Embedded in Constitution

What is the place of Christianity in a supposedly secular society? One writer argues that Australia should follow the French Government’s example in banning religion from the public square. I have to disagree, writes Kevin Donnelly in Eureka Street.

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Eelection call

Leaders of Victorian churches have sent an open letter to Victorian parliamentarians and candidates for the 2014 Victorian state election, calling for a new approach to criminal justice, reports the Archdiocese of Melbourne.

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Passage omission stands out

The Synod’s failure to achieve a two-thirds majority on the passage about remarried divorcees in the concluding document was an “anomalous” decision, according to the head of a leading Jesuit journal, reports Vatican Insider.

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Archbishop Martin

Language used at the Synod on the Family to describe gay relationships was “revolutionary,” according to Ireland’s senior archbishop, reports The Tablet.

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Fr Vranjes

A priest has been allowed to serve at a church in Melbourne's western suburbs for more than six years despite being convicted of killing a man and injuring a teenager in a drunken car crash in Croatia, writes The Sunday Age.

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Cardinal Burke

US Cardinal Raymond Burke, who has emerged as the face of the opposition to Pope Francis’ reformist agenda, has likened the Church to “a ship without a rudder” in a fresh attack on the Pope’s leadership, reports RNS.

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Sr Barbara Brillant

An American Franciscan nun, Barbara Brillant, runs the National Catholic Health Council in the Liberian capital, Monrovia, where she has lived for 37 years.

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St Josepehs Cathedral

This is the homepage of the Diocese of Rockhampton, which came into being in 1881 and is is one of five dioceses in the State of Queensland, and one of the 28 dioceses in Australia. 

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Notre Dame University

Click on Media Releases to read the latest.

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Notre Dame University

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Julie Rattray

For 16 months, Catholic Health Care nurse Julie Rattray has battled her employer's insurer, Catholic Church Insurance, over life-changing injuries she sustained at work and the related claim it has refused to pay, writes The Sun-Herald.

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Sr Judith Royer

Sr Judith Royer has combined her vocation as a Sister of St Joseph of Orange and her career in the theatre for over 40 years. Here she discusses what has driven her twin callings for the Global Sisters Report.

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English translation in full

The Vatican has now released the official English translation of the final Synod on the Family report.

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LED lights installed

The halo around Jesus Christ's head in Michelangelo's famous frescoes in the Sistine Chapel shines with a brighter glow, thanks to a revolutionary new lighting system, reports AFP in Ucanews.

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Offer anti family

German bishops have criticised offers by internet giants Apple and Facebook to pay for female employees to have their eggs frozen so that they focus on their careers, reports The Tablet.

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Francis with Chaput

We are entering Phase Two of Francis’ Papacy, in which a period of good feelings has given way to an era of edge, writes John Allen in CruxNow.

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Tasty Papal offerings

A cookbook by a member of the Swiss Guard includes recipes chosen by Vatican officials and some of the Pontiff’s favourite Argentinian dishes, reports The Guardian.

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CCJP

CCJP is a coalition of individuals and groups, working for the emergence of just social structures in Australia and overseas. It works within the Church, at the service of the world and especially of the victims of injustice.

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Bishop Tony Palmer

Pope Francis has told Pentecostal bishops visiting him in Rome that Catholics and Evangelicals should “walk together,” adding that focusing on differences amounted to “sinning against God’s will,” reports The Tablet.

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Victim Greg Barclay

A former Catholic school teacher in country Victoria was given a suspended sentence yesterday for a historical sex assault on a student in 1970, reports The Age.

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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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