Saying he had finally realised the damage he had caused to hundreds of people, convicted pedophile former priest Gerald Ridsdale has apologised to his victims and their families. The Herald-Sun reports that Ridsdale, 72, who concedes he'll probably

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Former opera stage director and Melbourne priest, Fr Franco Cavarra, has been named as Creative Director for an elaborate Stations of the Cross through the heart of Sydney during World Youth Day next year. Brisbane's Westender reports that the

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Opus Dei will collaborate on a feature film on the life of its founder, St Josemaria Escriva de Balaguer, for which the producers hope to recruit big name Hollywood actors like Robert De Niro and Antonio Banderas. However, The Guardian reports that an

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Catholics will not be able to receive communion on the tongue and no confessions will be allowed in enclosed confessionals, according to draft influenza pandemic guidelines prepared by a Canadian diocese. Canadian Catholic News reports that in an

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When I was a little kid, I thought Ash Wednesday was synonymous with bushfires. There was a kind of hushed tone reserved for the name; a natural disaster that seemed to me to have scared the pants off fire-fighters, homeowners and volunteers alike in

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Moral intelligence

19-Feb-2007

There are different ways of being intelligent, of being awake. Some people are gifted mathematically and philosophically. Some others are gifted with emotional intelligence. Then there is something that might be called moral intelligence. What is this?

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Brisbane Archbishop John Bathersby has poured cold water on an overnight report suggesting that the Anglican and Catholic churches are close to agreement on a proposal for unity. Archbishop Bathersby, who co-chairs the International Anglican-Roman

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The Indian Church has condemned an attack on the "peace train" linking India and Pakistan that killed at least 66 people as an "inhuman" tragedy caused by people "blinded by hate and ignorance". There were also over 50

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Bryan Law, one of four members of a Christian peace group arrested in 2005 at the Pine Gap spy base, has accused the Federal police of violating security laws after they provided the protesters with classified video footage of the arrest scene. The

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Bunbury Bishop Gerard Holohan has launched this year's Project Compassion appeal in his diocese with a traditional pancake breakfast while the Melbourne archdiocese is inviting Australians "to reflect upon how our relatively affluent lifestyle

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After Pope Benedict again attacked Italy's proposed bill to legalise same sex unions, Prime Minister Romano Prodi's government yesterday held meetings with top Vatican officials in an attempt to defuse the row. Deutsche Presse-Agentur reports that

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Mumbai Archbishop Oswald Gracias has welcomed a "cradle scheme" launched by the Indian government to encourage parents to adopt out and not abort their female babies in an effort to redress the "alarming" national female/male

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Just two years ago it was considered weird and somewhat fringy to spend time considering the link between Catholicism and the environment. Now it is very common to see workshops, lectures and discussion on eco-living and being "stewards of

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By the week's end she had deteriorated further. Jack sat, as usual, by her bed his right hand resting on hers. I explained the process of dying and said that I did not think it would be long. There was a pause. Finally Jack looked up at me and asked

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Speaking prior to a major international conference in Rome on Christian conscience and the right to life, Sydney Bishop Anthony Fisher said that conscience is not like a new car's street navigator telling a driver to turn here or stop there. He also

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The use of new genetic engineering technologies in the production of food crops poses unknown health risks, Columban Fr Charles Rue says, in a call for an informed Catholic voice on genetically modified foods in the lead up to the NSW election. In a

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A Warrnambool detective has confirmed that US authorities have been in regular contact with Victorian police as part of their investigations of alleged offences committed by a jailed former priest, Paul David Ryan. According to a Warrnambool

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The South Australian government has committed to implementing 33 recommendations from the Social Inclusion Board chaired by Adelaide's Msgr David Cappo which has called for sweeping changes to the state's mental health care system. The Australian

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Weeks after Pope Benedict met for the first time with Vietnam's Prime Minister, the country's security forces have detained two activist priests from Ho Chi Minh City and the central city of Hue. Playfuls reports that police detained outspoken Catholic

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Saying that he was fully aware of the circumstances in which resigned Warsaw Archbishop Stanislaw Wielgus served under the former Polish communist regime, Pope Benedict has encouraged the prelate to return to active ministry. Monsters and

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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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