Joe Foley in Nepal

From visiting remote parts of Nepal to taking part in this year’s Bridge to Brisbane run, Brisbane Caritas diocesan director Joe Foley has found his role life-changing, reports The Catholic Leader.

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UN in session

The Vatican’s nuncio to the United Nations (UN) has called for a broad definition of the term “rule of law” that includes respect, dignity and justice, reports CNS in The Catholic Herald.

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Document criticised

Leading cardinals have criticised the Synod report urging changes to the pastoral care of gays and others. UK Cardinal Nichols said it was misinterpreted, Cardinal Pell said it needed to be "corrected."

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Memorandum drafted

The Church drafted a Memorandum of Understanding to share information with the NSW Police Force in 2004, despite being told a year earlier that the agreement breached child abuse mandatory reporting laws, an inquiry has heard, reports the ABC.

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Pray as you go

16-Oct-2014
Pray as you go

Pray As You Go is a daily prayer session, designed for use on portable MP3 players, to help you pray whenever you find time, but particularly while travelling to and from work, and in transit generally.

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Mt Carmel College

The Board of Mt Carmel College Ltd (BMCC) in the NSW regional town of Yass has withdrawn its application for initial registration of the independent secondary Catholic college, reports the Yass Tribune.

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Police in sync with Church

The NSW Police Force had an informal agreement with the Church not to encourage victims of child sexual abuse to come forward, particularly if they were reluctant to make a formal statement, reports The Sydney Morning Herald.

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Cardinal Burke opposed

Senior Church figures have expressed concern about a document issued by the bishops’ Synod on the Family, proposing a landmark shift in the Church’s pastoral care of gay Catholics, cohabiting couples and those in civil marriages.

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Caritas cares

Caritas Australia has been allocated $500,000 for key activities that will reduce risks to disasters for vulnerable communities, as part of the Australian Government’s Humanitarian Partnership Agreement.

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Francis meets auditors

The Synod report on gays may have appeared as an earthquake but might be better described as an icebreaker. Pope Francis has begun to chip away at a huge pastoral/theological glacier, writes Robert Mickens in NCR Online

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People over doctrine

If laws do not lead people to Christ then they are obsolete, Pope Francis said in his morning homily, reports the Catholic News Service.

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LCWR panel discussion

A longtime trend of declining numbers of women in religious orders is unpacked a bit in a new study by Georgetown University's Centre for Applied Research in the Apostolate, reports the Catholic News Service.

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The Catholic Enquiry Centre (CEC) website is designed to assist you in your faith journey. The Centre is a national agency of the Australian Catholic Bishops Conference. 

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Notre Dame University

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Deadly doll's tale

15-Oct-2014
Deadly doll

Annabelle is the name of a deadly doll. Not that that was her real name. Rather, when a sinister young woman kills her parents and is wounded, her blood drips down onto the nameless dial doll who then becomes the deadly Annabelle.

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Stunning attitude change

Here is the full text of the mid-term report on gays and people 'living in sin' that caused such strong reactions when tabled at the Synod.

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Mass mobilisation

With all the fervour of a typical “flash mob,” faithful Catholics in Michigan are joining "Mass Mobs" to fill the pews at often-empty church buildings and breathe new life into the community, reports The Huffington Post.

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Fr Paulus in hat with protesters

Hundreds of priests and nuns staged simultaneous rallies yesterday in Jakarta and several towns in Flores province demanding that the government annul controversial mining permits within 30 days, reports Ucanews.

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Bishops support vote

The Bishops’ Conference of England and Wales and the Church of England have released a joint statement calling on MPs to vote in favour of recognising Palestine as an independent state, reports The Catholic Herald.

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Francis and Cardinal Erdo

A shift in the Church’s pastoral care for homosexuals was put forward at the Family Synod yesterday in a document saying gays' orientation should be valued and that they have “gifts and qualities” to offer parishes, reports The Tablet.

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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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