Father John Sidney Denham appeared in NSW District Court for sentencing on Thursday, and described himself as a "scumbag pedophile", in a testimony during sentencing submissions."I've spent the last 25 years trying to figure out why I did it, and I still

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Catholic Health Australia CEO Martin Laverty has said the Federal Government should establish a health reform implementation commission to pin down the detail of reform and enable health and aged care providers to plan for the future. The newly

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A South Korean medical professor is facing fraud charges over a claim he invented a device to turn tap water into holy water. Seoul police say the professor claimed to have digitally captured the supposed curative powers of holy water on devices that he

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The Missionary Sisters of Service, have announced the launch of a foundation in honour of the order's founder, the late Tasmanian priest, Fr John Wallis. Father Wallis founded the MSS in Launceston in July 1944. Based on the call to invite

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The latest speculation suggests Cardinal Marc Ouellet will be the new become the new prefect of the Congregation for Bishops, not Cardinal George Pell, as earlier rumoured. Vatican insider Andrea Tornielli of Il Giornale wrote in May that Pope

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Cardinal Pell (standing), with the six ordinands lying prostrate on the sanctuary---Cardinal George Pell has ordained six men to the priesthood at StMary's Cathedral, representing the largest group of ordinands in Sydney since 1983.The newly ordained priests

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England soccer striker Wayne Rooney has blocked from discussing his Catholic faith by an English Football Association official at the World Cup.Rooney had offered an explaination about why he wears a prominent cross and rosary beads around his neck when he's

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Adelaide Archdiocese is hosting a See-Judge-Act workshop which aims to examine the Cardijn-inspired method and its application for reviewing daily life and as a tool of social analysis. Organised by the Cardijn Community International, Young Christian

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The Church's law provides for various punishments when her sons or daughters go astray, but in the case of priest sexual abusers, perhaps the most serious canonical punishment is not always the best one, according to one canon lawyer. This suggestion

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Well known in Australian social justice circles, Filipino Redemptorist Brother Karl Gaspar analyses the effects of the Tampakan copper and gold mining project, which is partly owned by Australian interests.  *** This is theatre in

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Archbishop Philip Wilson --- Bishop Michael Malone of Maitland-Newcastle has encouraged Adelaide Archbishop Philip Wilson to clarify what he knew about an alleged paedophile priest who has been the subject the Strike Force

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After attending the First Holy Communion of her sons, broadcaster and comedian Wendy Harmer has written in her Sunday Telegraph column that we could all do with more devotions and rituals."My children took their first Holy Communion in the Catholic Church

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Archbishop Vincent Nichols---The head of the Catholic Church in England and Wales has warned that the roots of the financial crisis will not be addressed unless banks learn not to sacrifice morality for profit.Archbishop Vincent Nichols has also stressed for

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Statue of Cardinal Sepe in the church of Santa Chiara in Naples (Wikimedia Commons) --- Archbishop of Naples Cardinal Crescenzio Sepe, who was previously the Vatican official responsible for foreign missions, is under investigation for

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The Cubao diocese in the Philippines has excommunicated former seminarian Xavier Eubra de Borja, who had posed as a priest and built a following with his "Latin Masses". Father Fredrick Edward Simon said Bishop Honesto Ongtioco of Cubao

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The majority of Anglican and Protestant say new ways of doing church are needed to connect with the wider Australian community, the 2010 National Church Life Survey has found. Australian church attenders also appear to have increasing openness to new

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The issue of sexual abuse of women in the Church in Asia has been simmering beneath the surface for a long time. It is not a new issue. It has just never made the news before. But that must now be rectified. Over the years I have become acutely aware

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Redemptorist Fr Bruce Duncan teaches at Yarra Theological Union in Box Hill, Melbourne and is one of the founders of Social Policy Connections and of the Yarra Institute for Religion and Social Policy. He was a member of the Melbourne Catholic

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To be frank, the storylines created by writer-director Rodrigo García for Mother And Child are the stuff of pure television daytime soap opera. But seldom, if ever, have they been written and acted and directed with such delicacy, verity and

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Born in Mexico in 1980, Raul Gonzalez is a sturdy six-foot-one, with dark, close-cropped hair. He has a fair command of English, but faltered occasionally, searching for words, and at one point broke down and wept in describing the sexual abuse he endured,

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

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Live streamed from Our Lady of the Rosary Cathedral, Waitara

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