Inspired by Pope

The Australian Institute of Architects has acknowledged Canberra architect Enrico Taglietti by short-listing his building, the Apostolic Nunciature, for the 2014 national awards in the enduring architecture section, reports The Canberra Times.

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Archbishop Costelloe

Child abuse awareness classes will be taught at Catholic schools and Sunday schools in the Archdiocese of Perth as part of sweeping anti-abuse measures, reports PerthNow.

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Cherished landmark

Moves to demolish a Yamaha motorbike shop, a blot on the landscape of the Bendigo Cathedral, have been applauded, reports The Bendigo Advertiser.

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Rev Ian Paisley

The Rev Ian Paisley, the divisive Protestant firebrand who devoted his life to thwarting compromise with Catholics in Northern Ireland only to become a pivotal peacemaker in his twilight years, has died in Belfast, aged 88, reports news.com.au.

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Election platform launch

Catholic Social Services Victoria is hosting a breakfast on Wednesday to launch its 2014 State Election platform, titled Mend the Net.

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Notre Dame University

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Franciscan Sisters website

Among the features of the website of the Franciscan Sisters is a song of the month. September's song is In the Middle of Heaven and Here by Ken Yates.

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Signs of an evolution

From the beginning of his Pontificate, Francis has been known to be a pragmatist on LGBT issues, and recent signals have prompted the question: Is the Church 'evolving' on gay marriage, asks Time magazine.

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Francis with child at leg

What should you do when a child starts crying in church during Mass? Children can make a lot of noise, and this question poses a challenge for three sets of people, writes Fr Alexander Lucie-Smith in The Catholic Herald.

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Francis marries 20 couples

Pope Francis has married 20 couples in St Peter's Basilica, some of whom had already lived together and had children, in the latest sign that the Pontiff wants the Church to be more open and inclusive, reports Reuters on Yahoo7.

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Archbishop Coleridge

Archbishop Mark Coleridge, although raised in a Catholic family and having served as an altar boy, entered university with plans to become a diplomat, as he tells Scott Stephens in an interveiw on ABC Radio.

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Cardinal Pell warning

Cardinal George Pell has warned the founders of a British school dedicated to the new evangelisation to expect attacks from the Devil, reports The Catholic Herald.

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Mixed backgrounds

Among the men and women Pope Francis is set to unite in marriage this weekend are Catholics who have been living together as well as couples who already have children, reports the Catholic News Service.

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Papal parchment

Papal blessing parchments, which are bought to mark marriages, baptisms, ordinations and first Communions, will soon be available for purchase only from the Vatican after a crackdown on shops selling them, reports The Catholic Herald.

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Ambivalent but supportive

Brisbane Archdiocese’s Deacon Gary Stone is watching Australia’s deepening military involvement in northern Iraq with concern and frustration, yet he knows the lives of innocent people must be protected, reports The Catholic Leader.

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Challenge to core values

The steep decline in the practice of Confession represents one of the most worrying facts about the contemporary Church, and the single most vivid illustration of its decline, writes Fr Alexander Lucie-Smith in The Catholic Herald.

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Naughty Girls poster

A Catholic community group in the US is threatening to boycott a teenage girl's dream donut shop over its edgy name, reports Nine News.

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BBI

The Broken Bay Institute (BBI) provides quality online and distance programs in Spirituality and Theology, a varied range of seminars throughout the academic year, and a rich array of adult faith offerings including eConferences.

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Notre Dame University

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Futuristic dystopia

The Giver is based on the 1993 novel of the same name by Lois Lowry, and is set in the year 2048 where a seemingly happy, but colourless community, lives in a world where all memories have been erased.

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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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