Clare Condon

Listening with the ear of the heart can be a scary experience because it can call me to radical change, to a transformation of my limited human perspective, writes Good Samaritan Sister, Clare Condon SGS, in The Good Oil.

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Bishops praying

Bishops must not have “an expiration date,” Pope Francis told a gathering of recently appointed bishops yesterday, reports the Catholic News Service in The Catholic Herald.

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175 years of dedication

Australia's first women religious, the Sisters of Charity, have been honoured with a memorial plaque presented to two health care ministries under the Sisters’ care in Brisbane, reports The Catholic Leader.

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Greg Craven warning

Australian Catholic University Vice-Chancellor Greg Craven has warned that the government's plan to fund for-profit colleges could "decimate" universities in regional and disadvantaged areas, reports the SMH.

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With replacement zuchetto

A white zucchetto worn by Pope Francis is set to raise almost $130,000 for charity on the auction website eBay after an Italian television presenter persuaded the Pontiff to do a swap with him, reports The Tablet.

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Doctrinal battle

The Extraordinary Synod of Bishops on the Family will not open until October 5, but some of its most prominent members are already publicly debating the eligibility of divorced and civilly remarried Catholics to receive Communion.

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Summing up opportunities

The 20th century was haunted by the figure of the enemy - that often spectral, but sometimes all-too-real threat to national well-being and way of life.

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Notre Dame University

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The website

True to its humble origins, the Congregation of the Sisters of St Paul de Chartres aspires to live the poverty and simplicity of Christ’s Gospel in genuine charity and humility, daring to trust in God alone.

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Francis with the Council

Pope Francis' international Council of Cardinals has begun creating the first draft of a new Apostolic Constitution that would implement a major reform of the Vatican bureaucracy, reports the Catholic News Service.

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Pastoral imperative

As a Sydney Catholic, what am I seeking from Bishop Fisher? First, as Archbishop, he needs to be a pastoral man, a nurturer. He doesn't have to be an avuncular soul like Pope Francis, but revel in drawing lay people in, writes Geraldine Doogue.

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Archbishop-elect Fisher

The Archbishop-Designate of Sydney, Anthony Fisher, has listed quality Catholic education, youth ministry, and building up vocations to the ministry as some of his priorities, reports The Australian.

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Flying to mission

The plane that crashed in Papua New Guinea on the weekend, killing the pilot and two others on board, is believed to have been chartered by a Catholic parish, according to report on news.com.au and the Daily Mail.

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Notre Dame University

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Bishosp speak out

Scottish Catholic bishops have welcomed the results of the independence referendum and commended the huge turnout, reports The Catholic Herald.

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Good Sams

This is the website of the Congregation of the Sisters of the Good Samaritan of the Order of Saint Benedict, affectionately known as the Good Sams.

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Nicole Kidman at funeral

With his widow Janelle and daughters, actress Nicole and TV presenter Antonia, watching on, Dr Antony Kidman's life was celebrated at St Francis Xavier Church in Lavender Bay on Sydney's lower north shore on Friday afternoon, reports the SMH.

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At Mass in Tirana

Pope Francis has hailed Albania as an “aspiring example” of peaceful co-existence during his day-long visit to the country, reports the Catholic News Service in The Catholic Herald.

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ACMRO Conference

The Fourth National Conference on the Pastoral Care of Migrants and Refugees: Towards a Better World will take place from October 1-3 at the Australian Catholic University, North Sydney.

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Favours Communion reforms

A leading cardinal has said he hopes bishops at next month’s Synod will listen to lay people and bring forward proposals to allow communion for divorced and remarried Catholics, reports The Tablet.

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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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