Kristina Keneally

In this video interview, former NSW Premier Kristina Keneally talks about her hopes for the upcoming Synod on the Family, and more broadly about leadership by women and lay people in the Church, reports Eureka Street.

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Not necessarily intertwined

The belief that religion is the cause of the world’s bloodiest conflicts is central to our conviction that faith and politics should never mix. But the messy history of their separation suggests it was never so simple, writes Karen Armstrong in The Guardian.

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Uploaded to US site

A Catholic primary school teacher from Sydney's south-west has been charged with possessing and uploading child pornography, reports The Sydney Morning Herald.

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The website

At this website, the Vatican makes available meditations of Pope Francis from his daily Mass celebrated in the chapel of the Domus Sanctae Marthae.

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Cardinal Parolin at UN

The United Nations framework provides the "only viable way" of dealing with the global nature of modern terrorism "which knows no borders," the Vatican Secretary of State told the UN General Assembly on Monday, reports the Catholic News Service.

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Archbishop Kaigama

The President of the Nigerian Bishops’ Conference has called for an investigation into an alleged multimillion-dollar arms deal and said anyone found guilty of money laundering should be dealt with through the justice system.

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Cardinal Kasper

The Argentine daily La Nacion has published an interview with Cardinal Walter Kasper, who defended his arguments that some people who have been divorced and remarried should receive Communion, reports the Catholic News Agency.

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Focus on family

World Communications Day 2015 will focus on the theme “Communicating the Family: A Privileged Place of Encounter with the Gift of Love,” the Vatican announced on Monday, reports the Catholic News Agency.

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Cardinal Zen

The outspoken Bishop Emeritus of Hong Kong has addressed demonstrators at a student-led occupation that has paralysed the city, reports The Tablet.

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Police investigating

The burning of a church in India’s Madhya Pradesh has stoked fears of widening religious violence against Christians in the Hindu-majority state, reports Ucanews.

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Fed govt deal

More chaplains are set to be deployed into Victorian schools after a deal between the State and Federal governments, reports The Herald-Sun.

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Parade in north Vietnam

Redemptorist News is a Vietnamese news service, that defies government censors, to provide news about the Church's activities with a special emphasis on the country's persecuted Catholic minority, reports Ucanews.

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Zac Braff stars

One of the main reasons for seeing Wish I Was Here is Zach Braff. He not only co-directed and wrote, he also stars. Braff and his co-producers advertised online, on Kickstarter, the site for ordinary people to donate for the production of a film.

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Married couples to speak

Married couples will have a prominent role in the forthcoming Extraordinary Synod on the Family, the event’s organiser has revealed, reports The Tablet.

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Kaya Oakes

Kaya Oakes is a fervent feminist with an appreciation for tattoos and indie culture. She's married to an agnostic, has a formerly Catholic mother and is a popular writing lecturer at the University of California, Berkeley.

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Benedict at the Mass

Pope Emeritus Benedict joined some 50,000 pilgrims in Saint Peter's Square on Sunday for a meeting between Pope Francis and elderly people from around the world, reports the Catholic News Agency.

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Humbled by revelations

The Royal Commission has shown that the Catholic community of Melbourne has been betrayed and humiliated by some of its clergy. As a result we have had to tread the way of the cross in the most abject humility, says Newman College Rector Fr Bill Uren SJ.

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Sisters of St John of God

This is the website of the Congregation of the Sisters of St John of God, an international community of women religious, ministering in Ireland, England, Australia, Pakistan and South Africa.

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Notre Dame University

Click on Media Releases to read the latest.

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Prof Tina Beattie

A female Catholic theologian has claimed she was left in the dark by a decision by the Archbishop of St Andrews and Edinburgh to ban her from speaking at an event on Church property, reports The Catholic Herald.

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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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