Alf Pace with headstone

The dream of Rottnest Island's Catholic priest Sean O'Shea has been completed with the installation of the headstone he organised for his final resting place, reports The West Australian.

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ACBC

The Australian Catholic Bishops Conference is the national body of the Bishops of Australia.

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Fr Brennan

Social justice advocate Father Frank Brennan SJ has backed a call to broaden the tax base to fix problems in government budgets, but wants GST exemptions to remain for certain essentials.

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Launched by Archbishop Hart

The Archbishop of Melbourne, Denis Hart, yesterday launched a book entitled Listening, Learning and Leading: The impact of Catholic identity and mission on what we do and how we do it.

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Preparations for visit

The vast majority of Israelis welcome Francis' visit as a chance to show the world a side of Israel that supports the Pope's message of tolerance and dialogue, reports NCR Online.

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Indian bishops 2014 Plenary

Catholic bishops in India have said they have nothing to fear from the country's new government following the landside success of the Hindu nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party and its allies, reports the Catholic News Agency.

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Military Mass

Military chaplains are used to hitting the road and heading where the pain is being felt. But on a recent pilgrimage to Lourdes with wounded soldiers, a group of Catholic chaplains also found a sacred space for healing, reports the Catholic News Service.

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Jackie with Fr Leonard

Private letters from Jacqueline Kennedy to an Irish priest have been withdrawn from auction following what is understood to have been an intervention by her family, reports The Tablet.

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Cardinal Bertone

The Italian Cardinal who served as the Vatican's Number 2 official under Pope Benedict XVI, has rejected allegations that he mishandled A$21 million from Vatican bank accounts, reports the Religion News Service in NCR Online.

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Perplexing policy

At a time when Australian investment in Africa is booming, last week's Budget decision to divest the poorest communities is more than perplexing, writes Paul O'Callaghan, CEO of Caritas Australia.

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Echo of the past

Pawel Pawlikowski appreciated that his latest film, Ida, had limited prospects. It is in black-and-white, austere, and tells a measured tale of identity, featuring an unknown actress playing a young Catholic nun in 1960s Poland.

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LWCR meeting

A senior Vatican official has tried to defuse the damaging rift between the Vatican and US religious women, after a recent rebuke over obedience and doctrinal differences, reports the Religion News Service in NCR Online.

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Broken Hill cathedral

The Wilcannia-Forbes Diocese in western NSW needs to get behind the new bishop being ordained in July, according to the administrator at the Diocese's cathedral in Broken Hill, reports the ABC.

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Window into Kurdistan

Most of us have never been to Kurdistan, the remote area at the borders of Turkey, Iraq, Iran. This film offers us an opportunity to venture into this remote region, encounter the people who live there.

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Great anticipation

Pope Francis says his three-day visit to Jordan, Israel and the Palestinian territories this weekend would be 'strictly religious', reports the Catholic News Service.

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John Kerry leads campaign

When asked to name signs of hope in our Church and world, Good Samaritan Sister, Mary McDonald, saw very few in the Church, besides the 'Francis factor'. So she began anew to seek them out.

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Reforms endorsed

Higher tertiary fees brought about by last week’s federal budget will force students to rethink their university and field of study, according to Notre Dame University vice-chancellor Celia Hammond, reports The Catholic Weekly. 

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Using football for justice

An international association of Catholic nuns has launched a public awareness campaign to combat human trafficking and prostitution during the World Cup in Brazil, reports Sky News.

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The Holy Spirit Missionary Sisters of Australia and Fiji are called to discern the movements of the Spirit individually and as a community; to be a compassionate presence of Jesus in His prophetic mission.

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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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