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The Loreto Sisters IBVM are an international community, inspired by Venerable Mary Ward, committed to the Gospel, missioned where the need is greatest, finding God in all things.

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Notre Dame University

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Children before pets

Pope Francis has blamed a 'culture of well-being' and comfort for convincing married couples that a carefree life of world travel and summer homes was better than having children, reports the Catholic News Service.

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Bl Charles de Foucauld

This website replaces Jesus Caritas, the English Bulletin of the spiritual family of Charles de Foucauld, which ceased publication in 1995.

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Notre Dame University

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Tears show humanity

The most potent moments in current affairs television occur when the person being interviewed is shown to cry because it reveals the humanity of the person, writes Michael Mullins in Eureka Street.

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Children at Sean Ross Abbey

A local historian in Ireland has revealed why the skeletons of about 800 infants and children are believed to be in a disused septic tank, reports news.com.au.

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Manus Island camp

Pope Francis would be appalled at the Australian Government’s treatment of asylum seekers, according to the Archbishop of Brisbane, Mark Coleridge, reports the ABC on Yahoo7.

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Bishop Wright

The Bishop of Maitland-Newcastle, Bill Wright, says the diocese will now work through 'the realities' of its history, following the release of the report of the NSW Special Commission of Inquiry, reports ninemsn. 

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Vulnerable hit worst

The 2014 Federal Budget will deepen the divide between rich and poor, and the greatest burden will fall on those who are young, on families, and on strugglers, the Australian Catholic Social Justice Council and Catholic Social Services Australia have said.

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Comedy falls short

Burdening its respectable cast with a script that frequently feels forced, this Western-tinged comedy occasionally contains comedic gold, but it ultimately isn’t worth the effort of panning for it.

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Christians protest against exploitation

As Brazil counts down to the opening of the World Cup on June 12, churches in cities hosting the international soccer tournament are not content to sit on the sidelines and cheer, reports the Religion News Service.

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LCM

The Little Company of Mary is an international congregation of Catholic women Religious who have committed their lives to pray and care for the suffering and dying of the world.

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SA leads trend

South Australia’s Catholic schools have more non-Catholics than those in any mainland state. But education leaders say there is no risk of an identity crisis, reports news.com.au. 

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Harsh policies

Much has been made of the religious faith and schooling of government ministers and their relationship to policy. The topic is a trivial indulgence that diverts attention from more important questions, writes Andrew Hamilton in Eureka Street.

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Grenades thrown inside

A rebel militia group in the Central African Republic (CAR) threw grenades into a Catholic church before opening fire on locals sheltering there, slaughtering at least 18 people, reports The Tablet.

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The Babadook

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Impressive horror effort

This Australian gothic horror is impressively staged and acted, with an imaginative monster that will be sure to keep the art house crowd up at night with all the lights on.

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Compassion fatigue warning

A 'globalisation of indifference' has taken hold of too many people, numbing them to the horrifying reality faced by the people of Syria and other innocent victims of violence around the world, Pope Francis said, reports the Catholic News Service.

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Margaret Cuneen

A Special Commission of Inquiry into allegations of a cover-up of child sexual abuse claims in the Diocese of Maitland-Newcastle has released findings that are damning of the man who claimed to blow the whistle, reports the ABC on Yahoo7.

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Meriam Ibrahim with husband

The husband of a woman sentenced to death in Sudan has told the BBC he has not been informed that his wife will be released. Reports on Saturday said a Sudanese official had confirmed that Meriam Ibrahim would be freed in a few days.

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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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