The Australian Catholic University has campuses in three states, and the ACT, and combines the pursuit of academic excellence with a commitment to Christian values. Its popularity is growing strongly, with enrolments this year 30 per cent above the

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The University of Notre Dame, with campuses in Fremantle, Sydney and Broome, follows the tradition and practices of Catholic higher education. The website has extensive details of courses on offer for 2011 and information about pastoral care

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In 2007 management consultants McKinsey published a study of the world's best school systems, reports the BBC. The report concluded that while high-performing systems such as Finland, Japan, Singapore and Korea had very different approaches to the

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Photo: Ninemsn --- For families of Year 6 students, the summer holidays can seem like a long run-up to that great mountain of mystery and fear that is big school. Some children will be starting a new school that is 10 times larger than their primary.

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Photo: The Guardian --- The generation of children aged about 16 or younger have never known a world without the internet, writes Sugata Mitra in the Guardian. My work over the past decade has shown what exciting things happen when we let these children

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When Joe Senkalski was a Student Co-ordinator at San Clemente High School, in the Hunter region of NSW, interviewing prospective students, parents would often ask “Are you the Joe Senkalski who played for Sydney Olympic, for KB United, for

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World Teachers’ Day has been held annually in October since 1994 and commemorates the anniversary of the signing in 1966 of the UNESCO/ILO Recommendation Concerning the Status of Teachers. The website for this event carries a rich

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In the modern world, we are told, religion is being pushed to the side. Church-going is down, cynicism is up, and nowhere, we are told, is this more apparent than in Hollywood, reports The Catholic Herald in England. And then there is Mark

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Étienne Comar, left, is pictured with actor Lambert Wilson, who plays Christian de Chergé, the prior of the monks of Tibhirine (Imagenet/AP Photo/Matt Sayles) --- The discovery of the decapitated heads of seven French Trappist monks in

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Pope Benedict XVI's decision last July to take control of the Legionaries of Christ was a calculated risk, writes Jason Berry in NCR Online. Amid a withering clergy abuse crisis, the pope chose an overseer to remake an international religious order

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Why is it that Catholic Social Teaching remains a mystery to most Catholics, writes Fr Michael Campbell-Johnston SJ, in Thinking Faith. As Austen Ivereigh's book, Faithful Citizens: A Practical Guide to Catholic Social Teaching and Community Organising,

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This brief but brilliant collection of five lectures on Catholic faith and life addresses the big questions, writes John Battle in Thinking Faith. They include the following: what do Catholics believe about the Bible, what is prayer, and what

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English is under threat from ignorance, inverted snobbery and deliberate 'dumbing down'. But far from being outmoded, the teaching and correct use of our language is more important than ever, argues Bernard Lamb in the Independent. The Queen's

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Ever since Larry Bossidy, a former CEO of Allied Signal and the Honeywell Corporation, raised the question of conducting interviews with lapsed Catholics, I have been giving it a lot of thought, writes William Byron in America magazine. Mr Bossidy is a

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Becoming tangled could get hairy.  Well, here it does for Flynn Rider, a Robin Hood type of sorts (who reveals that his actual name is Eugene).  He becomes ensnared by Rapunzel, she of the long and healing hair. It looks more like a traditional

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Although they have been around for under two hundred years, trains exercise a frequently mesmerising fascination for so many people. Once the adrenalin starts to kick in for the audience, the impact of this thriller is unstoppable. Trains have provided any

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When you can advertise "From the writer of The Devil Wears Prada and the director of Notting Hill", you have a guaranteed audience.  With the attractive Rachel McAdams starring and the added presence of Harrison Ford, Diane Keaton and Jeff Goldblum, then

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Last year, then education minister Julia Gillard told the National Press Club that the planned investment in higher education would bring additional employment and productivity gains to the economy to the value of $50 billion, writes Peter Quiddington in the

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Screenshot from the video Beatification of John Paul II likely in 2011 on YouTube --- The late Pope John Paul II is set to be beatified on May 1, with a decree from Pope Benedict recognising a miracle attributed to the previous pontiff, said a report from

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Catholic schools operate with far fewer resources than other non-government schools, despite teaching more students with high educational needs, the federal government's review of school funding heard, reports the Sydney Morning Herald. The National Catholic

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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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