President Anote Tong

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has praised the the strong leadership and decisive action by Kiribati President Anote Tong on climate change.

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Jesuits of Ireland

Our website of the day is the homepage of the Jesuits in Ireland. Pope Francis's order has a proud presence in the Emerald Isle, which seeded several Australian schools and a great many missionaries.

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Cardinal Pell to appear

The national Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse will today open its second hearing into the Catholic Church's handling of abuse claims, reports the ABC.

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Fr Kelly

Father Michael Kelly SJ will give a talk on the future of the Church in Australia next Monday in Canberra for the St Thomas More Society.

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Pope Francis

The Pope has announced the names of eight cardinals and seven lay experts from around the world chosen to serve in the newly-created Vatican Council for the Economy, reports the Catholic News Service.

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Website rethink call

Dr Dan White, the Executive Director of Sydney Catholic Schools, says that it is time for a review and evaluation of the My School website.

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Archbishop Wilson

One of the most controversial Fringe acts of this year's Adelaide Festival is Come Heckle Christ. Is it free speech or just plain offensive? The Archbishop of Adelaide Philip Wilson responds to the show, in The Advertiser.

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Abuse comments criticised

The Vatican is trying to reassure Catholics and the public that Pope Francis takes the clerical sex abuse crisis seriously in the wake of defensive comments Francis made last week, reports RNS/NCR.

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St Pius students

A challenge laid down to Catholic primary schools across the Bathurst Diocese has galvanised the community of St Pius X Primary School in Dubbo, in central west NSW, reports the ABC.

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Carmelites

The website of the Discalsced Carmelites of the Australia-Oceania region invites you to come to know their story and to share something of their spiritual heritage and join them in prayer.

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Warrnambool damage

Cockatoos are wreaking havoc on one of the landmark places of worship in Warrnambool in Victoria. The birds have eaten their way through two large sandstone blocks high on the spire of St Joseph’s Catholic Church, reports The Standard.  {split

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Notre Dame University

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Sr Kathy Sherman

Sister Kathy Sherman's work is a combination of composing and performing, as an expression of prayer rooted in contemplation. That spiritual union responds to social ills and injustice, reports NCR.

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Clergy pray next to soldiers

Catholic clergy in Crimea have defended Ukraine's right to self-determination, and a priest in Sevastopol says the families of Catholic troops serving with Ukrainian and Russian forces were 'deeply confused and worried,' reports CNS/NCR.

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Archbishop Sheen

A Vatican medical panel has given unanimous approval of a reported miracle attributed to the famous television personality and evangelist, Archbishop Fulton Sheen, reports the Catholic News Agency.

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Cardinal Muller

The Prefect for the Congregation for the Doctrine of Faith (CDF) has told the leaders of ordinariates from across the world that 'all eyes' are upon them, reports The Catholic Herald.

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Terence Hayes

The Catholic Church is reviewing the employment of former Toowoomba school principal Terence Hayes, who failed to report allegations of child sex abuse to police, reports The Courier-Mail.

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Hairy theory fails

There's been a lot of fuss recently about what camels do or don't mean for the veracity of the Bible. A new report by archaeologists claims they weren't domesticated in Israel before 930 BC, and yet the Bible has characters riding them centuries earlier.

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Archbishop Prowse

Pope Francis has likely not signalled a new acceptance of civil unions by the Catholic Church, the Archbishop of Canberra and Goulburn says, reports The Sydney Morning Herald.

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Standards expected

Pope Francis has said that bishops should act not like ambitious corporate executives but humble evangelists and men of prayer, willing to sacrifice everything for their flocks, reports the Catholic News Service.

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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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