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The trend to abort baby girls shows that the cultural crisis leads to a demographic one - and ultimately economic woes, said the director of the European Centre for Law and Justice, Grégor Puppinck, reports Zenit. The ECLJ statement reports that the

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Screenshot from The Catholic Weekly --- Bishops must be courageous "because Christian truths do not always win majority approval", Sydney's Cardinal George Pell said at the recent ordination of the archdiocese's auxiliary bishop Peter Comensoli, reports

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Image from a report on www.xt3.com --- The Newcastle Catholic community is undergoing a change of leadership and the new person taking over faces plenty of challenges, says the Newcastle Herald in an editorial. "The city's new Catholic Bishop, William

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Brother Anthony Ariniello is one of the most recognizable and intriguing figures to hit the streets of Rome in recent years. But the monk with a high-speed habit is about to leave the Eternal City, reports the Catholic News Agency. “When I pass by,

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I’m more than willing to admit that I find much of the Catholic kitsch available today to be quite amusing, albeit completely unnecessary, writes Kerry Webber in America magazine. It seems many retailers know that, as global, diverse community, the

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French writers and directors seem to have an inbuilt talent for writing and directing films about families and tensions in relationships. They dramatise these not so much in melodramatic encounters and crises (though they can do that too) but in the

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The Vatican will hold an international conference on clerical sex abuse, in Rome next February, reports the Catholic News Agency. Psychologists, theologians and child-abuse specialists are expected to participate in the symposium, providing expertise to

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Screenshot from the video, 'You Shall Not Kill' - Cardinal George Pell's Pentecost Message for 2011, on YouTube. --- Cardinal George Pell has issued a letter against euthanasia, warning that it is a slippery slope, reports BioEdge.org. "One important

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An image from Flickr, of children using an iPad --- Teachers in the Sydney Catholic Archdiocese are trialling iPads with children in reading recovery, a remedial program for Year 1 students, with encouraging results, reports the Sydney Morning

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Screenshot from the AdelaideNow report --- South Australia's Social Inclusion Commissioner Monsignor David Cappo has spent more than $100,000 of taxpayers' money on international trips in four years, said a report on the AdelaideNow website. Monsignor

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'Knights Templar', on Flickr --- The heirs to the Knights Templar have demanded an apology from the Vatican for the execuion of their last leader, Jacques de Molay, who was burned at the stake in 1314, reports the Telegraph.co.uk. De Molay was executed

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An image of the Popemobile in Barcelona, on Flickr --- Mercedes-Benz is making a greener, hybrid Popemobile for Benedict XVI, according to a report in the Herald Sun. The report said the new Popemobile will be based on the four-wheel-drive M Class

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One of the intriguing qualities of Pope Benedict XVI is his intellectual style, writes Andrew Hamilton in Eureka Street. He consistently uses large theoretical constructs, such as secularism, to reflect on the condition both of Western societies and of the

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The headline on the introduction to a new report on the generation of people aged 18-29 encapsulates its conclusions as "the peculiar profile of millennials on abortion," reports NCR Online. Peculiar also might describe how it looks that a significant

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Refugee Week runs from June 19 to June 25, to coincide with World Refugee Day, which was yesterday. This website carries a range of news, events, ambassadors and links. www.refugeeweek.org.au/

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The action of this film takes place over a couple of hours.  A music teacher finishes a class and drives home to his country house.  He is attacked in his home by a masked group who attempt to kill him. As they speak and act, we hear some

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'Behind The Barbed Wire Fence', on Flickr --- Christians must promote respect and dignity for the human person in the current national debate on Australia's policy on asylum seekers - in which both sides of the political divide are willing to "'export"

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Screenshot from the Rome Reports video, Domus Australia holds pre-opening celebratory Mass in Rome --- Cardinal George Pell has celebrated the first Mass at the newly-refurbished chapel in the Domus Australia pilgrim centre in Rome, with many of the

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Screenshot from The Australian --- The Church of England will allow celibate gay men to become bishops, acknowledging the impact of the Equality Act in requiring an update of its rules on the advancement of homosexuals, said a report by the Times in the

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The Church should pay compensation to victims who were sexually abused while in its care in the Netherlands, Reuters reports from recommendations by an independent commission. The Dutch bishops' conference had sought the recommendation of the independent

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