Compromised assistance

We should be grateful that Catholic Education is going to provide education for children on Christmas Island. But we should also ponder the role Church agencies should play when cooperating with government in an unjust policy, writes Mike Bowden.

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Notre Dame University

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St Frances Cabrini

This website is the digital home for the Missionary Sisters of the Sacred Heart of Jesus (MSCs), an international missionary congregation of women religious present on six continents.

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Protest against discrimination

The US government global AIDS coordinator has praised faith-based groups for their action to combat AIDS but warned against an increase in stigma and discrimination against gays, especially in Africa, reports the Catholic News Service.

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Crime against humanity

Backed up by death threats and property seizures, the expulsion of the entire Christian community from Mosul is 'a crime against humanity' and amounts to 'religious cleansing,' said an archbishop from the city, reports the Catholic News Service.

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Alice Priest

It’s much easier telling people that I’m an English teacher than a Studies of Religion teacher. Yet it’s easier telling people I’m a Religion teacher than the College Chaplain, writes Alice Priest in The Good Oil.

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Leaving versus havens

Apart from praying and lamenting, what can concerned outsiders, such as the Western churches, do to help Christians in northern Iraq? That is a real question, not least because Iraqi Christian leaders are in a quandary themselves.

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Fr Mario Borzaga

The small communist south-east Asian nation of Laos will have its very own martyrs, possibly within just a few months, reports Vatican Insider/Ucanews.

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Notre Dame University

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Uninspired

Sex Tape, much like the central relationship at the beginning of the story, is disappointingly uninspired.

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August strike planned

Catholic school teachers and staff in Tasmania are planning to have a full-day strike next month. The Independent Education Union is planning the strike on August 7 after 18 months of failed negotiations, reports the ABC on Yahoo7.

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From opening ceremony

Churches are to be open all day in Glasgow during the Commonwealth Games, which started overnight, and a daily Mass will be said at the athletes’ village for participants and officials, reports The Tablet.

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This website is the digital home of the Congregation of the Missionary Sisters of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus, which was founded in 1899 by Father Hubert Linckens, a Missionary of the Sacred Heart.

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Melbourne Response hearing

The way in which the Archdiocese of Melbourne has responded to victims of child sexual abuse will be the focus of the next public hearing involving the Church.

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Letter seeking support

The Archbishop of Canterbury has asked the Catholic and Orthodox Churches not to give up on the Church of England after its vote to ordain women as bishops, reports The Tablet.

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People with HIV at conference

Catholics gathered in Melbourne for the 20th International AIDS Conference worry that medical advances against the HIV pandemic are leading to decreased attention and less funding, reports the Catholic News Service.

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Leo XIII mysterious

Students in Pope Leo XIII's home town, south of Rome, have published a book of anonymous Latin puzzles he wrote during his pontificate, reports the Catholic News Service.

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Class sizes dispute

Catholic schools are not ruling out further industrial action after teachers stopped work for two hours yesterday, reports The Daily Telegraph.

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Inner circle influence

During the Clinton Administration, the term FOB meant 'friend of Bill,' an intimate of the President who enjoyed access to the corridors of power. Now the Vatican has its own FOBs, writes John Allen.

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America magazine interviewed George Weigel, official biographer of Pope St John Paul II, on the subject of his recent canonisation and its impact on the Catholic world. Here is the interview.

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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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