Message from Francis

Pope Francis has sent his condolences to Australian Catholics on the death of the former Archbishop of Sydney, Cardinal Edward Clancy, reports AAP on Yahoo7.

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Father DEscoto

Pope Francis has reinstated Nicaraguan priest Father Miguel D'Escoto, 29 years after he was suspended from priestly duties for his involvement in Nicaragua's revolutionary government in the 1970s, reports The Huffington Post/Ucanews.

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Bishop Bill Wright

A retired Appeals Court judge and prominent Anglican will chair an independent panel set up to advise the Maitland-Newcastle Diocese on its response to a child abuse inquiry, reports the ABC.

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Century of service

This website is the digital home of Australia's very own 'Brown Nurses,' - a religious order founded in Coogee by the remarkable Eileen O’Connor, who was herself a cripple, and Father Edward McGrath msc at Coogee.

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Convergence church enthusiasm

If we want to understand Pope Francis as a reformer, it is his appreciation of this new breed of Evangelicals which may shed most light on the aims of his papacy, writes Fr Dwight Longenecker. 

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Notre Dame University

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Notre Dame University

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Crdinal Clancy

I loved Cardinal Edward Clancy. When he appointed me in 1995 to be the director of Catholic Communications in Sydney, I asked him why he chose me. 'Because you’re young, passionate, and a woman,' he said, writes Julie Fewster in The SMH.

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Hieu Van Le

South Australian Governor-designate Hieu Van Le AO shares his journey as a Vietnamese boat person to Australia with The Southern Cross.

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Cardinal Lehman

A German Cardinal warned that the number of Catholics leaving his country's Church is 'alarmingly high' and urged an end to 'scandals and vexations' involving clergy, reports the Catholic News Service.

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Concern by conservatives

Pope Francis’ courage is causing disquiet among those with 'a very conformist and closed Catholicism,' according to the Archbishop of Dublin, reports The Tablet.

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Sr Clare Condon

On Wednesday, August 13, Sister Clare Condon SGS from the Good Samaritan Sisters will speak at the Australian Human Rights Commission in Sydney.

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Bishop owned house

The Diocese of Ballarat paid for renovations to former Bishop Ronald Mulkearns’ Great Ocean Road property, reports The Courier.

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CVMA exists to foster a 'vocations culture' that educates people about the nature of vocation and promotes, at a national level, the development of vocations ministry.

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Notre Dame University

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Martin Scorsese

Director Martin Scorsese is moving ahead with his his ambitious film project Silence, about Jesuit missionaries who risked persecution and even death to bring the Gospel to Buddhists in 17th-century Japan, reports Patheos/Ucanews.

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Safety net call

Catholic Social Services Australia is among a group of Church organisations calling for the government's welfare reforms to include a social safety net strong enough to support every person in need, reports AAP in SBS News.

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Francis and the Ofthodox Patriarch

Pope Francis wants to reform the papacy to allow greater unity between the Catholic and Orthodox Churches, a newly appointed senior adviser has claimed, according to The Tablet.

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Ebola research

As the deadly Ebola virus continues to claim victims in West Africa, Catholic Relief Services is working to fight the outbreak by educating affected communities and dispelling local myths, reports the Catholic News Agency.

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Exquisite work

Freddy Cerna is about the same height as the statue he carves from Italian Carrara marble. The statue of Mary, her hands folded in prayer, stares back at him, reports the Catholic News Service.

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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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