Stephanie Kwolek

Stephanie Kwolek was the chemist who developed the polymer fibre Kevlar, used in bulletproof vests and body armour. Her invetion saved thousands of lives. She has died at the age of 90.

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Sr Susan on The Moral Compass

Gay anger at Catholic rally, Justice Heyden on the Christians who defied Hitler, 175 years for Sisters of Charity in Hobart,  Archbishop Julian launches new book, Vale Fr Hume, Caritas Australia, Sr Mary Rosarii, Brotherhood Cup.

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Sr Monica Cavanagh

Sr Monica Cavanagh, Congregational leader of St Mary MacKillop's Josephite Sisters, reflects on the leadership of Pope Francis from the point of view of a woman.

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The Mowbrays

The name of the National Disability Insurance Scheme sounds a little cold and beaureacratic. But just one extraordinary family puts the human face on the NDIS and demonstrates its impact, The Canberra Times reports.

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Governor Designate Le

When the next Governor of South Australia, Hieu Van Le, arrived at Darwin as a penniless boat person fleeing Vietnam in 1977, he was greeted by two zinc-nosed fishermen in a tinny, who raised a beer and said: 'G'day mate, welcome to Australia!'

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Sr Blandina Segale from Cincinnati

The outlaw Billy the Kid knew when he had met his match. Realising that he'd bailed up the wagon of this feisty Cincinatti Sister of Charity, the notorious bandit just 'dipped his hat and left.'

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Royal Commission

The canon lawyer for a priest accused of abuse was shocked at the evidence given by a victim, the Royal Commission heard yesterday, Yahoo 7 News reports.

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Cardinal Lorenzo Baldisseri

Releasing a 75-page working document for the upcoming Synod of Bishops on the family, Synod Secretary General Cardinal Lorenzo Baldisseri called for a world day of prayer to prepare the event, The Catholic Herald reports.

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Catholic Online

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This website offers Catholics worldwide easy access to comprehensive, educational and timely information about Catholicism, and provides a range of easy methods to integrate their faith into their daily lives. 

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Irish mother and baby homes

The Irish government is finalising the parameters of a judicial inquiry into Church-run, State-funded mother-and-baby homes, Catholic News Service reports.

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Trainee priests play cricket

When the first Vatican cricket team plays a team of Anglicans in England on September 19, the Vatican XI will be dominated by Indians, reports Matters India.

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Gabrielle's song

26-Jun-2014
Gabrielle Marion-Rivard

Canada's official entry for the Oscar for Best Film in a Foreign Language, writes Fr Peter Malone MSC.

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Cyber Pope

Barack Obama might have more followers, but when it comes to influence, no one can beat the Pope, according to a study compiled by international PR firm, Burston-Marsteller, as Raheem Kassam reports.

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Former Chiapas Bishop Samuel Ruiz

The Vatican has restored indigenous deacons in Mexico, in a rare reversal of policy which appears to signal an end to official ecclesiastical suppression of Liberation Theology and practice.

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Frank Brennan

It's been very difficult to work out why Bishop Morris was sacked. It's been a moving target, writes Fr Frank Brennan SJ.

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Big-headed

25-Jun-2014
Michael Fassbender as Frank

There is much to recommend this film which explores the creative process; only part of that is a very real pleasure in watching award-wining actor Michael Fassbender successfully act his way out of a paper-mâché head.

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Augustinians

This recently re-designed website is the homepage for the Augustinians in Australia. It contains news and information on the spirituality and works of the Order.

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Sr Mary Paul Tacke

Police in South Africa's Eastern Cape have arrested two suspects in the death of 82-year-old US Sr Mary Paule Tacke, Fides reports

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Massachusetts church

Three Massachusetts churches could be forced to close their doors after the Vatican's highest court denied their appeal to remain open, FoxNews reports.

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Cardinal Zen

Retired Hong Kong Cardinal Joseph Zen Ze-kiun has taken to the streets of Hong Kong in a bid to promote participation in an unofficial poll on democratic reforms, The Catholic Weekly reports.

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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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