Pope Benedict in Malta---Tearfully expressing his "shame and sorrow" at the abuse that victims suffered from members of the clergy, Pope Benedict has promised the Church would do everything to punish paedophile priests and protect children.The pontiff made

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Bishop Felipe Arizmedi---Television and internet pornography makes celibacy difficult, says an influential Mexican bishop."With so much invasion of eroticism, sometimes it's not easy to stay celibate or to respect children," Bishop Felipe Arizmendi said

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In light of the quite heated debate that has appeared in media in recent days, it is important to state the position of the Catholic Church regarding the trial of ethics classes in NSW Government Schools, writes Peter Ingham, Bishop of Wollongong, on behalf

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Welcome, once again, to the end of civilisation as we know it and introducing the wasteland of post-apocalyptic America.  Recently, this has been done with tongue in cheek humour in Zombieland and with earnest seriousness in the fine adaptation of Cormac

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The Vatican has long let cardinals or its official spokesmen do its talking when scandal hits. But as the Vatican reels from a swirling clerical sex abuse crisis, the Holy See has turned to an unusual advocate.  He is a tennis-loving, Saab-driving solo

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Lisa Miller is author of Heaven: Our Enduring Fascination With The Afterlife, and is a senior editor at Newsweek. She oversees all of the magazine’s religion coverage and writes the weekly “Belief Watch column. She also is a regular contributor to the

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NSW Community Services Minister Linda Burney will be among noted personalities taking part in the nationwide Vinnies annual CEO Sleepout on June 17, a project to raise funds for the homeless. "It was a great event last year sleeping out, although

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A NSW trial of secular ethics classes for students who don't choose scripture lessons begins today in ten primary schools, Education Minister Verity Firth said. The lessons for students in years five and six focus on increasing ethical awareness and

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Cardinal Castrillon Hoyos --- Former Vatican official Cardinal Dario Castrillon Hoyos, who congratulated a French bishop for hiding a sexually abusive priest, said his action was backed by the late Pope John Paul. Cardinal Castrillon

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Ireland's goverment will seek an additional contribution of nearly A$300 million from 18 religious congregations for the victims of abuse in the residential institutions run by the congregations. The Government has issued a statement saying the

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A former priest who was extradited from Indonesia and pleaded guilty to child sex abuse has admitted to more offences at a District Court hearing in Adelaide. Charles Alfred Barnett, 68, had already pleaded guilty to three counts of indecent assault on

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Bishop Jakob Koda --- The Vatican has sacked Tanzanian Bishop Jakob Koda for alleged violation of church moral teachings. Vatican Apostolic Nuncio to Tanzania, Archbishop Joseph Chennoth, told the Daily News that Bishop Koda of Same diocese in the

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Following is an open letter from theologian Hans Küng to all Catholic Bishops. Venerable Bishops, Joseph Ratzinger, now Pope Benedict XVI, and I were the youngest theologians at the Second Vatican Council from 1962 to 1965. Now we are the oldest and the

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Sister Adelia Oling is a tenacious woman with a big heart in a small frame. A Sister Servant of the Divine Healer, she has used her heart - and mind - to lift the lives of many thousands of the poorest of poor in central and southern Philippines. Oling does

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The Australian Catholic University is among eight new universities that have recorded the fastest growth in research publications, outpacing the sandstone universities, according to a new academic analysis. The ACU and Bond, Charles Darwin, Charles Sturt,

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Nhan Chanh, a 29-year-old Vietnamese Australian with learning disability, is grateful to CatholicCare's disability employment services arm, Direct Employment, for changing his life by finding him a job.After three years of unsuccessful job hunting and trying

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Pope Benedict---On the fifth anniversary of his election as pontiff, Pope Benedict XVI says he does not feel alone at the head of what he called a "wounded and sinner" church.The Pope's remarks seemed to be an indirect reference to the growing sexual abuse

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Obituaries and tributes have poured in for Antony Flew, the renowned British rationalist who discovered God at the end of his life, said the Sydney Archdiocese.Mr Flew died earlier this month at age 87. Those paying tribute to him include Catholic Theology

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Rockhampton Council has proposed rebating the Sscared Heart School at Yeppoon nearly $21,000 incurred through an undetected water leak, as a "community service obligation". The school had received bills totalling nearly $21,000, from 12,600

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A survey commissioned by the Pro-Life Campaign in Ireland shows that 70 percent of respondents support the constitutional protection for the unborn, including the prohibition of abortion. The survey, conducted by Millward Brown Lansdowne on a

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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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