Fr Riordan

Columban Fr Michael Riordan was a vet before he became a missionary priest. His journey started in 1977, when he asked the Dean of Veterinary Medicine at University College, Dublin, for a reference, reports the Columbans Mission Society.

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Edel Mahady

The family of Edel Mahady, a registrar at Good Shepherd Catholic School at Kelmscott, Perth, have released a statement about their 'tiger mother.' Mrs Mahady was returning after visiting her mother in Ireland, reports Perth Now.

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Dark side of nature

This French film is based on the play of the same name by American David Ives, which was in turn inspired by an Austrian novel written by Leopold Von Sacher-Masoch (whose work gave the world 'masochism').

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Phoned leaders

Pope Francis has telephoned Israeli President Shimon Peres and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, urging all sides to end hostilities and build peace, reports the Catholic News Service.

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Sr Philomene Tiernan

A Sacred Heart sister who taught at Kincoppal-Rose Bay School in Sydney, and an Irish mother who worked as a bursar at a Perth Catholic college were among those killed in the Malaysia Airlines flight that was shot down over Ukraine.

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Sisters of Tutzing

This web page is the digital home of this congregation, which was founded by Fr Andreas Amrhein, who wanted to renew the idea of mission in the Benedictine tradition.

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PM Abbott at Mass

Australians yesterday remembered those killed on Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 at church services, as stories emerged of parents losing children, and doctors, teachers and a nun among the dead, reports Yahoo7.

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Notre Dame University

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Sacred Heart

This website is the digital home for this Religious Congregation founded by Fr Jules Chevalier at Issoudun, France in 1854 - an international order of about 1900 Brothers and Priests in over fifty-five countries, on six continents.

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Palestinian woman with her son

Civilians in Gaza used a brief cease-fire to spill onto the streets and replenish scarce supplies, Church representatives have said, according to the Catholic News Service.

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Humanity emphasised

Pope Francis and the Governor of the Bank of England both stressed this week that the human person must be at the centre of the global economy, reports The Tablet.

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Bishop Ingham celebrates

Amid the countless times Bishop Peter Ingham has comforted the sick, performed marriage ceremonies and baptisms, or celebrated feast days and masses, one encounter has always stuck with this Bishop of Wollongong, reports The Illawarra Mercury.

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Clear signal

A growing number of churches and other faith groups are divesting their holdings in fossil fuel companies, which release large amounts of carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases, reports the Religion News Service.

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Twin legacies

They might have lived in the fifth and 19th centuries, but the values that St Benedict and Bishop Polding bequeathed to us are very relevant for 21st-century Australian life, says Good Samaritan Sister, Clare Condon.

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Muslims to join the fray

Pope Francis' cricket team is not only padding up against the Anglicans, it now looks set to enter an inter-faith 'pitch battle' with a cricket-mad part of the Muslim world, reports AAP in Yahoo7.

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Notre Dame University

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Funerals define values

The rites and rituals performed in Australia today are determined by our culture, values and beliefs. In this five-part series, Compass goes behind the scenes of Hindu, Muslim, Buddhist, Catholic, Protestant and secular funerals.

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Faith united

The leaders of Britain's faith communities have united to warn Parliament against the 'grave error' of legalising assisted suicide, reports the Catholic News Service.

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Missionary Sisters of Service

The 70th anniversary of the founding of the Missionary Sisters of Service is being celebrated around Australia this year with several events, reports the Archdiocese of Hobart.

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Sydney celebration

The Papua New Guinean community in Sydney recently celebrated the feast of Bl Peter To Rot, a Papuan martyred under the Japanese during World War II for his defence of marriage, reports the Catholic News Agency.

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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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