Bp Putney honoured

Catholic Health Australia’s Maria Cunningham Lifetime Achievement Award has been awarded, posthumously, to Bishop Michael Putney of Townsville.

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Softer stance

The Federal Opposition says the Church appears to have moved away from its support for Federal Government plans to scrap the national charity regulator, according to Pro Bono Australia News.

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Father Oliver

Pope Francis has appointed two American priests to top positions at the Vatican for dealing with the sexual abuse of minors, reports the Catholic News Service.

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Man has confessed

Police in the African nation of Burundi have arrested a man for killing and raping three elderly Italian missionary sisters murdered in twin attacks in their convent, a police spokesman says, reports SkyNews.

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Claustrophobic drama

Locke is an evocative name for this film because the audience, in a sense, is locked into one place for the whole 90 minutes. For those of a philosophical bent, they might wonder whether the title comes from David Locke.

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Speaking out against donations

This time it’s the Catholic sisters versus the Koch brothers. That’s one way to look at the upcoming Nuns on the Bus tour, which hits the road next week for the third time in three years, reports the Religion News Service on Global Sisters Report.

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Call for genuine debate

Antwerp Bishop Johan Bonny has published a long letter on the upcoming Synod of Bishops, urging the assembly to have the courage to bring the Church’s moral teachings more in line with the lived experience of the laity, reports The Tablet.

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No signs of stress

The husband and father of the family killed on an isolated farm house in the NSW Riverina showed no signs of being unhappy, the local parish priest says, reports AAP in The Advertiser.

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An irreducable bond

When marriage is reduced to a contract for mutual economic advantage among any configuration of consenting adults, something essential in what Christians understand to be “marriage” is lost, writes George Weigel.

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Homepage

St Pauls, a member of the St Pauls international group, publishes religious books, CDs and DVDs for adults, teenagers and children.

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The Hunt family

Three children and their mother have been murdered at their farm house in the Riverina, south of Wagga Wagga in NSW. The children went to a local Catholic primary school, reports The SMH.

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Rose with friends

Rose Treacy, a volunteer on leave from the Victorian Police, shares her story of volunteering with the Sisters of St Joseph in Warmun (Turkey Creek) in the Kimberley.

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More regulation unnecessary

The Church has always taken a pragmatic approach to government regulation. Our concern has always been about the value and extent of the red tape, rather than the identity of the regulator, writes Fr Brian Lucas, in The SMH.

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Team members

Pope Francis has blessed the Vatican’s cricket club ahead of the team’s first ever tour of England. But an umpire has been rejected by officials over his Anglican ancestry, reports The Catholic Herald.

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Dr and Mrs Pirola

Australian couple Dr Ron and Mavis Pirola are among 14 married couples who have been chosen from around the world to attend October's Extraordinary Synod of Bishops on the Family, reports the Catholic News Service.

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Spiritans

The Spiritans are part of an international congregation of nearly 3,000 members serving in 57 countries which includes priests, brothers and lay men and women dedicated to sharing the Good News.

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Slow burning development

The film Boyhood has become famous because of its making, a process of 12 years, persevering with cast and the changes in their lives.

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Notre Dame University

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Notre Dame University

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Kerrie Biddell jazz great

Singer Kerrie Biddell, who has died from a stroke aged 67, will be remembered as Australia's most distinguished jazz singer and as the performer who rejected the glamour of Las Vegas to be true to herself and her art, reports The SMH.

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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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