Italian activists have petitioned Pope Benedict to stop wearing his ermine-trimmed hat and cape but a former Vatican official says there are more important issues to address. EarthTimes reports that in a newspaper interview published Wednesday a

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Four Western Australian men have come forward alleging abuse by Bunbury diocese priests during the 1960's and 1970's. The ABC's PM program reports the men say they have spent most of their lives feeling isolated by their childhood trauma. Even now

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When governments have adopted quick and simple solutions to complex educational problems, they have usually got it wrong and seem determined to continue doing so. It would be so much easier if schools were factories, created to produce easily measured,

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The Bonneville of the title is a 1966 automobile, one of those massive V8 convertibles that defined American cars in the days when petrol was a pittance. It is driven by three women on an odyssey from Pocatello Idaho to California to deliver an urn of ashes

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Melbourne's Catholic Theological College was established in 1972 and as part of the Melbourne College of Divinity it offers undergraduate and postgraduate degrees in theology and ministry. For the past decade it has occupied the historic site of the

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We need to believe that the Trinity is saving the world despite appearances. Our role is to play our part along with every man and woman of good will. Taking too much responsibility is unconvincing and reveals a lack of faith. If anything, we should give

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Days after Maitland-Newcastle Bishop Michael Malone apologised for clergy abuse in the diocese, a local priest has been charged with 30 counts of abusing boys. News.com.au reports NSW police expect to lay more charges against Fr John Sidney Denham,

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In a fresh blow to a drought stricken community, the historic Christian Brothers Agricultural College at Tardun in Western Australia's wheatbelt is to close after 80 years. The West Australian reports the college is to close its Year 8 to 12 schooling

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Forty eight percent of Australia's preachers are over the age of 50, census figures show, according to demographer Bernard Salt, but there are also 16 Australians under 20 who described themselves as ministers of religion. New figures extracted from

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Over 12,000 World Youth Day people responded to a survey by ACU and Monash University researchers seeking to understand the spirituality of pilgrims. The "Pilgrims’ Progress 2008" is a research project being conducted at Australian

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"There is war on the roadways of the entire world," Archbishop Agostino Marchetto of the Pontifical Council for the Pastoral Care of Migrants and Itinerant People has warned in a call to reduce the number of road victims. Archbishop

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The Holy See has distanced itself from a warning in a Catholic magazine Famiglia Cristiana that Italy is in danger of returning to fascism. The Times Online reports the Vatican distanced itself from a series of blistering attacks on the

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Logically and theologically, the Assumption is a deduction from the Immaculate Conception and, of course, from the Incarnation itself when the Blessed Virgin, according to the will of the First Person of the Trinity, bore in her body the Second Person of

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On 15 August 1808, Edmund Rice and eight companions proclaimed their Vows as Brothers of the Society of the Presentation. It was the culmination of much reflection, prayer and experience of life for Edmund, leading him to formalise his living as a Brother

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Whether you have been married for a short time or a longer period, all married couples are invited to take up an opportunity to further explore their love and union. The Difference to Eternity program aims to create safe havens in relationships were

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Tyburn Convent is a monastery situated in the heart of London. The convent was originally established in 1910 on the site of Tyburn Tower, where many of the Catholic martyrs were slaughtered during the English Reformation. It was rebuilt in 1963, but still

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Hoping to benefit from a post-WYD increased interest in vocations, Australia's De La Salle Brothers are offering young men the opportunity to "test drive" their vocation in remote Western Australia and Papua New Guinea. Young Australian men

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The St John of God brothers say they will supervise for the rest of his life a former brother, Rodger William Moloney, to be deported from New Zealand after serving his sentence on sex abuse charges. News.com.au reports that Moloney, now 73 and in

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A Palestinian refugee, Akram al Masri, who was deported from Australia in 2002 has been killed in his homeland less than six months after Australian authorities refused him a visitor's visa. The Sydney Morning Herald reports that Mr al Masri who was

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Toledo Cardinal Antonio Canizares has denounced a "social revolution" in Spain and the West that he says aims "to impose nihilist thought and eliminate everything Catholic from public life." Addressing a summer course on

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