CSSA

CSSA is the Church's peak national body for social services in Australia. Its 60 member organisations provide social services to over a million Australians each year.

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Exorcist

According to the Vatican's own newspaper, L'Osservatore Romano, exorcists now have an extra weapon in their fight against evil – the official backing of the Church.

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Striking teachers in Hobart

About 200 Catholic school teachers and supporters rallied in Hobart's CBD yesterday morning as an industrial dispute escalated, ABC News reports.

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0612-pf

Il Messagero journalist Franca Giansoldati has spoken with Pope Francis in an extensive interview that gained worldwide publicity this week.

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Fouad Twal

Jerusalem's Latin Patriarch, Fouad Twal, has called for an end to the logic of revenge after the discovery of the body of a Palestinian boy, Vatican Insider reports.

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Bishop Alvaro del Portillo

The Opus Dei press office in Rome has announced that the remains of Bishop Alvaro del Portillo, the first successor to St Josemaria Escriva, will be put on display from September 29 to October 2 at the Basilica of St Eugene in Rome.

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Catholic Australia

03-Jul-2014
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Our sister website, Catholic Australia, has been redesigned, refreshed and updated. Please click on the link, have a look, and tell us what you think.

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Calvary

Pope Francis recently said that he saw the Church as a field hospital after battle. 'Heal the wounds, heal the wounds. ... And you have to start from the ground up.' This film takes us into the heart of the field hospital, the parish...

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Fr Alvaro Corcuera Martinez LC

The priest who had the uneviable task of leading the Legionaries of Christ after the disgrace of the order's founder, Fr Marcial Maciel Degollado, has died, reports The Catholic Herald.

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The Papal Pallium

Pope Francis continues to discard the elaborate vestments worn by his predecessor in favour of a (relatively) more simple dress code, reports The Los Angeles Times.

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Israel Idonije with cup

American gridiron footballer Israel Idonije was recently released from the Chicago Bears. When he's not on the field, the Nigerian-born Idonije has another page in his playbook, reports the Religion News Service.

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Meriam Ibrahim

Meriam Ibrahim's plight in Sudan draws attention to the mistreatment of Christians across the world, writes Owen Jones.

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World Youth Day

A new tour operator has been appointed for travel to World Youth Day 2016 in Krakow, Poland, Bishop Anthony Fisher OP has announced.

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Terra Sancta College

Terra Sancta College in Sydney's west will be renamed St John Paul II Catholic College despite opposition from some former students, The Daily Telegraph reports.

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Pope Francis in St Peters June 25

Christians are not made in a laboratory, but in a community called the Church, Pope Francis said at his Wednesday General Audience, Catholic News Service reports.

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Royal Commission 2

A decision by the then-Bishop of Wollongong, Philip Wilson, to stand a NSW priest aside led to division between Vatican congregations, Yahoo 7 News reports.

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School chaplaincy program

Chaplains will continue to work in NSW public schools for at least six months without the regulation or oversight of the Federal Government, The Sydney Morning Herald reports.

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Pope and the economy

First, Rush Limbaugh and Glenn Beck labeled Pope Francis a Marxist. Now, The Economist is accusing him of following Vladimir Lenin, writes Josephine McKenna.

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Retreat

This retreat is an opportunity for those who are always 'giving,' to get away, unwind and relax amidst the beautiful surrounds of St Clement's Monastery, Galong on 29-31 August.

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Star Crossed Lovers

True love never runs smoothly - and especially not when you mix in youth, guns, adolescent machismo, and a background of Israeli-Palestinian tensions. Will it end, inevitably, in tears?

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