Michele Ferrero

He was the richest man in Italy and owned the chocolate manufacturer Ferrero SpA, Europe's second largest confectionery company. Michele Ferrero was also a fervent Catholic who lived his faith daily.

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Fr Ed Campion SMH

Edmund Campion is a Sydney priest, writer, editor, literary judge and academic. The "possessor of one of the truly elegant minds of the nation," he has chronicled, with great understanding and empathy, Catholics in Australia. 

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Journalist condemned

New community care centre opens, refuge on the market, journalist blasted for confession deceit, China shrugs off Vatican pressure.

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Latin American emergence

One of the untold stories behind the election of Pope Francis in March, 2013 was the emergence of Latin America as the new source church for global Catholicism, writes Vatican watcher, Austen Ivereigh.

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The hour has come

John 12:20-33 Now there were some Greeks among those who went up to worship at the festival. They came to Philip, who was from Bethsaida in Galilee, with a request. "Sir," they said, "we would like to see Jesus."

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Jubilee Year NCR

This week, the Pope set the world back on its heels by announcing a new Jubilee year, one devoted to the central theme of his Papacy - mercy - and considers the plight who seek it in the Church.

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Great opportunity beckons

The Great Jubilee of 2000 was really not all that great. At least, not as great as it could and should have been. Pope Francis has a chance to make that right, writes Robert Mickens in NCR Online.

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Ebola being contained

In this video from Salt + Light about Pope Francis's weekly audience on Wednesday, the Vatican makes major financial contributions in the fight against Ebola and Francis brings the parents of St Therese of Lisieux one step closer to sainthood.

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Looking beyond the obvious

Sometimes you can see a whole lot of things just by looking. That’s one of Yogi Berra’s infamous aphorisms. Sadly, perhaps mostly, the opposite is truer. Mostly we do a whole lot of looking without really seeing much, writes Ron Rolheiser.

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Erick Niyiragira

As a newly arrived refugee and Year 9 student at Christian Brothers College, Erick Niyiragira had one thing on his mind. He wanted to be a priest.

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Notre Dame University

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Annual conference

The National Pastoral Planners Network Conference will be held in Adelaide from April 22-24.

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Announcement welcomed

UN Secretary-General, Ban Ki-moon, has welcomed the announcement Pope Francis would visit the United Nations the morning of September 25 to address the UN General Assembly, reports the Catholic News Service.

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Syrian girl in UNICEF tent

Without family, a legal identity, and adequate education, children uprooted by violence in the Middle East “are at risk of becoming a lost generation,” said the Holy See's representative to the UN in Geneva, reports The Catholic Herald.

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Aid to the Church in Need

This is the Australian website of an international Catholic charity dependent on the Holy See, providing pastoral relief to needy and oppressed churches.

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Williamson with Faure

Holocaust-denying Bishop Richard Williamson is heading for new trouble with the Vatican through his plan to consecrate a new bishop in Brazil today without the Pope's consent, a Church crime punishable by excommunication, reports AP in Crux.

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Leaders dismayed at change

At their bi-annual meeting this week, Josephite leaders from around Australia expressed their dismay at the Commonwealth Government’s plan to cease funding Municipal and Essential Services (MUNS) to remote Aboriginal communities.

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Student protest during vigil

An Indian bishop has said a 71-year-old nun who was the victim of a gang rape has forgiven her attackers, reports The Catholic Herald.

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Putting poor first

As the number of nuns and priests across the US who established Catholic hospitals dwindles, lay leaders are increasingly taking their place. One university aims to help train them in the history and ethics behind Catholic-based healing.

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Notre Dame University

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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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