Case adjourned

The case against the Bishop of the Australian Defence Force, accused of child sex offences in Western Australia 45 years ago, has been adjourned until next year, reports the ABC.

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Liberian children washing hands

A Liberian bishop unable to attend the Synod of Bishops on the Family has urged his fellow bishops to use their influence to help West African families in their enormous suffering caused by Ebola, reports the Catholic News Service.

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Archbishop Hart

The Australian Catholic Bishops Conference has welcomed the concluding message released on the weekend by the Synod Fathers at the Extraordinary Synod of Bishops in Rome.

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Corporate rental

Pope Francis has for the first time allowed the Sistine Chapel to be rented out for a private corporate event, with the proceeds to go to charities working with the poor and homeless, reports The Telegraph.

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Francis at consistory

The Middle East, especially Iraq and Syria, are experiencing "terrorism of previously unimaginable proportions" in which the perpetrators seem to have no regard for the value of human life, Pope Francis said yesterday, reports CNS. 

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Catholic Australia

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Littlies at Mass

A sister website of CathNews, Catholic Australia has been recently fully updated and redesigned as an informative and user-friendly port of call for all things Catholic.

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Mr Rosato

A Blue Mountains school principal has been honoured with a rare medal from the Pope during community commemorations for the anniversary of the 2013 bushfire disaster, reports the ABC.

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Dr Landvogt

Dr Kathy Landvogt, Manager, Social Policy & Research at Good Shepherd Youth and Family Services, will speak at the next Breakfast Briefing for Catholic Social Services Victoria.

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Syrian church

A Franciscan priest abducted by Islamist terrorists in Syria earlier this month has been released to house arrest at his convent in the north-eastern village of Knayeh, near the Turkish border, reports The Tablet.

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Francis at Synod

As people analyse and debate the final relatio or report from the Synod on the Family, there is a danger of missing the forest for the trees. Let's not forget the big picture, writres Thomas Reese in NCR Online.

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Demoted to ceremonial role

Conservative US Cardinal Raymond Burke has confirmed that he has been told he will be removed as the chief justice of the Vatican's Supreme Court, he told NCR Online at the Vatican on Saturday.

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A report on the work of Catholic Prison Ministry in Victoria, titled I Was In Prison, by Professor Ruth Webber, was launched earlier this month. Here, the author explains the report’s findings, in Kairos/CAM.

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St Mary MacKillop

The Mary MacKillop Foundation has announced funding for almost 70 life-changing community projects, driving greater social inclusion in Australia.

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Greeting to families

Here is the full text of the Bishops' closing message from the Vatican Synod on the Family: We, Synod Fathers, gathered in Rome together, greet all families of the different continents and in particular all who follow Christ, the Way, the Truth, and the Life. 

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Synod session on Saturday

Pope Francis has suffered a setback as proposals for wider acceptance of gay people failed to win a two-thirds majority at the Synod, with paragraphs in a draft document stripped from the final text, reports the BBC.

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Thriller into melodrama

This multi-national mystery-thriller film is based on the best-selling 2011 novel of the same name by S J Watson about a person who is suffering from severe amnesia, and who learns that her life is a series of untruths.

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Inspector gives evidence

A NSW Police inspector learnt about scores of child sex abuse cases while on a Church advisory committee but did not report the information back to the force, the police watchdog heard on Friday, reports The Sydney Morning Herald.

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Sisters of Nazareth

This is the website of the Sisters of Nazareth, who, as Catholic religious women, desire to seek God, become one with Him and take on His mind and way of life.

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Five lessons from Synod

The final Synod report will serve as a starting point for future discussion.  It was also presented with great transparency, including even sections that did not win the necessary votes for complete approval, says James Martin SJ in America.   

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Notre Dame University

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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

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Live streamed from Our Lady of the Rosary Cathedral, Waitara

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Daily Prayer

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

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