Whilst certain aspects of Indigenous culture are now occasionally celebrated in national life, the scandalous levels of Indigenous poverty, discrimination, and lack of genuine self-determination, remain. Like the ancient people of Israel, it seems that

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The table is too small for the dozen writers gathered in a coffeehouse in a trendy part of St Paul, Minnesota. As they sip their coffees, all ears are attuned to one young woman as she reads her fictional story about a World War I soldier. The group is

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Sydney Catholic Education Office Director, Br Kelvin Canavan, has written to more than 180 Catholic schools advising that his office has decided not to support the Federal Government's new chaplaincy funding program. According to the letter by Br

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Pax Christi NSW has joined its British counterpart in welcoming the news that the UK government is to withdraw at least 1,600 troops from Iraq in the next few months. The Universe reports that Pax Christi, or the International Catholic Movement

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A general surgical ward at Sydney's St Vincent's Hospital remains closed after funding negotiations between the hospital and the NSW Health department broke down, causing the government to send in an auditor to study the hospital's accounts. The

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The Catholic-backed sympto-thermal method of natural family planning has been found by a German study to be as effective in preventing pregnancies as the contraceptive pill, with researchers also surprised to find a low rate of unintended pregnancies

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In a novel attempt to bring people back to confession, the Archdiocese of Washington DC has launched a Lenten billboard and radio blitz with the slogan "The light is on for you." The Washington Post reports that noting that the number of

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Citing comments by Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger, now Pope Benedict, criticising industrial methods of keeping chickens, the animal rights group PETA has called on a Trappist community to shut down its "cruel" egg production facility. In a

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My encounter with Catholicism in Africa was a challenging experience of contrasts and paradoxes. On the one hand, there was a vibrant sense of a Church that takes its place at the forefront of the struggle for justice, so that, if liberation theology

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If the vagina's pop culture debut came through The Vagina Monologues on 14 February 1998, it seems to me that its male sexual counterpart had centre stage all to itself for quite a long while. Having grown up with several brothers, I practically needed a

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While equal pay for equal work is accepted as a principle of labour policy, United Nations Holy See envoy Archbishop Celestino Migliore says that women in the workplace "are still too often overlooked or undervalued". In his remarks to the

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A Howard Government proposed $1.5 billion package of assistance for aged care will deliver high care services more equitably and take financial pressure off providers, according to Catholic Health Australia head, Francis Sullivan. The package

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A Peruvian security firm has launched a campaign of spying and intimidation against environmental activists and priests including one who was dubbed "the devil", according to documents revealed by a local newspaper. Using the codename

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A book by an Italian-Israeli historian who claims there is a factual basis for medieval allegations of ritual murder of Christians has drawn fire from Jewish and Catholic scholars. The just published book by Ariel Toaff, who is also son of Elio

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Warning that witchcraft is real and is destroying the Catholic Church in Africa, scholars from the Catholic University of Eastern Africa say that many African priests fear witchcraft or are ignorant of their power to confront the devil. The Catholic

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Sydney priest Fr Paul Hilder is looking for the crest of a World War II US naval destroyer that saved the lives of 627 Australian sailors for display in a church honouring friendship between the US and Australia. Catholic News Service reports that Fr

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Guided only by the secular press over the last 30 years, many young men could have come to believe that priests in general are unhappy in their vocation and resentful of their celibacy. We priests need to show by word and example that we are in fact

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The Pope has long-held and passionate convictions about liturgy, sketched in many of his books. In his understanding, the rites, both of East and West, belong first of all to the whole Church. The different families of rites structure the ways in which

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Praising volunteering as a "school of life", Pope Benedict has warned against allowing the experience to degenerate into "simple activism". Catholic News Agency reports that Pope Benedict made his comments in an address to

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The Portuguese government says it will go ahead with plans to legalise abortions in the predominantly Catholic country even though a weekend referendum on the issue failed to attract the quorum required for a binding vote. The Age reports that

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