» General News 2012-05-30
One in five Austrians consider Viennese Archbishop Christoph Cardinal Schönborn as a reactionary clergyman.
» General News 2012-05-24
Another top-tier representative of the Austrian Church has warned the Preachers’ Initiative from consequences.
» General News 2012-05-22
A Catholic preacher who established a group of "disobedient" priests reacted coolly to Viennese Archbishop Christoph Cardinal Schönborn’s warnings.
» General News 2012-05-18
Viennese Archbishop Christoph Cardinal Schönborn is upping the pressure on Helmut Schüller’s Preachers’ Initiative.
» General News 2012-04-24
A critical Catholic movement from Austria has received a renowned award in Switzerland.
» General News 2012-04-19
Alois Kothgasser, the archbishop of the Diocese of Salzburg, has decided to apply for retirement.
» General News 2012-04-10
A Catholic preacher plans to withdraw from his local parish after a gay man entered the community council.
» General News 2012-04-06
The head of the Austrian Preachers’ Initiative has reacted positively to the Pope’s criticism.
» General News 2012-04-03
A gay man has been allowed to participate in his local parish’s activities.
» General News 2012-03-15
An end to the feud between the Austrian Church’s leaders and a "disobedient" group of preachers seems out of reach.
» General News 2012-02-22
A vast majority of Austrians approve a controversial group of Catholic priests’ demands.
» General News 2012-02-06
The head of a group of "disobedient" parish priests has called for mercy on homosexuals.
» General News 2012-01-26
The highest representatives of the Austrian Catholic Church gathered with Vatican officials to speak about a group of priests who declared themselves "disobedient", it has emerged.
» General News 2012-01-26
A parish priest has apologised for publishing the names of people who decided to leave the Church.
» General News 2012-01-23
A parish priest who encouraged clergymen to be "disobedient" towards the Vatican plans to go international.
» General News 2012-01-11
The number of people leaving the Catholic Church has decreased dramatically.
» General News 2012-01-09
The Social Democrats (SPÖ) have spoken out against a charge on people who left the Church.
» General News 2012-01-06
A conservative politician has started a countrywide debate by suggesting that people should be ordered to pay a charge after leaving the Church.
» General News 2011-11-15
Members of a small parish in Vienna are outraged by Archbishop Christoph Cardinal Schönborn’s decision to hand over the church to the city’s Serbian-Orthodox community for free.
» General News 2011-11-08
A group of priests opposing the Vatican’s principles finds more and more support, according to its head and a new survey.
» General News 2011-10-17
A former lawyer or a retired state prosecutor is set to head a special investigative commission after former residents of a children’s home spoke out about serial rapes by carers.
» General News 2011-10-14
The Austrian Greens and moderate Muslims are infuriated after the Austrian foreign minister agreed with Saudi Arabian officials to set up an interreligious centre in Vienna.
» General News 2011-09-29
A public hospital’s doctor and psychologist are under scrutiny for allegedly cooperating with an exorcist.
» General News 2011-09-08
A steel cross erected to celebrate the pontiff’s visit to Austria nearly 30 years ago will undergo a complex renovation after concerns were voiced it could collapse.
» General News 2011-08-22
An elderly man died as he collapsed walking down a mountain after a mass.
» General News 2011-08-18
The majority of Austrians are in favour of an expansion of abortion services.
» General News 2011-08-17
Parents of first-formers are bracing themselves to spend hundreds of Euros in the coming weeks, a poll has shown.
» General News 2011-08-09
Conservative lawmakers have waded into controversy by erecting a wayside shrine depicting a late governor’s portrait – surrounded by a halo.
» General News 2011-08-09
Lower Austrian police are investigating over money allegedly stolen from a church’s offertory box in the past weeks.
» General News 2011-08-05
Social Democratic (SPÖ) Health Minister Alois Stöger has been harshly criticised over plans to expand abortion services in Austria.
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Police catch graffiti-villain of Vienna
A graffiti sprayer, named "Puber" has been one of the main "villains" of Vienna for almost a year. He has filled almost the half of the city with his drawings. Now, a suspect, alleged to be the notorious sprayer himself is in the police custody of Vienna and may face up to five years in prison.
Apartment sales drop in Austria
According to the brokerage firm Re/Max, the number of the real estate sales in Austria has declined around 8.3% in the last year. The exact number of properties which were sold and bought accounts to over 80,000 units, which translates into 16 billion euros. Apartments were the most popular type of property sold last year, accounting for 28,000 of the units sold, but there has still been a 9.3% decrease from the last year.
McDonalds boom in Austria
McDonald's in Austria generated 560 million Euros in sales in 2013 after introducing more branches and expanding it's product range.
Exhibition takes you on a journey with Sigmund Freud
To mark the 75th anniversary of Sigmund Freud's death, the museum dedicated to him in Vienna is holding an exhibition looking at Freud's journeys around the world, including his final one that saw him flee National Socialism in 1938.
Plastic replacing fish in the Danube
The Danube is so polluted that there are now more plastic particles than fish larvae in the water according to new research.
Ladies skiing offer at Stuhleck this weekend
In celebration of International Women's Day on Saturday 8 March, the Stuhleck ski resort in eastern Austrian is giving female skiers discount prices on ski passes.
Rediscovered 'degenerate' painting on show at Belvedere
A painting that was rediscovered in 2012, decades after it was seized by the Nazi's for being 'degenerate', is on display at the Belvedere Palace in Vienna.
Austrian Airlines spellcheck mishap
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Carnival firemen answer 999 call as giant bees with handbags
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