A new book by Bishop Geoffrey Robinson: Love’s Urgent Longings: Wrestling with Belief in Today’s Church, will be launched this weekend in Sydney by Fr Michael Whelan. Love’s Urgent Longings is a follow-up to Bishop Robinson's previous book Confronting

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The Jesus the Christ eConference which starts tomorrow  has attracted more that 417 official participant websites, each streaming the conference for up to 200 people. Aywhere between 10-200 people will be following the conference on 331 websites

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The Church in Belgium has appealed for more time to deal with child sexual abuse by clergy because the problem is ''so big and touches on so many emotions''.A Telegraph report in the Sydney Morning Herald said that the plan unveiled to heal the wounds of

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Pope John Paul II---Catholic author George Weigel has released a second book on Pope John Paul II, focusing on the later part of the previous pontiff's life.More than a decade after writing Witness to Hope: The Biography of Pope John Paul II, Weigel continues

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NSW priest Philip John Robson has been cleared of five sex offence charges dating back to 1991.Fr Robson, 63, a member of the order at Marsfield, was charged with five offences relating to the student at St Stanislaus' College at Bathurst in central

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Pope Benedict will see a different UK than his predecessor Pope John Paul II. Catholic commentator Michael Walsh, speaking on the British Channel 4 News, said: "On the face of it the biggest difference between the two visits is that the first was

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The Centre for Christian-Muslim Relations focuses on the relationship between Christians and Muslims, which it promotes through a variety of activities: Organising conferences, seminars and activities to enable Christians and Muslims to meet each other and

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Dr Dan White, Executive Director of Catholic Schools in the Archdiocese of Sydney---Sydney Catholic systemic schools have achieved above state and national means in every component of Literacy and Numeracy in every Year group of the NAPLAN tests.Sydney's

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Cardinal Newman was one of the greatest Englishmen, not just of his own times, but of any times. Like other courageous men and women of faith, he believed passionately that we should follow our consciences, writes British Prime Minister, David Cameron. Too

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When you enter Betty Windeyer’s historic home overlooking the river at Raymond Terrace north of Newcastle, the first of many images that draws your eye is a photograph of Duncan MacKillop, Betty’s great grandfather. Duncan was Mother Mary MacKillop’s

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It is almost impossible to conceive the change in the position of Roman Catholicism in  England over the last 50 years. In the 1960s to be a Catholic was to be an outsider, a group outside the mainstream of British life, separate, slightly alien. As if to

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Even though the Vatican Library is opening its doors next week after a three-year major renovation, most of the general public will never get a chance to walk down the frescoed halls of the pope's library. Only qualified students, scholars and historians are

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Newcastle police have launched a formal investigation into allegations that the Church concealed abuses committed by a priest and tried to defrock him privately. It is one of only a handful of formal investigations of alleged Catholic Church cover-ups

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This week the chief executive officer of the Australian Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting Authority (ACARA), Dr Peter Hill, delivered the annual Ann D Clark lecture for Catholic Education, Diocese of Parramatta. The lecture was given to more than 550

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Cardinal Kasper (left) --- A senior papal adviser pulled out of Pope Benedict's visit to Britain following an interview in which the cardinal likened the UK to a Third World country marked by "aggressive atheism". The Vatican said the cardinal wasn't

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Catholic Health Australia and the health insurance industry have expressed concern that a government plan to means-test the private health insurance rebate could make the cover more expensive. "The government has again flagged a plan to make private

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Screenshot from the Sydney Morning Herald report---Demonstrators have protested the opening of artist Rodney Pople's exhibition in Sydney's Paddington, carrying placards and a statue of the Virgin Mary and spending three hours praying outside. Many of

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Geoffrey Robertson's new book, The Case of the Pope: Vatican Accountability for Human Rights Abuse, contains many dramatic and false claims, says Bishop Julian Porteous, auxiliary Bishop of Sydney and Vicar General."For a lawyer of some standing the claims

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A Spanish Catholic humanitarian organisation has won the country's prestigious Prince of Asturias Concord prize for "helping millions of people worldwide" to improve their living conditions. Manos Unidas "fights against

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Cardinal George Pell will launch the biography of leading Australian architect William Wardell this evening at St Mary's Cathedral. William Wardell: Building with Conviction, by Anthony G. Evans, tells the story of the man who designed St Mary's Cathedral in

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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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