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Priest in hot water

The secular press in Chile is defending three priests who have come out in support of ‘gay marriage’ and is accusing Cardinal Ricardo Ezzati of Santiago of denouncing the priests to the Vatican, reports the Catholic News Agency.

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Bishop Wright

A public dialogue will be held by leading Catholic and Anglican religious heads on terrorism and war this Tuesday in Newcastle north of Sydney.

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Cardinal Kasper

Cardinal Walter Kasper has said he believes a “growing majority” of the Synod fathers are in favour of his proposal to allow some divorced and civilly remarried Catholics to receive Holy Communion, reports The Catholic Herald.

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Campaign on wording

Germany’s Catholics are launching a campaign to reinstate references to God in the preamble to the newly drafted constitution of the northern German state of Schleswig-Holstein, reports the Religion News Service.

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Battle for hearts and minds

It is intellectually dishonest to completely divorce the religion of Islam from the despicable acts that are being carried out in its name by groups such as Islamic State, Boko Haram and Al-Qaeda, writes Tim Mayfield in Eureka Street.

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Joe Foley in Nepal

From visiting remote parts of Nepal to taking part in this year’s Bridge to Brisbane run, Brisbane Caritas diocesan director Joe Foley has found his role life-changing, reports The Catholic Leader.

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UN in session

The Vatican’s nuncio to the United Nations (UN) has called for a broad definition of the term “rule of law” that includes respect, dignity and justice, reports CNS in The Catholic Herald.

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Document criticised

Leading cardinals have criticised the Synod report urging changes to the pastoral care of gays and others. UK Cardinal Nichols said it was misinterpreted, Cardinal Pell said it needed to be "corrected."

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Memorandum drafted

The Church drafted a Memorandum of Understanding to share information with the NSW Police Force in 2004, despite being told a year earlier that the agreement breached child abuse mandatory reporting laws, an inquiry has heard, reports the ABC.

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Pray as you go

16-Oct-2014
Pray as you go

Pray As You Go is a daily prayer session, designed for use on portable MP3 players, to help you pray whenever you find time, but particularly while travelling to and from work, and in transit generally.

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Mt Carmel College

The Board of Mt Carmel College Ltd (BMCC) in the NSW regional town of Yass has withdrawn its application for initial registration of the independent secondary Catholic college, reports the Yass Tribune.

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Police in sync with Church

The NSW Police Force had an informal agreement with the Church not to encourage victims of child sexual abuse to come forward, particularly if they were reluctant to make a formal statement, reports The Sydney Morning Herald.

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Cardinal Burke opposed

Senior Church figures have expressed concern about a document issued by the bishops’ Synod on the Family, proposing a landmark shift in the Church’s pastoral care of gay Catholics, cohabiting couples and those in civil marriages.

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Caritas cares

Caritas Australia has been allocated $500,000 for key activities that will reduce risks to disasters for vulnerable communities, as part of the Australian Government’s Humanitarian Partnership Agreement.

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Francis meets auditors

The Synod report on gays may have appeared as an earthquake but might be better described as an icebreaker. Pope Francis has begun to chip away at a huge pastoral/theological glacier, writes Robert Mickens in NCR Online

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People over doctrine

If laws do not lead people to Christ then they are obsolete, Pope Francis said in his morning homily, reports the Catholic News Service.

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LCWR panel discussion

A longtime trend of declining numbers of women in religious orders is unpacked a bit in a new study by Georgetown University's Centre for Applied Research in the Apostolate, reports the Catholic News Service.

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The Catholic Enquiry Centre (CEC) website is designed to assist you in your faith journey. The Centre is a national agency of the Australian Catholic Bishops Conference. 

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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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All your daily readings, reflections and prayers can be found here... 

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