Bishop Peter Comensoli

Pope Francis has appointed the Most Reverend Peter Comensoli as the third Bishop of Broken Bay.

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Drug mule story

Those with long memories might think of Francis, the talking mule. Those whose memories do not go back so far will probably think of drugs and smuggling and those who carry the drugs, the mules.

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Evangelical shift

Growing numbers of Catholics in Latin America are abandoning the Church in favour of evangelical congregations or non-religious life, according to a new survey, reports The Tablet.

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Mixture of backgrounds

The Sydney Alliance brings together diverse community organisations, unions and religious organisations to advance the common good and achieve a fair, just and sustainable city.

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Parishioners angry

Parishioners in Seattle are angry following an overflow funeral Mass with some 20 celebrants and choir at a local church followed by a catered reception for a former priest who admitted to sexually abusing boys, reports NCR Online.

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Funerals for slain rabbis

Pope Francis has condemned the "unacceptable episodes of violence" in Jerusalem that "do not spare even places of worship," after an attack in a synagogue left four worshippers, a policeman and the two attackers dead, reports CNS.

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Palliative care ignored

The hijacking of the term "dying with dignity" by advocates of assisted suicide is an insult to the health professionals and pastoral carers who provide pain alleviation and comfort to the sick, the dying and their families, writes Jack de Groot in The Age.

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Fourth ACU chancellor

The Australian Catholic University will celebrate the installation of former NSW Premier John Fahey AC as the new Chancellor of the University on Sunday.

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Bishop Coffey

Victoria is mourning the passing of two retired clergymen, the retired Bishop of Sale, Jeremiah Coffey and Monsignor James Murray, former priest at St Mary of the Angels in Geelong.

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Timothy Flanigan

Twelve weeks ago, Catholic deacon and doctor Timothy Flanigan left the US carrying 10 hockey bags full of medical supplies. His destination was Liberia, one of several countries battling the deadly Ebola virus in west Africa.

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Notre Dame University

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Mary Nolan with husband and son

Mary Nolan says she is living a life that God 'interrupts.' At 70, she lives between the country and the city – rural Victoria and inner urban Melbourne.  She keeps a ‘sanity book’ to map the many tracks of her daily life, in this episode of Encounter

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Cross sold

A cast iron cross, thought to have been from the original grave site of St Mary of the Cross MacKillop, Australia's only saint, has been sold privately to an organisation connected to the Church, reports The Age.

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Students at Parliament House

Six students from Camden in Sydney's west are competing in the 2014 F1 for Schools world finals in Abu Dhabi, reports The Camden-Narellan Advertiser.

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Close to cathedral

The Archdiocese of Melbourne has paid $36 million for a building near St Patrick's Cathedral as a new home for its administration, reports The Age.

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Son accepts medal

Catholic merchant Roman Talikowski, who risked the death penalty to save the lives of numerous Jews in Poland during the Holocaust, has been honoured by the Israeli goverment for his bravery, reports The Canberra Times.

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Sacrosanct seal

The State has the right to know many things, but it has no jurisdiction over matters of conscience, writers Fr Alexander Lucie-Smith in The Catholic Herald.

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More than one Camino

Over the past decades, the Camino de Santiago in Spain has become an extraordinary phenomenon of hundreds of thousands of pilgrims. What is perhaps less well known is that there are several other traditional routes, writes Fr Brendan Arthur in Kairos.

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Long but rewarding

For fans of the director, Christopher Nolan, there is so much to relish in Interstellar. It is the story of a post-apocalyptic future in the US. It is also the story of NASA experiments to find planets where humans might be able to survive.

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US Melkite Bishop Samra

The Vatican has lifted its ban on the ordination of married men to the priesthood in Eastern Catholic churches outside their traditional territories, including in the United States, Canada and Australia, reports CNS/NCR Online.

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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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