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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The Vatican began tweeting over the weekend with the launch of its own Twitter account, with a feed in six languages. The English channel is named news_va_en. The other languages are Italian (news_va_it), Spanish (news_va_es), French

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In a deal to ensure the passage of the US healthcare bill, President Barack Obama has agreed to sign an executive order to prevent abortion funding. Assured by President Barack Obama that no federal dollars will be spent on

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Here is the full text of the Pope's Letter to all of the faithful of Ireland: 1. Dear Brothers and Sisters of the Church in Ireland, it is with great concern that I write to you as Pastor of the universal Church. Like yourselves, I have been deeply

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The Secular Franciscan fraternities in Oceania includes Australia, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea, Singapore and Sabah. Members of these fraternities join over 400,000 Secular Franciscans world wide who try to live the Gospel in the spirit that St.

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Separation City is a well-written comedy of manners that is witty, entertaining, and memorably acted. But best of all, it speaks to our times, offering a salutary take on the old adages that "the grass is always greener in the other paddock", and

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Among the seekers at inquiry sessions and the candidates and catechumens in weekly RCIA classes, one’s Personal Faith Journey is currency. It is asked for and shared like a business card whenever new faces attend, or even when the old ones feel

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In Bethlehem David was anointed king by the prophet Samuel and the Son of God was born of David's line. The infant Christ was proclaimed by a chorus of angels over the Bethlehem hills to simple shepherds, who were the first to come and

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Catholic Health Australia chief executive Martin Laverty said neither the Prime Minister Kevin Rudd nor Opposition Leader Tony Abbott had detailed how their health reform plans would be implemented in their debate yesterday. He said the government

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Only 43 of Queensland's 288 Catholic schools will be affected by a strike planned for today, according to the Queensland Catholic Education Commission. News reports in the Sydney Morning Herald and the Nine News website said Catholic school

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The Church in Central Queensland is looking at ways to make Indian priests feel welcome in the region, with three priests from the subcontinent likely to move to Rockhampton, Mackay or Bundaberg by July. "The important thing is that they

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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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Daily Prayer

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

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