NSW is considering a call to repeal legislation that hinders justice to clergy sex abuse victims. Sydney's Daily Telegraph newspaper reports that the Australian Lawyers Alliance has called on the Government to repeal the Roman Catholic Trust Property

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Kevin Rudd --- Catholic Health Australia says Prime Minister Kevin Rudd's hospital reform plans aren't clear enough yet for endorsement. Mr Rudd is expected to give an address today on the economy, in which he will focus on the importance

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A proposal from NSW bishops that the Wilcannia-Forbes diocese be dissolved is understood to have been overwhelmingly  rejected by local priests in the rural area. Moves to reconfigure Wilcannia-Forbes have been considered for more than three decades, as the

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Two American federal appeals courts have allowed sexual abuse lawsuits against the Vatican to proceed in the states of Oregon and Kentucky. The Kentucky case involves three people who alleged they were abused by three different priests between the

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A bishop in the Philippines is discouraging the faithful from practising acts such as crucifixion and self-flagellation as penance during Holy Week."The real expression of Christian faith during Lent is through repentance and self- denial," Bishop Dinualdo

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The shroud of Turin will go on display for six weeks after Easter at Turin Cathedral, for the first time since 2000. Among those who are due to view it are Pope Benedict XVI, and visitors will only be allowed three minutes in front of the artefact in

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"Have you tried McDonalds?" David Miringtoro was asked during the final days of his Australian stay late last month. The Papua New Guinean smiled and nodded but couldn't convey "what" he had consumed. "A Big Mac?"

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Not everyone can make a visit to the Holy Land but thanks to a multimedia company, they can now make a virtual visit from their own computer. Websites www.360tr.com and www.std24.net have teamed up with Turkish photographer, Aykut Ince, to create a

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This sub-titled film brings the first of the late Stieg Larsson’s famous Millennium Trilogy to the screen. It is a hard task to capture Larsson’s phenomenally popular novel, which has been read by over 10 million people in 25 countries.

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Tim Fischer --- Australia's first papal ambassador to the Vatican City, Tim Fischer, made it to the Albury Gold Cup in NSW on Friday as part of a flying visit home. Part of his busy agenda on the job, he said, was related to Mary MacKillop's

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A total of 42 NSW primary schools are set to receive shade structures costing at least $800,000 each under the $16 billion schools stimulus package. But none of the state's Catholic primary schools are spending that amount. The school-by-school figures

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R-rated movie Trade, which depicts the plight of children forced to be sex slaves, will screen as a part of this year's Easterfest City program in Toowoomba. The Christian-themed festival kicks off on Thursday with the program featuring two screenings of the

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The feast of the Annunciation, March 25, has been recognised in Lebanon as a national holiday thanks to the lobbying of a Sheik.Sheik Mohammed Nokkari, who teaches in the faculty of law and at the Institute of Islamic-Christian Studies at St. Joseph

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Without referring directly to recent abuse scandals, Pope Benedict noted in his Palm Sunday homily that the Church would not be intimidated, saying Jesus Christ "leads us to the courage to not be intimidated by the chatter of prevailing opinions". The

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Even the naked body of Christ may be considered as pornography under Indonesia's new anti-porn law, Catholics fear. The fears arose after the Constitutional Court declared the anti-pornography law (enacted by the Government in 2008) to be compatible

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He hobnobbed with Mexico's rich and famous, cut lucrative real estate deals and was rumoured to travel on occasion with a briefcase full of cash. He fathered at least one child, molested seminarians and boys and is said to have boasted that he had the pope's

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At the start of Holy Week, The Reflection again invites Catholics to be part of something very special.  At 7pm tonight host, Virginia Ryan, has brought Australian Bishops and lay people together for a memorable dinner conversation to

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The Holy Father needs to directly answer questions, in a credible forum, about his role - as archbishop of Munich (1977-82), as prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith (1982-2005), and as pope (2005-present) - in the mismanagement of the

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Nanny McPhee and the Big Bang is a rare delight for children and grown-ups alike. More than merely a sequel to Nanny McPhee (2005), it is an entertaining feast for the mind and imagination that sees the witty, hugely gifted Emma Thompson at the top of her

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We like to think we care deeply about those who suffer. We like to believe we are willing to do whatever we can to help those burdened by intellectual or physical disability. It seems to resonate with the way we believe we ought to act towards our fellow

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Mass on Demand

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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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