Bishop Geoffrey Jarrett

Lismore's Bishop Geoffrey Jarrett has publicly apologised to the victims of child sexual abuse for the 'heinous' crimes of the past, The Northern Star reports.

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Malaysia's highest court ruled today that the Catholic newspaper The Herald has no grounds to appeal a lower court's decision preventing it from using the word Allah to refer to God, The Malay Mail Online reports.

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Opposition Leader Shorten

Labor will oppose any Federal Government attempt to continue the school chaplaincy program unless it includes funding for secular welfare workers, WA Today reports.

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THE LAST IMPRESARIO Poster Umbrella

Well you might ask, 'Who is this Michael White and is it worthwhile a film being made about his life?' A lot of famous people seem to think it is a worthwhile undertaking.

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Abbotsford Convent

The preservation of century-old buildings at Abbotsford Convent in Melbourne is at risk after a request for council funding was denied, The Age reports.

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Meditations

This website features the meditations of Pope Francis from the daily Mass celebrated in the chapel of the Domus Sanctae Marthae.

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All about Yves

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He was the very image of a tortured genius, but Yves Saint Laurent remains one of the most compelling figures in fashion. And it seems filmmakers cannot get enough of YSL's style.

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Cardinal Gerhard Mulller

The Vatican's International Theological Commission has published a new guide to the meaning of the terms sensus fidei and sensus fidelium, reports Catholic News Service.

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Irish children

The Associated Press has backed away from a report claiming that nearly 800 babies had been buried in a disused septic tank, America magazine reports.

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Sr Denise Coghlan RSM

An Abbott Government proposal to settle up to 1000 asylum seekers in Cambodia is no solution to the refugee problem at all, writes Sr Denise Coghlan RSM for ucan.com. 

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Vietnamese maps

Vietnamese authorities have forced the Archdiocese of Ho Chi Minh City to cancel an exhibition of historic maps detailing Vietnam's sovereignty over disputed waters, NCR Online reports.

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St Andrew

A Ukrainian Catholic church in Sydney's west has been graffitied with racial slurs, The Sydney Morning Herald reports.

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Toowoomba Bishop Emeritus Bill Morris is expected to tell a Canberra audience this week he was treated unfairly in the process which saw him forced from his bishopric, The Canberra Times reports.

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Pope Francis

On a visit to Calabria in southern Italy this weekend, Pope Francis took up a theme he has been developing for some time - orgnaised crime. He declared the Mafia 'excommunicated', Vatican Radio reports.

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Fr Richard Kunst

A Catholic priest with a passion for Papal memorabilia has made the winning bid for ephemera from the conclave in 1903. Outside the Vatican Archives, his is now perhaps the largest collection in the world, reports The Catholic Herald.

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Catholic Ireland

The news from Ireland these days is more Church horror, writes Ronan McCoy in America magazine. The media is in frenzy, the country's bishops are struggling and the world is again made aware of Ireland's darker side.

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Defence Housing chief Peter Howman

Around 100 business leaders and senior bureaucrats - including Federal Communications Minister Malcolm Turnbull - joined the annual Vinnies CEO sleepout last night, The Canberra Times reports.

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Indian police have named two priests and a trainee priest among five people charged with the late night killing more than a year ago of a seminary rector in Bangalore, ucanews.com reports.

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Maleficent

It’s not quite the 'happy ever after' fairy tale of The Sleeping Beauty, but Angelina Jolie mixes magnificence and malevolence in proper measure for this retelling.

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Catholic Religious Australia (CRA) is the peak body for leaders of Religious Institutes and Societies of Apostolic Life resident in Australia.

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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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