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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National mourning on Thursday

The Prime Minister has declared this Thursday, August 7, to be a National Day of Mourning for the victims of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17, and has arranged for a National Memorial Service to take place at St Patrick’s Cathedral, Melbourne.

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West ignores plight

The media often gets it wrong when covering (or not) the global persecution of Christians, but this reveals our religious blind spots rather than a conspiracy of silence, writes Natasha Moore in The Drum/ABC.

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Fr Dalloglio

Pope Francis, a Jesuit, celebrated the feast of St Ignatius of Loyola by meeting the family of a Jesuit kidnapped in Syria a year ago and joining them and priests at the Jesuit headquarters for lunch, reports the Catholic News Service.

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Greg Craven

On Tuesday, August 12, former High Court judge Michael Kirby will debate the Vice-Chancellor of the Australian Catholic University, Greg Craven, on the Australian Constitution.

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Sisters of Charity

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Sisters of Charity

As the 175th anniversary year of the Sisters of Charity in Australia closes, it is a good time to look at the website of the women who carry on Mary Aikenhead's charism.

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Cardinal Clancy in 2005

The former Archbishop of Sydney, Cardinal Edward Clancy, has died at the age of 90, after years of ill-health. Cardinal Clancy passed away early yesterday at the Little Sisters of the Poor nursing home at Randwick, reports AAP in The Australian.

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Notre Dame University

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Sign of peace

The Vatican has called for the faithful to be more restrained when offering the sign of peace during Mass, reports The Tablet.

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Dr Trish Hindmarsh

Catholic school classes in Tasmania will be disrupted next Thursday when almost 400 teachers strike, reports The Examiner.

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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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