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Tapestry of Paul VI at Vatican

Pope Francis has beatified Blessed Paul VI at the concluding Mass of the Synod of Bishops on the Family, praising him as the "great helmsman" of the Second Vatican Council, reports the Catholic News Service.

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Islam peaceful or violent?

One of Australia’s leading anthropologists disagrees with the description of Islam as a religion of peace, and he has engaged in a frank and robust debate with a prominent Australian Muslim academic on the subject.

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Asia Bibi in prison

Asia Bibi, the Pakistani woman sentenced to death for blasphemy, has lost her High Court Appeal in Lahore, reports The Catholic Herald.

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Bo Bird with new priests

Four newly ordained priests from Vietnam and Samoa begin their training in the Diocese of Ballarat today, reports The Courier.

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The website

This website is the home of the Official Directory of the Catholic Church in Australia.

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Translation flawed

The reaction to the Synod interim relatio rumbles on. I have read the document, which perhaps many have not, and a model of clarity, concision and elegance it is not, writes Fr Alexander Lucie-Smith in The Catholic Herald.

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Br Gonsolmagno

Science and religion have often appeared at loggerheads, but Papal astronomer Brother Guy Consolmagno says there is no need for conflict, reports The Sydney Morning Herald.

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Cardinals at Synod

It seems increasingly clear that the Synod of Bishops' concluding document, the relatio synodi, will be substantially different than the mid-term relatio which was released on Monday, reports the Catholic News Agency.

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No compulsion to report

A senior police officer who sat on a panel set up by the Church to investigate allegations of child sexual abuse was not obligated to report the information she received, an inquiry has heard, reports the ABC on Yahoo7.

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World Mission Day call

Ahead of Sunday’s World Mission Day, Catholic Mission is backing the Australian Human Rights Commission’s call to release children in immigration detention.

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Priest in hot water

The secular press in Chile is defending three priests who have come out in support of ‘gay marriage’ and is accusing Cardinal Ricardo Ezzati of Santiago of denouncing the priests to the Vatican, reports the Catholic News Agency.

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Bishop Wright

A public dialogue will be held by leading Catholic and Anglican religious heads on terrorism and war this Tuesday in Newcastle north of Sydney.

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Cardinal Kasper

Cardinal Walter Kasper has said he believes a “growing majority” of the Synod fathers are in favour of his proposal to allow some divorced and civilly remarried Catholics to receive Holy Communion, reports The Catholic Herald.

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Campaign on wording

Germany’s Catholics are launching a campaign to reinstate references to God in the preamble to the newly drafted constitution of the northern German state of Schleswig-Holstein, reports the Religion News Service.

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Battle for hearts and minds

It is intellectually dishonest to completely divorce the religion of Islam from the despicable acts that are being carried out in its name by groups such as Islamic State, Boko Haram and Al-Qaeda, writes Tim Mayfield in Eureka Street.

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Joe Foley in Nepal

From visiting remote parts of Nepal to taking part in this year’s Bridge to Brisbane run, Brisbane Caritas diocesan director Joe Foley has found his role life-changing, reports The Catholic Leader.

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UN in session

The Vatican’s nuncio to the United Nations (UN) has called for a broad definition of the term “rule of law” that includes respect, dignity and justice, reports CNS in The Catholic Herald.

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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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