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Pell bans Lay group from Catholic land
Cardinal Pell has ordered the Sisters of St Joseph not to allow the lay group, Australian Reforming Catholics (ARC), to hold their annual conference at the Sisters' site at McKillop Place in North Sydney next month, and has also directed two priests not to attend.
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who has read every book ever written on the subject, reflects on the black and white and grey of the Life of Graham Greene
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Catholics were falling behind in an ancient religious tradition shared by all denominations, says Michael McGirr. But thankfully the Vatican has put us ahead in the race to make the world's silliest utterance.
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