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Priest's 'Confronting' Good Friday Mass Dedicated To Abuse Victims

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For Catholics, Good Friday is usually reserved for reflecting on Jesus' pain and suffering ahead of crucifixion, but one Sydney priest chose to focus on the pain and suffering of young sexual abuse victims.

Crime

Crime

Paedophile Priest Pleads Guilty To Abusing Five More Young Boys

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A former priest convicted of sexually abusing more than 20 schoolboys has been sentenced to another five years jail for historic sex offences.

World

World

Pope Enacts New Vatican Sex Abuse Laws

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Pope Francis enacted new legislation to protect children from sexual abuse within the Vatican and other Holy See institutions in Rome as well as by its diplomatic corps worldwide.

World

World

Entire All-Female Board At Vatican Magazine Quit Over 'Climate Of Distrust'

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The founder and all-female editorial board of the Vatican's women's magazine have quit after what they say was a Vatican campaign to discredit them and put them "under the direct control of men."

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News

Priest Stabbed During Live-Streamed Church Service

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A Canadian Catholic priest was stabbed in front of dozens of stunned worshippers as he was celebrating mass Friday morning at Montreal's St. Joseph's Oratory.

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National

Priest Accused Of Child Sex Abuse Found Dead

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A West Australian priest has been found dead after being investigated over child sex abuse allegations.

Andrew Collins

Andrew Collins

As A Survivor Of Sex Abuse By Clergy, Here's What Pell's Sentence Means To Me

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I sat in my psychologist’s office watching Pell’s sentencing with him.

George Pell

George Pell

Cardinal George Pell Sentenced To Six Years In Jail

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George Pell has been sentenced to six years in jail, with a non-parole period of three years and eight months.

George Pell

George Pell

Cardinal Pell Handed Six Years In Prison For Child Sex Abuse

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Warning: The following contains graphic details which may be distressing to some viewers.

Irfan Yusuf

Irfan Yusuf

Why Catholics Have More In Common With Muslims Than They Think

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Religious minorities have had a rough ride in Australia.

Crime

Crime

Labor Staffer Charged With Making Child Porn Was Also A Former Catholic Priest

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A Labor branch secretary in Sydney's south-west -- who is in custody charged with making and importing child pornography -- was also a former Catholic priest.

Crime

Crime

George Pell's Lawyer Denies Report He Quit Defence Team

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Robert Richter QC has denied reports he quit George Pell's legal team ahead of an appeal process, saying he will "be involved through to the end".

Crime

Crime

'Australia Has Changed': Church Abuse Survivors Share Their Stories

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Warning: This story discusses child sex abuse.

Hugh Harris

Hugh Harris

Pell Is In Prison But Hypocrisy And Scandal Are Still At Large In The Church

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Cardinal Pell is in jail.

Gary Nunn

Gary Nunn

While Pell Faces Jail His Cousin Is Packing Her Bags

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Monica Hingston, 78, just won in the Faith category at the Australian LGBTI awards. She flew from Melbourne to Sydney for the ceremony, along with nine friends and family members.

Crime

Crime

Push To Strip George Pell Of Order Of Australia Medal

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In the wake of the George Pell guilty verdict, there have been calls to strip him of numerous honours and awards.

Andrew Singleton

Andrew Singleton

After Pell, The Church Won't Survive Unless It Sees Genuine Reform

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In January, I met up with an old family friend.

Crime

Crime

Can The Church Survive Pell's 'Catastrophic' Sex Abuse Conviction?

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It is a "happy" day for abuse survivors, and the conviction of George Pell on child sex charges is hoped to lead to wholesale change at the highest levels of the Catholic Church.

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News

Australian Media No Longer Gagged, Details Of Pell Abuse Revealed

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Australians can now be told that Cardinal George Pell is guilty of historical sexual abuse against two 13-year-old choir boys.

Hugh Riminton

Hugh Riminton

The Cardinal's Legacy Is One Of Crime And Cover-Up

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Peter Fox was in his caravan on the NSW mid-north coast when word came through of George Pell’s conviction for abusing two choirboys in the 1990s.

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Cardinal George Pell Found Guilty Of Child Sexual Abuse

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In December Cardinal George Pell was found guilty by a jury of abusing two 13-year-old choir boys.

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Views

The Catholic Church Is Headed For Another Sex Abuse Scandal As #NunsToo Speak Up

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All eyes will turn to Rome between 21-24 February, when senior church clerics across the world meet to discuss how to handle the widening sexual abuse crisis in the Catholic Church.

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News

Pope: Nuns Were Being Held As Sex Slaves By Priests

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Nuns have suffered and are still suffering sexual abuse at the hands of Catholic priests and bishops, and even being held as sexual slaves, Pope Francis confirmed on Tuesday.

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News

Claims Of Forceful Kissing, Molestation Carried Out By Nuns

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A woman has described years of alleged abuse by nuns in the hopes of inspiring others to share their stories.

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News

Bad Habits: Two Nuns Steal $695,000 To Go Gambling In Las Vegas

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Two sisters at a Catholic elementary school in California have allegedly ditched their vow of poverty to embezzle hundreds of thousands for gambling at casinos and trips away.

National

National

Archbishop's Concealing Child Abuse Conviction Quashed

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The conviction of Catholic archbishop Philip Wilson for concealing child sex abuse in the church has been quashed by a Newcastle court.

World

World

Pope Claims Being Gay Is 'Fashionable'

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Pope Francis has delivered an ultimatum to gay priests: Be celibate or leave.

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Updated

You Can Now Cuss God Freely In Ireland

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The Republic of Ireland has voted to scrap the country's laws on blasphemy.

National

National

Tap And God: Churches Are Trying To Move With The Times

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They might be accused of having archaic attitudes about certain things, but some churches are trying to modernise at least part of their services.

Comedy

Comedy

Tap To Pray: Sydney Church Introduces Collection Platewave

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Now it’s more convenient than ever to be pious

National

National

New Laws Could Help Child Abuse Survivors Sue

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Thousands of survivors of child sex abuse will be able to sue institutions for under new NSW laws.

National

National

DPP Wants Former Archbishop Thrown In Jail

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The Director of Public Prosecutions called the current sentence inadequate.

National

National

Catholic Church 'Unlikely' To Introduce Voluntary Celibacy

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'Its roots are deep, and it touches upon the discipline of the universal Church.'

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Updated

Australian Catholic Leaders Won't Break The Seal Of Confession

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The Royal Commission's key recommendation to order priests to disclose confessions 'would undermine religious liberties'.

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News

Pope Compares Church Sexual Abuse, Corruption To Excrement, Victims Say

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In the first papal visit to Ireland in more than four decades, Pope Francis acknowledged the Church's shame.

World

World

300 Priests Abused Thousands Of Children Over 70 years: Report

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The report follows a two-year investigation which contained graphic examples of children being groomed and sexually abused by clergymen.

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Updated

Former Archbishop Philip Wilson Gets Home Detention

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Victim Peter Gogarty said he was disgusted the disgraced Catholic official will now begin a “holiday with his sister”.