Funerals define values

The rites and rituals performed in Australia today are determined by our culture, values and beliefs. In this five-part series, Compass goes behind the scenes of Hindu, Muslim, Buddhist, Catholic, Protestant and secular funerals.

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Faith united

The leaders of Britain's faith communities have united to warn Parliament against the 'grave error' of legalising assisted suicide, reports the Catholic News Service.

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Missionary Sisters of Service

The 70th anniversary of the founding of the Missionary Sisters of Service is being celebrated around Australia this year with several events, reports the Archdiocese of Hobart.

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Sydney celebration

The Papua New Guinean community in Sydney recently celebrated the feast of Bl Peter To Rot, a Papuan martyred under the Japanese during World War II for his defence of marriage, reports the Catholic News Agency.

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Humanitarian emergency

Pope Francis has described the plight of child migrants travelling to the United States as an humanitarian emergency and called for urgent measures to help them, reports The Tablet.

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Cardinal Pell in Rome

In the very near future we may see such a radical reshaping of how we view the Vatican and it will come via the most unlikely of social media champions, Cardinal George Pell, writes Richard Umbers in The Conversation.

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Zanetti in 2008

Retired football star Javier 'Pupi' Zanetti, who was captain of the Argentinean national team and of Inter Milan in Italy, will soon don his cleats again to take part in an inter-religious friendly match for peace, reports the Catholic News Agency.

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Hectic beginning

The new Bishop of Wilcannia-Forbes, Columba Macbeth-Green, has described his recent episcopal ordination in Parkes as 'nerve-wracking but absolutely fantastic,' reports The Catholic Leader.

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Three hours off work

Catholic school teachers across the Central West and Western Plains of NSW are set to stop work for three hours next week in opposition to a new working agreement, reports the ABC.

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ChrisRweb

This website is the digital home for the Missionaries of God’s Love, which began within the Disciples of Jesus covenant community in Canberra in 1986, under the guidance of Fr Ken Barker.

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Patriarch Sako

Two Iraqi nuns and three orphans kidnapped in late June have been released safely, according to the Christian rights group Middle East Concern, reports the Catholic News Service.

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Global hit

The Lunchbox has proven a success not only in India but the world over. With the opening of the film, the audience is immersed immediately into the life and vitality of the city of Mumbai.

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Notre Dame University

Click on Media Releases to read the latest.

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Remains of house in Rafah

The situation in hospitals in the Gaza Strip is dire, with Palestinians saying that medical supplies will soon run out, according to a cardiologist who serves with the Near East Council of Churches in Gaza, reports the Catholic News Service.

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$11m support

Caritas Australia has thanked thousands of generous supporters, including schools and parishes, right across Australia who joined in solidarity with the world’s poor during Project Compassion 2014.

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Part of global survey

A recent survey conducted by St Columba’s Parish in the diocese of Ballarat has found support for the inclusion of homosexuals, gay and lesbian marriage, and couples using alternative means of conceiving, reports The Courier.

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Fifth cancellation

Pope Francis has said that he had been forced to cancel a recent, planned visit to the Gemelli Hospital at the last minute because of a headache and nausea.

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Venus in fur

Director Roman Polanski won a César Award at the most recent Cannes Film Festival off the back of this two-hander which explores the nature of sexual attraction.

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Active parish

This website is the digital home for the the largest Maronite Parish in Australia - and possibly in the Southern Hemisphere. Servicing an estimated 30,000 parishioners in and around Parramatta.

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Fr MCCullough and the Governor

The Governor of Sindh province in Pakistan has given the Vatican cricket club money and cricket bats ahead of its tour in England, and plans to send a leading Pakistani cricket player to coach the team in October, reports Vatican Insider.

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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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