The Hunt family

Three children and their mother have been murdered at their farm house in the Riverina, south of Wagga Wagga in NSW. The children went to a local Catholic primary school, reports The SMH.

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Rose with friends

Rose Treacy, a volunteer on leave from the Victorian Police, shares her story of volunteering with the Sisters of St Joseph in Warmun (Turkey Creek) in the Kimberley.

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More regulation unnecessary

The Church has always taken a pragmatic approach to government regulation. Our concern has always been about the value and extent of the red tape, rather than the identity of the regulator, writes Fr Brian Lucas, in The SMH.

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Team members

Pope Francis has blessed the Vatican’s cricket club ahead of the team’s first ever tour of England. But an umpire has been rejected by officials over his Anglican ancestry, reports The Catholic Herald.

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Dr and Mrs Pirola

Australian couple Dr Ron and Mavis Pirola are among 14 married couples who have been chosen from around the world to attend October's Extraordinary Synod of Bishops on the Family, reports the Catholic News Service.

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Spiritans

The Spiritans are part of an international congregation of nearly 3,000 members serving in 57 countries which includes priests, brothers and lay men and women dedicated to sharing the Good News.

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Slow burning development

The film Boyhood has become famous because of its making, a process of 12 years, persevering with cast and the changes in their lives.

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Notre Dame University

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Notre Dame University

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Kerrie Biddell jazz great

Singer Kerrie Biddell, who has died from a stroke aged 67, will be remembered as Australia's most distinguished jazz singer and as the performer who rejected the glamour of Las Vegas to be true to herself and her art, reports The SMH.

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Vigil in MP office

A Catholic priest was among church leaders who have staged a prayer vigil inside the federal health minister's electorate office to protest the government's treatment of asylum seeker children, reports AAP on Nine News.

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Pope mourns deaths

Pope Francis has mourned the deaths of three Xaverian Missionary Sisters of Mary, who were murdered in two separate attacks in their residence in Burundi, reports the Catholic News Service.

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Francis goes social

The wisdom of "It takes a village to raise a child" has been lost as kids are either overprotected by permissive parents or neglected, Pope Francis said, reports the Catholic News Service.

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Reaching out

A religious sister from Texas, who is serving the people of Papua New Guinea, will soon complete a website to raise awareness about the Church's apostolates to children there, reports the Catholic News Agency.

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Letters returned to family

Letters between former US first lady Jackie Kennedy and a Dublin-based priest have been handed over to the Kennedy family, reports The Catholic Herald.

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Heading downunder

The synopsis for this film described the four central characters as “socially troubled.” Publicity for films doesn’t usually go for understatement, but this is spot on.

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Pursuing thaw

Facing mixed signals coming from the government on the Chinese mainland regarding dealings with the Vatican, Pope Francis hopes to warm their relationship and someday establish a diplomatic representative in Beijing, reports the CNA.

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Teachers on strike

Catholic teacher union bosses say the system is flush after budget boosts, urging them to break an industrial action stalemate, reports news.com.au.

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Breach of trust argued

A Victorian woman has sued a Catholic priest and the order to which he belongs, for breaching duty of care after the two carried on the long-running relationship, despite the priest's vow of chastity, reports Nine News.

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Manus Island detention centre

Two significant news items about asylum seekers came in the past week. A man died from an infection acquired on Manus Island, and the Red Cross laid off 500 workers after losing a contract to provide community support, writes Andrew Hamilton SJ.

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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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