A leaked confidential minute from a meeting of the Senate of Priests in 2002 reveals that compensation paid in sex abuse cases in Melbourne came from "the money of the Archdiocese given by its people," a news report said. Archbishop Denis

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With rising enrolments from both Christian and non-Christian students, Catholic schools would be the "first place" many hear about the faith, Port Pirie Bishop Greg O'Kelly said. "The families in our schools range from the devout to

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Ted Kennedy's letter to Pope Benedict, sent through President Barack Obama during the US leader's Vatican visit this year, was read out at the interment service in Arlington on Saturday. "Most Holy Father, I asked President Obama to personally

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Australian private schools will receive up to $23 million each in overpayments over the next four years because of the Rudd Government's commitment to a deal that John Howard struck, the Sydney Morning Herald said. It will cost the taxpayer $2.6

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Xavier College in Melbourne has expelled a student for dealing in marijuana and suspended two others for buying the substance, the Sunday Herald Sun reported. A Year 9 boy reportedly admitted to dealing marijuana at school and two others admitted to

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New Zealanders Doreen Dooley 76, and Des Hurdle 84, have known each other 30 years, been engaged for a whirlwind one month and finally tied the knot on Sunday. Cuddled together hand in hand, tickling and giggling on the couch, they are intoxicated

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One of Ted Kennedy's most important legacies to American politics has hardly been mentioned in the acres of newsprint - how he shaped the debate about faith and politics. For Ted Kennedy was a Catholic. He had the Massachusetts Catholic vote in his

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Does a Catholic university have the responsibility to give witness to the Catholic faith and to the consequences of that faith by its actions and decisions-especially by a decision to confer its highest honor? If not, what is the meaning of a life of

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No one could accuse The Soloist of not having its heart in the right place. It is an eloquent plea for the plight of the mentally ill and of the homeless. Steve Lopez of The Los Angeles Times was bereft of a topic for his column in 2005 when he

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Catholic Social Services Victoria is the peak body serving the community services sector of the Church in Victoria. Among its objects is its desire to represent its members and the Church in responding to social welfare issues so as to bring about social

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Pope Benedict is urging people to commit themselves to safeguarding the environment, in a message for today's Italian Day for the Protection of Creation. He said: "I call everyone to a greater commitment to the safeguarding of creation, gift of

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I have a theory which may may astound you. You may even feel that I am bordering on profanity. I think that Judas Iscariot may well be in heaven. How does that make you feel? Angry? Disgusted? Uncomfortable perhaps? Would you be embarrassed if you

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Vietnam will free more than 5000 prisoners as part of an annual prison amnesty program to mark the country's National Day this week, but the government isn't budging on the detention of a dissident priest. Father Nguyen Van Ly (photo), who was

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Sacred Heart School Cabramatta, in the Archdiocese of Sydney, is one school benefiting from the Federal Government's investment in schools under its economic stimulus package. Today The Australian featured an article about a former Sacred Heart

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I asked myself how one child's death could be mourned in such personal direct language when the deaths of so many other "unborn children" are not mourned as a loss to humanity. How can one of these unborn be called a "victim" when the

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Queensland Premier Anna Bligh (pictured) is overseeing State Parliament moves to change existing laws, to protect doctors providing medical abortion services from prosecution. Premier Bligh has confirmed the Government will attempt to fast-track the

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British human rights lawyer, Cherie Blair has called on the Church to reconsider its opposition to artificial contraception because it may be holding back women's careers. Ms Blair is wife of former Prime Minister Tony Blair. She told an audience

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Director of the Australian Catholic Office for Film and Broadcasting and regular celebrant on Mass For You At Home, Fr Richard Leonard often speaks in a tongue and cheek manner about his frustration that this television program is not recognised by the

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Nearly a third of Australians still believe mothers should not breastfeed their babies in public, especially not in church, a Newspoll survey has found. One third also think six months of breastfeeding is enough Despite 65 per cent of people

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An internet pioneer, Just Peace has been around for a long time, since 1997. It shows its age in its layout but it is still a goldmine of resources on Catholic Social Teaching and social action. With a strong orientation to the Catholic Worker

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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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