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Action must follow Summit: Coleridge

Action must follow whatever happens at the Summit on the Protection of Minors being held at the Vatican this week, says Australian Catholic Bishops Conference president Mark Coleridge who is in Rome for the important meeting of bishops from around the world.

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National day of sorrow and promise

In a collective response from Catholic religious orders across the country, religious women and men held a National Day of Sorrow and Promise on the first Sunday of Advent and the start of a new Church year.


Meeting on seal of confession

A delegation representing the Catholic Church in South Australia met with the Attorney General Vicki Chapman last month to discuss the removal of the exemption for the confessional from mandatory reporting laws. The new legislation came into effect on October 22.


Trust needs to be rebuilt: Zollner

There is a perception amongst the Australian public that safeguarding against child sexual abuse is not in the ‘DNA’ of the Catholic Church despite all the work done in this area, according to one of the world’s leading experts on child protection.