to all employees from the lowest office staff

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Singing your heart out on Australian Idol for millions of home viewers and smiling while judges "Dicko", Marcia, Mark or Kyle tear little strips off your performance is the music business version of a baptism of fire. Such was the rite of passage

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It was Pope Pius VII's concordat with Napoleon in 1801 that had the effect of vesting in the pope alone the power to appoint bishops anywhere in the Roman Catholic Church. The fact that this method of appointing and promoting bishops has absolutely nothing

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National Catholic Register is a weekly American Catholic newspaper founded in 1927 in Denver and professing loyalty to the teaching of the Church. It website is a portal for Catholic news providing education and information on Catholics, the Church and

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Melbourne based Catholics are invited to attend the ABC recording of the Annual Carols & Readings Service at St Patrick's Cathedral. This service is usually held the Sunday before Christmas Day and is the first time the ABC has ever recorded a

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Pope meets Hawking

03-Nov-2008

There is no contradiction beteen believing in God and empirical science, Pope Benedict told a Rome gathering of eminent scientists including cosmologist Stephen Hawking. Pope Benedict, who briefly met the wheelchair bound physicist at an event hosted by

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A Geelong County Court judge has sentenced Victorian country priest, Edmund John Haines, to four years and three months for a series of child sex crimes. The Geelong Advertiser reports that Judge Geoffrey Chettle ordered that Haines serve a a

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Devotion to "Saint Death" is not compatible with the Catholic faith, Mexico's bishops have said, adding that nor is St Jude Thaddeus the patron saint of criminals or drug lords. The bishops' statement noted that "many people who commit

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Catholic women's organisations in the Asia-Pacific will focus their energies on empowerment for women, a regional conference in Seoul has decided. UCA News reports the 6th Asia-Pacific Regional Conference of the World Union of Catholic Women's

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Churches have created profiles on social networking sites such as Facebook or MySpace, as well as on Christian networking sites. Many churches now also have their own Internet pages, with video clips, podcasts and blogs. It's an indication of how

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Earlier this week a new body emerged from among Australian religious organisations to highlight and suggest solutions for tackling climate change. Australian Religious Response to Climate Change draws together people of different faith traditions and

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Statistics show that New Zealanders are very tribal in their voting patterns, the majority do not change their vote from one election to the next. To engage in the process set out by the Bishops means that every Catholic should be potentially a

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There ought be a special G rating for films like this, not G for General Exhibition but G for Gore, for Gruesome, for Grisly and for Guts, simulations of which are spread around rather liberally. Fearsome iron mantraps, axes, a pick and a crossbow are

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Catholic boarding schools catering for indigenous students in Queensland and the Northern Territory may lose up to 30 percent of their grants if legislation currently before Federal Parliament is passed. The Australian reports that schools

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Campbelltown Catholic Club in south western Sydney is on a NSW government list of 50 "problem venues" and will be subject to 2am lockouts and plastic glasses after midnight. Other conditions to be enforced include last drinks called 30

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Pope Pius XII, who declared the dogma of the Assumption, witnessed Fatima like "miracles of the sun" four times, the pontiff's handwritten notes reveal. Zenit reports this information is confirmed by a handwritten, unpublished note from Pope

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Incoming US President Barack Obama has won back a significant proportion of the Catholic vote previously lost to George Bush, electoral analysts say. The International Herald Tribune quoted several religious experts saying that the swing in the

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