Pope greets Korean children

Pope Francis has warned South Korea's Catholic bishops not to let their country's 'prosperous, yet increasingly secularised and materialistic society' distract the Church from its essential duty to evangelise, reports the Catholic News Service.

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August 25 date

Teachers at 37 Catholic schools across the ACT and south-east NSW have voted to strike on August 25 and 26 over wages and conditions, reports The Canberra Times.

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Notre Dame University

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The Francis Effect

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Film launch

The Australian Premiere of The Francis Effect, a film by Salt+Light TV, will take place on Tuesday in Sydney.

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Patrician Brothers

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Patrician Brothers

This is the website of the Brothers of Saint Patrick. It contains links and information on this Order from across the world.

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Korean nuns offer support

Families of the victims of the April Sewol ferry accident have appealed directly to Pope Francis for justice on the eve of his visit, reports the Catholic News Service.

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Nonviolent protest

Loves Makes A Way is a movement that draws upon the inspiration of Rev Dr Martin Luther King Jr, as an ecumenical coming together of Christians with the backing of ‘Pace e Bene Australia,’ dedicated to nonviolence, writes James O'Brien.

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Yazidis fleeing IS

Up to 4000 Iraqi and Syrian Christians and members of other minorities fleeing persecution by Islamic State terrorists will be ­offered sanctuary in Australia by the Abbott Government, reports The Australian.

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Fr Salvado Pablo

Elbows bent, hands clasped close to the chest as if in prayer, the priest whispers: 'Praying position… muscle memory,' he says. 'Extend your arms and pull the trigger,' writes Ucanews.

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Notre Dame University

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Archbishop Moras

Church officials in India have expressed embarrassment that a nationally publicised gang rape of a novice affiliate in southern Bangalore turned out to be hoax, reports the Catholic News Service/Ucanews.

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Denise and Bruce Morcombe

Bruce and Denise Morcombe are adamant the recently launched book on their son Daniel’s too-short life and tragic death is 'definitely not a crime novel,' reports The Catholic Leader.

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The Adelaide protest group

Trespassing charges against nine religious leaders who protested in the Adelaide Hills electorate office of federal MP Jamie Briggs in June have been dismissed by the Adelaide Magistrates Court, reports the ABC.

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Francis Sullivan

The Church's proposal for a new independent statutory body to investigate and compensate abuse claims has drawn criticism from victims over its plan to cap payments, reports The Sydney Morning Herald.

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New scholarship covered

Registrations close on August 24 for the Broken Bay Bible Conference on the Gospel of John, to be held on September 12-13.

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Children flee ISIS

The Vatican has urged Muslim leaders to condemn the 'barbarity' and 'unspeakable criminal acts' of Islamic State militants in Iraq, saying a failure to do so would jeopardise the future of inter-religious dialogue, reports CNS.

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Nuns now noticed

Not too long ago, the world barely noticed nuns, and then only in some anonymous or stereotypical way. Now there is hardly an instance when the world does not notice them, writes Joan Chittister and Mary Lou Kownacki.

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Catholic stronghold

When Pope Francis visits South Korea today, he will find a thriving Catholic community with a social and political influence that belies its minority status in one of Christianity's most muscular Asian strongholds, reports AFP on Yahoo7.

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Sisters of the Good Shepherd

This is the website of the Pastorelle Sisters of Jesus Good Shepherd, who are part of the Pauline Family founded by Blessed James Alberione.

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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

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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