Cafod is the official Catholic aid agency for England and Wales, working with partners in more than 40 countries across the world. The agency's website has a broad range of projects and links to other social justice

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Sydney's Strathfield Council will use $100,000 from the sale of a park to fight an Australian Catholic University expansion plan, reports the Inner West Courier. At a recent extraordinary meeting, the council agreed to allocate the sum from the sale of

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Image of a stem cell, from Wikipedia --- The Vatican's Pontifical Academy for Life has written a letter explaining that the conference on stem cell research was cancelled for economic reasons, and the Vatican gives no credibility to pro-life activists who

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Pope Benedict XVI's diplomatic high-wire act in Havana, pressing the case for religious freedom but avoiding direct clash with the Castro regime, was the main news flash out of his trip to Mexico and Cuba. Yet there was another leitmotif to the outing,

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Jerusalem’s Church of the Holy Sepulchre (pictured) is a cavernous and depressing place. Its ornate chapels puncture the gloom with their glitter and bling. The air, soupy with incense and candle wax, shifts and stirs with the chanting of monks and the

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This is a British romantic comedy-drama movie based on the 2006 novel of the same name by Paul Torday. A leading scientist, Dr Fred Jones (Ewan McGregor) is approached by Harriet Chetwode-Talbot (Emily Blunt), who wants his advice on how to bring salmon

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For Kanako Ota, from Osaka, Japan, this year’s Easter Vigil was a uniquely momentous occasion. For that is the date when she received the sacrament of Baptism, reports Ucanews. “My parents are professed Buddhists, but I had a

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Writer-director Mia Hansen Love was not yet thirty when she made this film, after success with her earlier films, especially, The Father of My Children. In interviews, she has remarked that her films have autobiographical elements, this one in

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Hospital Chaplains is a new series on ABC television that follows the chaplains’ journeys alongside the patients and families at three major hospitals. The Compass crew have filmed six chaplains of various denominations (Catholic, Protestant,

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Howard Storm pictured with his wife, Marcia --- Howard Storm was an atheist until he had an extraordinary near-death experience. After that, everything changed. Indeed, he is now a Christian minister. His book, My Descent into Death, shot to prominence

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It seems the Occupy Movement has finally run out of puff. The press has moved on and city councils from London to New York, Sydney to Seattle, have cleared their public spaces. They’re gone, but did they have a point, asks Michael Elphick in

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Screenshot from The Sydney Morning Herald --- Frustration and something bordering on barely concealed mutual disdain boiled over more than once during the ABC's Q&A television show Monday evening, in the hour-long debate between Cardinal George Pell

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Screenshot from The Daily Telegraph --- Catholic schools in Sydney will forge ahead with open-plan classrooms of 200 students despite parents pulling their children out of schools and teachers quitting, reports The Daily Telegraph. The Catholic Education

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Screenshot from The Vatican Insider --- Pope Benedict has appealed for peace in the Middle East, South Sudan and Nigeria, in his Easter message, reports the Vatican Insider. The pontiff called on the resurrected Jesus to “grant hope to the Middle

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Screenshot from The West Australian --- The Catholic Archbishop of Perth, Timothy Costelloe, urged Catholics to feel hope and joy from the resurrection of Christ as he celebrated his first Easter Sunday Mass, at St Mary's Cathedral, since becoming leader

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Queensland's LNP government has sought legal advice about repealing civil unions in the state and is not ruling out the retrospective scrapping of the partnerships, reports The Australian. Attorney-General Jarrod Bleijie said he had requested a full legal

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Twenty-two people have been killed and 36 injured when the roof of a Catholic church in rural Nigeria collapsed during services, reports Kerryman.ie. Benue state spokesman Cletus Akwaya has said that the collapse happened on Saturday night at St Robert's

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The Herzu Jesu church in Lubeck, where the martyrs were based --- The execution of his own grandfather by the Nazis in 1943 has been the impetus for Adelaide  parishioner John Jasiukaitis to raise the profile of three Catholic priests and a Lutheran

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Screenshot from www.abc.net.au/tv/qanda --- Religion vs science has delivered the ABC's Q&A program its biggest audience in two years, reports AAP in The Sydney Morning Herald. Q&A invited Professor Richard Dawkins, author of The God Delusion,

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Unrelated stockphoto image --- Residents of West Ryde in Sydney are reportedly still waiting for asbestos found two years ago on a derelict church site to be cleaned up, reports The Sydney Morning Herald. Brown and white bonded asbestos was found on the

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From Parish of Our Lady of The Way, North Sydney & Lavender Bay. The first Mass of the day on YouTube

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Live streamed from Our Lady of the Rosary Cathedral, Waitara

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