Human rights commitment

When Fr Benjamin Miller left the US as a Jesuit student priest for Sri Lanka in 1948, he could not have predicted the changes he would witness there. During the past 66 years he has become an inspirational human rights defender, reports Ucanews.

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Germans scale the Wall

Fifty years after Lumen Gentium and 25 years after the Revolution of 1989, we can see more clearly that the Second Vatican Council influenced the fall of the Berlin Wall and end of communism, writes George Weigel in Ethics and Public Policy Centre.

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British actor Simon Callow

In a recent interview to promote his upcoming film Saint Vincent, American actor Bill Murray revealed that he loves the traditional Mass. But he is not the only celebrity fan of Mass in its pre-1962 form. Here are five others.

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Geraldton cathedral grounds

An historic dump in Geraldton's cathedral grounds has been opened to the public to forage for archaeological treasures from the late 19th century, reports the ABC.

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Call to protect women

Caritas Australia has released a new report on sexual violence and conflict in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and called for an end to impunity in the ongoing war on women.

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ACBC website

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The website

The Australian Catholic Bishops Conference has redesigned its website. The ACBC is the permanent assembly of the Bishops of Australia, which administers the Church in Australia.

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The Arbogast family

More than 650 experts from 57 countries came together for a three-day conference organised by the Vatican body responsible for pastoral health care to discuss diagnosis, care and support for families, reports the Religion News Service.

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Notre Dame University

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Notre Dame University

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Manus Island

This Friday night, the Sisters of St Joseph will open their Hawthorn East administration centre for a public community forum to discuss the "Abbot government’s illegal and racist plans to ‘resettle’ refugees on Nauru in Cambodia."

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All about giving

This website wants to celebrate giving. On Tuesday, December 2, 2014, charities, families, businesses, community centres, and students around the world will come together for one common purpose: to celebrate generosity and to give.

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Catholic Religious Australia has unveiled a logo to celebrate the Year of  Consecrated Life, which begins on November 29, the first weekend of Advent.

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Detained Bishop Ma

China has proposed to the Vatican a joint system of appointing bishops in a move that raises hopes of a breakthrough in relations, reports The Catholic Herald.

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Marlene Farrell at church

St Joseph's Church in Orange in NSW celebrated its 150th anniversary at the weekend, reports The Western Advocate.

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School of Love

This two-part special documents a year behind the scenes in Ireland's only women's Cistercian monastery. 

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Against religious intolerance

The Pope is expected to take Europe to task over racial and religious intolerance in his address tomorrow to the European Parliament, reports AAP/SBS.

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Rev Robert Oliver

Almost a year after the Vatican announced plans for a new Papal commission to lead the charge for reform on the Church’s child sexual abuse scandals, the chief of staff for the group says it’s now hitting its stride, reports Crux.

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Advent

Currently, this website of the Diocese of Wollongong is advertising its Daily Advent and Christmas Reflections, written by members of the Diocese.  This informative website contains a number of links on practical and

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Revelations from a curmudgeon

American actor Bill Murray, who was raised Catholic, has spoken of his admiration for Pope John XXIII and offered views on the recent canonisations, in an interview promoting his latest film, reports The Guardian.  

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Three days of festivities

Thousands of Catholics arrived in Yangon on Friday for the start of a three-day celebration of the 500th anniversary of the arrival of Catholicism in Myanmar, reports Ucanews.

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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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