Around $283 million is needed to fund reconstruction efforts of religious sites damaged in last month's massive earthquake in Chile, say the country's bishops.About 80 percent of religious sites in the Chilean regions are in desperate need of repair,

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Easter is often celebrated in difficult times. In the Catholic Church this year shame and sadness at the disclosures of sexual abuse in the European churches are part of the background to Easter. It would be easy to see the former as a distraction from

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Archbishop Philip Wilson --- Archbishop Philip Wilson, president of the Australian Catholic Bishops Conference, says Easter's message of hope is especially important given the devastating recent earthquakes in Haiti and

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Church Resources would like to wish all CathNews readers a happy and holy Easter. We take a break on Good Friday and Easter Monday and will resume publication on Tuesday. Tuesday will be a special day for CathNews, as we will be rebranding as part of

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More parishes, schools and priests will be required to meet the needs of an expected 40 percent growth in Sydney's population in the next three decades, says the Australian Catholic Bishops Conference (ACBC). Press reports, meanwhile, say new forecasts

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The Vatican has defended Pope Benedict XVI's handling of the clerical sexual abuse scandals, but conceded that getting the message through has been difficult. Even as Vatican spokesman Father Federico Lombardi has said the crisis has

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Their clothes needed a good scrub, they carried mates on stretchers in the black of night and faced various rigorous army-like challenges in daylight hours. Yet 150 senior students from Padua College in Kedron, Brisbane, were the better for it.

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A priest who was convicted of child sex offences before he was ordained is reportedly working in a leadership role in Western Australia assigned to him by Perth Archbishop Barry Hickey. The West Australian newspaper said it has learnt that Father

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The Archdiocese of Sydney's auxiliary Bishop Julian Porteous has warned that generation Y risks a dangerous fascination with the occult fuelled by the Twilight and Harry Potter series. "Alternative" relaxation techniques as yoga, reiki

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The Archdioces of Brisbane's Catholic Education said there will be no strike action at the vast majority of Catholic schools in the archdiocese this week. Teachers who are members of the Independent Education Union (IEU) will strike on Wednesday at

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Pope Benedict XVI has apologized to victims, called on abuser priests to tell the truth, and charged bishops to cooperate with civil authorities. Victims are, however, disappointed with it. The pope has also announced plans for a

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  Pope Benedict XVI --- An Australian victims group, Care Leavers Australia Network, says Pope Benedict should apologise to abuse victims in Australia, as he has done to victims in Ireland. Pope Benedict has admitted in a

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Calvary Hospital --- Little Company of Mary Health Care supports the ACT Government's new offer to buy Calvary Hospital, but the Church has yet to approve the deal, The Canberra Times reports. Chief minister Jon Stanhope wrote to

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For all the certainty about the facts of the case, there is still an aura of discontent everywhere about the situation surrounding clerical sex abuse in the church. No one disputes the data now; everyone disputes the nature of the problem. And worse than

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There is one thing about Jackie Chan. He is always cheerful. There are actually many things, of course, about Jackie Chan who has been featuring in action films since the 1970s. He is a most agile acrobat which serves him well in the ingeniously

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This newly created site will touch a chord with all expatriate Brits who share the excitement generated by the Pope's historic visit to Britain. It includes details of his itinerary, his beatification of Cardinal Newman,  news and media

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National Catholic Education Commission deputy chairman Brian Croke says the Rudd Government's Education Revolution would be more appropriately named the Administration Revolution. "The whole of 2009, the first scheduled year of most

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A new national Aged Care Radio Service delivered via the web and uploaded directly to the televisions of aged care residents, is to be launched today by the Catholic Healthcare network. The station, to be broadcast exclusively over the internet

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Jacqui Remond --- The National Director of Catholic Earthcare Australia, Jacqui Remond, has been appointed the official ambassador for Queensland's Catholic Education Week 2010. Queensland Catholic Education Commission, Executive Director, Mike Byrne

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Archbishop Robert Zollitsch --- Archbishop Robert Zollitsch, the head of the German Bishops Conference, has admitted that the Roman Catholic church consciously covered up cases of sexual abuse by priests. In a widening probe into

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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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