From one to another

Retired Pope Benedict XVI is a perfect example of how intellectual knowledge and scientific curiosity do not lead a person further from God, but can strengthen their love for God and for his human creatures, Pope Francis said, reports the Catholic News Service.

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Chapel of the Immaculate Conception

Hidden behind the old Mercy convent wall at Victoria Square and dwarfed by St Mary's Cathedral, the Chapel of the Immaculate Conception is a small architectural gem, reports the ABC.

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Augustine

The best way to peace and security is not to wage war on people but to be curious about them – on what leads them to criminal acts and on how we can best prevent them from returning them to jail, writes Andrew Hamilton SJ.

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35 schools affected

Parents whose children attend Catholic schools in the more affluent areas of Sydney will pay higher fees than those attending schools in poorer areas, and the long-held policy of a flat tuition fee will be abandoned next year, reports The Sydney Morning Herald

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Three nationalities

St Patrick’s Catholic presbytery in Wangaratta in regional Victoria has taken on a distinctly international flavour, with the arrival of Indian priest Fr Joseph Thippabathini adding a third cultural influence, reports The Wangaratta Chronicle. {split

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Duelling dancers

A pair of priests whose tap-dancing duel at the North American College in Rome was posted on the internet earlier this year have become an online sensation. 

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Notre Dame University

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Winner unclear

The Church’s Synod on the Family reportedly ended in a defeat last week for Pope Francis and his reformist allies. But was it really, considers the ABC's Religion and Ethics Report.

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Archbishop Louis Sako

Chaldean patriarch Louis Sako I has suspended a group of monks and priests who fled Iraq without consulting their superiors, with Australia one of the destinations, reports the Catholic News Service.

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Election promise

A Victorian Labor government would commit $120 million to match dollar-for-dollar the investment that the Catholic and independent sectors make in their schools, The Age reports.

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Ballarat to Bendigo

Catholic pilgrims from across Australia walked into Bendigo yesterday as part of the final stage of the Christus Rex Pilgrimage from Ballarat, reports The Bendigo Advertiser.

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Ciotti with Francis

Half a dozen men stand nonchalantly in front of a grubby Roman building. Few would guess they’re undercover cops protecting Italy’s most endangered man, Fr Luigi Ciotti, who has spent 20 years fighting the Italian Mafia, reports the Religion News Service.

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Bishop Mario Oliveri

Pope Francis has ordered a special envoy to investigate a Catholic diocese in Italy where priests are accused of misconduct, reports The Telegraph.

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Catholic Humour

27-Oct-2014
Pope Francis in disguise?

This website aims to be a "source of good natured belly laughs for the Catholic clergy, Catholic community, religious and anyone who loves a good chuckle."

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Synod debate trends

One potentially alarming development since the end of the Family Synod (and there have been several) is the emergence of a nascent perceived split between 'North and South', writes Fr Alexander Lucie-Smith in The Catholic Herald.

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Notre Dame University

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Tree planting ceremony

The Archbishop of Canberra and Goulburn Christopher Prowse has praised the Muslim community for its resilience after recent attacks, at the Canberra Islamic Centre, during a national open day for mosques, reports the ABC.

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Scalabrinians

24-Oct-2014
The website

This is the website of the Congregation of the Missionaries of St Charles, the Scalabrinians, an international community of men who follow in the footsteps of Bishop Scalabrini on behalf of migrants.

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Notre Dame in Paris

The rector-archpriest of Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris has denounced the idea of charging admission fees for tourists at France’s most famous churches, reports The Tablet.

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End death penalty

Pope Francis has called for abolition of the death penalty as well as life imprisonment, and attacked a "penal populism" that promises to solve society's problems by punishing crime instead of pursuing social justice, reports CNS.

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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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