Traditional club crest

Spanish football club Real Madrid has removed the traditional Christian cross from its official club crest after signing a lucrative three-year deal with the National Bank of Abu Dhabi, reports The Guardian.

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Prominent Australians sing out

The Australian Catholic Migrant and Refugee Office has called on senators to safeguard and defend the human dignity of asylum-seekers, as a group of prominent Australians, including Broken Bay's new Bishop, record a song for child asylum seekers. 

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Teacher wrongly identified

Fairfax Media has been ordered to pay a female teacher at a NSW Catholic school $350,000 in damages after a story in the Sydney Morning Herald in January wrongly identified her as having had sex with male students, reports Mumbrella.

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Notre Dame University

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Cross returns home

The cross believed to have once stood over the initial resting place of Australia's only saint, Mary MacKillop, will soon be erected for public display in the city of her birth, ACU Vice-Chancellor Professor Greg Craven has announced.

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Iraqi Christians

Australian bishops have designated this coming Sunday a Day of Solidarity with the Christians of the Middle-East.

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Francis blesseed by Bartholomew

The Pope and Orthodox Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew have issued a joint pledge of support for embattled Christians of the Middle-East. Francis also urged an end to the Schism between the Orthodox and Catholic churches.

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UN urges government

The United Nations Committee Against Torture has urged the Australian government to take "all appropriate measures" to get "all evidence" from the Vatican to ensure meaningful investigations into institutional child abuse can be carried out.

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Muslim dialogue central

Pope Francis will wade into a complex mix of ecumenical, interreligious, and global political affairs as he visits Turkey this weekend. One issue sure to be central to the trip is dialogue between Christians and Muslims, reports NCR Online.

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Benedict still influential

When Benedict XVI resigned it immediately raised concerns, quickly dismissed, that an ex-pope around could undermine the legitimacy of the new one. Those fears are emerging again, fuelled by the growing discontent of conservative Catholics with Francis.

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Archdiocese online

Brisbane Archdiocese has revamped its website, and is offering a mobile and tablet app. Brisbane is one of five dioceses in the State of Queensland.

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Notre Dame University

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Uplifting event

What do you get when you take a handful to a dozen of the most energetic and inspired students from almost every Jesuit high school or college in the country and bring them together for one weekend? James Martin SJ has a large, exciting answer.

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Passable slapstick

If you are invited to a fancy dress party, what would you choose to wear? The two ‘heroes’ of this comedy decide to go as cops. They get ready. They think they look smart.

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Francis prefers normal cars

The Philippines will custom-build a "Popemobile" for Pope Francis to travel in during his visit to the fervently Catholic nation in January, organisers said yesterday, reports AFP/Ucanews.

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Francis pained

A second man has filed a complaint accusing a group of Catholic priests in Spain of sexual abuse in a case Pope Francis has said has caused him "great pain," a judicial source said on Wednesday, reports AFP/Yahoo7.

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Letter sent to parents

The Catholic Education Office of Melbourne has warned parents not to vote for the Greens in four inner-city seats in Saturday's State election, reports The Age.

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Tragic loss

The Australian Bishops say they are deeply saddened by the tragic death of Australian cricketer Phillip Hughes, 25, who died yesterday two days after being struck by a ball during a Sheffield Shield match.

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Big choice for Angela

This second episode of the two-part series follows the daily ritual of worship while new postulant Angela decides whether to join the order.

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xt3 Advent calendar

The social network of the Archdiocese of Sydney has launched its online Advent Calendar. The calendar, also available as a free App, features daily reflections and multimedia resources to help you make the most of Advent.

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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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