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Father Kevin Dillon --- The parish priest of St Mary's Basilica in Geelong said money used defending sex offenders should be given instead to compensate victims of the crime, reports the Geelong Advertiser. "Everyone is entitled to a fair trial but if

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Screenshot from the Rome Reports video, Pope meets with Australia's Governor General Quentin Bryce, on YouTube --- Pope Benedict received the Governor-General of Australia, Quentin Bryce, yesterday at the Apostolic Palace in the Vatican,

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Screenshot of the Hibernian Catholic Benefit Society website --- A former employee of a Catholic credit union in New Zealand allegedly stole "at least a six-figure sum, if not a seven-figure sum" from its members over a number of years, an investigator

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The Archbishop of New York, Catholics and supporters of traditional marriage are mounting their own campaigns to beat a push to legalise same-sex marriages in the US state of New York, said a report in the National Catholic Reporter. Governor of New York,

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Screenshot from The Causes and Context of Sexual Abuse of Minors by Catholic Priests in the United States, 1950-2010 --- An expert in abuse prevention strategies said the John Jay report examining the causes of clergy sexual abuse in the US was

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I grew up in South Africa. I think that South Africans generally believe that there is a God. I was baptised Catholic and my sister was baptised Methodist to keep our respective Catholic and Methodist grannies happy, writes Ingrid Geldart in The Record. When

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Pope Benedict has re-addressed the opportunities within the digital media in his message for the 45th World Communications Day, to be celebrated by the Church on Sunday, according to a media statement by the Australian Catholic Bishops Conference. The

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Screenshot from the NorthJersey.com report, of jewellery shop owner Alan Perry with a cross that once belonged to Pope Paul VI --- A lavishly jewelled cross and a ring once owned by Pope Paul VI sit under lock and key in a North Carolina jewellery shop,

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The government-recognised Chinese Catholic Patriotic Association is preparing to ordain another bishop, with a priest who lacks Vatican backing as the leading candidate, said an AP report in the Washington Post. The report cites ucanews.com saying the Rev

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An Italian court has released $31 million it seized from the Vatican bank last year amid an inquiry into allegations of money-laundering, said an AP report in the Australian. The investigation centred on suspicious cash transfers in 2009 of $27 million to a

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Artes Christi presents Robert Bolt's A Man For All Seasons --- Two priests from the Sydney Archdiocese will be starring in the play A Man for All Seasons, opening today at the Seymour Centre, according to a media release from Catholic Communications,

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'Brain cell(s)', on Flickr --- American researchers have found an apparent correlation between religious practices and changes in the brains of older adults, reports HealthCanal.com. Scientists at the US Duke University Medical Centre measured

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American and British diplomats discussed exerting pressure on Pope Pius XII to be silent about the Nazi deportations of Hungarian Jews, according to newly discovered documentation, reports the Catholic News Serbice in the NCR. The British feared that the

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The design of the Labor Government policy on asylum seekers is now clear. Its overriding aim is to stop asylum seekers coming to Australia by boat. The regional solution is not a solution for the problems faced by refugees but for an Australian political

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This film is about the Snowtown Murders that occurred in South Australia from 1992 to 1999.  John Bunting (Daniel Henshall) led a group of four men, who killed their victims, and stored their bodies in a disused treasury building in Snowtown. Bunting

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Not Just Ned is the surprising but true history of the Irish in Australia, at the National Museum of Australia in Canberra. This fascinating exhibition reveals the extraordinary influence of the Irish in Australia, from the arrival of the First Fleet in

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Image from the blogs.ucanews.com article --- A Vietnamese refugee who came to Australia in a boat decades ago has been appointed a Catholic Bishop in the Archdiocese of Melbourne, the archdiocese said in a media release. Bishop Vincent Long Van Nguyen

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Screenshot from a video on YouTube --- The Vatican has dropped a Dominican priest from giving the keynote address at the Caritas Internationalis general assembly in Rome, which began yesterday, according to a report in the Tablet in

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Screenshot from the image on The Victoria Times Colonist report --- An new statue of the late Pope John Paul II in Rome, showing a giant hollowed-out figure, has attracted harsh criticism from experts and even the Vatican newspaper, reports Reuters in the

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An image of planking, on Flickr ---  The Australian Catholic University has banned "planking" across its campuses, warning students they would be punished if they took part in the activity, reports the Sydney Morning Herald. The practice of planking

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