Youth Off the Streets

Fr Chris Riley's Youth Off The Steets is a respected community organisation working for young people who are homeless, drug dependent and recovering from abuse.

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Rich experience

The Australian Catholic Cursillo Movement’s biennial National Encounter, titled The Joy of the Pilgrim Heart, will be held at the Greenhills Conference Centre, Canberra, from October 16-18.

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Bishop Mulkearns outside court yesterday

The former Bishop of Ballarat, Ronald Mulkearns, has told a Geelong court he remembers a former priest who is facing indecent assault charges "misbehaving" in a "sexual way," reports the ABC.

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Benedict with Polisca

Dr Patrizio Polisca is leaving his post as Director of Vatican Health Services and will no longer be the personal physician of Pope Francis but he will continue as Benedict's doctor, reports Vatican Insider.

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Archbishop Fisher before Mass

The Archishop of Sydney, Anthony Fisher OP, was officially invested with the Pallium at St Mary's Cathedral on the weekend, reports Sydney Catholic.

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Father Schnabel

Benedictine leaders are stepping up pressure on Israeli officials for greater protection of Christian sites as they wait for an arrest over the attack on Benedictine Church of the Multiplication in Tabgha in June, reports The Catholic Herald.

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UK film premiere

The premature sexualisation of children in their early teens presents a huge challenge for society in general and for the Church in particular, writes William Oddie in The Catholic Herald.

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The White House

US Presidential candidates have begun speaking about poverty, and what they will do about it, in three-minute videos requested by a coalition of more than 100 faith groups which includes the US Conference of Catholic Bishops, reports The Tablet.

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Eugenio Alphandery

Eugenio Alphandery is director of the Officina Profumo Farmaceutica di Santa Maria Novella in Florence, originally founded by Dominican friars in the 13th century. Here he tells The Florentine about his trade secrets.

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Giant cross in Karachi

Church leaders in Pakistan say a court acquitting a Christian man accused of blasphemy vindicates their stand that the laws are often misused to pursue personal vendettas against Christians, reports Ucanews.

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Francis Sullivan

The Truth, Justice and Healing Council has ­attacked Victoria Police’s exaggeration of suicide deaths due to clergy abuse, but also warned the Church against believing that police are waging a vendetta, reports The Australian.

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Journeys With Jesus

This weekly webzine for the global Church carries essays, books, film, poetry and music, and photo galleries, to readers in 230 countries.

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Church leaves Antarctica

The Church has left Antarctica after 57 years because the number of people attending services at the Chapel of the Snows at McMurdo Station has declined to the point that there is no longer a need for a priest, reports The Catholic Herald.

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Frankness makes us squirm

Francis' message goes well beyond mere tolerance, which makes us nervous in the developed world. This Pope is not ideological or partisan. He is radical in the most essential sense - going to the root of things, writes NCR in an editorial.

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Religious loophole remains

The Boy Scouts of America has ended its national ban on openly gay adult leaders and employees while allowing local religious units to continue to exclude gay adults, a decision cautiously welcomed by the US National Catholic Committee on Scouting.

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Bill Shorten makes his point

The prospect of a breakthrough on same-sex marriage legislation before Christmas is dimming as conservative Liberals warn that a proposed push in the party room for a conscience vote would amount to waving through full marriage equality.

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Secularist challenge rejected

A far-right mayor in France has defended a Christmas crib in his city hall against a legal complaint by secularists, by arguing that it represented a French tradition rather than a religious display, reports The Tablet.

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Notre Dame University

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Restraint works well

Marvel Entertainment takes a step back from saving the world for this slightly more modest effort and it reaps dividends in this chronicle of redemption, aided by a cracking cast, snappy script, and pervading sense of fun.

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Archbishop Coleridge outspoken

The Archbishop of Brisbane, Mark Coleridge, told ABC TV’s Q&A program last night that Australia’s asylum seeker policies are a “moral failure” and an “international disgrace,” reports The Herald Sun.

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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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Daily Prayer

Daily Prayer

All your daily readings, reflections and prayers can be found here... 

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