Humbled by revelations

The Royal Commission has shown that the Catholic community of Melbourne has been betrayed and humiliated by some of its clergy. As a result we have had to tread the way of the cross in the most abject humility, says Newman College Rector Fr Bill Uren SJ.

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Sisters of St John of God

This is the website of the Congregation of the Sisters of St John of God, an international community of women religious, ministering in Ireland, England, Australia, Pakistan and South Africa.

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Notre Dame University

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Mini-vinnies volunteers

Aussie theologian stunned by Vatican appointment, Mini-Vinnies help out, Baby Gammy funds raised, ACU honours Francis of Assisi, Illawarra hoarders.

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Prof Tina Beattie

A female Catholic theologian has claimed she was left in the dark by a decision by the Archbishop of St Andrews and Edinburgh to ban her from speaking at an event on Church property, reports The Catholic Herald.

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Fishermen at blessing yesterday

Although neither pulls in the nets on the Francesca anymore, fishermen Sam Bagnita, 68, and his cousin Nicola de Salvo, 69, never miss the annual Blessing of the Fleet at the Sydney Fish Markets, reports The Sydney Morning Herald

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Bishop Rogelio Livieres Plano

The Vatican has denied Pope Francis dismissed a Paraguayan bishop because of mishandling of sex abuse accusations, attributing the decision instead to failings of governance and friction with fellow bishops, reports the Catholic News Service.

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Claims denied

A Sydney school has denied its teachers bullied a special needs student, who sued the school for negligence. The parties agreed on a confidential settlement earlier this month, reports the Sydney Morning Herald.

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Bishop Kieran Conry

An English bishop has announced his resignation after disclosing that he has been unfaithful to his promises as a priest, reports The Catholic Herald.

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Shared Aussie values

The next time you see a Muslim Australian say "hello," smile and start a conversation. We are all part of the same community, and we have to learn to understand each other and get on, writes Archbishop Denis Hart in The Australian.

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Pilgrims attend service

A former leader of conservative Catholic group Opus Dei has taken a step closer to sainthood in a huge open-air Mass in Madrid led by a Papal envoy, reports AFP on 9news.com.au.

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Archbishop designate Fisher

The Apostolic Administrator of Sydney, Bishop Peter Comensoli, has advised that the Liturgical Reception and Mass of Installation for Bishop Anthony Fisher OP as the ninth Archbishop of Sydney will take place on November 12.

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Proof of God?

Charles Darwin was so troubled by the perfection of the eye that he once remarked that that the whole idea of something so flawless “could have been formed by natural selection, seems, I freely confess, absurd in the highest degree”.

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Notre Dame University

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The website

This is the website of the Sisters of St Joseph of Cluny in the region of Australia and Papua New Guinea. The Sisters believe in the dignity of the poorest and work to promote freedom from oppression.

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Collaterial risks

Expanded airstrikes on IS positions in Syria serve as little more than a recruiting tool for the extremist group and place more innocent people in danger, the leadership of Pax Christi International said, reports the Catholic News Service.

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Missionary dies in hospital

A Catholic missionary died in hospital from the Ebola virus in Spain yesterday, four days after being flown back from Sierra Leone, officials said, reports AFP on Yahoo7.

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Celebrations in Brisbane

Photos, news clippings and Project Compassion boxes from long-forgotten fundraising campaigns on display in Brisbane have told the story of Caritas Australia’s 50 years supporting vulnerable communities, reports The Catholic Leader.

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1104franciscforgiveness

After a Vatican investigation, Pope Francis has removed a Paraguayan bishop from his post as head of the Diocese of Ciudad del Este because of "serious pastoral reasons," reports the Catholic News Service.

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Refugee World Cup in Brazil

I hope we may learn to see the amazing potential of people who come by boat to our country, says Mercy Sister, Elizabeth Young, in The Good Oil.

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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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