overcrowding concern

The Queensland Catholic Education Commission says that potential ‘overcrowding’ of the Australian Curriculum as Phase 2 and 3 subjects are rolled out is the most concerning issue that should be addressed by the review process currently underway.

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Monastery in Maaloula

A group of Syria-based Orthodox nuns released unharmed on Monday after a three-month ordeal told a news conference they were treated well by their Islamist captors, reports The Tablet.

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Murder investigation

Police have conducted truth serum tests on two more Catholic priests from a southern Indian seminary, 11 months after its rector was found murdered, reports Ucanews.

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Breath of fresh air

In answer to the implicit question, how has Pope Francis inspired (and intrigued) me during this first year, I would answer: he has shown the human face of holiness, writes Francis Phillips in The Catholic Herald.

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Sydney Alliance

12-Mar-2014
Mixture of backgrounds

The Sydney Alliance brings together diverse community organisations, unions and religious organisations to advance the common good and achieve a fair, just and sustainable city.

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1809healing

Pope Francis carries a crucifix he took from a dead priest in Buenos Aires, he told priests serving in Rome’s parishes last week, reports CNS/Catholic Herald.

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Called to reject wealth

The Vatican office responsible for 900,000 priests, brothers and sisters around the world has called on them to re-evaluate their holdings of wealth and issue critiques of the global economy, calling it unjust to the neediest, reports NCR.

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Cardinal unaware

Cardinal Pell was given misleading information which left him 'out of the loop' during the running of a highly controversial legal case against him, the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse has heard, reports The Australian.

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Notre Dame University

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Father Hayes

A new biography explores the extraordinary life of the late Queensland priest, Father Michael Hayes, reports the Morning Bulletin.

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App for Lent

A new App is now available for your mobile device to pray the scriptures during Lent and Holy Week.

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Call to churches

A senior German Cardinal has called on national churches to speak up more courageously in their dialogue with Rome, claiming that their lack of courage has made Rome 'over-powerful', reports The Tablet.

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Endorsement from US

Former US conservative presidential candidate Rick Santorum has endorsed PM Tony Abbott and Pope Francis' success as providing valuable lessons for a divided Republican Party at the next US election, reports the SMH.

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Michael McCarthy

Bishop-designate Michael McCarthy says he feels humbled by his appointment as the tenth Bishop of Rockhampton.

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King Hamad of Bahrain

Here’s a fact about Catholicism in the early 21st century that flies in the face of conventional wisdom: It’s growing by leaps and bounds in the heart of the Muslim world, writes John Allen.

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Archbishop Paul Gallagher

The Australian Centre for Christianity and Culture will hold an Ecumenical Service for the Feast of St Patrick this Saturday in Canberra.

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Nun goes window shoping

It is perhaps the world's most exclusive duty-free shop. Hidden inside the walls of the Vatican City, accessible only to those with a special pass, sits a little-known department store offering luxury goods to prelates and their staff, reports The Times/The Australian.

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Sisters Stout and Comerford

The time has come for the last Good Samaritan Sisters to say goodbye to Hughenden in the north west of Queensland, reports the ABC.

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Cardinal Pell statement

Cardinal George Pell believes the Catholic Church should be able to be sued in cases of child sexual abuse, the Royal Commission has heard, reports the ABC.

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Trip to Korea

Pope Francis will make his first trip to Asia as Pope in August, visiting South Korea to beatify 124 Korean martyrs and bring a message of peace to the divided peninsula, the Vatican announced yesterday, reports The Tablet.

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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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