Adrian Piccoli

NSW Education Minister Adrian Piccoli will join with representatives from Christian and other faiths at Parliament House today, to mark the contribution Special Religious Education (SRE) makes to the Public Education system.

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Suzanne Greenwood

The traumatic birth of her first child changed the life of Catholic Health Australia’s new chief executive officer forever, reports The Catholic Leader.

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Hong Kong protest

It’s not just the population size of Catholics that has mattered most in Hong Kong, but where the Church is located on the hierarchy of elites, reports Patheos in Ucanews.

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Child uncontrollable

Parents at a small Catholic school in Queensland have petitioned against a problem Year 2 boy dubbed “devil child” and “son of Satan,” reports The Sunday Mail.

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Chaldean clergy in Baghdad

The Chaldean Patriarch Louis Raphael I has given an ultimatum to priests and monks who have snuck into Western countries without the consent of their superiors, reports Vatican Insider.

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Brisbane

This is the website of the Archdiocese of Brisbane in Queensland, with links on spiritual as well as practical matters about the life of the Archdiocese and the Church.

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Asia Bibi appeal

Catholic leaders in Pakistan will appeal to their country’s Supreme Court after a lower court upheld the death penalty for a blasphemy ruling against a Christian mother of five children, reports CNS in The Catholic Herald

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Whitlam sacked in 1975

Gough Whitlam, who died yesterday aged 98, was Prime Minister for a relatively brief three years, but his legacy is extensive. Here's a selection of how he changed Australia.

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Fr Maurizio Pettena

Fr Maurizio Pettenà, from the Missionaries of St Charles Borromeo, will speak on "The Church and Asylum Seekers and Refugees" at the upcoming St Thomas More forum next week in Canberra.

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Impressive literary talent

Kiri English-Hawke has packed a lot into her short life so far. The talented 20-year-old has already published her first novel; she speaks four languages and is an international class rower, reports The Good Oil.

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Sister Scuccia

Four months after winning the Italian version of The Voice, Sr Cristina Scuccia is releasing her debut album. The 26-year-old has already published a cover of Madonna’s Like a Virgin ahead of the album’s launch, reports SBS.

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Francis at consistory

It is also hard to see the treatment of the controversial issues of the Synod as a victory of conservative bishops over Pope Francis, writes Andrew Hamilton in Eureka Street.

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Notre Dame University

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Whitlam at Cabramatta East in 1974

Forty years ago, Catholic schools were facing a particular dilemma. The nation was more affluent and the numbers choosing a life in the Church were dwindling, writes Jane Caro.

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Case adjourned

The case against the Bishop of the Australian Defence Force, accused of child sex offences in Western Australia 45 years ago, has been adjourned until next year, reports the ABC.

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Liberian children washing hands

A Liberian bishop unable to attend the Synod of Bishops on the Family has urged his fellow bishops to use their influence to help West African families in their enormous suffering caused by Ebola, reports the Catholic News Service.

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Archbishop Hart

The Australian Catholic Bishops Conference has welcomed the concluding message released on the weekend by the Synod Fathers at the Extraordinary Synod of Bishops in Rome.

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Corporate rental

Pope Francis has for the first time allowed the Sistine Chapel to be rented out for a private corporate event, with the proceeds to go to charities working with the poor and homeless, reports The Telegraph.

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Francis at consistory

The Middle East, especially Iraq and Syria, are experiencing "terrorism of previously unimaginable proportions" in which the perpetrators seem to have no regard for the value of human life, Pope Francis said yesterday, reports CNS. 

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Catholic Australia

21-Oct-2014
Littlies at Mass

A sister website of CathNews, Catholic Australia has been recently fully updated and redesigned as an informative and user-friendly port of call for all things Catholic.

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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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