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Archaeology
An archaeological discovery in the Northern Territory has extended the known length of time Aboriginal people have inhabited the continent to at least 65,000 years, The Guardian reports. ...
Compassion
The care of migrants and refugees in Australia is the focus of a two-day conference this week, Melbourne Catholic reports. ...
Bible
Catholics who do not read the Bible are missing out on the spiritual benefits that come from a full understanding of God and the Mass, according to visiting theologian John ...
Human Rights
Vigils calling for an end to Australia's offshore detention of refugees and asylum-seekers have been held around the country as the policy reaches its fourth year, AAP/News.com.au reports ...
Vatican
Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI's personal secretary said that those trying to use the words the retired pontiff sent for the funeral of one of the "dubia" cardinals as an attack ...
Digital Life
Facebook has restored more than 20 Catholic pages in Portuguese and English that were blocked on Tuesday, citing a malfunction in the system, CNA reports. ...
Spirituality
While the charismatic style of worship does not suit everyone, a Tasmanian member of Catholic Charismatic Renewal says it “takes courage to let the Holy Spirit in”, the Archdiocese of ...
Child Protection
A new report on abuse at a prestigious German musical institution is an “important step forward”, says a member of the Pontifical Commission for the Protection of Minors, Vatican Radio ...
Global Church
Gunmen have abducted two Catholic priests in the Democratic Republic of Congo, prompting the country’s bishops to plead that the captives not be harmed, CNA reports. ...