More than 90 percent of Catholic schools in the country have committed to linking up through a new $146 million national broadband network, to be rolled out by Telstra over the next two years. The predominantly fibre based system will connect more

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Charges for priest

13-Jul-2009

Police have charged a priest with 19 offences of sexual assaults on young boys in the 1970s, 1980s and 1990s, with the latest offences allegedly occuring while he served at Maitland, Muswellbrook, Cessnock, and Windale. The 47 year old man was

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New South Wales teachers said the Government's league tables plan is too simplistic to accurately reflect schools' performance and have said they will oppose the plan. Lobbying in Canberra on behalf of parents and teachers, The Save Our Schools

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Peace activist Baptist minister Simon Moyle and three colleagues plan to hide in 10,000 square miles of Australian bushland in order to disrupt war games involving the US and Australian armies, navies and air forces. The quartet of Christians plan to

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The Australian Catholic Bishops Conference is inviting expressions of interest for appointment as the official pilgrimage provider to the Australian Catholic Church for local World Youth Day pilgrims heading to Madrid in 2011. The Bishops Commission

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Two Malaysian Catholics have lodged a police report against the Al Islam magazine over an article in which a Muslim journalist took the holy communion at a Kuala Lumpur parish before taking the wafer from his mouth and photographing it. Joachim

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Many readers will be surprised that Benedict has not made a more stringent critique of the excesses involved in the crash of financial markets and the cascading global economic crisis. The language in the encyclical is much more restrained, though the Pope's

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Several bomb blasts near churches and other areas in Iraq over the past two days have left Christians in fear and dismay, while police have cordoned off the affected locations for security purposes. Iraqi authorities tightened security around churches

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CathNews Asia is a recently launched sister publication of CathNews under the auspices of United Catholic Asian News (UCAN). People can subscribe to the daily news email service via the website. It provides an Asian perspective on Catholic news and

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Queensland's Catholic schools will celebrate Catholic Education Week from July 26 to August 1. This year's event connects with the 150th anniversary of the state of Queensland and the Archdiocese of Brisbane. It's theme is Proud Tradition, Spirited

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Good conversation engages others on an equal footing and with mutual respect. It involves careful listening for the hidden treasures to be revealed. May we continue to learn this great art of conversation and invite the help of that artful

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The Vatican newspaper L'Osservatore Romano gave the new Harry Potter movie four stars for promoting "friendship, altruism, loyalty and self-giving", a break from the Holy See officials' previous reservation that the books promote witchcraft.

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The Friends of St Brigid's will submit a tender on Friday for the the purchase of the St Brigid's church and hall in Crossley, Victoria, the community said in a statement. "We've worked hard over the past three years, and we've gathered much

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Jesuit Social Services founder, Fr Peter Norden is leaving the religious order and contemplating his future as a priest, burnt out from decades of overwork and heavyweight social work, a news report said. Fr Norden, who was ordained in 1981, said that

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The three churches that were destroyed in Victoria's Black Saturday fires in Kinglake aren't receiving financial help from the $350 million relief fund to rebuild, a news report said. Opinion is divided as the Rev Stephen Holmes, of St Peter's

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St Mary's school hall in Geelong that was sold off by the Church on Tuesday will become a central community hub within a $50 million apartment complex planned for the location. The entire Catholic school site will undergo a transformation late next

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Beginning Experience is a voluntary group who run weekends for separated, divorced and widowed people to deal with the grief associated with their loss and assist them to work towards a new beginning. It is associated with the Catholic Church, but is

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The Church does not deal with matters of morality by opinion poll, nor by assessing the current behaviour of its members. Imagine if the Vatican were trying to decide whether or not to retain the Fourth Commandment, and took a poll asking whether or not

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There appears to be an underlying ideal that suggests it is somehow wrong to have spare time, as if this will result in some awful calamity. Our modern society is finding more and more ways in which we should fill our days, and this message is sent our

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In the Catholic Church it is still accepted that parents should not delay in baptising a child because the child might die and not be admitted into the Kingdom of Heaven. Children must be saved at all costs. For the essence of childhood is innocence,

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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

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