Hernan Diaz and Maria Rojas

Officials in Santiago, Chile, are investigating a series of cases in which newborn babies were stolen from the poor and given to the rich, mostly in the 1970s-90s. At least half a dozen Catholic sisters have been implicated, reports NCR Online.

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Road movie gem

The title of this Spanish drama comes from the opening line of the famous Beatles song, Strawberry Fields Forever. The film tells the story of a free-spirited, middle-aged, lonely, high-school bachelor teacher who is an obsessive Beatles fan.

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Notre Dame University

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Alison Burt

The Australian Catholic Bishops' Conference has welcomed Alison Burt as the new leader steering the national Bishops' Commission for Pastoral Life in the nation, reports the Catholic News Agency.

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NSW proposal

The legal process for survivors of sexual abuse committed in state-run children's homes and orphanages will be simplified under recommendations from the NSW government, reports The Sydney Morning Herald.

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Boy George

English pop singer Boy George has offered an eloquent explanation of his evolving spirituality during a conversation with HuffPost Live.

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Presentation of the plan

Catholic School principals from across the Wilcannia-Forbes Diocese in western NSW have been presented with a new strategic plan, reports The Forbes Advocate.

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An irreducable bond

A month after closing a Synod of Bishops on the Family stirred by controversy over divorce and same-sex unions, Pope Francis will open an interreligious conference dedicated to traditional marriage, reports the Catholic News Service.

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Eduardo Robles Gil

The Vatican has approved the amended constitutions of the Legionaries of Christ, marking a significant step in an extensive process of its reform, reports the Catholic News Service/NCR Online.

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Catholic arts

This website aims to create a directory of Catholic artists including for fine art, sculpture, architecture, music and film, as well as providing space for patrons of Catholic arts.

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No contact allowed

Churches across West Africa have introduced special measures to help prevent Catholics contracting Ebola at Mass. Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone are worst affected by the epidemic, which has claimed almost 5,000 lives, reports The Tablet.

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Catholic martyr angle

The last person hanged for witchcraft in Boston could be considered a Catholic martyr, reports the Catholic News Agency.

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Complex conflict

Lynda Ben-Menashe, the Community Relations Manager at the NSW Board of Jewish Deputies, will speak and lead a conversation at the Broken Bay Institute this Thursday on Israel-Palestine.

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Views not a bombshell

For close observers, the Pope's statement last week that evolution is not contrary to Catholic beliefs was not a bombshell at all. What's newsworthy is that people think they're newsworthy, writes Phil Plait in Slate/SBS.

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Embedded in Constitution

What is the place of Christianity in a supposedly secular society? One writer argues that Australia should follow the French Government’s example in banning religion from the public square. I have to disagree, writes Kevin Donnelly in Eureka Street.

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Eelection call

Leaders of Victorian churches have sent an open letter to Victorian parliamentarians and candidates for the 2014 Victorian state election, calling for a new approach to criminal justice, reports the Archdiocese of Melbourne.

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Passage omission stands out

The Synod’s failure to achieve a two-thirds majority on the passage about remarried divorcees in the concluding document was an “anomalous” decision, according to the head of a leading Jesuit journal, reports Vatican Insider.

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Archbishop Martin

Language used at the Synod on the Family to describe gay relationships was “revolutionary,” according to Ireland’s senior archbishop, reports The Tablet.

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Fr Vranjes

A priest has been allowed to serve at a church in Melbourne's western suburbs for more than six years despite being convicted of killing a man and injuring a teenager in a drunken car crash in Croatia, writes The Sunday Age.

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Cardinal Burke

US Cardinal Raymond Burke, who has emerged as the face of the opposition to Pope Francis’ reformist agenda, has likened the Church to “a ship without a rudder” in a fresh attack on the Pope’s leadership, reports RNS.

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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

Daily Prayer

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

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