Charles Barnett --- Extradited ex-priest Charles Barnett pleaded guilty to three child sex charges against him and not guilty to six others at the Adelaide Magistrates Court, news reports said. Mr Barnett, 68, who was arrested in

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Rev. Olav Fykse Tveit --- The newly elected World Council of Churches General Secretary Norwegian Reverend Olav Fykse Tveit has said he believes it is important to maintain and develop cooperation with the Catholic Church. "The

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Pope Benedict XVI said young Church communities need the funding at a time of economic crisis and urged Catholics to give generously to the Church's missionary agencies, in a message for World Mission Sunday. The text of the Pope's message for the day,

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Friends of St Brigid's Teresa O'Brien --- A hurdle in the transfer of the property's title is delaying the signing of the sale contracts for Crossley's St Brigid's church. The Friends of St Brigid's group said they are working to secure

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US physician Dr Ron Bryce, whose pro-life convictions grew after once treating a shortlived aborted baby, has launched a service to help Texan property owners prepare deeds that bar abortions on their land, in perpetuity. Bryce and his wife Lydia have founded

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Fr Bob Maguire (right) with Triple J co-host John Safran --- South Melbourne's Father Bob Maguire said priests from abroad would probably fill the void left by retiring local priests. "The headquarters has got some kind of pious

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If I had passed over Rembert Weakland's autobiography, I would have missed a marvelous read; it is at once a crash course on monastic life, a record of inside stories of Vatican dealings, and insights into the struggles of some church officials to

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It is easy to vent our spleen at a small minority, particularly if they are wealthy or powerful. Not only does it make us feel better to have a good rant at someone else's expense but such scapegoating relieves us of our own responsibility to change, or take

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The Star Quest Production Network (SQPN) is a multimedia organisation the brainchild of Dutch priest Fr Roderick Vonhogen which specialises in the production of audio and video programs faithful to the teachings of the Church. Its mission is to

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Retired AFL footballer Glen Manton says when he talks to students about life and relationships, he makes sure that they know he understands what they are going through. Glen openly admits that, at 18, he was an arrogant young man who believed he knew

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Eluana Englaro --- The Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith has written to Italian bishops and religious superiors seeking action against 41 priests who signed a petition approving the removal of food and hydration from patients.

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St Josemaria Escriva --- Oscar nominated director, Ronald Joffe, whose work includes The Mission, City of Joy and The Killing Fields has begun shooting a film in Argentina about St Josemaria Escriva, the founder of Opus Dei. Joffe

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Queensland's St Vincent de Paul Society urgently needs donations to complete its $8 million homeless facility and services centre on the Gold Coast under the organisation's "Families Back of Track" project. The society's Gold Coast Central

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Fr Kevin Dillon --- Student leaders from Geelong region Catholic secondary colleges have convened a march against violence in response to drink fuelled thuggery on Australian streets, the Geelong Advertiser reported. Students from St

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Comparing schools on the basis of test scores isn't in itself enough, evaluating student improvement would help give a clearer picture, said incoming chief executive of the Australian Curriculum Assessment and Reporting Authority, Peter Hill. Federal

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Hohola Youth Development Centre, Papua New Guinea --- The De La Salle Brothers are inviting giving young Australian men aged between 20 and 35 years to take up a "challenge program", experiencing the Brothers' life and work for

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Heart and Soul is the new BBC comedy drama on ABC TV with a not necessarily overt Christian angle, however as preview internet episodes have indicated, its themes of love, church choirs and rejection all come into play.Heart and Soul, ABC1, Saturday

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Sr Louise Akers, Sisters of Charity Cincinnati --- Archbishop Daniel E. Pilarczyk of Cincinnati said he barred Sister of Charity Louise Akers, who supports women's ordination, from catechesis because it was his responsibility to provide

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Catholic Health Australia is the representative body of Catholic health and aged care providers and has over 75 hospitals and 550 aged care facilities among its members. It has recently launched a new, clean and easily navigable website to accommodate

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More than four years into the papacy of Benedict XVI, analysts have repeatedly pulled his track record apart and put it back together again, raising provocative questions about where the pope comes from and where he might be going. In that vast forensic

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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

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Live streamed from Our Lady of the Rosary Cathedral, Waitara

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