Launch in Toowoomba

Caritas Australia's major fundraising campaign Project Compassion has been launched at an event at St Patrick's Cathedral in Toowoomba as part of a national rollout, reports The Toowoomba Chronicle.

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Hope after processing

The Sisters of Charity Foundation has embarked on a partnership with the Asylum Seekers Centre to develop emergency housing for asylum seekers.

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Notre Dame University

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Archbishop Cushley in Mali

An authentic Catholic understanding of development should view caritas as nothing less than the love of Jesus Christ. This is our best motive for helping people, writes British Archbishop Leo Cushley in The Catholic Herald.

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Waiting for announcement

The Catholic education sector says it is pleased both sides of NSW politics are committed to expanding government schools, but is still waiting to hear their respective capital funding commitments for the non-government school sectors.

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IS fighters in Mosul

Islamic State jihadists abducted at least 90 Christian men, women and children from villages in north-eastern Syria on Monday, a human rights body said, reports The Tablet.

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Climate protest last year

Religious leaders from across the faith spectrum have gathered at the Capitol to seek action to combat climate change and to mitigate its effects, whether it be at the federal level or in local communities, reports the Catholic News Service.

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Cardinal Francis Kriengsak

The main challenge facing the Church today is secularism, according to Cardinal Francis Xavier Kriengsak Kovithavanij of Bangkok, who boldly called the phenomenon the devil's face in the modern world, reports Catholic News Agency.

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Scholars named

The Mary MacKillop Foundation has announced the results of its latest round of scholarships for Indigenous students to pursue tertiary qualifications, with support for 23 new students.

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Notre Dame University

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Sister Mary Ann

After half a century of sticking to the facts as a writer in various Catholic media roles, Sister Mary Ann Walsh now has her dream job. One where she is entitled to express an opinion, reports the Catholic News Service.

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Now flourishing

Andrew Chan and Myuran Sukumuran have changed from self-centred young men to adults who give their lives to the other prisoners and found inner strength. Their execution will cut down their lives as they have begun to flower, writes Andrew Hamilton.

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Insider knowledge

This is an American cyber-thriller about computer hacking. The actual title of the movie is a hacker term for someone who violates computer or internet security for personal gain, or "with malicious intent".

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Amendment voted down

The British House of Commons has thrown out an attempt to make the sex-selective abortions of baby girls an explicitly criminal offence, reports The Catholic Herald.

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Church Resources

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Church Resources

Your CathNews comes to you six days a week, bringing news of the Church from home and around the world. You might not know, though, that CN is a service of Church Resources.

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Grateful to God

A Jesuit priest kidnapped in Afghanistan and held for eight months told reporters "God has saved me," but said he did not want to discuss details of his captivity, reports the Catholic News Service.

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Moreira in 2003

A 53-year-old Brazilian Catholic was denied last rites before he was executed by firing squad last month in Indonesia, according to an Oblate priest who provides religious counselling for death row inmates, reports Ucanews.

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Culture of secrecy

Widespread child sexual abuse at the private boys school, Knox Grammar, was covered up for decades because the school was more concerned about its reputation than the welfare of students, reports The Sydney Morning Herald.

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Claims from Nisman case

The Argentine Government allegedly spied on the future Pope Francis during much of his time as Cardinal Archbishop of Buenos Aires, reports The Tablet.

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Strong response to Commission

The Archbishop of Brisbane, Mark Coleridge, has released a suite of new initiatives and stronger child protection policies in response to the Royal Commission’s findings into the way the Archdiocese dealt with a survivor of child sexual abuse in 1999.

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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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