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New governance report addresses Church culture that allowed abuse to occur

CULTURAL practices within the Church that have “nurtured” the abuse of children and other vulnerable people are under review in a new report into the governance of parishes and dioceses in Australia. The 208-page report released on August 21, titled The Light from the Southern Cross: Promoting Co-Responsible Governance in the Catholic Church in Australia, includes 86 recommendations for Church ... Read More »

Pope Benedict returns to Vatican City after visiting his ill brother Msgr Georg Ratzinger in Germany

POPE Emeritus Benedict XVI returned to Vatican City on June 22, five days after flying to Germany to spend time with his ailing 96-year-old brother. During his last morning in Regensburg, the 93-year-old Pope visited his brother, Monsignor Georg Ratzinger, one last time before being driven to the airport in Munich. Msgr Ratzinger was director of the renowned Regensburg boys’ ... Read More »

Son of a preacher man returns ‘home’ to the Catholic Church

Peter Pellicaan

BRITAIN’S legendary Catholic convert Gilbert Keith Chesterton once said it was impossible to be fair to the Catholic Church without being fond of it as a consequence. A stint at a local newspaper prompted Chesterton to write a hefty 15-point defence of several truths on the Catholic Church.  There he realised his error – he, a born and bred Unitarian, ... Read More »

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