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Sydney Archdiocese investigated recent complaints against Fr Peter Dwyer, who has been charged over alleged events at St Stanislaus College, Bathurst in the 1970s. The Sydney Morning Herald reports the Archdiocese two years ago dismissed sexual

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A prominent South Australian barrister, Mr Michael Abbott QC, is preparing to examine witnesses for an investigation into allegations against Fr John Fleming following a briefing from the Adelaide Archdiocese. "All we can say at this stage is

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US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's local ordinary, San Francisco Archbishop George H. Niederauer, has issued a statement saying her public statements on abortion are "in serious conflict" with Church teachings and invited her to a

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The Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith has informed the bishop of the Medjugorje region that a priest who served as spiritual director for the alleged visionaries has been disciplined for failing to cooperate with a Vatican inquiry. Catholic

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Republican Vice-Presidential candidate Sarah Palin who was baptised a Catholic now claims to be a "Bible believing" non-denominational Christian. National Catholic Reporter says that Palin, now governor of Alaska, was baptised a Catholic as

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A great but little known tragedy occurred within the life of the Catholic Church on June 20 1599, at Udayamperoor in the southern Indian state of Kerala. On that day at the Synod of Diamper, the Archbishop of Goa, Aleixo de Menezes, set in process the

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A flood of suggestions for top shelf parish websites have filtered through following last week's nomination of a New Zealand parish's site as being among the best according to the editors. One such site belongs to All Saints Parish,

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The majority of Australian parliaments have now changed or at least clarified the common law, ensuring the legality of widespread abortion practices. Victoria is about to follow this trend, debating the Abortion Law Reform Bill this week. But the

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No one will be surprised to find Richard Swinburne arguing that the general character of the world makes it probable that there is a God. Emeritus Professor of the Philosophy of the Christian Religion at Oxford, he has built up over many years an impressive

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An indigenous community on Bathurst Island is upset after a mahogany tree reputed to have been planted by pioneer priest and later Darwin Bishop Francis Xavier Gsell was cut down on advice by arborists. The Northern Territory News reports the African

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Democratic Party US vice-presidential candidate Senator Joseph Biden has said he believes that human life begins at conception. The International Herald Tribune reports Biden made his comments, in an interview on NBC's "Meet the Press" in

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Hindu radicals have accused Mother Teresa's Missionaries of Charity sisters of kidnapping and converting four children. AsiaNews reports on September 5, the anniversary of the death of Mother Teresa of Calcutta, four of Mother Teresa's sisters were

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Pope Benedict has sent a message to Catholic social networking site, Xt3, to mark 50 days since his World Youth Day Mass at Randwick. Times Online reports Pope Benedict XVI made an unlikely addition to the ranks of social network user with his first

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Pope Benedict has appointed three Australian bishops who will participate as full members in next month's Word of God Synod in Rome while six women experts and 19 women observers will also attend the event. The Australian bishops are Sydney Cardinal

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Months after turning down a proposal for a Muslim school, residents of Camden in Sydney's west have welcomed plans for a Catholic school in the historic town. The Sydney Morning Herald reports the Camden/Macarthur Residents' Group that fought a Muslim

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Was Alfred Hitchcock a sexual monster? Or was he, as the French film makers Rohmer and Chabrol once claimed, a moralist whose films are steeped in Roman Catholic themes? Born into a devoutly Roman Catholic family in the East End of London in 1899,

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Waltz With Bashir is about the trauma of recovered memories. But it is also about the nature of war, and its impact upon us, especially when we have been raised to believe in the value of human life, yet are expected to suppress these values and beliefs

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The regional Queensland city of Bundaberg now has just one main Catholic parish but its website clearly shows a parish alive and busy with activity. The parish's youth group, Ablaze provides the most stimulating aspect of the site with several good

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From the moment of conception, a human being's rights as a person must be respected. The existence of each person, their capacity to enjoy life and all other rights, the viability of community and the common good depend profoundly on the right to life.

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Senator Joseph Biden displays "flawed moral reasoning" on abortion, Denver Archbishop Charles Chaput says, responding to a weekend statement by the vice-presidential candidate. In the second statement in two weeks responding to comments made by

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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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