Physical contact risk

Nigerian Christians are fearful that participating in one of their religion's most sacred rites might lead to death by Ebola, reports The Huffington Post.

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The Sisters of the Holy Angels CHA is a member congregation of Catholic Religious Australia. Founded in Sri Lanka, it was initially a Diocesan Congregation and a purely indigenous one. 

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To be more humble

Retired Bishop Pat Power hopes that the Catholic Church will be a more human Church, a more humble Church, and a Church which is more intent on reflecting the person and the teaching of Jesus.

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Against reform

In an upcoming book, Cardinal George Pell has argued against proposed changes to Church practice that would allow divorced and civilly remarried Catholics to receive Communion, reports the Catholic News Service.

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The Isis flag

Churchgoers in Sydney's west have been left shaken after a stranger shouted death threats from a car bearing the Islamic State flag, reports AAP on Yahoo7.

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Overturn of finding

The Archdiocese of Sydney has overturned findings of a Vatican inquiry which attacked the credibility of alleged child abuse victims and said they may have “fabricated” claims, reports The Australian.

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Unspecified risk from Isil

Pope Francis’ security will not be stepped up during his trips to Albania and Turkey despite alleged assassination threats by the terrorist Islamic State, reports The Tablet.

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Fr Ken Barker

When Missionaries of God’s Love founder Fr Ken Barker presents remarkable moments of grace in his life and others, they glow like unforgettably precious stones, reports The Catholic Leader.

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Cardinal Dom Orani Tempesta

The Archbishop of Rio de Janeiro in Brazil has had his crucifix and ring stolen in an armed robbery, reports the BBC.

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Carmelite Retreats

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The Centre

Mount Carmel Retreat Centre at Varroville, NSW, is a Christian centre under the auspices of the Discalced Carmelite Friars - a place for individuals and groups to develop their spirituality by means of retreats, conferences and study groups. 

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Notre Dame University

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Another sequel

It is about eight years since the first Step Up film was released to great enthusiasm, offering an opportunity for Channing Tatum to dance and for Rachel Griffiths to have a serious role. But that seems a long time ago.

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Busy agenda

Thirteen ACRATH members from around Australia will make their annual visit to Federal Parliament next Monday in a bid to influence policies affecting people trafficked into Australia.

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ACRATH

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Australian Catholic Religious Against Trafficking in Humans (ACRATH) has a website with a wide range of articles, links, videos on aspects of its activities against human trafficking.

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Mary McAleese

Sydney Town Hall was brimming with people, eager to hear former president of Ireland Mary McAleese deliver the Rosemary Goldie Lecture earlier this month. An excerpt is available on the Religion and Ethics Report.

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Surprising sanctuary

Just a few steps away from Rome's traffic jams, blaring sirens and sticky heat, the city's Non-Catholic Cemetery is a garden of breezes and greenery, of crickets, birdsong, roses and pomegranate trees, reports the Catholic News Service.

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St Francis blessed

Eight hundred years ago a man from Assisi saved the Church from corruption, clericalism and insincerity. We know him as St Francis of Assisi, and he is an inspiration to our Pope. But he also is misunderstood, writes Jon Sweeney in America.

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Power of sport

Legendary coach and AFL player Kevin Sheedy and renowned journalist Geraldine Doogue will launch the Australian Catholic Bishops Social Justice Statement today at St Mary's Cathedral in Sydney.

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Archbishop Prowse

The ACT parish of Manuka is to receive a major lift from the $35 million redevelopment of the St Christopher's Cathedral precinct announced yesterday, reports The Canberra Times.

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Perfect storm of conflict

Conflict in Iraq, Syria and Gaza has led to the greatest humanitarian crisis the world has faced since the Second World War, the head of the Church’s relief and development work said, reports The Tablet.

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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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