Conventional relationship best

The best interests of the child are served in a stable, monogamous relationship by a mother and father, according to a submission by the Archdiocese of Melbourne to the Victorian goverment as part of its review of the State Adoption Act.

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Focus on humility

Pope Francis has called on Christians around the world to use Holy Week as a time to reflect and exemplify the humility of Christ, and to reject a worldliness that he says proposes "another way" of vanity, pride and success, reports NCR Online.

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Morality versus finance

As the Government prepares to release a major tax discussion paper today, Fr Brian Lucas argues that tax is a moral issue just as much as it is a financial one.

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Jill Meagher

A Church official has apologised after a priest told parishioners that if Melbourne woman Jill Meagher's faith had been stronger, she would have been "home in bed" and not walking down a street on the night she was raped and killed, reports The Age.

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Notre Dame University

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Notre Dame University

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Chris Richardson

Economist Chris Richardson will give a speech on "Australia's Social Contract" at the upcoming St Thomas More Forum in Canberra on April 14.

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Fr Joseph Illo

In a packed auditorium at Star of the Sea School in San Francisco last week, parents told representatives of the Archdiocese to remove the parish's two priests, reports NCR Online.

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Group shot of tour

Pope Francis has surprised a group of homeless people by joining them on a private tour of the Sistine Chapel, reports The Catholic Herald.

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Outspoken views

US Cardinal Raymond Burke has told an interviewer that gay couples and divorced and remarried Catholics who are trying to live good and faithful lives are still like “the person who murders someone and yet is kind to other people,” reports RNS.

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150 candles lit

Before the altar of a French Alps cathedral, 150 candles on Saturday burned brightly for all those who perished in this week's Germanwings crash and their families, reports AFP on Yahoo7.

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Station

Not so much a website review today, but an alert about an app developed for both iPhone and androids to help the faithful follow the Way of the Cross this week.

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John Cottingham

Religious belief is not just about abstract intellectual argument; it also impinges on all aspects of human life. John Cottingham's new treatise opens up fresh perspectives on the philosophy of religion, as theory meets real, human experience.

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Cardinal Egan

Cardinal Edward Egan, a stern defender of Roman Catholic orthodoxy who presided over the Archdiocese of New York for nine years during troubled times has died,The New York Times writes.

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Unlikely news source

In a country where the major media refused to report on the unbridled military violence, Archbishop Oscar Romero refused to be censored and this courage saw him assume an unexpected role in El Salvador.

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Unlikely source of mercy

When a young woman working in an abortion clinic went to Confession, the words of her Confessor changed her life. Her account of her salvation frames the whole debate about mercy that Pope Francis has focussed on, writes Francis Phillips.

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Jesus anointed

Mark 14-15:47  Jesus is anointed at Bethany in the home of Simon the Leper and then celebrates Passover.

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Charlotte Novak

In this Salt + Light interview, Charlette Novak, Chaplain of the Stony Mountain Institution in Winnipeg, Canada, describes her vocation and mission as a prison chaplain ministering to all faiths: Catholics, Protestants, Muslims and Jews.

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Augustine

The Church was preparing this past week for the busy-ness of Holy Week, which begins on Sunday with Passion Sunday. 

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African moment gathers steam

It’s already clear that one of the Catholic megatrends of our time is the coming of age of the Church in Africa, which gives three recent storylines special importance, writes John Allen in Crux.

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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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