Cardinal Dom Orani Tempesta

The Archbishop of Rio de Janeiro in Brazil has had his crucifix and ring stolen in an armed robbery, reports the BBC.

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Carmelite Retreats

18-Sep-2014
The Centre

Mount Carmel Retreat Centre at Varroville, NSW, is a Christian centre under the auspices of the Discalced Carmelite Friars - a place for individuals and groups to develop their spirituality by means of retreats, conferences and study groups. 

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Notre Dame University

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Another sequel

It is about eight years since the first Step Up film was released to great enthusiasm, offering an opportunity for Channing Tatum to dance and for Rachel Griffiths to have a serious role. But that seems a long time ago.

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Busy agenda

Thirteen ACRATH members from around Australia will make their annual visit to Federal Parliament next Monday in a bid to influence policies affecting people trafficked into Australia.

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ACRATH

17-Sep-2014
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Australian Catholic Religious Against Trafficking in Humans (ACRATH) has a website with a wide range of articles, links, videos on aspects of its activities against human trafficking.

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Mary McAleese

Sydney Town Hall was brimming with people, eager to hear former president of Ireland Mary McAleese deliver the Rosemary Goldie Lecture earlier this month. An excerpt is available on the Religion and Ethics Report.

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Surprising sanctuary

Just a few steps away from Rome's traffic jams, blaring sirens and sticky heat, the city's Non-Catholic Cemetery is a garden of breezes and greenery, of crickets, birdsong, roses and pomegranate trees, reports the Catholic News Service.

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St Francis blessed

Eight hundred years ago a man from Assisi saved the Church from corruption, clericalism and insincerity. We know him as St Francis of Assisi, and he is an inspiration to our Pope. But he also is misunderstood, writes Jon Sweeney in America.

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Power of sport

Legendary coach and AFL player Kevin Sheedy and renowned journalist Geraldine Doogue will launch the Australian Catholic Bishops Social Justice Statement today at St Mary's Cathedral in Sydney.

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Archbishop Prowse

The ACT parish of Manuka is to receive a major lift from the $35 million redevelopment of the St Christopher's Cathedral precinct announced yesterday, reports The Canberra Times.

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Perfect storm of conflict

Conflict in Iraq, Syria and Gaza has led to the greatest humanitarian crisis the world has faced since the Second World War, the head of the Church’s relief and development work said, reports The Tablet.

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Vatican staff not involved

A car bearing Vatican diplomatic plates has been stopped in France with four kilograms of cocaine on board, reports AFP in The Sydney Morning Herald and Nine News.

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Provocative speech

Irish Cardinal Sean Brady has paid tribute to Northern Ireland's Rev Ian Paisley, the Unionist leader who died last week at the age of 88, reports The Catholic Herald.

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Ambulance attends scene

Two 13-year-old girls were taken to hospital and 22 students treated for possible electric shock after a suspected lightning strike at a Catholic school oval in Sydney's west yesterday morning, reports The Daily Telegraph.

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Tight finish

St Peter's cricket club, the Vatican's own cricket team which was blessed by the Pope, has won its inaugural fixture against an Author's XI in England in a thrilling encounter, reports its Facebook page.

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Renewing neighbourhoods

The city of Rochester in New York State has kicked off a program aimed at improving relations between community members and law enforcement, which sees clergy pairing up with police officers on foot patrols, reports The Huffington Post.

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Pessimistic about conflict

Pope Francis has said that current conflicts taking place around the world amount to a "piecemeal" Third World War. He also condemned the arms trade and "plotters of terrorism", reports The Catholic Herald.

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Micaela Cronin

The CEO of MacKillop Family Services Micaela Cronin has won the 2014 Robin Clark Awards for Inspirational Leadership in the Field.

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New ambassador at stake

An independent Scotland would require its own Papal Nuncio. While the Scottish Church currently has its own hierarchy and bishops' conference, the Pope appoints nuncios to the United Kingdom as a whole, 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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