The Federal Government has moved to act in respect of the horrendous findings of the report into sexual abuse in Aboriginal communities in the Northern Territory. There would be few who would not respond with outrage at the commission of such criminal

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A priest who runs the controversial Catholic Radio Maryja may hold the key to Poland's forthcoming national election campaign. The London Daily Telegraph reports that the station has been often accused of fostering xenophobia and anti-Semitism. It says

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A Melbourne judge told Fr Terence Pidoto that all the good he had done as a priest had been undone. The Herald-Sun reports that Fr Pidoto was found guilty of sexually abusing four boys over a ten year period. The court heard that he took one of his

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Pope Benedict has praised Austria's volunteering as a challenge to "a culture which would calculate the cost of everything". Catholic News Service reports on his meeting with 1800 volunteer represantives before concluding his Austrian

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Zimbabwe's Bulawayo Archbishop and Mugabe regime critic, Pius Ncube, is reportedly set to resign. SR Radio Africa says the reports come several weeks after the state media ambushed the archbishop with pictorial evidence of an affair he was alleged to

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There were a lot of things that Mother Teresa didn't do and there are plenty of legitimate critiques of her mission. She cared lovingly for the poor, but she never asked why they were poor. When powerful world leaders wanted their picture taken with her

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In Sydney at the APEC weekend, members of the ABC's Chasers comedy troupe slip a bogus motorcade through a series of security checks to deliver a faux Osama bin Laden to the gathering. Yeah, sure, it was funny all that money spent on security and a bunch

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Pavarotti's parish priest has said the twice-married singer had been reconciled with the Catholic faith of his childhood. The 71 year old received the last rites before losing his battle against pancreatic cancer last Thursday. Pavarotti's musical

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A new political party in Tasmania is campaigning to limit the special treatment given to religious groups. The Sunday Tasmanian reported that the Secular Party says the concessions amount to $30 billion a year. They are referring to exemptions from

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A Holy See spokesperson has described as "monstrous", British licencing of research that will create human-animal hybrid embryos. The Daily Mail reports that the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority has agreed in principle to license

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Federal Health Minister Tony Abbott challenged church workers to go and live in Indigenous communities as a way of living "the preferential option for the poor". Delivering the Duhig Address at St Leo's College at the University of

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On the green grass in front of the Kompong Thom church, girls and boys put a smile on their face as they practice traditional dance. "I am very happy to learn traditional Khmer dance, because I like my culture. I want to become a dancer and a dance

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It was on 12 September last year that Benedict XVI gave his Regensburg lecture, in which he provoked Muslim fury by quoting the Byzantine emperor, Manuel II Palaeologus. Official protests poured into the Vatican. In many Muslim countries there were

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The Church is not just "another voice" telling people to conserve energy. Bishop Christopher Toohey says it has the potential to bring its vast tradition to shed light on a troubled human family, a dimension that he believes somewhat missing in

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A church that recognises its struggle to follow the way of Christ has no need to defend its reputation. 'Chaste prostitute' was one of many images the early church had to describe the tension between its high calling and broken response. - Fr Andrew

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The State Library of Victoria has acquired an art deco painting depicting the flagellation of Christ with a full-blown orgy occurring below. The Australian Financial Review reports that it is on the reverse side of the canvas of a portrait of the

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An Indian woman whose tumour was found to have been cured by the intercession of Mother Teresa has accused the Missionaries of Charity of abandoning her. The Age has said the sisters have abandoned her to penury. Her "miracle" cure from

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An Italian priest has announced his engagement to a woman with a one year old child. Fr Sante Sguotti has made it clear that the relationship will remain platonic. Interfax reports that he says there is no church prohibition against loving a

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Two so-called "climate refugees" will visit Brisbane next week. They are from Papua New Guinea's Carteret Islands near Bougainville, where people are being displaced by rising sea levels. The Catholic Leader reports that many of the islands'

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Feminists especially are welcoming the Holy See's approval for Canada of a lectionary that incorporates inclusive language. The country's Catholic Register newspaper reports that the move comes after 18 years of often divisive debate. The approved

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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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