Focus on the poor

Ahead of the global summit for a climate treaty next year in Paris, the world community must first make progress in Peru, where talks began on Monday. Catholic groups have urged negotiators to make the poor a priority, reports NCR Online.

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Francis on poster

The Church yesterday asked Sri Lankan authorities to immediately remove presidential election posters bearing the image of Pope Francis, who is scheduled to visit the island next month, reports AFP/Yahoo7.

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Midair press conference

Pope Francis has suggested the blame for thousands of civilian deaths to Syria lies with foreign powers which provided the Assad regime with chemical weapons, reports The Tablet.

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Three key questions

What is it about the most wonderful time of the year that also makes it the most stressful time of year, asks Tom Roberts.

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The website

The Australian Ursulines have launched their redesigned website. The colours are soft, the content is comprehensive and wide-ranging. It is easy to navigate. 

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Notre Dame University

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Mosque  bomb aftermath

The Catholic Bishops Conference of Nigeria has said that the latest attack on the Kano Central Mosque was not only provocative but capable of triggering religious and political crises in the country, reports The Guardian.

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Craig Wallace

People living with disability are battling a daily presumption from society that their lives are not worth living, reports Catholic Communications.

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Four part animation

To celebrate the beginning of the Year of Consecrated Life, the Missionaries of God's Love priests and brothers have created an animated guide on discernment. 

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Govt initiatve backed

The Catholic Education Commission NSW says it supports the State Government’s move to clarify existing obligations schools have to share information about students moving from one school or sector to another.

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Former school principal charged

The Catholic Education Office has welcomed a guilty plea to a child pornography charge by the former principal of a Catholic primary school in Young in regional NSW, reports the ABC.

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Catholic Religious Australia

The Year of Consecrated Life officially began for the universal Church yesterday, the first Sunday of Advent. This makes it a great time to visit the homepage of Catholic Religious Australia.

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ABC chief Mark Scott

Radio National is the home of specialisation at the ABC, and religion has been one of its signature specialisations. Yet religion is a particular target of the ‘reshaping’ within the national broadcaster, writes Michael Mullins in Eureka Street.

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Traditional club crest

Spanish football club Real Madrid has removed the traditional Christian cross from its official club crest after signing a lucrative three-year deal with the National Bank of Abu Dhabi, reports The Guardian.

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Prominent Australians sing out

The Australian Catholic Migrant and Refugee Office has called on senators to safeguard and defend the human dignity of asylum-seekers, as a group of prominent Australians, including Broken Bay's new Bishop, record a song for child asylum seekers. 

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Teacher wrongly identified

Fairfax Media has been ordered to pay a female teacher at a NSW Catholic school $350,000 in damages after a story in the Sydney Morning Herald in January wrongly identified her as having had sex with male students, reports Mumbrella.

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Notre Dame University

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Cross returns home

The cross believed to have once stood over the initial resting place of Australia's only saint, Mary MacKillop, will soon be erected for public display in the city of her birth, ACU Vice-Chancellor Professor Greg Craven has announced.

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Iraqi Christians

Australian bishops have designated this coming Sunday a Day of Solidarity with the Christians of the Middle-East.

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Francis blesseed by Bartholomew

The Pope and Orthodox Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew have issued a joint pledge of support for embattled Christians of the Middle-East. Francis also urged an end to the Schism between the Orthodox and Catholic churches.

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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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