While the Church in Europe is being hit by a wave of sex abuse allegations and investigations, similar complaints in the US are tapering off. The number of abuse victims, allegations and offending clergy in the United States dropped in 2009 to the

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An English supermarket billionaire has put A$786 million - nearly all of his fortune - into a Catholic trust, to fulfill a promise to God. Founder of the UK's Kwik Save supermarket chain, Albert Gubay, has put nearly all of his

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The federal Labor MP for Macquarie, Bob Debus, says he supports a proposal to develop a new private hospital in Bathurst to replace St Vincent's which is set to close. A group of doctors, from an organisation called Day Procedures Australia,

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First of all we have an eruption of accusations of child sexual abuse by Catholic clergy in the United States. This is seen by the Vatican in general and the then Joseph Ratzinger in particular as "The American Problem". In other words, the

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Hollywood seems to have had great affection for films about battling couples who rant at and wrangle with each other but who, underneath all the squabbling, turn out to really love one another. Think Katharine Hepburn and Spencer Tracy in Adam’s

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The Vatican launched its own Twitter page over the weekend. This is the English version, one of six languages. Click on it to follow current events and engage in the world's latest social networking format for quick and open discussion with

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THE evil of sexual abuse has no place in the Catholic Church and no one should doubt Benedict XVI's resolve to see it eradicated. His unprecedented pastoral letter to the Catholics of Ireland reflects his deep compassion for the victims of sexual

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The goosebumps Mariana Passeggi Romagnoli said she felt during World Youth Day week in Sydney, 2008. are certain to return when she joins the WYD pilgrimage to Spain in 2011. Mariana is planning the trip with her youth group, Baruch 4, based in

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An Equal Opportunity Bill debated in the Victorian State Parliament could force religious institutions and schools to secularise or disband, some religious groups fear. "This sets up the (Equal Opportunity Commission) to be judge, jury and

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The Catholic Superannuation Fund was among the country's top five super fund earners over a five-year period, delivering 6.1 percent returns. Global financial services giant Goldman Sachs JB Were's super fund for staff delivered a whopping 9.6 percent,

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German Chancellor Angela Merkel --- German Chancellor Angela Merkel's cabinet plans to establish an expert panel to deal with sex abuse allegations in the Church and other institutions. Merkel has previously said that the panel, to be

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Burn victim Arshed Masih --- A Pakistani Christian who was set alight last week for refusing to convert to Islam died in a hospital on Tuesday night. Pakistan's Catholic Bishops Conference has condemned the attack, in which

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 Portion sizes at the Last Supper table have "increased dramatically" over the past 1,000 years, based on paintings in that period depicting the meal, according to an article in the International Journal of Obesity. A study of 52 Last

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Opposition Leader Tony Abbott has told a Melbourne gay radio station he regrets his choice of words about feeling "a bit threatened" by homosexuals, adding that he would like to see same-sex relationships "celebrated, acknowledged

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Archbishop of Canberra and Goulburn Mark Coleridge has given tacit approval to further negotiations over the ACT's renewed deal to buy Calvary Public Hospital, but remains unconvinced a buy-out is necessary. ACT Health Minister Katy Gallagher

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A Pakistani man who died from burn injuries this week  self-immolated in frustration and was not set alight by Muslim extremists, according to Church officials reportedly close to the case. Earlier reports said the victim, whose name is spelt Rashid

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The union representing Queensland's Catholic school teachers will meet with employers next week in the hope of receiving a revised pay offer. Hundreds of teachers rallied in Brisbane yesterday in an effort to have their salaries raised to the same

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His videos are an internet sensation: a skateboarder in Franciscan habit performing jumps, flips, grinds and other tricks at graffiti-covered skate parks and streets in Perth, Western Australia. If the habit doesn't give it away, the soundtrack and

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In the week marking the 30th anniversary of Oscar Romero's assassination, this website makes available a precious resource bank of materials on Archbishop Romero’s life and martyrdom. It includes texts of his homilies as Archbishop between

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In this, the fourth part of the series, war correspondent Rageh Omaar examines the effect the 900-year-old Crusades have had on the world today. In the West, he argues, the Crusades are a chapter of Christian history that has little impact on our

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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

Daily Prayer

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

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