Paul Sundstrom

The future of a key Gladstone project in northern Queensland appears to be in the hands of the Church's insurance fund. It could be a major key to the success of the city's steel project and thousands of local jobs, reports The Observer.

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Fr Ciotti with Francis

A priest at the frontline of the battle against the Mafia has said death threats made against him by criminal overlord Salvatore “Toto” Riina will not frighten him into retreat, reports The Tablet.

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Professor Itescu

A scientist honoured by the Vatican for work in adult stem cell research is close to producing a therapy for an Australian company to treat congestive heart failure – the biggest killer in the industrialised world, reports The Catholic Herald.

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Practice continued till 1950s

Children in institutions in Northern Ireland were exported to Australia like “baby convicts,” a witness has told a public inquiry into historical abuse in Northern Ireland, reports news.com.au.

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Battleground of ideas

The Islamic State may be defeated militarily, but its ideas will still attract young zealots, writes Maajid Nawaz in The Catholic Herald.

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Fr Jorge Hernandez

The priest leading the Gaza Strip’s only Catholic parish has met Pope Francis at the Vatican and thanked him for his support of those suffering in the war-torn territory, reports the Catholic News Service.

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Deanne Gilson

Ballarat teacher and artist Deanne Gilson's painting Wadawurrung Cultural Tree of Knowledge is a lesson in local Indigenous history, bringing together significant symbols and totems of the Wadawurrung people, reports the ABC.

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theWord

02-Sep-2014
Preaching the Word

At theWord website, the word of God is brought to you every day by the Dominicans, and you can read and hear daily biblical texts and reflections.

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Notre Dame University

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Students do brain pushups

A learning initiative to engage students at a western Sydney Catholic high school has been credited with increasing the confidence and concentration of pupils, as well as reducing disciplinary problems, reports ABC Online.

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Fr Juan Maria Solana

The Legionaries of Christ have apologised for a reflection in a promotional booklet comparing the Order’s serial abuser founder to Mary Magdalene, reports NCR Online. 

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Notre Dame University

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Verbum Dei

01-Sep-2014
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This website tells us that Verbum Dei is an international Catholic Community founded by Fr Jaime Bonet in Spain in 1963, which received Pontifical approval in 2000 as an Institution of Consecrated Life.

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Benedict XV

Benedict XV is the most obscure of the popes over the last century. Yet he left a legacy of lasting significance for the papacy and the Church in the area of teaching and practice on war and peace, reports the Catholic News Service.

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Christianity a bedrock

Now is not a good time to be a Christian – especially, if you are a Catholic. Read The AgeThe Sydney Morning Herald, listen to the ABC or read Irfan Yusuf's recent piece and it's obvious that the critics are on a roll, writes Kevin Donnelly.

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Palestinians celebrate ceasefire

In a demonstration affirming their determination to live side by side, Jordanian Muslims and Christians walked hand-in-hand in a march last weekend to denounce the violence in Gaza, Iraq and the entire region, reports The Tablet.

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Newlyweds at St Peters

Pope Francis will preside over his first wedding ceremony as Pontiff during a Nuptial Mass in St Peter’s Basilica on September 14, reports The Catholic Herald.

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Very Australian success

Felony succeeds in turning a simple plot into a moving, subtly thrilling character study. As writer, star and producer, Joel Edgerton has added another impressive Australian film to his not insubstantial canon.

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Mary McAleese

The former president of Ireland Mary McAleese will deliver the Rosemary Goldie Lecture at Sydney Town Hall this Sunday, but The Catholic Weekly newspaper has refused to take an advertisement for the lecture, reports the SMH.

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Focus on Jamaica

Catholic Mission yesterday officially launched its campaign for this year’s World Mission Month in October, which focusses on Jamaica, a country troubled by violence and crime, with the theme “When I grow up I want to be alive.”

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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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