Conventional relationship best

The best interests of the child are served in a stable, monogamous relationship by a mother and father, according to a submission by the Archdiocese of Melbourne to the Victorian goverment as part of its review of the State Adoption Act.

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Focus on humility

Pope Francis has called on Christians around the world to use Holy Week as a time to reflect and exemplify the humility of Christ, and to reject a worldliness that he says proposes "another way" of vanity, pride and success, reports NCR Online.

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Morality versus finance

As the Government prepares to release a major tax discussion paper today, Fr Brian Lucas argues that tax is a moral issue just as much as it is a financial one.

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Jill Meagher

A Church official has apologised after a priest told parishioners that if Melbourne woman Jill Meagher's faith had been stronger, she would have been "home in bed" and not walking down a street on the night she was raped and killed, reports The Age.

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Notre Dame University

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Chris Richardson

Economist Chris Richardson will give a speech on "Australia's Social Contract" at the upcoming St Thomas More Forum in Canberra on April 14.

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Fr Joseph Illo

In a packed auditorium at Star of the Sea School in San Francisco last week, parents told representatives of the Archdiocese to remove the parish's two priests, reports NCR Online.

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Group shot of tour

Pope Francis has surprised a group of homeless people by joining them on a private tour of the Sistine Chapel, reports The Catholic Herald.

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Outspoken views

US Cardinal Raymond Burke has told an interviewer that gay couples and divorced and remarried Catholics who are trying to live good and faithful lives are still like “the person who murders someone and yet is kind to other people,” reports RNS.

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150 candles lit

Before the altar of a French Alps cathedral, 150 candles on Saturday burned brightly for all those who perished in this week's Germanwings crash and their families, reports AFP on Yahoo7.

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Station

Not so much a website review today, but an alert about an app developed for both iPhone and androids to help the faithful follow the Way of the Cross this week.

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Protest at the rape

Indian police have made their first arrest over the rape of an elderly nun which has shocked the country, a senior official said yesterday, reports Ucanews.

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Dispute over apparition

Hundreds of pilgrims have descended on a remote hillside in Colombia because they believe the face of Jesus appeared after heavy rain caused a landslip, reports news.com.au.

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First visit to US

Pope Francis is to meet President Barack Obama when he makes his first visit to the US in September, reports The Catholic Herald.

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Angelus every day

As of this week, more than 100,000 students and staff in Sydney Catholic schools have begun reciting the Angelus daily at midday, the result of an initiative by the Catholic Education Office Sydney, reports The Catholic Weekly.

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Francis Sullivan

The Church says it is disappointed the Federal government has so quickly rejected a national scheme to compensate abuse survivors, reports AAP on SBS.

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Sr Jane Keogh

Brigidine Sister and refugee advocate Sister Jane Keogh CSB will be a keynote speaker at the Australian Catholic Communications Congress in May.

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Jesus at Bethany

A new book about Jesus' encounters with women reveals more than we might assume on the subject. Author Mary Demuth talks to the Religion News Service about what these tales teach us about God, life, and gender.

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Too much enthusiasm

When a group of nuns had the chance to meet Pope Francis at the Naples Cathedral last weekend, they could not contain their enthusiasm, reports Crux

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Oscar Romero

The upcoming beatification of the assassinated Salvadoran Archbishop, Oscar Romero, has been the result of decades of work and communication by people around the globe.

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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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