Pierre Ryckmans

Former prime minister Kevin Rudd has paid tribute to Pierre Ryckmans, the Catholic academic and author who was one of the world’s most eminent Sinologists and literary figures, who died in Sydney yesterday aged 78, reports The Australian.

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Passionists

This is the homepage of the Passionists, a religious institute founded by Saint Paul of the Cross with a special emphasis on the Passion of Jesus Christ. 

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Notre Dame University

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Four Corners allegation

The Church did not sack a parish priest even after an internal investigation commissioned by then Archbishop of Melbourne, George Pell, discovered he was guilty of child sex abuse, reports The Australian.

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Historic assault alleged

The former principal of a northern NSW Catholic college will face court next week over the alleged indecent assault of a boy, reports The Northern Star.

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Bishop Collins

Bishop Ted Collins, who was the Bishop of Darwin for 21 years, has died aged 83, reports the ABC  on Yahoo7.

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$22m write off

The Vatican has booked a loss for the entire amount of A$22 million invested in an Italian televsion company by then Vatican Secretary of State Cardinal Tarcisio Bertone, reports Reuters/Ucanews.

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Cardinal Clancy coffin

Football fan, regular golfer, a humble man of refined humour and a dry wit, Cardinal Edward Clancy was warmly remembered in a service on Saturday at St Mary’s Cathedral attended by hundreds of mourners, reports The Sydney Morning Herald.

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Jesus Matters

The launch of Jesus Matters, by Fr Charles Waddell will be held at Christ Church Grammar School in Claremont, Perth this Sunday.

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Asian opportunities

Pope Francis leaves on Wednesday for five days in South Korea, his first outing to Asia and a trip that seems almost perfectly to capture both the promise and the peril of his ambition to be a 'Peace Pope,' writes John Allen.

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Bowery sanctuary

Men lined up outside St Joseph House on the Lower East Side of Manhattan on a recent morning, all with their stomachs empty. Inside the dining hall, which is run by Catholic Worker, a hearty meal awaited, reports The New York Times.

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Christians flee Mosul

Pope Francis has decided to send a personal envoy, the Prefect of the Congregation for the Evangelisation of Peoples, to Iraq, reports Vatican Insider. The decision comes as US forces have begun bombing Iraqi militants to help trapped refugees.

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St Vincent Pallotti

This is the Australian homepage of the priests and brothers of The Society of the Catholic Apostolate, better known as the Pallottines. This Society of Apostolic life has around 2000 members worldwide.

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Gammy with Thai mother

The Vatican is warning that the alleged rejection of a baby born with Down syndrome to a surrogate mother in Thailand shows how babies have become consumer products for sale, reports the Religion News Service.

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Protesters in Detroit

The UN Security Council called an emergency meeting yesterday, after fanatical Islamic State fighters seized Iraq's largest Christian town. Pope Francis appealed to the international community to intervene as a humanitarian tragedy unfolds.

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Reaching out

Pope Francis has approval ratings any leader could envy: 88 percent of American Catholics think he's doing a good job, and nearly three quarters of Americans in general view him with favour. What is he doing right?

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Encores this weekend

Only a limited number of cinema venues have been selected for showing this film around the world. It was planned for simultaneous cinema release in Australia and New Zealand on August 6. 

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Vote to intensify

Catholic school teachers striking in Tasmania have voted to intensify an industrial campaign after teachers from 37 Catholic schools walked off the job yesterday, reports the ABC.

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Priest arrives in Madrid

An elderly Spanish missionary infected with the deadly Ebola virus in Liberia landed in Madrid yesterday, the first patient in the fast-spreading outbreak to be evacuated to Europe for treatment, reports AFP on Yahoo7.

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Victims gather

The Archbishop of Melbourne Denis Hart told the congregation at the National Day of Mourning Memorial in Melbourne yesterday that Australians stand in solidarity with victims of the attack on flight MH17, reports Yahoo7.

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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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