Bishop David Walker---Bishop David Walker of the Diocese of Broken Bay said news reports saying the Church had failed to act on abuse allegations agains Father Finian Egan were "grossly inaccurate", and he encouraged complainants to go to the police."As with

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The Mary - First Disciple National eConference goes live today to thousands of participants across the country and the globe this morning, with talks from scripture scholars, bishops and religious figures. Professor Francis Moloney, a Melbourne-based

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A teacher in the Catholic Education-administered Rostrevor College and the assistant principal of another school, both in South Australia, are being investigated for allegedly cheating in last week's NAPLAN tests. In both cases, the teachers were

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The Vatican has decided on its defence against claims that it is liable for US bishops whose silence is blamed for child sex abuse in the country. The arguments will say that the bishops are not its employees and that a 1962 Vatican document did not

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Italy's first woman priest, who belongs to the Old Catholic Church, is to be ordained later this month.Maria Vittoria Longhitano, 35, a member of the Italian Old Catholic Church, a breakaway group not recognised by the Vatican, will be ordained at All Saints

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David Stang, the brother of murdered American nun Dorothy Stang, has spread out pictures, books, magazines, and documentaries about his big sister on his coffee table. He is eager to share these things. "Dorothy told me the day before she

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School canteens built by the Catholic school system under the Government stimulus scheme are up to five times cheaper than those delivered by state governments, The Australian reports. The vast difference between the cost of buildings delivered by state

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She winked at him. He winked back. And so began a month of online instant messaging. She took the usual precautions for meeting in person a guy from the Internet: a public first date and telling her friends where she was going. During their date, Anna Tusim,

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A victims group has responded angrily to the Vatican's defence in an American case that it cannot be considered as an employer to its bishops. "This lawsuit is trying to say that the bishop in Louisville is an employee of the pope," Jeffrey Lena, the

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This episode of Compass explores the Catholic Church in Australia during one of the most dynamic periods in its recent history, the Second Vatican Council (1962-65). Vatican II challenged elements of Catholicism unquestioned since the 16th century. Pope John

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Catholic churches and schools have opened their doors as safe havens from the violence that has paralyzed Bangkok. At least five Catholic centres are in areas where fighting has been fiercest, reports UCA News. An army crackdown on the red

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A nationwide appeal has been launched to raise funds for the canonisation ceremony of Mary MacKillop in Rome and official celebrations around Australia and the world.The Mary MacKillop Canonisation Appeal will be held on Sunday 30 May and Sunday 8 August,

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An American married father of six has been given permission to become a Roman Catholic priest. The Diocese of Rochester in New York says the 49-year-old former protestant minister is getting a "special exception" to the celibacy rule from Pope

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Pope John Paul II's personal physician Renato Buzzonetti has recalled the former Pontiff's willingness to embrace suffering. In an interview with L'Osservatore Romano details about the May 13, 1981 assassination attempt on the late Pope, Dr

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When Pope Benedict XVI was elected in 2005, two journalists felt it was wrong that there was no special hymn that could be sung. "The Wiseman hymn:  'Full in the panting heart of Rome' is stirring stuff in its way", said one journalist, "but we wanted

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He’s performed so many funerals, they call him “Burying Joe.” A recent Saturday afternoon found Joe Krysiak again at a cemetery, his stole whipping in the wind as he recited the Rite of Christian Burial and sprinkled holy water on the ground below the

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“The chief glory of every people arises from its authors” claimed Samuel Johnson. So one wonders what he might have made of The Spiritual History of English, a book which makes the damning assertion that England’s literary tradition has

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The Edmund Rice Centre is involved in a range of projects and activities across the four areas of its operation in research, community education, advocacy and networking. The Centre's objectives include research into the causes of poverty and inequity in

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Independent senator Nick Xenophon says it is wrong for the confessional to be exempt from mandatory reporting laws in child abuse cases. There should be "a debate about the sanctity of the confessional and the role the church has had in relation to

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Cardinal George Pell --- Cardinal George Pell last year spoke at the same conference as a disgraced Melbourne deacon whom Cardinal Pell had previously tried to laicise for suspected sexual misbehaviour, reports The Age. Cardinal

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From St Mary’s, North Sydney. The first Mass of the day on YouTube

Mass Online

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Live streamed from Our Lady of the Rosary Cathedral, Waitara

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Daily Prayer

All your daily readings, reflections and prayers can be found here... 

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