Pondering the good

The vagueness of what is envisaged in the call for military action against IS makes it difficult to establish whether the harm caused would be proportionate to the good achieved, writes Andrew Hamilton SJ in Eureka Street.

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John Fahey

The former Premier of New South Wales, John Fahey AC, has been appointed as the new Chancellor of Australian Catholic University.

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School principals get soasked

The current craze for ice bucket charity has focussed attention on a pro-life research centre that sits comfortably with Catholic values, reports the Catholic News Service.

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Website

This is the website of the Ursuline Missionaries of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, also called Ursulines of Parma, who dedicate themselves to education and mission.

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Notre Dame University

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Cardinal Pell

The School of the Annunciation, which prepares students for the new evangelisation in England and Wales, will mark its official foundation on September 8 with Mass celebrated by Cardinal George Pell, reports the Catholic News Agency.

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LCWR panel discussion

The Vatican's guardian of orthodoxy, Cardinal Gerhard Müller, and the force behind Rome's investigation of the US Leadership Conference of Women Religious, has renewed his criticism of the representative body.

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Anderson and Martin

A teacher sacked after entering into a relationship with a former student is suing the Victorian Catholic school for discrimination, reports The Herald-Sun.

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ACU

This is the website of the Australian Catholic University (ACU), which is a public, not-for-profit university funded by the Australian Government, open to students and staff of all beliefs.

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Notre Dame University

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Law inadequate

The mass child abuse in Yorkshire shows that once again, British institutions with a duty to protect children have given greater priority to protecting themselves, writes The Tablet in an editorial.

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Geraldine Doogue

Geraldine Doogue is one of Australia’s most respected journalists. Over a career spanning four decades she’s had a strong presence in all traditional media, in print, radio and TV, and leading roles in public and commercial media outlets.

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The 2013 procession

The oldest tradition amongst fishing communities across the world, the Blessing of the Fleet, will return to Sydney Fish Market later this month.

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Maradona in action

Diego Maradona and Roberto Baggio were among a host of former football stars who played in an interreligious charity match backed by Pope Francis, reports AP on Ucanews.

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Cologne Cathedral

A change in Germany's capital gains tax has prompted an exodus from its Catholic and Protestant churches this year as thousands of registered members quit their parishes rather than pay the money, reports Reuters on Ucanews.

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40 more hearings

The Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse will be granted a two-year extension to complete its work, says Federal Attorney-General George Brandis, reports the ABC.

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Dame Marie Bashir

After 13 years the much loved and longest serving Governor of NSW, Dame Marie Bashir will retire on September 30, and this month the Archdiocese of Sydney will hold a special service to farewell her.

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Cardinal Muller

More women will be joining the International Theological Commission, with the number rising from two to “five or six,” according to the Prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, reports Vatican Insider.

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Paul Sundstrom

The future of a key Gladstone project in northern Queensland appears to be in the hands of the Church's insurance fund. It could be a major key to the success of the city's steel project and thousands of local jobs, reports The Observer.

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Fr Ciotti with Francis

A priest at the frontline of the battle against the Mafia has said death threats made against him by criminal overlord Salvatore “Toto” Riina will not frighten him into retreat, reports The Tablet.

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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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