Fr Rob on The x Factor

Fr Rob Galea, the singing priest and a former contestant on The X Factor, will perform this Friday night at Parramatta, in Sydney's western suburbs.

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Abuse in sport rife

Soccer mums and dads need more education on how to recognise the signs of sexual abuse to help protect their children from predators, the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse has heard.

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Moral obligation

Citing a moral obligation to care for the natural world, 30 US Catholic and faith-based institutions have made a submission to a federal appeals court in support of the Clean Power Plan, reports the Catholic News Service.

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Cardinal Timothy Dolan

US Cardinal Tim Dolan is concerned that the Pope's forthcoming document on the family will focus on marriage and not divorce. "The most urgent mandate for the Church is to reclaim the nobility of the sacrament of marriage."

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Morally compromised

South African Church leaders have called for the resignation of President Jacob Zuma after a constitutional court ordered him to repay $A24 million he took from public coffers to refurbish his country house, reports The Tablet.

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Sarcophagus found

The bones of a saint have reportedly been discovered among the ruins of a monastery in the Syrian town of Qaryatain, which was recaptured from ISIS on Sunday, reports AP/The Catholic Herald.

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Desperation on Lesbos

Pope Francis is to visit Greece on April 14-15, a Greek government official said yesterday, to get a first-hand look at the front line of Europe's migrant crisis, reports Reuters.

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Notre Dame University

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Bishop Mulkearns

Bishop Ronald Mulkearns, the Bishop of Ballarat from 1971 till 1997, died yesterday from cancer in a nursing home in Ballarat, aged 85.

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Attorney General Kathleen Kane

A US federal prosecutor may file a racketeering lawsuit against a Catholic diocese where two former bishops were found to have helped cover up the sexual abuse of hundreds of children by more than 50 clergy over a 40-year period, reports AP/Crux.

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Find ten minutes

There are so many excuses for not finding time to pray. Fr James Martin SJ offers five tips to help even the busiest people find the ten minutes they need.

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Shaving for charity

A leukaemia survivor from Carmel College in Brisbane has lost her hair for the second time in a bid to save other children from the cancer, reports The Catholic Leader.

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Unashamedly sentimental

It is said that after the success of The Passion of the Christ, American faith films received a boost of confidence and bigger budgets. Miracles from Heaven is one of these films.

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Truths Vs perceptions

It seems inevitable that the spin will continue, no matter how Pope Francis phrases his call on Friday for the pastoral accompaniment of the divorced and civilly remarried, writes George Weigel.

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Protest against police

Catholic and Protestant bishops are calling for an independent investigation into the shooting of protesting farmers in the southern Philippines that resulted in the death of at least three people on April 1, reports Ucanews.

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Notre Dame University

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Innovation meets necessity

A pioneering mediation program in Brazil is banking on religious leaders using their conciliatory skills to resolve conflicts between families and neighbours, while helping the judicial system reduce a massive backlog of cases overloading the country’s courts.

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Surprise meeting confirmed

Pope Francis held a 40-minute meeting on Friday with Bishop Bernard Fellay, leader of a group of traditionalists known as the Society of St Pius X that broke with Rome a quarter-century ago, reports Crux.

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Hopes for new life

A plan to transform a derelict Scottish seminary into an arts venue has been boosted through an injection of lottery funding, reports the BBC.

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Bizarre requirement

The 88-year-old Catholic Society at the University of ­Sydney is facing deregis­tration on the grounds that it ­requires senior members to be Catholic, reports The Australian.

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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

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Live streamed from Our Lady of the Rosary Cathedral, Waitara

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