Class sizes dispute

Catholic schools are not ruling out further industrial action after teachers stopped work for two hours yesterday, reports The Daily Telegraph.

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Inner circle influence

During the Clinton Administration, the term FOB meant 'friend of Bill,' an intimate of the President who enjoyed access to the corridors of power. Now the Vatican has its own FOBs, writes John Allen.

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America magazine interviewed George Weigel, official biographer of Pope St John Paul II, on the subject of his recent canonisation and its impact on the Catholic world. Here is the interview.

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New evangelisation

Proclaim 2014, a conference on the new evangelisation will be held in Sydney next month, to awaken delegates to the challenges facing the Church in Australia regarding revitalisation of parish life.

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Once My Mother

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Compelling doco

This is an Australian film made by Sophia Turkiewicz about her Polish mother, Helen, who put her into an Adelaide orphanage as a young child.

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Missionary Sisters of Service

This website is the digital home of the Missionary Sisters of Service, a religious community founded in Tasmania last century to travel the 'highways and byways' and lend a hand where needed.

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Notre Dame University

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Bishop Comensoli

In the aftermath of the shooting down of MH17, Australian leaders joined mourners at St Mary's Cathedral in Sydney to hear this sermon by Bishop Peter Comensoli in a Mass of Remembrance and call for peace.

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Third in trilogy

This is a beautifully crafted Australian film, that competed in the 2014 Cannes Film Festival, and tells the story of Charlie (David Gulpilil), a vulnerable indigenous man living in a remote part of the Northern Territory.

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Missionary Franciscan Sisters

This website is the digital home for the Missionary Franciscan Sisters of the Immaculate Conception, an international community of women following the example of St Francis of Assisi.

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Last print edition

Western Australia's Catholic newspaper, The Record, Australia's oldest weekly newspaper, will publish its final print edition tomorrow, reports AAP in Yahoo7.

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Class sizes dispute

Teachers from 200 Catholic schools across NSW will strike today and tomorrow over concerns that class sizes could increase while resources are lost under a new employment agreement, reports The Daily Telegraph.

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Fr Paul Berezniuk

A Ukraine-born Catholic priest in Newcastle, north of Sydney, says Australia should consider stopping Russian leader Vladimir Putin from attending the G20 summit in Brisbane later this year, reports The Newcastle Herald.

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Missionary priest Kim Taegon

When Pope Francis visits South Korea next month, he will find a highly active Catholic laity, extensive efforts to help the needy and strong relations with non-Christian communities, reports the Catholic News Service.

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Shared loss

The central story of the Malaysian plane shot down over the Ukraine is a story of the 298 people who died on the plane, of their relatives, friends, and of all who share with them a common humanity, writes Andrew Hamilton SJ in Eureka Street.

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Priest holds firm despite violence

Argentinean priest Fr Jorge Hernandez, pastor of Holy Family Parish in the Gaza strip, has decided to stay with his parishioners despite three missile strikes near his parish earlier this week, reports the Catholic News Agency.

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Defiance from Christians

The Islamist State group ISIS has told the Christians in Mosul they face death if they do not embrace Islam or pay tax, reports Al-Jazeera. Defiant Christians have started painting 'We are all Christians' on their homes, reports Twitter.

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Notre Dame University

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Francis Sullivan

The Church should not be waiting for the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse to make its final report before putting in place reforms, writes Francis Sullivan in ABC Online.

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High hopes

In the lead-up to Pope Francis’ visit to South Korea next month, a Korean priest said he expects ground-breaking changes there in terms of peace and the Church’s service to society, reports Ucanews.

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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

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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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