Fourth ACU chancellor

The Australian Catholic University will celebrate the installation of former NSW Premier John Fahey AC as the new Chancellor of the University on Sunday.

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Bishop Coffey

Victoria is mourning the passing of two retired clergymen, the retired Bishop of Sale, Jeremiah Coffey and Monsignor James Murray, former priest at St Mary of the Angels in Geelong.

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Timothy Flanigan

Twelve weeks ago, Catholic deacon and doctor Timothy Flanigan left the US carrying 10 hockey bags full of medical supplies. His destination was Liberia, one of several countries battling the deadly Ebola virus in west Africa.

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Notre Dame University

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Mary Nolan with husband and son

Mary Nolan says she is living a life that God 'interrupts.' At 70, she lives between the country and the city – rural Victoria and inner urban Melbourne.  She keeps a ‘sanity book’ to map the many tracks of her daily life, in this episode of Encounter

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Cross sold

A cast iron cross, thought to have been from the original grave site of St Mary of the Cross MacKillop, Australia's only saint, has been sold privately to an organisation connected to the Church, reports The Age.

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Students at Parliament House

Six students from Camden in Sydney's west are competing in the 2014 F1 for Schools world finals in Abu Dhabi, reports The Camden-Narellan Advertiser.

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Close to cathedral

The Archdiocese of Melbourne has paid $36 million for a building near St Patrick's Cathedral as a new home for its administration, reports The Age.

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Son accepts medal

Catholic merchant Roman Talikowski, who risked the death penalty to save the lives of numerous Jews in Poland during the Holocaust, has been honoured by the Israeli goverment for his bravery, reports The Canberra Times.

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Sacrosanct seal

The State has the right to know many things, but it has no jurisdiction over matters of conscience, writers Fr Alexander Lucie-Smith in The Catholic Herald.

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More than one Camino

Over the past decades, the Camino de Santiago in Spain has become an extraordinary phenomenon of hundreds of thousands of pilgrims. What is perhaps less well known is that there are several other traditional routes, writes Fr Brendan Arthur in Kairos.

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Long but rewarding

For fans of the director, Christopher Nolan, there is so much to relish in Interstellar. It is the story of a post-apocalyptic future in the US. It is also the story of NASA experiments to find planets where humans might be able to survive.

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US Melkite Bishop Samra

The Vatican has lifted its ban on the ordination of married men to the priesthood in Eastern Catholic churches outside their traditional territories, including in the United States, Canada and Australia, reports CNS/NCR Online.

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Brother Guy with medal

This week, Vatican Astronomer Brother Guy Consolmagno SJ received the prestigious Carl Sagan Medal for his scientific work. Today's web review takes us to his personal live journal.

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Notre Dame University

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Cardinal Burke plea

Cardinal Raymond Burke has urged Pope Francis to take the issues of Communion for the divorced and remarried, cohabitation and same-sex marriage “off the table” for next year’s Synod of Bishops, reports The Catholic Herald.

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Kathleen Yugumbari in Broome

A study of “rough sleepers” by Centacare in Broome has found more than 100 homeless Aborigines there, sparking claims that Premier Colin Barnett’s plan to close ­remote communities will exacerbate the problem, reports The Australian.

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Minority rights test

Malaysia’s Federal Court has fixed January 21 to hear the Church's review application following its failure to get leave to appeal the Home Minister's ban on the use of the word "Allah" in its weekly publication, The Herald, reports Ucanews.

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Cardinal interviewed at Vatican

Cardinal Sean O’Malley of Boston has said that were he to start a church he would “love to have women priests.” The remarks came during an interview with 60 Minutes on American television network CBS, reports The Catholic Herald.

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Joan Clements with Francis

Joan Clements, a director of WOOMB International, attended the Extraordinary Synod of Bishops on the Family at the Vatican last month. Here, she gives a first-hand account of what it was like to have a seat in the room.

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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

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