Jesuit Refugee Service (JRS) has reminded governments that urban refugees share all of the challenges of the urban poor, but often face additional barriers due to their uncertain legal status and lack of documentation. In a Refugee Week statement

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Archbishop Philip Wilson --- Archbishop Philip Wilson, President of the Australian Catholic BishopsConference, has said the inspiration of St Thomas More gives the Church strength to face challenges when things go wrong. St Thomas

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Tim Fischer with Sister of St Joseph, Sr Maria Casey --- Australia's Ambassador to the Holy See, former deputy prime minister Tim Fischer, has said he hopes Mary MacKillop's extraordinary trip to Rome to see Pope Pius XI in 1873 would

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Alleged parental and student intolerance could force a bullied Melbourne Catholic school boy with Asperger's syndrome to change schools. The boy's parents, Emily and Mark Jones are considering removing their nine year-old son Ed from St Luke's Primary School,

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Archbishop Adrian Doyle of Hobart has said that spending taxpayer's money on developing euthanasia legislation is at the cost of other care initiatives. Archbishop Doyle has made a joint statement with his Anglican counterpart Bishop John Harrower.

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The Church's own teachings of forgiveness, truth, grace and reconciliation are "vital assets in promoting healing and hope"in the midst of the sexual abuse allegations and cases it is facing, according to Dr Donal McKeown, Auxiliary Bishop of the

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Filmed before, during and after his final days on the High Court of Australia this documentary explores the personal, moral and spiritual convictions of Michael Kirby - one of the country's greatest legal minds. It charts his formative years, his Christian

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It was called for by Pope Ratzinger, by the name of "court of the gentiles." It will be inaugurated by his minister for culture, Archbishop Ravasi. It will be a place for dialogue with those far from God, the first act of a wider project of new

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CathNews has often featured articles from Eureka Street. Today, we feature the website itself, which this morning offers a feast of analysis and opinion on the momentous political changes that have brought Australia its first female Prime Minister.

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Some years ago I was speaking to a candidate in the RCIA programme who thought, like many already-Catholics think, that all priests are in vows of poverty, chastity and obedience. I explained that most priests were not in fact religious. She responded:

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A Wollongong diocesan official has stressed that training catechists to ensure they conduct engaging and effective classes is critical, adding that it is uncertain that proposed ethics classes in NSW state schools will be adequately

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Police in Belgium raided the palace of the Archbishop of Mechelen, north of Brussels, following a string of sexual abuse allegations against Church figures. Officers seized a computer and sealed off the premises, said an AFP report in the Sydney

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Christian refugees, during the 1860 strife between Druze and Maronites in Lebanon, image from Wikimedia Commons---Authoritative Vatican analyst Sandro Magister has written that local Christians on the Arabian peninsula are being swamped by the arrival of

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Fair Work Australia has ruled that Melkite Catholic priest Andrea Bellia can claim unfair dismissal after his job at Melbourne's Assisi Centre was terminated. Fr Bellia lost the job at the aged-care centre at Rosanna in Melbourne, after the president

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A crypt is being built for St Mary's Cathedral in Hobart, 144 years since the cathedral opened its doors. Work has started on a new $4.2 million building connected to the western side of the cathedral which will have a crypt that can house more than 20

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Bishop Christopher Prowse --- Bishop Christopher Prowse of the regional Victorian Diocese of Sale has released a pastoral letter aimed at promoting discussion on the future directions of the diocese, according to a diocesan media

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Should Christians support capitalism? According to a leading English layman, despite all its material benefits, capitalism as we know it contains moral flaws with serious social consequences. I'm in no position to preach to Christians, but I'm

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A highlight of the Sydney Film Festival, which concluded yesterday, was Austrian filmmaker Jessica Hausner's acclaimed feature Lourdes. The film manages to be both droll and respectful of its subject. Sylvie Testud plays Christine, in a wheelchair because of

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The Vatican's Congregation for Bishops is currently in the news because Cardinal George Pell is not going to become its head. Despite much speculation, the Fairfax press reported yesterday that a spokeswoman for Cardinal Pell said this was just another

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Campion College is the first Liberal Arts College in Australia. Like its counterparts in Europe and North America, its guiding light is to educate its students to be the leaders of their societies, both Catholic and non-Catholic. Join College President Dr

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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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